You can smoke it, vape it, put a drop or two under your tongue and rub it on you in oil or lotion.
There is plenty of evidence that shows therapeutic effects related to reducing chronic pain, nausea and vomiting (especially in chemotherapy patients), and tight or stiff muscles from MS.
The why …
It’s all about the Cannabinoids
Cannabinoids — the active chemicals in medical marijuana — are similar to chemicals the body makes that are involved in appetite, memory, movement, and pain.
Research suggests cannabinoids might:
- Reduce anxiety
- Reduce inflammation and relieve pain
- Control nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy
- Kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth
- Relax tight muscles in people with MS
- Stimulate appetite and improve weight gain in people with cancer and AIDS
- Source WebMD
We hear good things from folks in legal states who get quite a bit of relief for their anxiety and PTSD. Not everyone though, so when it becomes available make sure you go to a prescribing doc who can recommend strains, THC levels and methods of consuming for your particular needs.
Like any medicine it may take awhile to get the right mix, so give it time and go slow and do your research.
I have PTSD/Major Depression and variety of physical problems, so as I proceed through the process I will keep you posted.