The 411 On Medical Marijuana
Medical marijuana is any part of the marijuana plant that you use to treat health problems. People use it to get relief from their symptoms, not necessarily to try to get high. Most marijuana that's sold legally as medicine has the same ingredients as the kind that people use for pleasure. But some medical marijuana is specially grown to have less of the chemicals that cause feelings of euphoria.
Marijuana plants have multiple chemicals, known as cannabinoids. The two main ones are THC and CBD. THC gives some of the pleasurable effects that pot smokers are looking for, but it also has some effects that may treat medical problems. Many researches suggest that CBD may be helpful for some health issues, but it doesn't cause you to get high.
People who smoke marijuana begin to feel its effects almost immediately, while those who eat it may not feel it for up to an hour. When you smoke pot, THC goes from your lungs to the bloodstream and causes your brain cells to release the chemical dopamine, leaving you feeling high.
Medical marijuana helps to ease pain, nausea, and loss of appetite in people who have cancer and HIV. Some research suggests medical marijuana may cut down seizures in people with epilepsy and that it eases multiple sclerosis symptoms like muscle stiffness and spasms, pain, and frequent urination.
Medical marijuana can change your mood, making you feel happy, relaxed, sleepy, or anxious. It can also disrupt your short-term memory and decision-making ability. These side effects can last 1 to 3 hours based on the dose consume. Make sure it’s the right moment for you to ease your pain.
The FDA has approved two drugs that include ingredients also found in marijuana. Dronabinol has synthetic THC and is used to treat nausea from chemotherapy and extreme weight loss in people with AIDS. Nabilone is used for the same reasons, but it has a man-made chemical that's similar to THC.
Users smoke medical marijuana in paper-rolled cigarettes or pipes. You can also brew it into a beverage, eat it in cooked foods, or take it in pill form. The effects of a marijuana pill can be strong and long-lasting. This makes it hard to predict how it will affect a person. It can also be inhaled through vaporizers. Cannabinoid receptors have also been found in skin. Some use topical marijuana for pain and inflammation. We have found this to be a great treatment and incorporate it into our massage therapy and facials upon request.
At Rejuvaline MedSpa we believe firmly that Medical Marijuana is a great treatment for various symptoms and illnesses. Anything we can do to help you get through rough moments, we strive to achieve. If you are living in South Florida and want to discuss your health concerns, please be sure to reach out. We are here to help!