Have you ever considered growing your medical-grade cannabis from home? If you live in Canada, there’s a good chance you’ve even considered growing recreational plants with no license at all. Yes, this is completely legal in the Great White North, but the better way to do it is to receive an official license to grow medical plants through the government’s ACMPR program. 

The ACMPR allows Canadians with a medical marijuana prescription to apply for a license to cultivate home-grown plants from the comforts of home. Many countries have similar programs, but Canadians have it the easiest when it comes to growing weed from home. Not only is it a fairly simple process to receive a medical grow license here, but the health benefits of doing so are essentially unlimited. 

Using Medical Marijuana for Health

In the past, there was a negative stigma against marijuana users. Many people still perceive medical and recreational cannabis as a “hippie drug”, but it is so much more than that. The research findings of this decade, and even long before then, suggest that medical cannabis could very well be the medical marvel of our time.

Enhancing Physical Health

There is a long list of physical health benefits of using cannabis, including chronic pain. Treating chronic pain with cannabis has been a common practice even in ancient cultures. This is because marijuana is incredibly anti-inflammatory in nature, and the majority of pain comes about as a result of inflammation. 

But treating pain certainly isn’t the only useful cannabis medical practice. It is used to treat a wide variety of physical ailments, including the symptoms of cancer, epilepsy disorders, Crohn’s Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. For the most effective treatment, a combination of THC and CBD is recommended, but if you prefer not to experience the high that often comes along with cannabis use, choose a CBD-only product. 

Enhancing Mental Well-Being 

Aside from treating physical pain, cannabis has the potential to enhance mental well-being. It is commonly assumed that cannabis causes anxiety, but the exact opposite is often true. Cannabis can actually be extremely effective at alleviating anxiety and treating depression, but it varies from individual to individual. It also has a lot to do with the specific strain you choose. Some strains are known to relieve anxiety, while others might leave you feeling more anxious, even paranoid. 

In addition to anxiety and depression treatment, using cannabis might just leave you feeling more creative, productive, and mentally stimulated. There are certain strains that are ideal for sparking creativity, and they can even be used for daytime use. 

Whether you plan on using cannabis for the treatment of pain, for an officially-diagnosed condition like MS, or giving the creative side of your brain a pick-me-up, the best way to take advantage of these benefits is to grow your own plants from home. Of course, you’ll need to consider the laws of your local area, but times are changing and cannabis for medical use is becoming an accepted practice all over the world.