Although medical marijuana has been shown to have numerous benefits for people who suffer from a wide range of medical problems, many patients who would benefit from its use still have concerns about using it due to widely held beliefs which simply aren't true.
Some people are reluctant to try medicinal marijuana because they are afraid that it will make them high, thinking of the traditional stereotype of the classic stoner, however it is simply not the case.
The chemical compound THC which causes the psychoactive reaction associated with cannabis use is only present in incredibly small amounts in medicinal marijuana , and instead, the compound CBD is prevalent. While both THC and CBD are cannabinoids, CBD produces no sensations of being high and instead promotes relaxation and pain relief, making it an ideal way of treating a broad spectrum of medical problems from chronic pain to anxiety. Patients who use medical marijuana will experience relief from their unpleasant symptoms but without any kind of high or unwanted side-effects.