Cannabis can elicit strong reactions. This comes from doctors, scientists, researchers, policymakers, and the general people. Is it secure? Is it permissible? Decriminalized? In what circumstances does it come in handy? Is it habit-forming? What are we going to do to keep it out of the hands of teenagers? Is it the “miracle medicine” that everyone claims it to be? Is it a smokescreen towards full-fledged cannabis legalization?
These are only a few of the many outstanding questions about this topic. Questions to avoid answering so that we can concentrate on two main points: 1. why do patients find it useful, and 2. how can they address it with their doctor.
Marijuana for sale remains legal in 29 states and Washington, DC on a state-by-state basis. From the standpoint of the federal authorities, it is still unlawful. Its prosecution was not even a minor priority for the Obama administration. President Donald Trump vowed that he would not interfere with cannabis users. But his administration is now threatening to rescind that commitment. Approximately 85% of Americans support the legalization of this drug. There is an estimate that at least a million people in the United States now use it.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT MEDICAL USES OF MARIJUANA FOR SALE?
In the United States, it is mostly used to treat pain. Marijuana for sale is ineffective for severe pain (such as post-surgical pain or a broken bone). It is quite effective for chronic pain, which affects millions of Americans. Especially as they get older. Its attractiveness stems from the fact that it is safer than opiates. It is difficult to overdose on and far less addictive. It can be an alternative for NSAIDs like Advil or Aleve. For instance, when patients are unable to take them due to kidney, ulcer, or GERD problems.
This drug appears to help with the pain of Multiple Sclerosis, as well as nerve pain in general. There are few alternative options in this region. Those that do, like Neurontin, Lyrica, or opiates, are quite sedating. Patients say that this drug permits them to resume their previous activities. All without feeling drowsy or uninterested.
So, marijuana for sale can be an excellent muscle relaxant. Users often state this by its ability to reduce tremors in Parkinson’s patients. I’ve also heard of its use for interstitial cystitis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis. Furthermore, a variety of other illnesses where chronic pain is the symptom.
It is also used to treat glaucoma and can help with nausea and weight loss. Its application treating PTSD in veterans is a very promising field of research. Many veterans and their therapists claim significant improvements. They call for greater research as well as a relaxation of government limits on its study. Patients with HIV-related discomfort and wasting syndrome. As well as irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease.
This isn’t meant to be a comprehensive list. Rather, an overview of the conditions for which this drug can help. Claims of effectiveness, like all therapies, should often warrant research.
NOT TAKING IT FOR THE HIGH
Because this component of marijuana for sale has minimal intoxicating characteristics. The extract from the hemp plant known as CBD is the least controversial. Cannabis contains about 100 active ingredients. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the chemical responsible for the “high” associated with consumption of this drug. CBD-dominant strains contain little or no THC. Patients report little to no change in consciousness.
Patients do report a variety of CBD advantages. Ranging from sleeplessness relief, anxiety relief, spasticity relief, and pain relief. As well as treatment of life-threatening disorders like epilepsy. Dravet syndrome is a type of infantile epilepsies. It is almost impossible to control. Yet, it responds well to a CBD-dominant strain of marijuana for sale.
WHY YOU SHOULD TALK TO A PROFESSIONAL
Many people are in the position of wanting to learn more about this drug. But. they are hesitant to discuss it with their doctor. This is partly due to the medical community’s dismissive attitude toward the problem. Doctors are now playing catch-up. Attempting to stay ahead of their patients’ understanding of the situation. Some already uses this drug but are unsure how to notify their doctors. They are often afraid of judgement or condemnation.
My advice to patients is to be completely honest and transparent with their doctors. Also for them to have high expectations of them. Tell them you believe this to be part of your care and that you expect them to be know about it. At the very least be able to put you in the right way.
My advice to doctors is to learn about this drug. Be open-minded, and above all, be non-judgmental, whether you are pro, neutral, or against it. Patients are embracing it. We don’t have extensive studies and “gold standard” proof of the benefits and risks. We need to be open-minded, learn about it, and, be non-judgmental. Otherwise, our patients will seek out other, less trustworthy sources of information. They will continue to do so, but they will not tell us. As a consequence, our doctor-patient relationship will suffer. Other doctors often argue that there isn’t enough data to recommend this drug. But there is even less scientific evidence to justify burying our heads in the sand.