When Missourins voted to pass State Question 788, medical marijuana use for patients became legal with an Missouri-issued medical marijuana card. In order to obtain that card, you will have to have an Missouri board-certified physician make a recommendation that you will submit to the State of Missouri. If you've already applied for your license, then great! If you haven't, you can check out our medical marijuana patient licensing guide to learn more. In the meantime, we've created this article about some of the most important medical marijuana information for our patients in Missouri.
Medical marijuana is the usage of the whole marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat a variety of the symptoms that come from various illnesses. While the FDA has not recognized or approved that marijuana can be used as medicine due to Federal law, various scientific studies and physicians world-wide have found that the chemicals in marijuana, known as cannabinoids, can help to provide relief for certain symptoms. The various cannabinoids in marijuana is what helps to provide the relief and bolster your body's natural endocannabinoid system.
Marijuana contains a cannabinoid known as Tetrahydrocannabinol, or, THC, that produces the euphoric 'high' feeling that most medical marijuana patients report. Many of our patients in Missouri are turning to marijuana as an alternative to prescription medications and are loMOing at ways to use marijuana safely while avoiding the high.
Not only can we help make treatment recommendations when you visit us, we can help identify strains and specific flowers that can help with your needs.
Generally speaking, marijuana that contains lower levels of THC and higher levels of CBD can help patients to achieve their symptom alleviation goals.
Medical marijuana is known for the wide range of symptoms that patients use marijuana to help relieve.