Are you curious about the healing potential of cannabis products, including weed and hash, for treating your medical condition? In this article you will discover what medical cannabis is, how it works, and how easy it is for medical cannabis to be prescribed for you.
What is Medical Marijuana?
Medical marijuana uses the marijuana plant or the chemicals in it to treat some diseases or conditions. There is no difference to the strains of weed or hash that you would use in recreational marijuana, except that is taken for medical purposes.
The cannabis plant has over 100 chemicals called cannabinoids. Each chemical cannabinoid has a different effect on your body. The main chemicals used in cannabis medicine are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). When you smoke weed or eat chocolate brownies that contain cannabis, it is the THC which produces the high feeling you experience.
Legality and Medical Use of Cannabis
Scientific researchers are studying whether medical marijuana can help treat dozens of medical conditions. It is difficult for them to make progress in many countries and US states because of the law. In many places across the world, cannabis has for a long time been illegal to possess or use even in a medical context. This is now changing but getting a medical licence to research a restricted substance still requires jumping many hoops in the UK, in many US states, and in most European countries.
So far, the greatest amount of evidence for the therapeutic effects of cannabis relates to its ability to reduce chronic pain, relief from tight or stiff muscles caused by Multiple Sclerosis, and the nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy. If you suffer from one of these crippling medical conditions and you have tried all other medical avenues, then you may be prescribed medical marijuana because it is scientifically proven to help.
Scientific research also indicates that medical cannabis, including weed and hash, may help to relieve Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, appetite loss, cancer, HIV/AIDS, anorexia, glaucoma, epilepsy, PTSD, pain, seizures, and muscle spasms. Whilst it is not proven medically whether cannabis directly helps with the healing of many of these conditions, many people who take weed and other marijuana products for medical use will experience physical pain relief as well as relief from mental illnesses including anxiety and depression.
How Medical Cannabis Works for Healing
Two varieties of Cannabis, Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa, produce useful amounts of psychoactive cannabinoids. Cannabis contains more than 460 compounds with at least 80 cannabinoids. These are the chemical compounds that interact with the cannabinoid receptors in your brain. By the year 2012, over twenty cannabinoids had been being studied in the United States alone.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), also known as THC, is the most psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Other cannabinoids include delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol (CBD), and cannabinol (CBN). They may have a role to play in the effect of cannabis but contain less psychotropic effects than THC.
Many of the effects of cannabinoids are created by the CB1 and CB2 primary cannabinoid receptors. Other receptors may play a role as well. CB1 receptors are found in very high levels in the brain and are responsible for the psychoactive affects you experience. CB2 receptors are found throughout your body, and they modulate or reduce levels of your body’s pain and inflammation.
The Ways You Can Take Medical Marijuana
To take your medical marijuana, you can either smoke or inhale it through a vaporiser. You can also eat your cannabis in the form of a weed or hash brownie, chocolate, or lollipop. You can also put a few drops of cannabis oil liquid under your tongue or apply it to your skin in an oil, spray, or lotion.
The method you choose to consume medical cannabis is up to you, but each method will have a different effect on your body. You feel the effects very quickly if you smoke or vaporize cannabis. If you eat weed chocolate or brownies, the effects will take one to two hours before you experience them.
Side Effects of Taking Medical Cannabis
The side effects of taking your medical, or recreational, weed include dizziness, hallucination, a faster heartbeat, bloodshot eyes, low blood pressure, and depression. Marijuana also affects your bodily coordination and judgement which may lead to accidents and injuries. Also, marijuana might affect IQ and mental function in children and teenagers.
If you are concerned about whether marijuana harms your lungs it is worth knowing that cannabis shares some chemicals with tobacco. Inhaled marijuana may affect your lung health, but medical researchers are not 100% sure about this. They have discovered that smoking, and maybe vaping, cannabis may increase your risk of getting bronchitis and other lung problems.
Marijuana can be addictive, and the higher the level of THC and the more often you use, the more likely you are to become dependent. Some people will have trouble stopping if they need to stop. When you stop smoking or eating cannabis products, such as hash brownies and weed chocolate, your mind may still have cravings for cannabis. Also, ‘less is more’ with cannabis, and if you consume cannabis weed, oil, or hashish, regularly then you will find that you need more of it for some trippy and relaxing effects.
Getting Hold of Your Medical Marijuana
The rules for obtaining medical marijuana will be different from country to country. In general, you need a written recommendation from a licensed doctor in countries or US states where it is legal. To get a prescription for it, you must have a recognised medical condition that qualifies for medical marijuana use. You may also require a medical marijuana ID card to buy medical marijuana at a dispensary store, or chemist.
In the UK you can only obtain cannabis-based medicine from a prescription from a specialist hospital doctor. They will only consider your request if other treatments are not working. Currently, the specialist will only consider prescribing medical cannabis for some rare forms of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS) for spasticity, and for relieving nausea from chemotherapy.
You can see a specialist in a hospital hoping to get a medical cannabis prescription, but one is only given to you when other treatments were unsuitable or ineffective for certain specified medical conditions. You may also approach a specialist private medical cannabis clinic such as Sapphire in the UK who uses specialists to determine if cannabis is the right treatment for you.
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