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Society faces a tsunami of information and misinformation about cannabis online and even in legacy print publications. Myths have a way of spreading quickly, even as researchers discover more new things all the time about medical cannabis.

Please check out these tips that will help you find the right type of medical cannabis and use it safely.

Speak to a Doctor or Cannabis-Trained Pharmacist

Doctors must first authorize medical cannabis for patients before they can access the plant. Once you have completed a medical document signed by a healthcare practitioner and submitted it to a licensed seller, a cannabis-trained pharmacist can assess your symptoms, consider what medication you’re on, and advise the most suitable products and cultivars.

If you should have side effects, they’ll help you reduce, manage, or eliminate them. The best pharmacies are also a dependable quality source for medical cannabis, as they have a wide range of cultivars and products you can purchase online. 

Be Cautious with Edibles

Consuming medical cannabis through food or beverages can be wonderful for a few reasons. It lets patients take their cannabis discreetly and without needing combustion. Onset takes longer, but the effect of edibles is more potent and long-lasting than other forms of consumption.

However, patients need to begin with a low dose and not take any more until the following day at the earliest. Be careful because there’s a risk that patients who take edibles but don’t feel the effects right away can get impatient and take a second dose before the first one has kicked in.

With edibles, it’s easy to control how much THC or CBD you consume because edibles have a designated amount per unit. But start with a low dosage and increase it gradually until you feel comfortable.

Indica Versus Sativa

One of the common myths surrounding cannabis is that there are two main types, known as Indica and Sativa, the former giving a “body high” and Sativa giving a “head high.” In reality, these are mostly marketing terms, which only correspond to the nature of the leaves’ density on the plant, rather than the nature of the “high” patients feel.

If you consult a healthcare practitioner or cannabis-trained pharmacist, you won’t have to worry about side-stepping urban legends because they’ll recommend the correct cannabis for your needs.

CBD Versus THC

Both THC and CBD are cannabis plant compounds called cannabinoids. While they both have receptors throughout the body’s endocannabinoid system, their molecules are shaped differently and accordingly have different effects on the body.

Unlike THC, CBD does not give patients an intoxicating or euphoric high. However, CBD does have an effect on the brain and is sometimes used to manage symptoms like inflammation, seizures, migraines, and anxiety. 

Cannabis can be a wonderful form of medicine for many people because it treats such a wide range of conditions effectively. Be sure to steer clear of any misinformation by remembering the above tips and consulting healthcare practitioners and cannabis-trained pharmacists before you begin taking medical cannabis.