7 Mistakes Patients New To Medical Cannabis Make

Using medical marijuana is continuously becoming a normal phenomenon. Cannabis is increasingly growing in popularity, which is evident in the number of states that have currently made it legal. Also, extensive online information on cannabis use makes it extremely easy for new users to embrace it. Therefore, they are bound to make mistakes, as not all information is of value and may end up being unsuitable for you. Here are some of the top seven common mistakes that new users make when it comes to medical cannabis.

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1. Wrong storage methods for medical marijuana

Medical marijuana has many storage properties that you should consider to retain its potency levels. According to studies, cannabis is sensitive to light as it burns out the cannabinoid content. Light deactivate the cannabis potency making it ineffective.

Apart from light, high moisture and air in the cannabis storage space can cause extensive damage. Moisture results in growing mold on your stash and air increases the rate at which the cannabis degrades. For smokes, it is better to store them in airtight jars in a light-limited area that has shallow levels of humidity.

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2. Going too fast when using medical cannabis

Studies suggest that when using medical marijuana, it is better to start with low dosages. The dosage level increases gradually over time for the patient. New users do not have the patience to wait for results. They assume the cannabis is not working and end up consuming too much of the CBD oil and other extracts.

Visiting different cannabis dispensaries will give you essential information on cannabis dosage. Some even provide a guide on; how to find the right and sufficient dosage level that is safe for you as a new user. Also, even though there is no limit set in regards to the administration of medical cannabis, professionals such as physicians, pharmacists, and even marijuana experts may have a better idea of the dose that fits you.

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3. Ignoring apparent information

Patients also ignore the cautioning information on medical marijuana packages. They read the instructions and ignore them, especially if there are no effects visible. It means that their experience is one that needs improvement by avoiding these mistakes.

Visiting the best online dispensary in Canada is suitable for any information you need regarding medical cannabis. The mistake is visiting the dispensary or clinic once and never going back. You may have information on marijuana, but you do not have it all. Physicians in a clinic are an essential information resource and first cannabis use, advisors. 

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4. Assumptions that medical cannabis works on its own

New users tend to visit websites offering different information on medical cannabis. They gather information on its uses and once convinced, they visit online dispensaries and sites for purchase. Once they use, they do not get what they desire. At this point, they assume that medical marijuana does not work for them; they disregard its use and stop.

For the right effects, medical marijuana is used as an alternative treatment in conjunction with other medical drugs. Besides, it might be that you are not using the right cannabis strain. Therefore, you should visit your clinic once more and get another strain or your dosage levels adjusted. After purchase, be sure to conduct an independent test on the product and receive a CBD lab report. It will confirm whether or not you have the right type of medical cannabis for your ailment.

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5. Settling on one single medical cannabis strain

New users do not like to experiment on different strains. According to studies, different cannabis strains have different effects in providing pain relief for migraines, medical issues such as arthritis, chronic pain, among others. Different strains exhibit different concentrations of THC and CBD, which makes them perfect for various functionalities.

As a new user, you must have the right information regarding different medical marijuana strains. It will prevent using the wrong strain, which can have adverse effects. Besides, the strain information comes with advice on what they treat best, making sure you select the right strain. Change the strain you are using if the desired effects do not show.

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6. Believing medical marijuana will get you high

Studies indicate that medical marijuana is safe for use by first-time users. Even though you might feel euphoric, profoundly relaxed, and calm, you do not experience extreme behavior changes that come with using THC. These are not characteristics of a person being high, and they indicate that medical marijuana is taking effect.

However, according to different studies, first-time users experiencing chronic pain often have to use both CBD and THC potent strain. The high they experience in this case aims at providing relief from the extreme pain. It may cause you to sleep and improve your appetite levels, which is a real high in comparison to behavior change.

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7. Not being fully prepared for all the effects of using medical marijuana

Taking medical marijuana offers relief from chronic pain, among other illnesses. It delivers on the desired font and can even go beyond what a user expects. However, as a first user, you should prepare for other effects of using medical cannabis. These effects are because the body is digesting medical marijuana for the first time.  

The effects are avoidable if you stick to the dosage levels. Taking too much can result in dizziness, dry mouth, and red eyes. Therefore, you should stick to the smaller dosage and increase the dosage gradually even if you feel no effects. They might kick in later, and you end up regretting using medical marijuana.

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New users face many challenges when it comes to purchasing, using, and acquiring the right effects of medical marijuana. Therefore, making mistakes is unavoidable. You do not have to avoid using medical marijuana. By missing out on some of the above mistakes, you will have a great experience with medical marijuana.

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Harold Camaya is a healthy living blogger and advocate for alternative medicine.

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