Medical Marijuana vs. Prescription Drugs: Why Marijuana Comes Out on Top

Medical Marijuana vs. Prescription Drugs: Why Marijuana Comes Out on Top

More research is being done that proves medical marijuana to be an effective treatment for conditions that cause chronic pain, nausea, anxiety, and a host of other adverse symptoms. Individuals who use marijuana to treat everything from post-traumatic stress disorder to cancer to fibromyalgia swear by the effectiveness of the herb and its ability to reduce pain and improve overall well-being.

Fortunately for these individuals and millions of others who can benefit from its therapeutic use, medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states including California. In the golden state, anyone possessing a state-issued medical marijuana ID card can legally purchase marijuana from any dispensary in the state as well as grow it in their home for personal use. An ID card is easily obtained online by getting approval from a licensed physician.

California residents who have a condition that can be medically treated by marijuana often wonder if they would be better off using the herb or to use prescription medication. Many doctors still recommend prescription drugs as their main method of treatment and continue to renew prescriptions for their patients on a regular basis. Do you wonder whether you should use marijuana or prescriptions in your treatment plan or if would you like to explore marijuana as an alternative to your present prescriptions? Here are just a few reasons why medical marijuana comes out on top.

 It Can Treat the Disease as Well as the Symptoms

 In most cases, prescription drugs are used only to treat symptoms of underlying diseases or conditions by masking pain. Medical marijuana, however, can actually help treat some diseases while also helping the individual manage symptoms. In the case of cancer, for example, cannabis can kill cancer cells and inhibit the growth of tumors. Whether used in combination with more aggressive forms of treatment like chemotherapy and radiation or on its own, marijuana can be effective in making a cancer patient feel better as well as fight their disease.

No Danger of Overdose

 Prescription drug abuse is a big problem in the United States and it is estimated that more than 17,000 deaths per year are the result of prescription overdoses. This number is greater than More than 50 million Americans use prescription drugs for uses other than medical, and addiction to opioids affects those as young as 12 years old.

As of 2017, there have been no known overdoses of medical marijuana. In addition, it is much more likely for individuals to become addicted to heroin or cocaine based on opioid use than marijuana use as opioids are derived from the same source as harder illegal drugs.

Prescription overdose

Fewer Dangerous Side Effects

One of the biggest drawbacks of prescription medication is the multitude of side effects ranging from constipation to fatigue and everything in between. Many people also develop a tolerance to their dosage of painkillers, which makes them continually up their dosage to experience the same effects. This leads to even more serious side effects and can cause other conditions that then need to be treated—often with more prescriptions medications.

Prescription drugs can be also be life threatening. Some prescriptions increase the risk of developing additional problems like deadly brain infections. Others, like drugs used to treat multiple sclerosis, work by blocking white blood cells. Since these cells protect the body from infection and disease, the inhibition of them can lead to more damage than the originally disease they are meant to treat.

Medical marijuana is not without side effects, of course, but they are generally much less dangerous and easier to manage. Common marijuana side effects are dizziness, lethargy, and low blood pressure, but much of this can be remedied by adjusting the dosage or percentage of THC in the drug. Medical marijuana has a lower percentage of THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, than its recreational counterpart and tends to produce fewer side effects.

 Long-Term Effects

 Long-term use of opioids includes decreased brain function, liver damage, hormonal dysfunction, and an overall weakening of the immune system. Those who try to stop taking opioids may also experience a number of negative side effects, especially if they have been on the drugs for a long period of time. Withdrawal symptoms can include muscle aches, anxiety, inability to sleep, high blood pressure, excessive sweating and more. This often leads individuals to begin taking the drugs again to deal with the symptoms, leading to a cycle of addiction.

Prescription Long Term effects - ZenMd
Prescription Long Term effects – ZenMd

Marijuana, on the other hand, has few long-term side effects, especially for individuals who take CBD-heavy medical marijuana. In fact, there is even emerging research that shows positive effects of medical marijuana on the temporal lobe of the brain. Most medical marijuana never experience any signs of addiction to the herb and do not have to deal with the problems of increased tolerance or withdrawals.

