With medical marijuana now legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia, more people are becoming curious about the health benefits of this unique plant. To lend insight, Toker Friendly of Spokane in Airway Heights, WA, answers the most frequently asked questions from customers with frequent headaches, nausea, back pain and other ailments.
Medical Marijuana FAQs
What Chemicals Are Active in Medical Marijuana?
The marijuana plant contains more than 100 different chemicals. Each of these cannabinoids has a different effect on the body, with Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) acting as the main chemicals.
What Produces the “High” in Marijuana?
The THC in marijuana produces the euphoric feeling associated with smoking or eating marijuana. CBD offers the same benefits medicinally without the same “high” as THC.
What Conditions Does Medical Marijuana Treat?
The list of conditions that can be treated by medical marijuana continues to grow, with physicians often making recommendations based off their patient’s medical history. These conditions include Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Crohn’s disease, eating disorders, multiple sclerosis, and muscle spasms, as well as nausea, pain, and mental health conditions like schizophrenia and PTSD.
How Do You Get Medical Marijuana?
In states where medical marijuana is legal, you need a written recommendation from a licensed physician. Many states, including Washington, require patients to get a medical marijuana ID. Once you have the proper identification, you can purchase medical marijuana at dispensaries.
How Do You Use It?
There are many ways to use medical marijuana, depending on the laws in your individual state. You can smoke the herb, inhale it through a vaporizer, eat it in “edibles” such as brownies or lollipops, apply it to the skin in lotion, oil or cream, or place a few drops of liquid under your tongue.
What Are the Side Effects?
Common side effects of marijuana use include bloodshot eyes, depression, dizziness, hallucinations, and low blood pressure. The plant can also affect judgement and coordination in users, as well as increase the risk of bronchitis and other lung problems.
If you have more questions about strains of medical and recreational marijuana, turn to the experts at Toker Friendly of Spokane. This marijuana dispensary has a wide selection of strains grown with safe practices and regulated for the highest quality. Learn more about the store’s medical marijuana offerings online or call (509) 244-8728 to inquire about specific strains.