MYTH VS. REALITY
Even though medical cannabis can be an effective treatment option for people with pain, its use has long been stigmatized by society, resulting in a lot of misunderstanding. Let’s examine some myths about cannabis.
All people who use cannabis must be “stoned” or “high.”
Everyone who uses medical cannabis experiences the same results.
Other factors that impact the effect include:
- Amount used (dosage)
- Method of consumption
- Mindset or mood
- Type of cannabis used
If a CBD product didn't work for me, medical cannabis won't either.
Cannabis has no proven medical benefits.
Clinical research suggests that cannabis can help with pain relief, nausea, appetite, seizures, mood, and sleep.
Much more clinical research is needed.
I would have to smoke medical cannabis if I used it for pain.
There are no risks with using medical cannabis.
Research into the side effects and risks is limited, and conflicted. Some studies suggest that cannabis use can affect cognitive function; others suggest it does not. In addition, some research suggests that cannabis use is associated with higher incidence of psychotic disorder; meanwhile, other studies indicate it can reduce anxiety and depression. More research is needed.