Marijuana is commonly used as a pain reliever.
I use it everyday to help with terrible migraines.
The headaches are worse than any other pain that I have experienced and that includes child birth. Medical marijuana can be prescribed for a number of ailments and chronic pain is at the top of the list. Many studies have proven that marijuana can treat neuropathic pain as well as physical pain. Products like medical marijuana are, however, not covered by standard health insurance. If a patient wants to try an alternate therapy such as medical marijuana, the cost is incurred wholly on the patient. The average price of medical marijuana in this state is much higher than the average price of marijuana and some of the recreational states. The prices could be a lot lower, especially because insurance does not cover the cost. I can get a whole bottle of prescription opioids for free at the doctor, but I can’t get marijuana prescribed to me for the same price. A one week supply of Oxycodone would cost about $200 in medical marijuana. Nobody likes to pay that type of money for pot unless they absolutely have to. In states where medical marijuana has been legalized, we should try much harder to make sure that all of the patients that qualify have access to the medicine that they need. I hate spending all of my money to buy the medicine that I need, but it is my only choice until the lawmakers get together and decide that the dispensary owners can no longer gouge us on the price of medical marijuana.