Medicinal cannabis has been shown to reduce pain, calm anxiety and help to relieve many other symptoms. But, as with any medicine, there can be consequences if you don’t use it responsibly.
Like any drug, it’s important to be aware of the side effects before you take it. This can include insomnia, overeating, lethargy and the risk of behaving inappropriately in everyday situations. So it’s important to develop sensible limits so your cannabis use doesn’t negatively impact your life or the people around you. Be objective about how it affects you and be prepared to listen to the advice of others.
It’s also important not to use cannabis when you might put other people at risk, such as driving, at work or in public places because cannabis possession is still illegal under federal law and the penalties can be stiff.