In recent years, the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes has increased enormously. Medicinal weed, also called medicinal cannabis or mediwed is used to reduce pain in various medical conditions, and during treatments and therapy. Although almost any type of weed can be used in pain management, there are several types that fit various conditions. In America, more and more states have legalized weed for medicinal use. In addition to its medicinal effects, cannabis does not have the side effects of other drugs.
If you want to find out for yourself whether medicinal cannabis is suitable for you, we recommend that you first contact your family doctor or specialist.
Where can you get medicinal cannabis?
It is possible to legally obtain medicinal weed at the pharmacy, but you need a doctor's prescription for that. This prescription is regularly prescribed for patients who suffer from serious diseases and chronic pain. Medicinal weed is not a medicine, it can only reduce complaints. The soft drug weed consists of the dried buds of the flowers, so not weed in pill or powder form.
Effects of medicinal cannabis
Cannabis Indica has a high content of both THC and CBD. CBD or Cannabidiol gives the user a calming effect which is called "stoned". Due to the reduction in tension on the muscles this gives a very relaxing feeling. The Indica variations are often prescribed for complaints such as:
- Chronic pain
- Muscle cramps
- Rheumatic complaints
- Anxiety attacks
...And related complaints. The Sativa plant has a high THC content with a lower CBD content. This gives the user a "high" feeling which gives energy in both body and mind. Sativa is often recommended at:
- Reduced appetite
- Headaches and migraines
- Depressive feelings
- Chronic pains
Because of the positive properties and the lack of side effects, more and more people are growing their own weed seeds. Then you keep everything under control yourself, you know exactly under what conditions the plants are grown. With commercial weed sometimes tricks are used to increase the weight for example. You are allowed to grow weed in the Netherlands when you are 18 years or older, with a maximum of 5 plants. You may not place it under a grow light or professional growing equipment.
When determining the quality and effect of weed, the THC content is usually mentioned, other active substances are less known. However, more and more attention is being paid to the CBD content, the presence of these Cannabinoids in the weed also has a medicinal effect. THC and CBD are both Cannabinoids in which THC gives the known psychoactive effect. CBD, on the other hand, has no psychoactive effect, which makes it very suitable for medicinal applications. The presence of CBD has a beneficial effect on complaints in conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, arthritis, muscle spasms and more. CBD has no addictive effect, is also not harmful to the body, it is not possible to get an overdose. Seeds such as Blueberry, Strawberry Kush and Medical CBD Kush are rich in CBD Cannabinoids.
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