Benefits of Marijuana Compared to Other Drugs

When compared to other common drugs, such as cocaine, alcohol, nicotine, heroin, Medical cannabis becomes a competitive treatment option. Some advantages to cannabis usage:


Other opioid-based pain management drugs can be severely addictive. The majority of people who try marijuana never become physiologically addicted. Other substances carry the potential to cause physical harm and debilitating addiction.

Few Side Effects

Compared to other substances, marijuana has fewer side effects. Cannabis oil contains concentrated amounts of CBD, which is extracted from cannabis leaves. When using CBD oil, children will get all the benefits of substance without any side effects. Cannabis oil has many advantages over many other pharmaceutical options.

Manageable Forms

Marijuana and hemp appear as green, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers. Marijuana has the lowest risk when compared with the other comparable substances. Cannabis also comes in many different forms to fit a variety of preferences, which is beneficial for medical patient administration. Cannabis oil offers all the benefits without the smoke inhalation or psychoactive side effects. Cannabis oil can also be added to drinks or foods for children who are sensitive to certain tastes and textures.

Affordable Cost

As compared to other traditional drugs, marijuana has the lowest cost. The cost of medical cannabis varies depending on the different varieties of marijuana. CBD oil and edibles can be even more affordable.


Many drugs are derived from man-made chemicals. Alternatively, CBD oil comes directly from the cannabis plant, without any chemical manipulation. Marijuana interacts with the body’s existing endocannabinoid system, providing a sustainable and natural alternative to synthetic medications.

Marijuana can be a great and beneficial part of your life when implemented correctly and for the right reasons! Stop in or give us a call at Westside Station to learn more about the positive benefits of the cannabis plant!