13 Reasons Why… I Choose Medical Marijuana

Disclaimer: This article is only intended for sharing and informing purposes. It is not to influence or encourage anyone to do what I do. Thank you.

I have many reasons why I choose to consume medical marijuana, mainly to treat my IBS symptoms of course, and I would like to share them with you. Unfortunately, there is still a social stigma around this topic, despite the amount of unbiased-scientific research that is published. I hope by now many people have figured out and can understand that the propaganda used against marijuana, for the most part, was providing false information, and also used to instill fear.

Why should you choose medical marijuana to help with IBS?

With all of that being said, let’s be open-minded and get to the point of this article. Here are my reasons why I choose medical marijuana, especially over prescription pills

  1. It’s organic. In other words, it is a natural substance from the earth, such as lettuce, aloe, or chamomile.
  2. There are healthy ways to consume it, such as through edibles or topically. No need to smoke it if you don’t want to.
  3. It relieves more than one symptom at a time, which is great for us IBS sufferers who have to deal with nausea, stomach pain, and anxiety all at the same time.
  4. I can consume marijuana and not get the extreme “high” feeling. Therefore, I can be productive without feeling too much pain. There is a breed of marijuana plants that is cannabidiol-dominant, which is the non-psychoactive ingredient in the herb.
  5. Having access to medical marijuana is great because I get to have options of whether I want something to help me sleep, or if I want something that will help me stay energized. To have the ability to choose is important because there are many strains of marijuana that have a unique purpose for different ailments.
  6. It is the least dangerous recreational substance, which should already say a lot about its medical usage. It’s great that I can consume marijuana, and not get that hangover feeling the next morning.
  7. I used to smoke a lot of tobacco products, but since I have replaced it with marijuana, I now don’t feel as unhealthy as I once did with tobacco.
  8. In my experience, it’s not only a recreational substance, but a medical substance that brings people together. I have medicated with other sufferers of other diseases and illnesses, and, thus, have learned a lot more about what they go through.
  9. It makes certain experiences more enjoyable like eating, listening to music, riding a bike, or even swimming.
  10. It enhances my happiness. The reason being is due to the pharmacological effects resulting to physical relief from symptoms, and also feeling less-stressed.
  11. Marijuana smoking alone does not lead to lung cancer.1
  12. It helps relieve many illnesses such as arthritis, cancer, IBS, Crohn’s Disease, chronic migraines, etc. It even helps women during their period cycles.
  13. Last, but not least, it helps with my creativity. I am writer, a poet, and a lyricist and honestly I have the most creative thoughts when I am medicated (or temporarily pain free).

These are my reasons for choosing medical marijuana, and as you can see it’s not a cure, but for me it makes dealing with IBS, let alone, life, much easier. Again, this is not to influence anyone to try marijuana, especially if they have never tried it before. However, for those who do already consume marijuana for medical purposes, then I hope you can relate.

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  1. Tashkin, Donald P. (2013) Effects of Marijuana Smoking on the Lung. Ann Am Thorac Soc Vol 10, No 3, pp 239–247

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  • Juljules55
    1 year ago

    I finally got my mm card recently and sublingual CBD and other forms of marijuana have dramatically helped mitigate my IBS-D symptoms as well as my chronic depression and anxiety. I haven’t taken my anti-spasmodic (Levsin) or Xanax in weeks. I can relate to everything you’ve shared!

  • HessP moderator author
    1 year ago

    That is great to hear, Juljules55! I’m glad you find it effective in relieving your symptoms. I will also admit that I haven’t used prescribed medication for my IBS in a very long time since I’ve used medical marijuana. Wishing you much continued success with it! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my article and also commenting. Stay strong and positive!

    Best,
    Hess (IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team)

  • InspiredDivaTer
    1 year ago

    I am a user of CBD oil & it has helped me tremendously with my IBS & diverticulitis…we just have to educate ourselves with what methods work successfully!

  • HessP moderator author
    1 year ago

    Hi InspiredDivaTer!

    I totally agree! Thank you for sharing! I’m glad I’m not the only one who can attest to the benefits from this form of therapy. Wishing you tons of strength and thank you for being a part of the IBS community!

    Best,
    Hess (IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team)

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