More Choices

With prescription drugs, you only have one choice: to take a pill (or multiple pills.) Some individuals are on so many medications that they are taking dozens of pills per day. If you don’t like taking pills or if they irritate your stomach, you don’t have many other options when it comes to prescriptions.

Medical marijuana comes in a variety of forms including vaporizing, smoking, and eating. This makes it easier to incorporate the drug into your everyday routine and find the delivery method that works best for your needs. When you work with a local dispensary, you can ask questions about the different forms that are available for purchase or for ways you can alter what you buy to make different forms of consumables. Remember to ask how altering the drug will change its chemical composition and/or potency so you can adjust for the proper dosage.

Medical Marijuana Cookies
Medical Marijuana Cookies

If you are considering or are currently using prescription medications to treat the symptoms of a disease or condition, you should look at medical marijuana as an alternative treatment option. Marijuana has fewer dangerous side effects, is more customized to your needs, and can even be more effective than prescription drugs. If you are interested in obtaining your ID card so you can legally buy medical marijuana, please reach out for more information.

Spotting Online Medical Marijuana Scams: 420 Evaluations Online

Spotting Online Medical Marijuana Scams: 420 Evaluations Online

Getting your valid medical marijuana ID card in the state of California is as easy as visiting a certified online physicians office and filling out the necessary forms. A doctor will review your application within minutes and, if approved, will have your state-issued ID card in the mail to you the same day. Unfortunately, the ease of getting an online medical marijuana card has been exploited by numerous websites that do not have the authorization to issue state medical marijuana ID cards. One of those scam websites is 420 Evaluations Online com and MmjDoctorOnline com. Though it looks legit when you visit it, applying for a card through this company results in a fake online medical marijuana card. This costs you money and can also get you in trouble with the authorities. Want to know the signs that you’re getting scammed by a site that has no authority to issue cards? Let ZenMD help by offering the following things to look out for:

420EvaluationsOnline & MmjDoctoronline scam
420EvaluationsOnline & MmjDoctoronline scam

No State-Licensed Doctors : 420 Evaluations Online and MmjDoctorOnline

The only want to get a valid medical marijuana ID card is to obtain one from state-licensed doctors that abide by the same standards as other physicians in the healthcare industry. Not only is this a legal requirement, but it’s also smart to work with a medical professional who can guide you on the proper ways to incorporate medical marijuana in your treatment program.

A medical marijuana doctor has an obligation to work in accordance with state and county regulations mandated under California’s medical marijuana laws. At Zen MD, our physicians are fully licensed in the state of California and fully understand all of the legal ramifications and rules for prescribing medical marijuana. Our doctors always ask to see medical information and possible documentation before they approve your medical marijuana card.

Scam sites such as 420 Evaluations Online and Mmj Doctor Online have no licensed doctors on staff – technically they copy doctors`s signatures from the Internet and paste it to medical marijuana recommendations . They never ask to see documentation and you never speak to a medical professional. They claim that a doctor evaluates your case, but you never have communication with them. In accordance with state law, your information must be evaluated by a licensed physician to get a valid medical marijuana card. Online doctors will ask you a series of questions to identify your symptoms and your condition and verify that you qualify for medical marijuana use. Some will even ask to see documentation from your primary physician who originally diagnosed your condition.

Sites such as 420 Evaluations Online and Mmj Doctor Online do not ask for this information and no licensed physician evaluates your case. This means the medical marijuana cards that 420 Evaluation Online and Mmj Doctor Online issue are fake and will likely be rejected by dispensaries and/or get you in trouble with authorities if they ever ask to verify your medical marijuana card.

You Speak Only to a Physician Assistant

Physicians assistants are not legally able to conduct examinations for medical marijuana ID cards. This applies to both in-office examinations as well as online 420 evaluations. Though they can assist the physician in collecting information and with the actual exam if necessary, they cannot recommend the use of medical marijuana.

When speaking to the person evaluating your case online, ask if they are a physicians assistant or a medical doctor. If you have doubts, ask to see their credentials. A legitimate site with licensed physicians will have no problems providing this information. If they refuse or offer excuses, it’s a red flag that the site is not legitimate.

