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Stress is a normal part of life, sometimes serving a useful purpose. Stress can motivate you to get things done, but sometimes it can cause anxiety and take a toll on your body. Cannabis has been one of the go-to solutions for many stressed individuals as it helps decrease stress and anxiety levels very quickly.
To maintain an active Medical Marijuana ID card, patients or their caregiver must submit an annual renewal application. The Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) recommends renewing your application 45 days before its expiration date.
Edibles are forms of marijuana that are meant to be consumed. They may come in the form of snacks, gummies, foods, ingredients, or other infused treats. They provide the same effective and safe medicinal effects as other medical marijuana products without the need for smoking, vaping, or rubbing.
Aside from smoking cannabis, there are now concentrates, edibles, transdermal patches, topicals and oils. Cannabis oil is one of the approved ways to ingest medical marijuana. Whether you are looking to make baked goods, infused recipes for drinks, or simply taking the oil sublingually (under the tongue), the possibilities are endless.
As a soon to be medical marijuana patient, you may have heard or even experienced a marijuana hangover. While there isn’t evidence or much research to prove that a marijuana hangover actually exists, some people who have consumed very high doses of marijuana have experienced residual effects the next day.
Both new and existing medical marijuana patients can benefit from regular communication from their physician. When you’re first considering cannabis as a treatment option, your medical marijuana physician is there to offer guidance and knowledge every step of the way.
Unlike other prescription medications, patients get to choose their own dosages of medical marijuana. A medical marijuana physician may recommend an appropriate THC dose, but the patient gets to increase their dose as needed. Not every patient will have the same reactions to medical marijuana.
Medical marijuana is a holistic and natural approach to wellness that increases the quality of life for patients in need. However, there can be side effects associated with medical marijuana. The good news is that these side effects are relatively mild compared to other controlled substances.
You may have considered medical marijuana as a treatment option if you’re suffering from a chronic condition. Medical marijuana is approved in Florida for a variety of conditions. If you’re thinking about speaking with your physician about medical marijuana, here are some questions to keep in mind.