What's the difference? Let us put away the rumors that there’s no difference between medical marijuana and recreational cannabis.
Recreational cannabis is exactly that, recreational. Its primary function serves to get the user high, a state of euphoria, relaxation, and an enjoyable mood.
What defines recreational cannabis is the intention that it’s to be used for fun, relaxation, and recreation, rather than for any specific health issue or medical problem.
The term is used to differentiate from other types of legalized cannabis, such as medical marijuana, and is used to denote marijuana products cultivated for recreational use by adults only.
Flower and Pre-rolls
Oils and tinctures
There is no prescription required for adults to purchase recreational cannabis. At Native Roots Dispensaries, adult-use recreational cannabis can be purchased online and picked up in person at a local shop. No prescription, doctor’s visit, or medical card is required!
Medical Marijuana is cannabis that is specifically cultivated, processed, and sold according to strict standards for medical use. A prescription is required from a doctor, and a medical marijuana card is typically issued to the user.
Medical Marijuana includes all types of cannabis products that are available via prescription or recommendation. And technically, due to the legal nature of medical marijuana and the FDA, doctors only provide medical recommendations for marijuana, not prescriptions.
The primary difference between medical marijuana and recreational cannabis is not so much in the cannabis products, but in the way that they are used. The point of medicinal marijuana products adhering to particular guidelines is that consistency allows users to achieve the same effect every time. This is important because you want your medicine to work the same every time.
Certain health issues respond best to certain protocols and instructions. This means using particular potencies, profiles, and specific forms of cannabis will be better for different ailments.
Unfortunately, however, there are no standard guidelines for using medical marijuana to treat any specific medical conditions.
That’s because health as well as each person’s response to taking cannabis is a very unique situation with a ton of different factors at play. Many of the same recreational cannabis products are used for people that require medical marijuana.
So is there even really a difference between medical marijuana and recreational cannabis if the products are mostly the same? Yes, here’s why.
Beyond the fact that you need a prescription and a medical card, it’s like we mentioned earlier. It’s all about how you use cannabis that determines whether or not it is medical or recreational.
And just because you use marijuana for medicinal purposes, doesn’t mean that you can’t also use marijuana for recreational purposes. Why not try and kill two birds with one stone, right? Metaphorically speaking, of course, no birds will be hurt.
For example, many people use cannabis oil for different types of skin conditions, smokeable flower for lack of appetite and headaches, and gummies to manage daily stress and anxiety.
There is no one-size dosage that fits all when it comes to using medical marijuana or recreational cannabis, so finding what works best for your circumstances may require some experimenting.
Luckily, Native Roots Cannabis has over 20 dispensary locations with a huge selection of premium cannabis products to fit all your medical and recreational needs.
Find the closest dispensary near you. Order online, and pick up your order in person. It’s that easy!
There is a long-standing argument among cannabis enthusiasts as to which cannabis is of better quality, in terms of potency, flavor, and overall effect.
The answer to that question is truly going to vary from state to state and region to region. Even when grown to strict specification, not all strains and batches hit the same. That’s primarily because cannabis is ultimately an agricultural crop that will vary due to environmental factors and methods of cultivation.
How cannabis is processed and manufactured into oils, concentrates, and other products intended for recreational and medicinal use also plays a critical role in the quality of the final products.
Ultimately, the best cannabis is the one that has the best effect on your circumstances. It’s always recommended to go with naturally grown cannabis and cannabis products that have been tested for purity and potency.
While some dispensaries set low standards to sell as much cannabis as possible, we believe in never compromising quality. All of the cannabis and cannabis products that you’ll purchase at Native Roots Dispensaries are premium, top-shelf quality that exceed medical and recreational standards.