Medical vs Recreational Marijuana

September 20, 2018
Medical vs Recreational Marijuana

Marijuana is a plant that has a lot of benefits and is widely consumed across Canada. With new laws in place, marijuana is now legally available to enjoy both medicinally and recreationally, and we are going to look into both forms of marijuana consumption today.

Medical Marijuana

Since ancient times, marijuana has had medical uses. It was first found to be grown in regions of Asia and has been consumed in India in one way or another as an anti inflammatory. Since then, many other medical benefits have been found to be associated with the plant.

There are two main chemical compounds found in marijuana: THC and CBD. Both are said to have pain relieving properties and THC has an intoxicating effect. The psychoactive effect however, can also be beneficial towards health, particularly mental health.

Many GPs and naturopaths are starting to recommend medical marijuana to assist with numerous symptoms. Those experiencing chronic pain have found that it can be made much more manageable with medical marijuana. Those with depression and anxiety have also found it extremely beneficial. Of course, every individual is different, and we do not recommend anybody using medical marijuana without seeing a medical specialist first.

Medical marijuana can be purchased from dispensaries and also online. Even if you have limited mobility, buying marijuana online now means that it can be ordered from the comfort of your own home and delivered straight to your door. The stigma that was previously tied to marijuana usage, even medical, is now waning drastically, but if it is something that concerns you, then you will be relieved to know that marijuana ordered online will be delivered in plain and discreet packaging.

Recreational Marijuana

The other way that people use marijuana is recreationally. Just like alcohol, marijuana is a stimulant that leads users to feeling relaxed, loosens up inhibitions and can add further enjoyment to social situations.

Of course, there is the classic ‘stoner’ image, but nowadays all types of people use marijuana recreationally and not just by smoking. There are vape options available and edibles are also a fun way to consume marijuana. Users can also pick different strengths and many just enjoy a slight ‘buzz’ in the evening, similar to the effect felt after a glass of wine.

As with alcohol, it is important that marijuana is consumed responsibly. Never get behind the wheel after consuming marijuana, or go to work, or operate heavy machinery. When consumed responsibly and in moderation, recreational marijuana is a fantastic alternative to alcohol, or a nice addition to a social gathering.

We have many types of marijuana available to our customers at Pacific West Bud. If you are unsure of what type is best for medical or recreational use, please feel free to get in touch with our team and we will be happy to provide you with more information. We want to make sure that our customers get the most benefit and enjoyment out of our products and we are sure that we will have the right strain for you.