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What\'s the difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana?

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Asked: 2018-12-27 19:14:08
Is medical marijuana safer than recreational marijuana? What's the difference?


Answered: 2018-12-28 17:06:56

There's no difference in the marijuana itself, but recreational marijuana is for fun and medical marijuana is used to address certain medical conditions like chronic pain and seizures.


Answered: 2019-01-25 00:14:28

Medical marijuana has more CBD than THC. That means it has more healing properties than intoxicating properties. Recreational marijuana has mostly THC so you can feel the mental effects more than the physical effects.


Answered: 2019-01-30 21:18:40

I really like your question Kyla. With marijuana becoming more main stream and being legalized on a state level, it is important to understand the difference these days. Let's talk about marijuana. There are chemical compounds found in marijuana that make it desirable for both recreation and medical use. For recreation you have THC, tetrahydrocannabinol. This is the substance that causes the 'high' feeling or the euphoric feeling. In a bigger perspective of marijuana, THC is one of like 113 cannabinoids. For those who grow for recreational purposes, they want strains of marijuana that have high THC levels. Now for medical use. Those other 112 cannabinoids actually have some beneficial propriety. Today they are trending as CBD oils or CBD strains of marijuana. So some medical uses are cancer patients. Chemo is very harmful to a person's body. To counter some of those effects marijuana is utilized. Seizures too. Benzos are very hard on a person's body, they can become very addictive. An alternative that is becoming a solution is marijuana and it has less side effects as compared to Benzos. Pain management too. CBD can actually reduce pain severity. On a completely other note, Marijuana has been consider many things in society, gateway drug and self-medication drug to name a couple. Those who like to use marijuana for recreational uses become used to the mood elevation and trust mood elevators because marijuana is viewed as 'safe and non addictive". But generally if you were buying weed on the streets you now have to associate with dealers that may be peddling more than just weed. the gateway part of this sterotype is that now that you are comfortable with getting high, you may want or see less harm in trying other drugs. " i was fine with weed, now i wanna try spice or meth or snorting pain pills or PCP or cocaine" it is that mind mentality that encourages the gateway for other drug use. But it does not always have to be that case. Now there are dispensaries that provide safety in purchasing recreational settings. Many people will take marijuana for recreational use only to realize that it actually helps them with issues they didn't know they had. To name a few, eating disorders, mild depression, social anxiety, and in some extreme cases bi polar disorders. This is a self medicating view of taking marijuana. when someone is not diagnosed for mild depression or eating disorders and find a solution in marijuana, they do not seek help and depend on the use of recreational marijuana to address their issues. Thanks for asking the question Kyla. Let me know if you need anymore clarity.

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