There are a great deal of cannabinoids found in the trichomes of cannabis that have a variety of effects on the body. The most famous ones you’ve probably heard of: THC and CBD. Yet there are over a hundred different cannabinoids found in marihuana that have a whole variety of effects. Cannabinol (frequently abbreviated to CBN) was the first cannabinoid to be isolated from cannabis in 1940 and much like CBD it is considered to be non-psychoactive with many medicinal benefits.
One of the most common side effects when using a medical marijuana treatment is the lack of motivation that comes with some high potency strains. Though higher potency strains are perfect for tackling a variety of issues such as chronic pain or nausea, they can often leave you feeling couch-locked or lethargic. Yet, there are a variety of strains whose cannabinoid and terpene content make them ideal for providing an energetic and productive experience.
The following is a list of the top five strongest strains for productivity that will have you energized and ready to tackle the day while providing palliative effects.
Are you new to medicating with medical cannabis? Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been growing your own cannabis for years, keeping a journal could greatly help enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of your cannabis treatment plan. This journal should be personal and may change over time as you become more accustomed to medicating with cannabis. One of the best things a journal can do is help you accurately recall how much medication you took at a given time. A journal can also be an aide to help you differentiate between strains, types of edibles, and brands. Journaling can even be used to help you budget and plan the best time to refill your medicine cabinet. This will help reduce the stress of wondering when, what type, and how much medication you should get next time.
Concentrates made from cannabis have been around for a long time; yet lately, the term has become a bit enigmatic. Perhaps you have heard of wax or are familiar with hash. These are two forms of cannabis concentrate that have been extracted through different methods. While there are many aspects of cannabis that can be extracted, the most common elements are cannabinoids like THC and CBD. Concentrates are aptly named as they are more potent than smoking cannabis flower, making it ideal for those who need a fast acting, high dose treatment to alleviate their pain. To understand the nature of concentrates, we need a better understanding of how cannabis produces the medicines known as cannabinoids.
Medical marijuana treatments can be used to alleviate many ailments; however, too much medication can result in some unpleasant side effects. Often referred to as a “marijuana overdose”, patients may experience nausea, vertigo, paranoia, and panic attacks from a large dose of cannabis. These negative effects can last up to four hours and leave a patient feeling exhausted for even longer; on the other hand, cannabis will not shut off a person’s autonomous functions like lungs breathing or a heart beating. This is why many find cannabis to be a far less dangerous pain remedy than opioids. For further reading on cannabis and opioids, please, check out our blog post on the difference between cannabis and opioids.
With proper dosing, patients might never experience the negative side effects of cannabis. It may be difficult to predict this dose because everybody’s endocannabinoid system is different. On top of that, cannabis comes in many forms that each affect the body uniquely. For example, smoking a joint or eating a brownie will give a patient very different experiences even if both treatments offer an equivalent amount of THC. This is largely due to the way our livers process THC. For inexperienced patients, we recommend starting with a very low dose, one toke or 5mg of eaten THC, and slowly increasing your dose over time to meet your needs.