The Doctor ‘Prescribes’ Marijuana

Marijuana is considered a Schedule 1 drug, which means it is illegal due to its high abuse potential and severe safety concerns. Though advocates of marijuana have long disputed these claims, legislation has not changed to remove it from the Schedule 1 list. Therefore, the law prevents doctors from ‘prescribing’ medical marijuana to their patients. A licensed medical marijuana doctor may ‘recommend’ the use of the drug to their patients to relieve symptoms of medical conditions that have been proven treatable by marijuana.

Listen to the language your online doctor or physicians assistant uses when talking about issuing your card. Does he or she ever use the words ‘prescribe marijuana’? If so, it is a red flag that they do no know the law and are not a legitimate medical marijuana doctor.

The Medical Doctor is Part of a Dispensary

It is against the law for a medical marijuana doctor to have direct contact with marijuana. This and other strict guidelines apply to doctors who conduct their practice in person or online. If your medical marijuana doctor is working out of a marijuana dispensary, they are physically touching the medication and providing it to the patient. This is illegal.

A dispensary can only distribute medical marijuana to those who have a valid state-issued ID card. They cannot recommend the use of the drug, nor can they issue valid ID cards. If your medical marijuana doctor is working in the same building as the dispensary, working in an adjacent building, or is using the same name as the dispensary in his or her practice, you should find a different doctor. Though 420EvaluationsOnline and MmjDoctorOnline are an online doctors and not part of a dispensary, it is still good information for potential medical marijuana patients to know.

It is imperative to work with a licensed medical marijuana doctor when applying for your state-issued ID card. This ensures that your information is kept safe and secure, that any questions you have will be answered and, most importantly, that the ID you receive in the mail is legal. Remember to be wary of any doctor who ‘prescribes’ rather than recommends medical marijuana and always ask if you are speaking to a licensed physician if you have doubts about the site’s legitimacy.

Medical marijuana can be incredibly beneficial for those experiencing the symptoms of arthritis, chronic pain, nausea from chemotherapy, glaucoma, and a number of other conditions. Though it is legal in the state of California, you must have a valid state-issued ID before you can legally purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary. If you have any questions about using marijuana to treat your symptoms or if you’d like to apply for a valid ID card, please visit our website.

Mmj Doctor Online and 420 Evaluations Online Reviews.

You can find a lot of good reviews for 420evaluationsonline.com  and mmjdoctoronline.com but do not trust them. Most of the reviews were paid $10 so it was easy to collect positive reviews for fraudulent services. Sort by negative reviews and read them all first.

Two main questions patients are googling :

1. Is Mmj Doctor Online legit? –

2. Is 420 Evaluations Online legit?

The same answer for both questions : No,  mmjdoctoronline and 420evaluationsonline not legit , it is scam with no patient-doctor interaction and fake doctors signatures.

420EvaluationsOnline and MmjDoctorOnline scam! No doctor-patient interaction. Fake medical marijuana cards with fake doctors`s signatures . No legal verification provided to law enforcement. Doctors are denying any facts of evaluations. Some patients were arrested as stated on FB page by a lawyer !

Get your medical marijuana from licensed mmj doctors in California .  You will talk to a real doctor via tele health application.  Click image to start.

How to get a medical marijuana card online
How to get a medical marijuana card online

Five Possible Side Effects of Marijuana Use

Five Possible Side Effects of Marijuana Use (and How to Remedy Them)

Marijuana contains chemicals called cannabinoids that affect the central nervous system. The herb’s effect on our nervous system and certain receptors is the reason why it is effective as a treatment for conditions ranging from chronic pain to nausea. However, because of the way it works in the body, marijuana can also have some side effects that patients find troubling. Here are five possible side effects of medical marijuana and what you can do to remedy them. Is It Possible To Overdose On Marijuana?Is It Possible To Overdose On Marijuana?

Disorientation or Dizziness

 Tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC, is a chemical compound in marijuana and the part of the herb that is linked to the euphoric ‘high’ most people feel when they use the herb. Though THC can be instrumental in treating some medical conditions, it can also cause unwanted symptoms. One of the most common is dizziness, which is most likely due to the drop in blood pressure that THC triggers in the body. When you try to stand or sit up too quickly after consuming marijuana, you may experience mild to extreme dizziness that lasts a few seconds to a few minutes.

