Whether or not you’re on board with recreational cannabis, there’s no doubt that medical marijuana has its health benefits. After decades of extensive research on the topic, new evidence points to the immense health benefits of using marijuana in your day-to-day life. For this reason, tens of thousands of Canadians are filling out these forms to be granted an ACMPR license.
The Canadian government’s ACMPR program allows citizens to grow hundreds of medical plants from home. Even though it is now possible to walk down the street and legally purchase cannabis, there are certain benefits involved with growing it on your own. But the real question that many Canadians wonder before submitting their application is, Is it worth it?
Growing on your own can be a lot of work, especially if you have no idea what you’re doing. Just compare it to having an outdoor vegetable garden. Just like growing veggies, cannabis plants need tending to, watering, and protection from pesky critters and animals. Even if you choose to grow indoors, there is a lot of work involved. So is it worth it, and can it actually do positive things for health?
The Proven Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana
Long gone are the days that marijuana is thought to be solely used by stoners. Now, medical patients are turning to it for a number of physical and mental ailments. The most common reason to start using medical cannabis products is to treat some sort of pain. This pain can range from headaches to backaches to toothaches. Whatever the pain you’re experiencing, cannabis has been proven to help.
Aside from treating pain, medical marijuana has a few more tricks up its sleeve, or should we say “stem”. If you’re suffering from insomnia or another sleep disorder, cannabis can help. The same goes for common ailments like ADHD, anxiety, depression, and symptoms related to many critical conditions like cancer.
An All-Natural Treatment Method
Maybe you’re already doing your best to treat a medical condition by popping a pill every morning or evening. The main problem with using RX drugs like Xanax, Percocet, and Ritalin is that these drugs come with a whole bevy of potential long term side effects. Although they might help tremendously in the short term, who knows how the drug will affect you in the long run.
Since cannabis is an all-natural treatment method (it’s even possible to purchase or grow organic medical marijuana) there are no long term side effects. Actually, there are a few, but they are all positive side effects. Cannabis has even been thought to help with brain development and reduces the risk of dementia down the road.
So is Applying for the ACMPR Worth It?
With its potential to treat (or at least reduce the symptoms of) tons of medical conditions and its all-natural formula, the answer is yes. It is absolutely worth it to apply for the ACMPR license. As long as you are living in Canada and suffering from some sort of medical condition, it doesn’t matter what, then consider joining the ACMPR community of home growers.