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The Effects of Cigarettes vs Smoking Marijuana


Although medical marijuana is not legal in the State of Kentucky, the odds are that it will be soon. It is in your best interest to familiarize yourself with marijuana if you expect to get your medical card when it becomes available.


There are many different delivery methods when it comes to marijuana, but the most popular by far is smoking. Marijuana flower can be smoked in a variety of ways including pre rolls, out of a pipe, bong, bubbler, and more.


Smoking marijuana definitely has its pros and cons and it isn’t for everyone. Its most obvious downside is the health risks associated with it, similarly to smoking cigarettes. Lots of people wonder, is smoking marijuana just as bad as smoking cigarettes, or worse?


Tobacco vs Marijuana

Cigarette smoking is the top risk factor for lung cancer. However, there are studies showing that there is no link between marijuana smoking and lung cancer. Cigarette smoking is also a major cause of heart disease, but it is unclear if marijuana is correlated to heart disease too.


Unlike smoking cigarettes, marijuana has health benefits associated with it, but there is strong evidence that correlates long-term marijuana smoking to chronic bronchitis and bad coughs.


The Bottom Line

Although it isn’t ideal to put any type of smoke into your lungs, there are no studies showing that marijuana smoking is just as bad or worse than smoking cigarettes. Cigarettes do not have any health benefits, unlike marijuana.


Cigarette smoking is only detrimental to your health, whereas marijuana smoking can help with a long list of medical conditions of symptoms associated with them including chronic pain.


Get Ready for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

Cannabis is a natural, safe medicine that can bring your the relief you deserve. It has been used for thousands of years to help with a myriad of ailments and symptoms.


If you want medical marijuana to come to Kentucky, click here to let your lawmakers know that they need to support your right to access safe, effective medical marijuana. Every message counts!


Cannabis is a natural, safe alternative medicine without the harsh side effects that come with many prescription drugs. If you think you could benefit from medical marijuana, speak your mind to your lawmakers so we can get you the relief you deserve!


After you’ve contacted your lawmakers, contact us!


Reserve an evaluation online today with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors, and we’ll book an appointment for you just as soon as Kentucky’s medical marijuana market is up and running. Why wait any longer than you have to for the relief you’ve been missing?


You’ll meet with your doctor virtually via a telemedicine appointment using your smartphone or computer. Together, you’ll discuss your condition and decide if medical marijuana is right for you. You’ll even save $25 off the cost of the appointment if you reserve your evaluation today!



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