 Slowed Reaction Time

 Cannabis can be an excellent way to relax, especially for those who are experiencing anxiety-related conditions such as PTSD or generalized anxiety disorder. However, these same relaxing effects can also have an impact on reaction times to multiple forms of stimuli. While this might not make much difference if you plan to relax at home with a movie or friends, it can become an issue if you attempt to drive, operate heavy machinery, or engage in complex problem-solving tasks.

 Dry Mouth

 Dry or ‘cotton’ mouth is frequently reported by those who use medical marijuana. The dry mouth effect is due to the cannabinoid receptors that are located in the submandibular glands that are responsible for producing most of our saliva. When the THC binds to these receptors, the glands stop receiving messages to produce saliva and cause the dry mouth effect.

While this is not an extreme symptom, it can be uncomfortable. It’s recommended that those who use medical marijuana keep themselves well hydrated with plenty of filtered water before, during, and after their dosage.

 Increased Heart Rate

 Those who smoke marijuana can experience a heart rate increase of 20 to 100 percent for up to three hours after their dosage. THC is a vasodilator, which makes causes blood vessels to expand and lowers blood pressure. To compensate for the lowered blood pressure, the heart will often speed up. Though a small increase in heart rate is normal and should not cause patients much distress, some individuals experience an intense increase that is frightening and could put them at risk for a heart attack. This usually happens in cases where the THC levels were too high or the patient had a pre-existing heart condition.

 Paranoia

Marijuana is often used to reduce anxiety and calm patients who experience mood disorders or panic attacks. However, large doses of THC may have the opposite effect and induce paranoia and anxiety in some patients. Though researchers have no definitive answer to why certain individuals may experience this, a combination of genetics, personality, and how a person consumers the drug are thought to play a part. Using strains of cannabis that are high in THC or taking too much of the drug can also increase chances of anxiety.

How to Manage Marijuana Side Effects

MARIJUANA OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS
MARIJUANA OVERDOSE SYMPTOMS

Fortunately, most side effects of medical marijuana are much less dangerous than those of traditional prescription drugs and can often be managed through simple changes. Here are a few tips to reduce negative side effects and help you better enjoy the medicinal properties of cannabis.

Know your limits  It’s important to know how you react to marijuana in different concentrations. The average concentrations of THC in marijuana range from one to five percent, with some strains having a concentration of up to 17 percent. If you are new to using medical marijuana, start with the lowest concentration and monitor your reaction before using anything stronger. You should also know how much you can smoke or ingest at a time to achieve the desired results without the negative side effects.

Don’t panic  It’s important not to panic when experiencing marijuana side effects. Though they may be troubling, especially if you are new to using the herb, they normally subside within a few hours (some within minutes) and leave no lasting negative impact. To date, there have been no known lethal overdoses of marijuana, so it’s important to realize that rest and relaxation will almost always relieve any side effects.

Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery  Many of the normal side effects of marijuana use impact an individuals reaction times, alertness, and ability to respond to stimuli. For these reasons, it’s important to avoid driving and operating heavy machinery after a medical marijuana dose, especially as you get used to how the drug affects you. You may also want to avoid taking marijuana when you need to concentrate on a highly detailed task or when you will be in a situation where you can’t rest or relax.

Drink lots of water and avoid alcohol  Marijuana can affect the salivary glands and cause you to experience dry mouth, which is why adequate hydration is recommended. Individuals should also avoid drinking alcohol while they are using medical marijuana. Alcohol can produce many of the same side effects, therefore compounding them and making them even more troublesome.

Try black peppercorns  Due to the connection between THC and the terpenoids found in plants such as pepper, smelling or chewing black peppercorns may be an effective remedy for marijuana-induced anxiety. Researchers are still studying this connection, but there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest that this common household item could have a positive effect. Sniffing black peppercorns could provide immediate relief from symptoms while chewing them could produce relief within an hour.

The benefits of medical marijuana could be lifesavers for those living with chronic pain, anxiety, or a host of other conditions. Though side effects are possible, they are almost always less severe than those associated with most prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Knowing your limits and finding dosages that work best for you are the keys to experiencing the benefits of marijuana without the negative side effects. If you have questions about how to use marijuana for medicinal purposes or how to get your medical marijuana card online, please sign up and get all your answers from our licensed medical marijuana doctors! Sign up online at www.zenmd.net

Why Do People Use Medical Marijuana

Why Do People Use Medical Marijuana

It’s 2017, and in case you’ve been living under a rock many states in the United States have legalized recreational and medical marijuana. There are 29 states where U.S citizens have legalized medical marijuana. You can legally smoke weed in: Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Washington D.C.

The question is how will marijuana positively affect the American people? Why did U.S citizens even vote to legalize marijuana? What are the health benefits of marijuana? Nowadays, health is the number one topic on everyone’s mind. It’s imperative to figure out how marijuana can help health issues whether it be mental or physical.

In most cases, just because you aren’t experiencing certain issues now, it will be useful to find out how marijuana can help your health later down the road. Also, learning about the health benefits of marijuana can help you give information to your friends and family.

Frequently asked questions about medical marijuana.

 

Marijuana decreases anxiety and stress

Mental health issues are on the rise. More than ever before people are leaving their jobs, because they are experiencing anxiety on the job. Some medical marijuana users report feeling less anxiety after taking the drug. Of course, users should be careful of how high the dose is because it can result to increased anxiety and stress.

 

MMJ THC decreases the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Recent studies have found that THC, which is an active chemical in marijuana, slows the formation of amyloid plaques by blocking the enzyme in the brain that makes them. These plaques are what kill brain cells and cause Alzheimer’s.

 

Medical Marijuana treat Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease, and marijuana can help not only treat, but prevent the disease. It affects nearly 200,000 people in the United States. Glaucoma increases pressure in the eyeball which damages the optic nerve and can cause loss of vision. National Eye Institute researched marijuana, and it’s role with glaucoma in the 1970’s.

Medical Marijuana Helps people with arthritis

Weed reduces the pain in people who have arthritis and it helps promote sleep.

Medical Marijuana helps with many other conditions.

You can sign up at zenmd.net and get evaluated for medical marijuana to find out if it can help you with your pain.

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Online Medical Marijuana Doctors App Makes Life Better!

ZenMD… A Medical Marijuana App Where Happiness Grows!

ZenMD is a digital healthcare platform for the medical cannabis industry, servicing clients throughout the USA and Canada. Since 2016 patients from California received an amazing opportunity to speak to many licensed doctors thru our user-friendly application. As off 2017, we are adding more states like New York, Colorado, Washington, Florida, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Michigan and counties like Canada, Australia, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Austria and many more.  ZenMD’s medical marijuana app and online system allows patients to meet face-to-face with a licensed physician to discuss their medical condition using their smart phone or device. This allows a way to receive and renew their Medical Marijuana Card from any location.  Patients can also access ZenMD on a computer using a browser and a webcam.

ZENMD 100% – SAFE, SECURE AND CONFIDENTIAL

ZenMD’s technology and services have been purpose-built with safety, security and well being as a priority. Confidential information is kept completely private. Software is HIPAA certified, meeting and exceeding security standards set for data transmission, encryption and storage of patient medical records.  

ZenMD offers 24/7 online medical marijuana card legitimacy verification to all customers. Up to date 420 doctors recommendation as well as record of consultation are preserved to ensure compliance with medical marijuana laws.

TRUSTED

ZenMD is powered by Verification 420, a patient verification system uniting patients and doctors since 2007, with over 3 million recommendations issued to date. All ZenMD physicians are licensed in the country and sate providing telemedicine and have deep knowledge of medicinal marijuana. Licensed 420 doctors are able to administer written medical marijuana recommendations for qualifying medical conditions. Patients rate each visit for ongoing quality assurance.

ZenMd is a Medical Marijuana App for patients looking to get a medical marijuana card online. ZenMd is for Doctors looking to provide health services online

ZENMD APP – HOW DOES IT WORK?

Patients are able to schedule by time, by doctor or choose to connect with one of the ZenMD doctors immediately. Scheduling is flexible, and patients may reschedule or cancel anytime. To confirm an appointment, payment details are entered electronically and securely. If a patient is not satisfied services or if they are not approved, the 420 evaluation is free.  

