When the Coronavirus first came to our shores, there was a lot of talk about what we would be doing here in the U.S. about food, safety, toilet paper and medicine. As you may have experienced, many people went a little overboard with the stockpiling for the end of the world only for it never to arrive.

Could we be facing shortages ahead? If so, would MMJ be an alternative to some medications?

We are not telling you to throw away your heart medicine or thyroid pills, but there are a lot of doctors that are doing in-depth research on what MMJ can do to help patients in times of need. We think the Covid 19 crisis has taught all of us that we need to be more vigilant about our options where our medical care is concerned, pay attention to our natural remedy options and to not get so focused on the chemical cures we’ve allowed science to push on us over the last century or so. Turns out, marijuana has many uses and we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss it as useless.

Some things marijuana can be used for:

  • Anxiety
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Inflammation
  • Mental Health issues (including schizophrenia and PTSD)
  • MS
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nausea
  • Pain

In times like these, finding your prescriptions can be a real pain, literally. Some people in Oklahoma who live with chronic pain, even from cancer, can only get one week of pain medication at a time, but to be out during the Covid pandemic is truly life-threatening. Some pharmacies are unable to stock all medications because supply chains are slow or doctors’ offices have shut down, leaving some people in desperate situations. If this describes you, consider a medical marijuana card. Even if you never use it, you will have peace of mind knowing that should you not be able to get your medication, you can find some relief at a dispensary until you can get to your doctor again.

For some patients, just knowing they have a back-up plan and some medication is enough to make them feel better. Mental health is a big part of healing. If your doctor is opposed to helping you with a medical marijuana card, do not let that deter you. No one has ever died from a marijuana overdose, EVER. You must do what is right for you. If you visit your local dispensary, many will be able to get you to a doctor who will see you, get you started on the path to getting a card and help you with medical marijuana.

It’s your body and your right to care for it as you see fit.

Editor’s Note: Last month, we wrote about helping your neighbors in need. We thought we were clear, but we are spelling it out again: we never have, and never will, advocate sharing medical marijuana with non-card holders. The goal is to help your elderly card holding neighbors who are risking too much by going out and risking exposure to Covid-19.

Hope this helps anyone who was confused and helps us all become better people.

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