Medical marijuana can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions. Contrary to recreational marijuana, medical marijuana has specialized concentrations of specific chemicals that optimize health benefits.
Cannabis has been used by many to achieve a healthier life, combating symptoms experienced due to various conditions. It is a nonsurgical form of treatment, freeing individuals from resorting to heavy medications and surgeries.
There are many approved uses for medical marijuana, such as:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Chronic nonmalignant pain
- Multiple sclerosis
- And more
While controversial, medical marijuana has been shown to have many benefits for the conditions listed. It can be used effectively to manage pain, appetite, inflammation, and much more.
To get access and accurate information about medical marijuana, it is important to consult a medical marijuana doctor. The doctor can help you understand dosages, drug interactions, and which type of marijuana can help you.
Strains or Types of Marijuana
When it comes to medical marijuana, there are many different types. The differences between these types is in the concentrations of two particular chemicals: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinol (CBD).
THC is the chemical that causes the psychoactive effects recreational users typically seek. You can request a type that does not have THC concentration if you desire such. However, this chemical does have valuable medical properties that can be useful in treatments of certain conditions.
CBD is responsible for numerous health benefits and is available by itself as a prescribed medication. A combination of low-THC and high-CBD appear to work effectively for most conditions. However, our doctor can work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that works to meet your needs.
Through manipulating the concentrations of these chemicals, medical marijuana can:
- Reduce anxiety
- Decrease inflammation
- Control nausea
- Stimulate appetite
At our practice, we are determined to offer nonsurgical, all-natural treatment options for those experiencing chronic conditions. Medical marijuana has helped many people treat and manage their symptoms.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of medical marijuana, contact our office at (813) 873-7777 to set up a consultation.