If you’re seeking medical cannabis treatments for a condition or conditions you have, you’ve come to the right practice. Our Boca Raton Medical Marijuana Doctor can help you determine your eligibility and find you the right treatment to suit your needs. It’s important to know beforehand, however, that medical marijuana can come in a variety of forms. Read on to learn what they are.
First, there are two types of cannabis a patient might receive: low-THC and “regular” THC-containing cannabis. Both will be medical grade, but there are distinct differences between the two.
Low-THC cannabis is not likely to give you any of the highs you might expect, though you might experience a more relaxed feeling after taking it. The active ingredient in this version is cannabidiol, or CBD, another compound naturally found in the plant. It can be applied to a host of symptoms and conditions as THC-rich cannabis is, but it typically won’t feature a sedative effect. Research shows it’s non-toxic, so you don’t have to worry about overdosing.
“Regular” medical-grade cannabis features normal levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound in cannabis that gives people the “high” feeling. It does more than that, though, and features health benefits all its own. Depending on your condition, how much THC there is in your cannabis dosage will vary. THC treatments should also feature a decent amount of CBD, since it works in unison with THC and can lower its side effects.
From there you’ll find there are different ways to consume medical cannabis, which will also be discussed to fit your lifestyle best. There are also different plants from which to choose based on your desired THC/CBD levels: indica, sativa, or a hybrid. Depending on the results you want, you can get varying combinations of the compounds, strains, or treatments. Florida law does not allow smoking or injection of these treatments, so be aware of this when you get cleared for a prescription. Below are the currently available treatments:
- nasal application
- topical application
These aren’t all available in every treatment center, so be aware of your options when you seek the treatment.
While cannabis still has a ways to go to get accepted into legal mainstream medication, the benefits are already here if you know where to look. Once you find a doctor licensed to prescribe medical cannabis, like Dr. Bruce Stratt, MD, you can determine whether you qualify for the treatment and how it can help you manage the conditions you wish to address. Schedule an appointment with our Medical Cannabis Clinic to get on your way to cannabis’s many benefits for better health.