Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of getting a medical cannabis card can help you decide if it’s the right move for you.
- Having a medical cannabis card can have financial, cultivation, health, legal, and wellness benefits, and you won’t suffer any repercussions if you are stopped by authorities in your home state with it in your possession.
Medical marijuana is also less expensive. Depending on your location, if you’re a medical cannabis patient in one or more US states, you may be able to practice your green thumb by growing your own cannabis plants at home. The inability to legally purchase a firearm, driving restrictions, application and renewal fees, and the fact that people who use Schedule I drugs like cannabis, heroin, LSD, peyote, ecstasy, and meth are prohibited from owning, possessing, buying, shipping, or receiving firearms and ammunition are some drawbacks of getting a medical cannabis card. Unfortunately, federal law forbids cannabis users from owning firearms and ammunition, whether they use it for recreational purposes or for medical purposes. All US states have laws against driving while intoxicated with marijuana. A commercial driving license cannot be used by anyone who is under the influence of marijuana. A fine, a DUI, jail time, or a license suspension could be imposed for breaking these laws. Drunk and drugged driving are viewed equally. Patients who can provide proof of low income are eligible for reduced or waived fees in some states! Please be aware that health insurance providers are not required to pay for medical marijuana expenses. It’s critical to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining a medical cannabis card depending on your particular circumstances.