I use medical marijuana pretty much every day to control pain and anxiety. My doctors are totally on board and most of them have expressed their annoyance that more testing isn't being allowed by the government.
If you're a California resident, you need to get a doctor's recommendation to use marijuana. There are doctors that specialize in marijuana prescriptions in California, and you generally want to use one of them because California state law requires dispensaries to verify your recommendation and and they're set up for it, your PCP's office is not.
If you're in Colorado, you can just walk right into the marijuana dispensary and talk to them about it. I live in SoCal, so I'm not totally up on CO's laws, but I believe you can get a marijuana prescription that exempts you from some of the taxes on it, your dispensary can give you all the info on that, I'm sure.
You'll find a plethora of strains availble, and it can be really confusing at first. There's 3 main types of marijuana to consider: Sativa, Indica, and CBD.
Sativas tend to make you more energetic and talkative, but aren't always as great for pain, don't get me wrong, it will still help with pain, but most people find that sativas are more of a "head high." For me it's similar to how wine makes my head light and makes me talkative.
Indicas are generally great for pain and are usually somewhat sedative. You'll usually feel the main effect in your body being super relaxed. However, indicas aren't very good for when you need to get something done during the day. When you think Indica, think "In the Couch" because that's probably where you'll be stuck after you have some - I find this to be especially true when I ingest indicas rather then smoke them.
Indicas and sativas are very closely related, and there are a lot of hybrid strains out there that are somwhere in between.
CBD actually refers to one of the cannabinoids, cannbinidiol, found in marijuana. There are a few CBD heavy strains out (Indicas and Sativas primarily contain THC, CBD's much more famous cousin) and a lot of them are used for oils. CBD doesn't produce the same kind of high THC does, but can still have great effects on pain. If you're worried about being loopy or eating everything in the pantry, CBD is probably the way to go.
Many people use medical marajuna in one for or another instead of taking pills with side effects. Need to ck state laws. They also say using it in cookies or such is best.
I don't like the feeling of smoking pot. So many people I know with fibromyalia are using it and finding it helpful. When you talk about the different kinds....what kind would make me feel energetic and not that high couch potato feeling! Do you smoke it or get edibles?
Wow thanks. Confirms what I've been reading. I wonder if Dr's in Wisconsin can prescribe it?
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