Overall, medical marijuana use may feel a bit more like an art than an exact science. The response is highly individualized and, often, there is a lot of trial and error involved.
Some things to keep in mind:
Taking medical marijuana by mouth has similar effects to inhalation, but with a slower and less predictable uptake. There are different forms of edibles on the market. When you eat a marijuana-containing product, it must travel through the digestive tract just like any other food or beverage, so you will not feel the effects right away – a couple of hours is typical. This is one reason why people are more likely to over-consume edibles, so be careful. If you do not feel the effects immediately, do not take more. Some studies suggest that the digestion of marijuana may have increased beneficial effects on the digestive system, due to the direct interaction with the gut microbiota. 11
WHY YOUR MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS WHEN USING MEDICAL MARIJUANA
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Now, let’s unpack all this. Remember, marijuana’s exogenous (external) cannabinoids bind to endogenous (natural) receptors in your body. The main cannabinoids studied in marijuana are:
For many, hemp has been proven as a safe and effective natural approach to pain relief. Here is what you need to know about hemp flower for pain relief.
Why use hemp flower for pain relief?
Hemp Flower For Pain Relief
Most prevalent terpenes to look for in your hemp strain are:
How to consume hemp flower? What is the best hemp flower product to reduce pain for you? Well, you have more than a couple of options.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most popular cannabinoids in hemp. Research shows that CBD can be effective in alleviating different types of pain, including: