The Top Reasons People Use Medical Marijuana

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Medical marijuana is becoming a popular therapeutic regimen among patients treating a wide array of conditions, but why are patients flocking to this alternative natural therapy? A report in California from HelloMD looked into the top reasons people are using medical marijuana based on cannabis use, preference, and perspective, and this is what they it found. 

Out of 1,400 patients that participated in the survey, 66% use medical marijuana as their primary treatment method, and the number one condition treated with medical marijuana was anxiety, followed by pain, stress, back pain, insomnia, and depression. In addition to treating their actual medical conditions, patients also used medical marijuana to help them relax, sleep, elevate their mood, and replace alcohol use. Although treating the same medical conditions, men and women differ on their preferred method of ingestion. Men seem to prefer smoking or vaporizing their medication, while women seem to prefer topical creams and tinctures. 

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