Uses for Medical Marijuana
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Therapeutic Uses of Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana isn't a miracle cure. But it does help with many conditions, even more than most people know. Unlike most prescription drugs that are indicated for one or two conditions and can't do much else without causing severe side effects, medical marijuana does more.

While this article will cover some of the of the illnesses that medical marijuana can help, the best way to find out if medical marijuana can help your condition is with a medical marijuana doctor.

The best way to look at what medical conditions medical marijuana can help is to break them down by specific types that cover a variety of overlapping conditions. It's important to note that different strands of marijuana administered in different ways creates a different effect that can offer relief.

CLICK HERE to download a list of Medical Conditions
and Diagnostic Codes that are treated with medical cannabis.

Chronic Pain

More medications are prescribed each year for pain and pain management than almost any other in the United States. For that reason there has been a lot of interest about how medical marijuana can help. One of the core benefits of it, is relaxation. For that reason it is potent for chronic pain and provides the same chemical activity as most prescription pain medications without the severe side effects of addiction and withdrawal. Doctors at Patient First Wellness Center prefer medical marijuana because it does not contain the addictive characteristics of most pain medication. Another added benefit of medical marijuana is that it can reduce the dependency of prescription drugs.

AIDS

The second largest reason for the growth of medical marijuana in Las Vegas in the last two decades is AIDS. AIDS is painful and so is treatment. For the same reasons as cancer, medical marijuana relieves severe discomfort from AIDS relaxes the body and allows it to heal. It helps relieve nausea, promotes appetitie and works as a sleeping aid.

Arthritis

Joint pain often worsens with inflammation. What medical marijuana does is reduce the pain during activity and allow people to return to everyday activities. It also reduces the inflammation in the same action as reducing the pain. Many people looking for pain management in Las Vegas have turned to medical marijuana for relief.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is often associated with pressure in the eyes. What medical marijuana does is relieve that pressure and tension, allowing vision to return to normal.

Migraines

More than just helping with pressure and inflammation, medical marijuana helps migraines by allowing medicine to be taken. With most migraines, eating and swallowing pills is painful and often leads to vomiting. Marijuana reduces vomiting, allowing treatment to be taken.

Beyond the conditions listed above, a medical marijuana doctor can tell patients about many more conditions that can be helped. PLEASE VISIT A CLINIC NEAR YOU FOR AN EVALUATION. They have experience working with a variety of conditions and bringing relief to patients through medical marijuana.

 

Choosing the best Medical Marijuana Strains

To determine the best medical marijuana strain for you, it is important to understand the differences between the two main strains:
Sativa and Indica
(and Sativa/Indica Hybrids).

Indica

The effects of Indica predominate strains are generally described as a sense of calm or serenity. Indica dominant strains are used to relieve stress and to relax. This strain can help reduce nausea for cancer patients, stimulates the appetite, and reduced intraocular pressure. Due to the sedative nature of indica is is best used during non-active times during the day or in the evening.

Sedating
Relaxing
Muscle relaxant
Decreases nausea
Treats acute pain
Increases appetite
Increases Dopamine

Sativa
The effects of Sativa predominate strains are generally described by a sense of energy, well-being and confidence. Sativa’s stimulate the neurotransmitter serotonin which acts in the central nervous system and is responsible for mood, appetite, and sexual function. Those with heightened anxiety or certain mental health concerns may need to use caution. Sativa is generally used during the day.

Activating
Anti-Depressant
Chronic Pain
Increases Focus
Increases Creativity
Increases Seratonin

Hybrid
The effects of hybrid cannabis are as varied as the hybrids themselves. Combining the sedative effects of indicas with the stimulating and uplifting qualities of sativas has resulted in medicinal cannabis strains that can be tailored to specific patient needs. Indica-dominant hybrids exhibit stronger sedative effects while sativa-dominant hybrids are more energizing.

With enormous variety amongst sativa and indica strains, cross-breeding these plants has resulted in thousands of cannabis sub-species. By combining the qualities of their indica and sativa ancestors, hybrids grow in a variety of shapes and sizes. Due to the convenience of short, densely flowering indicas, many hybrids today are indica-dominant (thus the wide variety of Kush strains). As the cannabis industry continues to grow, the full spectrum of indica and sativa hybrid strains will emerge.

