Learn About the Top 3 Benefits of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in a Legal State

We all are familiar with the term ‘marijuana.’ This herb is getting more and more popular every passing year. Currently, more than 35 states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Out of these states, 18 states have legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes.

A number of studies have shown that marijuana can help people deal with various health conditions. These conditions may include – 

  • Chronic pain
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma 
  • Epilepsy
  • Arthritis
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Any person suffering from any of these conditions can apply for a medical marijuana card. With this MMJ card, people can visit a licensed medical dispensary and buy medical marijuana for their condition. However, people living in states that have legalized recreational marijuana do not require an MMJ card to buy marijuana products. So, why should you apply for an MMJ card if you live in a state that has legalized recreational marijuana? In this post, you are going to get the answer to this question. 

Here are the top 3 benefits of getting an MMJ card (if you have a qualifying condition) even if you live in a legal state. 

Benefit 1. Buy marijuana products at lower costs

One of the biggest advantages of getting a medical marijuana card is that you can buy marijuana products for your health at lower costs. That means you can save a lot of money all year long. As soon as states started legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes, taxes on its products also began to increase. That is why recreational users have spent more money every time they visit a recreational dispensary to buy marijuana. You will soon begin to feel the impact of these taxes on your pocket.

However, medical marijuana users do not have to pay too many taxes on their purchases. If you have an MMJ card, you either have to pay lower taxes or will be exempted from paying extra taxes, depending on the state in which you live. That means, with an MMJ card, you get to save a lot of money on the purchase of marijuana products. 

Benefit 2. You can purchase more products

Another great advantage you get with an MMJ card is that you get a higher purchase limit. When it comes to buying marijuana, recreational users can not buy more than the limits set by the authorities. In California, recreational users can not purchase more than 1 ounce in a single day. On the other hand, medical marijuana users are allowed to purchase up to 8 ounces in a single day. That means, if you have an MMJ card, you can purchase more marijuana from a marijuana dispensary. Not only this, but you can also buy marijuana products that have higher potency. Some medical conditions require marijuana products of higher potency. That is why patients with such conditions can purchase products with higher potency.

Benefit 3. Lower age restrictions

If you are a recreational marijuana user, you have to be at least 21 years old to purchase and possess marijuana. However, there are some patients who are not 21 years old but require the use of medical marijuana for their health. That is why most of the medical marijuana programs have made it legal for patients aged 18 years old and younger to get access to medical marijuana for their health. But these patients have to meet all the requirements in order to get an MMJ card.

A medical marijuana card has a number of benefits. So, if you are suffering from a condition that qualifies for an MMJ card, you should apply for it.

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