Nature's Green House explains benefits of medical marijuana in Florida

The United States first legalized medical marijuana in 1996 in the state of California. It led to a vast sweep of other states following suit, and now a majority of states legalize marijuana, especially medical. Studies, testimonies, and the forward arrow of progress continue to reveal how profound marijuana is on patients who have physical and mental ailments. 

Nowadays, dispensaries are mostly recreational and medical, while others like Nature’s Green House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida are medical only. We understand the incredible benefits of medical marijuana and the stories our patients tell us of how relieved they are to have cannabis in their everyday lives. While science has yet to conclusively prove the health benefits of medical marijuana, millions of patients and consumers report the satisfaction and well-being that cannabis provides for their appetite, anxiety, and chronic pain. 

The Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Millions of Americans suffer from pain and disorders that aren’t eased simply by prescription medicine. Side effects, prescription costs, and other attributes aren’t as appealing as a natural alternative like marijuana. As mentioned, studies are still being done regarding the physiological effects of cannabinoids like THC, CBD, CBN, and more. These cannabinoids work together to relax the mind and body in various ways, providing peace of mind for patients. MMJ, or medical marijuana, is cannabis that is specifically used to possibly lower symptoms of many illnesses like epilepsy or glaucoma.

It is possible that MMJ helps conditions such as:

Reduced Inflammation

The CBD cannabinoid potentially reduced inflammation and similar symptoms of diseases like Crohn’s Disease, IBS, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Neurological Disorders

Marijuana is sometimes recommended by doctors for nervous disorders such as anxiety, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, PTSD, and Tourette’s Syndrome. Studies have shown de-elevated episodes in some patients after MMJ. 


Cannabinoids like CBN and Indica strains are helpful to patients who don’t get enough sleep due to insomnia and other sleep disorders. 

Other benefits include the potential increase of appetite for cancer patients. 

For any medicine, there are side effects and natural alternatives like cannabis are no different. Cannabis may have one or more of the following side effects (but check with a doctor or budtender): 

  • Hallucinogenic effects: mild hallucinations and altered sense of reality
  • Depressive state: The relaxation that is caused by some cannabis strains may also cause patients to feel depressive symptoms, similar to alcohol, such as lack of coordination.
  • Dry mouth and bloodshot eyes are also possible

For further information, ask any of our budtenders or staff at Nature’s Green House. We are happy to guide you and uplift your life.

What is CBD?

There are a vast array of cannabinoids that comprise the cannabis plant. Each one has its own effects on the human body. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid that is widely used by many people to alleviate anxiety, reduce inflammation, and even help with sleep. There is no psychotropic effect. CBD has a fractional amount of THC, so using CBD will only have those supposed benefits, but no head high. 

How Do You Buy Medical Marijuana?

In the state of Florida, you must be at least 18 years old and be a Florida resident to buy MMJ from a dispensary. In order to qualify for the dispensary card, people go to doctors that specifically assist potential cannabis patients. There are two tiers of medical qualifications such as anxiety, fibromyalgia, or cancer, but there are many ways to qualify, so don’t panic. 

Nature’s Green House wants to give you a comprehensive experience to ensure your process is simple and you can get the placidity you need. We have on-site staff that will discuss your medical history with you, then run down a list of qualifying ailments. If you meet the conditions, we will approve you for a medical dispensary card and register you in the MMJ Use Registry. Once you receive your card, you can go to any medical marijuana dispensary in Florida.

What MMJ Products Can I Buy?

Florida state law says MMJ must have low THC and can only be purchased up to a certain amount.  Nature’s Green House staff are deeply knowledgeable about MMJ products and legal strains. You can get anything from flowers, tinctures, and edibles to topicals and more. They are all mellowing CBD products, which are also available for your pets. Check our website for more details or call our number listed on the page.

When you are ready to take the step toward cannabis, grow with us at Nature’s Green House. Our dedicated staff will take you step-by-step through the MMJ process so you can start feeling whole again. 

We are open 10a-10p Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. We are located at 945 NE 19th Ave in Fort Lauderdale right off Highway 1 and East Sunrise Blvd. Call or stop in for any questions, to make an appointment, or to purchase any of our high-quality CBD products. We welcome new and returning patients. 

Thank you for choosing Nature’s Green House.

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