If you’re considering medical marijuana to treat anxiety, epilepsy, glaucoma or another health condition, there are a few things you should know before you get started.
So far, 30 states (plus the District of Columbia) have legalized marijuana in some form, but since it’s still illegal under Federal Law and classified as a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act, research is restricted. However, many people have found success through marijuana treatments for many different health concerns, and if you’re looking to try it for yourself, there are a few things you’ll need to know. Check out our Florida marijuana clinic’s last blog to learn the first few things you need to know about medical marijuana, and keep reading to learn more.
#4. There are many different strains to choose from.
There are two main general species of marijuana — Sativa and Indica. A Sativa’s effects are more energetic and uplifting, whereas an Indica’s effects are more calming and relaxing. Because of this, Sativas are typically better suited for daytime use, whereas Indicas are better suited for nighttime use. You can also find strains that are a hybrid of both Sativa and Indica. And, a third, lesser-known species, Ruderalis, produces only small amounts of THC. But, the options go far beyond Sativas, Indicas, hybrids and Ruderalis. There are multiple strains of each species, and they are all made for different purposes. For example, if you’re looking to treat nausea related to chemotherapy, you might consider NYC Diesel or Purple Urkle, whereas, if you’re looking to treat anxiety, you might consider Blue Cheese or Banana Kush.
#5. Not all sources are made equal.
Unfortunately, for many people in the United States, getting marijuana to treat a health condition often means taking the risk of buying from a dealer. This comes with the same risks as buying any type of drug on the black market; you never know where it came from or it has been laced with anything else. But, now that Florida has passed medical marijuana, you can ensure that you are getting from the right source every time.
#6. Be mindful of harmful additives.
If you are using a vape pen or a concentrate, it’s important to make sure that you are buying a high-quality product that doesn’t contain any harmful additives. Some additives, such as pesticides, can irritate you or become carcinogenic when they are heated. When looking for vape pens and concentrates, look for products that use coconut oil or vegetable glycerin, and that use very little plastic. Avoid products that contain thinning agents, including polyethylene glycol or propylene glycol.
Many people have found relief through marijuana treatments, but here at My Anti Aging MD, we believe that it’s important to have the information you need to make the right decision for your needs. If you think that medical marijuana might be the right treatment option for you, please contact our team. We offer free consultations, and we can help you determine if medical marijuana is the right treatment options for your needs. Schedule your free consultation today!