Are you sick of taking pills all of the time for your pain? Cannabis products like medical marijuana are effective for some people.
It can get confusing if you’ve never purchased cannabis before. There are a lot of chemical terms, strains, and products to understand. Below we’ve listed three tips for choosing the right cannabis for you.
Keep reading below to learn about what cannabis can treat, what it contains, and different ways to take it.
What Are You Treating With Cannabis?
While more research is being done on medical marijuana and CBD, early evidence is showing it can be helpful in naturally treating certain medical conditions. It’s also important to note not everything is approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
Current evidence is based on anecdotal reports and limited animal testing.
Most people take cannabis to help with pain, insomnia, and depression or anxiety. Rather than taking pharmaceuticals to deal with chronic pain, for instance, some patients will try cannabis.
Cannabis pain relief products are growing in popularity. The legal marijuana market worldwide is valued at $17.7 billion (as of 2019).
You can buy anything from cannabis menstrual products to appetite enhancers. These products are all manufactured from the cannabis plant.
Are You Comfortable Taking THC?
Here’s the big issue everyone has with taking cannabis. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the psychoactive compound in cannabis that makes you feel high. It’s also the ingredient that made marijuana illegal for so long.
Medical marijuana products contain THC. Some states haven’t legalized medical or recreational marijuana yet, and taking it will appear on a drug test. People who want the benefits of cannabis, without THC, buy CBD products.
CBD comes in three forms: full-spectrum (less than 0.3% THC), broad-spectrum (no THC), and isolate (pure CBD, no THC).
How Would You Like To Take Cannabis Products?
Cannabis is available in various forms: edible cannabis products, oil, creams, vapes, capsules, and more.
Medical marijuana comes in three strains: Indica (relaxing), Sativa (energizing), and hybrid. You should talk with your doctor about which of these strains would be better for you.
You don’t need to smoke joints or bongs, you can use oil or edibles. Capsules are the easiest to take because it has an exact dose and it’s the most discreet to take in public.
CBD is also available in various forms. You can purchase it over-the-counter. Medical marijuana requires you to get clearance from a doctor before visiting a dispensary, but it’ll be far more effective in treating serious conditions.
It all really depends on what works for you and your situation. Need help becoming a medical cannabis patient?
Ready To Try Medical Marijuana?
After reading this article you should understand the benefits of cannabis products and how to select the right one for you. Remember to ask yourself the three questions above and speak with your doctor before starting anything new.
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