Marijuana has been legal in many states for recreational purposes, and this is changing the way people see marijuana. Marijuana is not just a “stoner’s drug.” There are many different medical uses for marijuana. It can be used to reduce pain and inflammation, increase appetite in those who have chronic wasting disorders, stimulate bone growth, and reduce nausea in chemotherapy patients.
With this new legalization, there are some questions you might be wondering about.
What is medical marijuana?
Marijuana also called weed, pot, or cannabis is a plant-based product that can be smoked or eaten. It contains THC, the psychoactive ingredient that causes feelings of euphoria. When used medically, it is typically prescribed in oil form.
How do I use it?
There are many different ways you can use weed in Massachusetts to your benefit. You can put it on your skin, smoke it, or consume it orally. These are three of the most common methods for use and each has its benefits. Here’s a breakdown of how each method is used:
Skin: Use a cannabis lotion that’s infused with the active ingredients in marijuana, like THC or CBD.
Smoke: Purchase marijuana cigarettes, known as joints, blunts, or spliffs.
Consume: Roll up some weed into a joint or eat it in an edible form such as cake, brownie, or gummy bears.
It can be hard to know which method is best for you when starting because everyone reacts differently to it. That’s why we advise talking to your doctor about what’s best for you and making decisions such as these together.
What Should I Know Before Trying Medical Marijuana For The First Time?
If you are new to medical marijuana, know that it’s important to start with a low dose. The effects of marijuana can be unpredictable and you might experience side effects that you weren’t expecting. For example, some people might feel lightheaded or dizzy after using marijuana for the first time. If this happens, try sitting down and drinking some water.
Marijuana has been used medicinally for centuries and is safe when taken by mouth in moderate doses. It is also safe when applied to the skin as a cream or lotion but should not be used on broken or irritated skin because it can react badly with those areas.
It’s recommended that patients use medical marijuana only under the supervision of a qualified physician who can monitor their condition because they will want to know what’s working best for them and how much to use over time.
It’s important to remember that it could take weeks or even months before you notice any changes in your health due to medical marijuana therapy. This means patience is important for new patients who are trying medical marijuana for the first time!
Medical marijuana is a natural remedy for a variety of ailments, from chronic pain to anxiety. However, it is important to consult with a medical professional before trying it for the first time and follow their instructions closely. They will be able to guide you on the most suitable strain and dosage.