During a ZenMD video visit, mmj doctor appears on the video screen to guide the patient through a  15-minute evaluation session. If medically appropriate the doctor will approve a Medical Marijuana recommendation and card, which will be sent to the patient’s provided address within 1 – 3 business days, digital PDF version will be emailed right away. This medical marijuana recommendation will enable the patient to legally purchase marijuana from any licensed mmj dispensary in their state or for growing at home for personal need.

Our founding team of doctors are passionate about MMJ and have been issuing recommendations for over 10 years.

“My goal was to offer patients an easy and affordable solution. Now they don’t have to worry about wasting their time waiting in stinky doctors offices. They can privately and securely connect with their doctors from the comfort of home.” – Dr. Thompson MD

“Our team has worked hard to offer a system that is easy to use, affordable and verifiable 24/7. We teamed up with Verification 420, which is the industry leading verification system for  mmj doctors and cannabis dispensaries. For over 6 years Verification 420 has issued millions of recommendations legally and securely.” – ZenMd team.

To get your medical marijuana card online, please sign up at www.zenmd.net

or download our user-friendly and free mmj application from google or apple store

           

 

IS IT SAFE TO RECEIVE A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD ONLINE?

 

Rest at ease and order your Medical Marijuana Card from home… MMJ Cannabis Cure!

 

These days, you can meet with a doctor, receive your medical marijuana card online and even have pot delivered to your door without leaving the comfort of your own home… But is it safe? I did the research for you and am happy to report that I have good news. The process is easy, safe and confidential! In this article I will outline the most common concerns with an explanation of what to be aware of so that you can rest at ease.

RECEIVING YOUR MEDICAL CARD ONLINE IS AS EASY AS PIE!

The actual online process is easy breezy. First, you sign up and schedule an appointment with a licensed doctor. Sites such as ZenMD.net allow you to connect with a doctor immediately. Next, you fill out a medical form and attend your scheduled appointment. If qualified, you receive a medical card in the mail within 1-2 business days. That’s it! I told you it was as easy as pie… easier actually!

LICENSED MMJ DOCTORS ARE LEGIT

So, as it turns out, any licensed physician or osteopath can legally authorize the use of MMJ and recommend a medical marijuana card online. Once approved, you receive a ‘Doctor’s Recommendation’. This states that you have a medical condition qualifying you for the legal use of medical marijuana. With this document, you can legally purchase marijuana at a dispensary.

Be sure to seek fully licensed physicians who are informed about the medical use of cannabis. Before selecting your doctor, do a little research. Read doctor reviews and ratings. It is good to be sure your physician has a deep knowledge of medicinal marijuana and is comfortable with recommending it as a treatment.

TIP: Don’t forget to order your wallet sized ID Card! It is easy to carry and acceptable at most dispensaries. I do suggest that you carry a hard copy of your recommendation for your first visit to a new dispensary… just in case!

IT IS SAFE, SECURE AND CONFIDENTIAL

Next, in order to be sure that your information is safe, check a few factors. Each system should be maintained by an encrypted, secure HIPAA* certified system. This ensures that your records are kept 100% confidential. Your information is completely private to you and the doctor you consult with. Calm down scaredy pants… By Law, doctor-patient confidentiality prohibits the police, DMV, health insurance companies and employers from accessing your medical records without your written permission. Phew!

*HIPAA means that the system meets or exceed all federal requirements for protecting Patient Health Information (PHI) under the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

YOU WON’T BE PUT ON A LIST

Finally, some people who qualify for their medical card online choose not to pursue treatment because they fear they might end up on some sort of a “master list” of marijuana users. I am happy to inform you that no such list exists. Your patient status will remain confidential. No need to be paranoid. There is no consolidated database that the DEA uses to conduct raids or employers can access during background checks.

To sum it all up, you can rest assured that it is safe, secure and confidential to order your medical card online. Go ahead and sit back and relax in the comfort of your own home. The process is simple and easy. With a little research you will safely be able to reap the many benefits and medicinal treatments marijuana has to offer. Go make yourself a pie! You deserve it.