Now that I better understand the available products, I’m able to design a treatment plan that works best for me
Shopping for medicinal marijuana has been a learning experience. When I initially qualified for my MMJ card, I knew very little about cannabis. I was totally unfamiliar with the terminology. I noticed that the products were divided into categories. I wasn’t sure what indica, sativa and hybrid meant or how to choose between them. After browsing the dried flower, pre-rolled joints, blunts, concentrates and edibles, I had no idea what would provide the effects I was looking for. Consulting with one of the budtenders helped a great deal. I also went home and did some research. Since I’m using cannabis for medicinal purposes, it’s important to me that I maximize benefits. I certainly don’t want to waste my money or have a bad experience. Reading up on cannabis taught me the differences between indicas and sativas. The sativa strains tend to be exceptionally high in THC and lower in CBD. They are known for energizing, motivating and uplifting effects and a cerebral high. Sativas are recommended for daytime use. Indicas strains offer higher CBD levels without necessarily sacrificing THC potency. They typically offer relaxing, calming and sedating effects that are better for nighttime use. The effects of hybrids depend on the parent plants. They can be indica-dominant, sativa-dominant or an equal ratio. Producers frequently grow hybrids to target specific effects, such as pain relief or especially high THC percentages. Now that I better understand the available products, I’m able to design a treatment plan that works best for me. Cannabis has made a big improvement in my health and wellness. I’m able to treat my symptoms and enjoy a better quality of life without concerns over long-term side-effects.