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What You Need To Know About Medical Cannabis

What is Medical Cannabis? 

Medical cannabis, derived from the plant Cannabis Sativa, is sometimes used to ease the symptoms of certain medical conditions. The main chemicals in a cannabis plant are Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). 

According to Federal Law, use of the entire cannabis plant and any of its’ byproducts are prohibited. While many states still prohibit the use of cannabis, others have made the recreational and medical use of cannabis legal. Here in Mississippi, cannabis is approved for medicinal use. This means that patients with certain debilitating conditions will qualify for legal medical cannabis use. 

Why Would I Use Medical Cannabis?

Medical Cannabis can help to ease the symptoms that are caused by certain medical conditions. If you struggle with any of the following medical conditions, then you can look into the possibility of getting an MMJ card in the state of Mississippi to receive medical marijuana as a course of treatment: 

  • Cancer 
  • Parkinson’s Disease 
  • Huntington’s Disease 
  • Muscular Dystrophy 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Spastic Quadriplegia  
  • HIV/AIDS 
  • Hepatitis  
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 
  • Crohn’s Disease 
  • Ulcerative Colitis 
  • Sickle-Cell Anemia  
  • Alzheimer’s Disease 
  • Dementia  
  • PTSD 
  • Autism 
  • Diabetes 
  • Spinal cord disease or severe injury 
  • Health conditions that produce  
  • Cachexia 
  • Severe nausea 
  • Seizures  
  • Severe Muscle Spasms 

You can find more information on how to obtain a medical marijuana card by reading our recent post here 

How Do You Use Medical Cannabis? 

The forms of medical cannabis vary from state to state, depending on the regulations set by the Department of Health. In the state of Mississippi, the forms available to purchase at registered dispensaries are:  

  • Concentrated cannabis (ex. Shatter, wax, oil) 
  • Edible cannabis  
  • Cannabis infused (ex. Sprays, lozenges, dissolvables, gums, gummies) 

Are There Any Side Effects of Medical Cannabis? 

 Like any medication, side effects vary from person to person, but some potential side effects include: 

  • Increased heart rate 
  • Dizziness 
  • Impaired concentration/memory 
  • Slower reaction times  
  • Negative drug interactions  
  • Increased risk of heart attack/stroke  
  • Increased appetite  
  • Potential for addiction  
  • Hallucinations  
  • Mental illness 
  • Withdrawal symptoms  

Where Can I Purchase Medical Cannabis?  

Once you receive your MMJ card, you can purchase medical cannabis from any medical marijuana dispensary. Southern Crop is working to provide the highest quality, pharmaceutical-grade medical marijuana in the state of Mississippi, and we highly encourage you to purchase our products where available.