Today we learn about frequently asked Cannabis questions. The whole point of Rollin Stoned™ is to give you a safe space to learn about cannabis as a possible healing tool for your illness and or disability. So let's start at the beginning, shall we?
Q: Is cannabis a cure all?
A: No. Well, we don’t know for sure. As it’s federally illegal in the US, that prohibits most testing involving cannabis.
Q: Is there healing properties in cannabis? This is a long answer, so bare with us.
A: What we do know is that this plant contains healing properties in the oils secreted in its budding flower. This plant has 100’s of healing compounds like, THC CBD and CBN to name a few. These tiny little compounds are “quite effective for the chronic pain that plagues millions of Americans, especially as they age. Part of its allure is that it is clearly safer than opiates (it is impossible to overdose on and far less addictive) and it can take the place of NSAIDs such as Advil or Aleve, if people can’t take them due to problems with their kidneys or ulcers or GERD. In particular, marijuana appears to ease the pain of multiple sclerosis, and nerve pain in general. This is an area where few other options exist, and those that do, such as Neurontin (Gabapentin), Lyrica, or opiates are highly sedating.
Patients claim that marijuana allows them to resume their previous activities without feeling completely out of it and disengaged. Along these lines, marijuana is said to be a fantastic muscle relaxant, and people swear by its ability to lessen tremors in Parkinson’s disease. I have also heard of its use quite successfully for fibromyalgia, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, and most other conditions where the final common pathway is chronic pain. Marijuana is also used to manage nausea and weight loss and can be used to treat glaucoma. A highly promising area of research is its use for PTSD in veterans who are returning from combat zones. Many veterans and their therapists report drastic improvement and clamor for more studies, as restrictions loosen.”
Q: Is Marijuana safe for everyone?
A: No. Sometimes people actually have a gene that causes them to react poorly to consuming cannabis. Nausea, Paranoia, and trouble concentrating to name a few. If you experience any of these symptoms stop medicating immediately. You can always try again at a later date.
Q: How will I know if marijuana is right for me?
A: YOU have to be the master of your own health ship. Meaning you have to experiment. No one can tell if it’s right or not. But, I do advise that if you’re considering trying marijuana, purchase it from a legal dispensary, or a responsible grower, so you know exactly what you're getting. If you don’t know how it grew or who grew it, DON’T MEDICATE WITH IT. It may contain pesticides, mold, and any number of things that are not natural to the plant and it’s buds. And this could greatly affect the plants healing nature.
If you're alone, maybe invite someone you trust to sit with you while you try cannabis.
Q: Should I consult my doctor about my plans?
A: Yes! You need to “be aware that marijuana may change how prescription drugs work. Always talk with your doctor about any medications you are taking or thinking about taking and possible side effects when mixed with other things like marijuana.”
Q: Is cannabis safe to smoke?
A: I’m gonna be blunt. Pun intended. It’s never safe medically to inhale smoke into your lungs. Luckily, with cannabis you can eat it in an edible or tincture. Cannabis flowers can also be vaporized through something as small as a pen. Last but not least, you can also use cannabis as a topical in oils, lotions and bath bombs. All these options are considered safe ways to medicate!
If you have questions that weren’t on here, our inbox is always open. There are no dumb questions in Rollin Stoned™ Land!