Medical Cannabis, Is It For You?
What Is Medical Cannabis?
Medical cannabis originates from the marijuana plant, it uses its plant, which contains different chemicals to treat conditions.
The Marijuana plant contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids. Each cannabinoid has a different effect on the body, thus making different strains important for discovering how to treat different illness/diseases.
The two main cannabinoids in marijuana are Delta-9-etrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), these are most frequently used in medicine.
THC can also produce a high feeling if a user smokes it or consumes food containing THC.
What's Its Use?
Medical cannabis is used to treat anxiety, glaucoma, epilepsy, as well as reduces muscle pain.
It can be smoked or taken by food or pill typically and is a great alternative to typical pharmaceuticals, it also tends to be cheaper.
Medical cannabis is used by a wide variety of age groups and backgrounds, but be sure to consult or doctor before trying it.
This treatment should only be used if you have underlying conditions to treat as well as if it fits your health.
Be sure to follow any and all prescriptions provided to you by your doctor for this treatment.
What are the effects?
Effects of medical marijuana can include all of the following and can be typically be felt either instantly or within 1 hour of time depending on intake method:
- Euphoria (happiness)
- Increased appetite
- Heightened sensory perception
Possible Side effects:
- Increased breathing rate, heart rate, and blood pressure.
- Dry mouth
- Red eyes
- Physical fatigue
- Loss of time
Though medical cannabis has numerous accounts of working and success, it is still new to our field and you should always consult your doctor before trying it.
That being said, if you are tired of pharmaceuticals or they're not working anymore, this may be the thing for you.
Hopefully this brought some insight before you decide to take this jump!
Until next time
~Health Watch Medical Clinic and Esthetics