Which Medical Marijuana Strain is Best for You?
Choosing the best medical marijuana strain for you is based on your symptoms or ailment combined with the desired effects. The list below will help narrow your choices. NOTE THAT MOST STRAINS ARE HYBRID, MEANING THEY ARE BRED AS A COMBINATION OF INDICA & SATIVA. NEXT TO THE STRAIN NAMES BELOW, YOU CAN SEE THE RELATIVE PERCENTAGE OF EACH TYPE.
For example, Blueberry (I 80/20) is bred as a Hybrid, 80% Indica and 20% Sativa).

Indica Dominant Strains

Blueberry (I 80/20)

Medicinal use: Anorexia, Appetite Stimulant, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Muscle Spasms and Nausea
Effects: Promotes Happiness and the feeling of Optimism and Well Being

Bubblicious (I 90/10)

Medicinal use: Anorexia, Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Stress and Tension relief.
Effects: Promotes Extreme Relaxation and Sleepiness

Northern Lights (I 95/5)

Medicinal use: Anorexia, Appetite stimulant, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Migraines, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Panic Attacks and Stress
Effects: Promotes Extreme Relaxation and Sleepiness while Promoting ones Appetite

Pineapple Chunk (I 80/20)

Medicinal use: Anti-Inflammatories, Anxiety, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Glaucoma, Insomnia, Menstrual Cramps, Muscle Tension, Nausea and Stress
Effects: Promotes Extreme Relaxation while enhancing ones Jovial Mood *May induce ‘Couch Lock’

OG- 18 (I 95/5 )

Medicinal use: Anorexia, Anti-Convulsants, Anti-Inflammatories, Anxiety, Appetite Stimulant, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Glaucoma, Insomnia, Menstrual Cramps, and Tremors and/or Shakes
Effects: Promotes Extreme Relaxation and Appetite while enhancing ones Jovial Mood and Sleepiness

Rocklock (I 80/20)

Medicinal use: Mild pain relief, Anorexia, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Migraines, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Panic Attacks and Stress
Effects: Promotes Extreme Relaxation and Sleepiness

Violator Kush (I 85/15)

Medicinal use: Anorexia, Anti-Convulsants, Anti-Inflammatories, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Migraines, Stress and Tension
Effects: Promotes Extreme Relaxation and Sleepiness

Vanilla Kush (I 85/15)

Medicinal use: ADHD, Anti-Inflammatories, Anorexia, Anxiety, Appetite Stimulant, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Muscle Tension, Nausea, and Stress
Effects: Promotes a Focused/Clear Relaxation while enhancing ones Jovial Mood

Sativa Dominant Strains

Island Sweet Skunk (S85/15)

Medicinal use: ADD, Alzheimer?s Disease, Asthma, Depression, Diabetes, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Nausea, Stress, Tension and Tourettes Syndrome
Effects: Promotes Focus, Creativity, Clarity and Alertness while enhancing ones Jovial Mood

New York Diesel #3 (S60/40)

Medicinal use: Anorexia, Anti-Convulsants, Anti-Inflammatories, Anxiety, Appetite Stimulant, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Glaucoma, Insomnia, Menstrual Cramps, and Tremors and/or Shakes
Effects: Promotes a Focused/Clear Relaxation while giving the feeling of Optimism and Well Being

Pineapple Trainwreck (S70/30)

Medicinal Use: Even though this medicine has some sativa effects, it shouldn’t leave you feeling paranoid or anxious. It delivers a functional experience, and relives moderate aches and pains for a really long time
Effects: Very good muscle relaxer qualities and leaves an appetite on the comedown.

Super Lemon Haze (S90/10)

Medicinal use: ADD, Alzheimer?s Disease, Depression, Glaucoma, Migraines and Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson?s Disease
Effects: Promotes Focus, Creativity, Clarity and Alertness *Caution-May induce Paranoia and Anxiety

Sour Diesel (S90/10)

Medicinal use: ADD, Alzheimer?s Disease, Anti-Psychotics, Bipolarism, Depression, Lou Gherig’s Disease , Multiple Sclerosis, and Stress
Effects: Promotes Focus, Creativity and Alertness while enhancing ones Jovial Mood
*Caution-May induce Paranoia and Anxiety

Satori (S60/40)

Medicinal use: ADD, Alzheimer?s Disease, Anti-Psychotics, Bipolarism, Depression, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson?s Disease
Effects: Promotes Focus, Creativity, Clarity and Alertness while enhancing ones Jovial Mood

The Purps (S60/40)

Medicinal use: Anti-Psychotics, Anxiety, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Migraines and Stress
Effects: Promotes Relaxation while giving the feeling of Optimism and Well Being

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