Industry and society are experiencing an unprecedented shift in perspective on the long-demonized marijuana plant. Finally, many people are opening up to the possibility of how beneficial this plant can be, not only for overall well being, but as a means to generate jobs and revenue. With cannabis becoming more commonplace each day, we’ve seen some interesting statistics about increases in public acceptance, new dispensaries opening up, and a growing preference of medical marijuana as an anxiety treatment. Read on to learn more about how society and the industry are evolving to normalize the use of medical marijuana in America.
The Cannabis Industry Is Growing… Like a Weed
Listed among the 25 fastest growing industries in the US — marijuana based businesses and cannabis cultivation operations are projected to earn a combined $59.1 billion in revenue this year. Currently, there are 15,220 medical marijuana dispensaries operational in the US. More than 5,500 were opened between 2022 and 2023, an increase of 7.5% in a single year. Read more here.
Which state has the most marijuana dispensaries? Oklahoma! The Sooner State is reported to have 2,308 marijuana businesses, more than Colorado and California combined.
Legalization Support Has Increased 152% Since 1969.
In 2022, Pew Research Center found that 88% of US adults are on board with marijuana legalization for either recreational or medical use. The first time this data was gathered back in 1969, only 12% of Americans were in favor of legalizing cannabis.
Why such a shift? There are several theories, but few conclusive studies. According to the people at ScienceDirect, evidence suggests that general decreases in religious affiliation, a less harsh legal landscape, and a shift in media portrayal have all contributed to changing attitudes.
25% Of People Who Use Holistic and Natural Treatments for Stress Say Cannabis Works Best
According to Statista, about a quarter of people who’ve tried both marijuana and natural over-the-counter anxiety relief supplements to treat stress found that cannabis was more effective in managing their symptoms when compared to other natural botanicals like valerian root and vitamin D3.
If you’re feeling stressed, you’re not alone. More than 75% of the country reports having high stress levels related to everyday life. In 2018, it was reported that low doses of THC were successful in decreasing the body’s response to stress by reducing feelings of fear, worry, and anger in participating patients. You can learn more about how cannabis and the body’s stress response work together here.
Did You Know Over 52 Million Adults Will Use Cannabis This Year?
According to the National Survey on Drug Use, over 52 million U. S. adults will partake in cannabis one or more times during the year. The two most cited reasons for using cannabis were managing stress and managing mental health. Patients who have one or more qualifying medical conditions now have access to medical cannabis to improve their overall wellbeing! Are you ready to take the next step?
Are You Considering Medical Marijuana as a Treatment Option?
There are many conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatment. The only way to know if medical marijuana is a viable treatment option for your condition is to speak to a qualified physician near you. If you’re ready to take the next step in finding alternative treatments for your health concerns, getting an appointment with an MMJ doctor is easy. Getting a med card can usually be done from the privacy of your own home — Tap here to learn how.
You Can Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Online or In Person
Get your MMJ card from the comfort and privacy of your own couch! Duber Medical provides patients with secure, fast, and confidential access to medical marijuana telemedicine consults. The process for getting a medical marijuana recommendation for treatment may seem difficult, especially with the varying laws on cannabis across the nation, but with our services available in 11 states (and counting!) Duber Medical is here to make getting the help you need easier. You can currently have an MMJ card issued in person or online in California, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Your Overall Health and Wellness Matter
Duber Medical’s team is made up of compassionate physicians who are dedicated to patient-centric care. Our team of doctors have years of clinical experience and advanced training in a range of medical specialties. They work closely with each patient to create an individualized treatment plan so you can learn the safe use of medical marijuana.
You Deserve to Feel Better, Fast.
Open 7 days a week! Our friendly, knowledgeable doctors and staff are available seven days a week. We will walk you through your state’s specific requirements, answer questions, provide education and compassionate care. Our expanded evening and weekend hours offer additional convenience for patients and their caregivers. We provide plenty of time to answer all your questions after your medical evaluation with our doctors. Our staff will assist with the state specific process to obtain your documentation for you, so that you can be confident that your paperwork is correct. We are experts in the processes for getting a MMJ card issued in person or online in California, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
At Duber Medical, we want you to heal better because you deserve to feel better. Think you’re ready to take the next step to your Medical Marijuana Treatment? It’s just one click away.