If you have never spoken with a medical marijuana doctor you may have some questions. Here are some common concerns patients may have when considering a visit to medical marijuana clinic to seek treatment.
What is medical marijuana used for?
When prescribed appropriately by a medical marijuana doctor, medicinal cannabis may help to alleviate a broad array of conditions. These include but are not limited to: multiple sclerosis (MS), pain, seizures, inflammation, substance use addictions, mental disorders, HIV/AIDS, and other diseases that affect the immune system.
Can I become addicted to marijuana?
As with any substance, extensive marijuana use may be habit forming. However, true addiction to marijuana is only seen in severe cases of extensive marijuana use and is highly unlikely. Someone is dependent upon a drug when they experience symptoms of withdrawal. Those who frequently use marijuana and then stop the use of the drug often report feeling irritable, having difficulty sleeping, and struggling with a decrease in appetite. These symptoms usually subside within 2 weeks after quitting marijuana use.
The probability of a medical marijuana patient becoming addicted to marijuana is extremely low. Medical marijuana doctors are trained to prescribe the proper dosage and the appropriate form of intake to meet the needs of each individual patient.
Can I overdose from marijuana?
A toxic overdose of cannabis is not possible. However, you can consume more than necessary, making you quite uncomfortable for the duration of its effects. When you have consumed too much marijuana you may feel nausea, panic, anxiety, dizziness, and emotional distress. In extreme cases of excessive marijuana consumption, people can have episodes of psychosis. A lapse in judgement due to overuse of the medicine may result in injury and poor coordination due to disorientation.
How do I know if I’ve ingested too much?
Uncomfortable effects of consuming too much medical marijuana include:
These effects usually pass anywhere within a few minutes to a few hours. If you take the appropriate dosage as prescribed by your medical marijuana physician, you will likely not experience any of these symptoms.
Can I drink alcohol if I am using marijuana as medicine?
Marijuana accents and changes the effects of other substances. It is not advised to consume alcohol at the same time of consuming marijuana as the effects of drinking are intensified when these substances are combined.
What are the Side Effects of Medical Cannabis?
Some patients may experience side effects that are unwanted while some patients may interpret additional effects as helpful to their condition. Some side effects of medical marijuana include:
The benefits of medical marijuana are still unfolding as more studies are conducted each day. The benefits certainly outweigh the risks, as the risks are minuscule in comparison to other drug prescriptions. As with any symptom or treatment, claims of success are contingent upon individual needs, conditions, and experiences. A consultation with a medical marijuana doctor is necessary for determining treatment for your condition. To find a medical marijuana clinic or apply for a medical marijuana card near you, follow the link below.
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