How to Find out If Medical Marijuana Is Right for You

Photo Credit: the Medicinal Marijuana Association

Photo Credit: the Medicinal Marijuana Association

Making the decision to begin medical marijuana therapy is a big step, and it can be an intimidating one. Patients who consider medical marijuana use are considering an alternative treatment option that, while it is gaining in popularity among some physicians, is still not widely accepted nationwide in all medical communities. Many patients prefer mmj because it's natural, relatively non-addictive, and the side effects are mild and non-lethal, but it's not for everyone. First, consider the condition you are treating. Medical marijuana can successfully relieve a wide variety of symptoms, but not all symptoms. Many patients suffering from cancer and AIDS have been able to alleviate their nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Other patients suffering from glaucoma, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain, have also experienced significant symptom relief.

If you decide your symptoms could benefit from medical marijuana, you should then consult your physician who can assess your situation and determine whether or not you're a good candidate for the medication. There are certain risks that outweigh the benefits of medical marijuana therapy, so listen to your physician if you are refused for valid reasons. If you are approved for medical marijuana use, our app can be extremely useful in future doctor consultations through the "export journal" function on your profile page. There, you can directly export your daily dosing regimen so your doctor can see exactly how you've been medicating and better understand your routine so he or she can appropriately answer the questions or concerns you may have.

Lastly, once certified for use, you need to choose the right cannabinoid composition to achieve the best relief. Not all strains treat all symptoms and illnesses. Trial and error may be necessary, but with our app at hand, you can keep track of the CBD and THC percentages that best relieve your symptoms by journaling on a daily basis. You can also look to our dosing guidelines for recommendations on a good starting point for your dose. Read more about the steps towards deciding whether or not mmj might be for you on the Medicinal Marijuana Association. This information has been approved by our Chief Medical Officer.