All marijuana has medicinal value even if used recreationally, but does that mean that medical marijuana vs recreational is the same?
The obvious difference between medical marijuana vs recreational is the name. One is use for recreation and the other is used for medication. Although, many would argue that ALL cannabis use is medical. But we’ll save that topic for another post.
Taxes – the number one thing differentiating medical marijuana from recreational marijuana. As a medicine, it is offered just as any other prescription is priced. However, for those who use the plant for a recreational purpose a small tax is to be added.
The growing process and conditions of medical marijuana is different than recreational. Since being considered “medicine”, medically grown marijuana is often used in tested conditions. Recreational marijuana doesn’t have to go through hoops and restrictions that medical does. Recreational marijuana can be grown from farm lands to grow houses, to even your basement.
Some people assume that THC is for recreational use while CBD for medical use based on the psychoactive effects of THC. But the truth is that CBD actually works better with THC and the other cannabinoids together. Saying that one is recreational because it gets you high and the other one is medical because it is non psychoactive is not a valid argument. At the end of the day it is up to you, the user, to determine whether you are treating a symptom or if you are just looking to relax after a long day of hard work.