The benefits of medicinal cannabis are vast and growing each year. Healthy relationships between medical cannabis establishments and individuals can lead to greater community improvement. Medical cannabis establishments are responsible for providing patients with access to a range of cannabis-based medicines. It is crucial for patients to understand a provider’s limited ability to advise the best products or treatment for such individualized needs. While our vendors and staff serve to answer inquiries pertaining to dosage recommendations and known effects of medicine provided in store as well as credible knowledge otherwise obtained from reliable sources. Patients work to research and record those forms of medicine that prove most effective in meeting their individual desires and expectations. This symbiotic relationship between those with informed questions and those with informed answers helps elevate the greater understanding of a cannabis community.
Your effort in understanding the way cannabis impacts your body is a contribution to the re-education and general relief of our society at large. Our goal is to help you.
CANNABIS AS MEDICINE
The Cannabis plant originates from Central Asia and grows in several different species, each varying in physical appearance and compositional attributes. Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica, are the two prominent species of cannabis cultivated for the effects that result from their consumption. Humans have utilized the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant for thousands of years, and the consumption of cannabis by humans historically pre-dates the majority of our species’ greatest advancements. Cannabis is one of the oldest psychotropic drugs known to humanity. Non-psychoactive variations of the cannabis plant referred to as industrial hemp have similarly been harvested for centuries, valuable for fibrous stalks that can be used to efficiently produce products like paper, textiles, rope and building materials; nutrient-rich seeds used for food and fuel oil; and processed for medicinal components, such as its high-CBD content.
METHODS OF CONSUMPTION
There are several different methods of consumption for medical marijuana. Vaporizing, tinctures, edibles, oils and topicals being the most popular, each method resulting in a different effect.
The primary effects of Indica, Sativa and hybrid cannabis strains vary based on the genetic and chemical composition of different plant varieties. Hybrids borrow traits from their parents, so their effects are most often a combination of qualities that are otherwise Indica or Sativa specific. Hybrids can be Indica-dominant, Sativa-dominant, or a 50/50 blend.
Sativas grow tall and thin. Sativa strains are optimal for daytime medicating. Their effects are most often stimulating. Negative side effects that can present with the use of Sativa strains include red eyes, increased appetite, dry mouth, nausea, impaired judgment, change of mood, reduced coordination and change in concentration.
Indicas grow short and stout. Indica strains are often used for physical pain reliefs. Notable side effects of Indica use include red eyes, increased appetite, dry mouth, nausea, impaired judgment, change of mood, reduced coordination, feelings of tiredness and “fuzzy” thinking.
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