In a single year, hundreds of thousands of people visit their physician and are prescribed medication with dangerous side-effects and addictive properties. This medication is considered safe because the benefits outweigh the risks. This is how the healthcare industry makes hundreds of millions of dollars each year. In recent years, things have changed. Medical marijuana is quickly becoming the most popular form of medication prescribed to those with simple ailments such as minor back pain or even those who are suffering from tumor growth in their body. The chemicals found in medical marijuana are complex and come in several different concentrations. The amount of tetrahydrocannabinol will differ per grade of cannabis, but also the constituents of the chemical known as THC will differ.
The complexity of tetrahydrocannabinol lends itself to the treatment of several different kinds of ailments and medical conditions. Some strains work better for back pain while others work better for anxiety. Some strains contain certain chemicals that have been shown to reduce the size of tumors. This means cancer patients that choose not to undergo chemotherapy will still have an option. Even patients to do undergo chemotherapy will be able to enjoy the benefits of cannabis. THC is known to increase appetite, reduce nausea, and help with sleeplessness. To legally acquire medical cannabis, patients will need to apply for a medical marijuana card with the help of their physician. Patients will need to talk to their physician to determine whether they are eligible for a medical marijuana card.
Medical grade cannabis is much more potent than most people expect. Average strains of marijuana contain about fifteen percent THC content at most. Medical grade cannabis can contain as much as sixty percent THC. Concentrates can contain as much as ninety-eight percent THC. The difference is staggering. Patients are encouraged to try several different strains to find what works best for them. Patients can visit a local weed dispensary for information about the various strains that are available. Experts will be able to help provide a selection of strains that should work well for their needs and even help choose a device that will help deliver the medicine in the best way possible.