So I've found that both of those things helps with my various pains and some of my psych symptoms. I'm wondering if anyone else has much experience with cannabis for this purpose, and if so what strains work the best for what things? I'm quite new to using cannabis (living in WA state) and am not sure what strains I've used, but I do use the buds to make tinctures.
I've been using medical marijuana for pain for about 4 years now. Everyone reacts to strains differently but a few of my favorites are harlequin, pineapple dream and blue dream. If you keep up on your pain drawings put what strain you used that day and then you can get a better idea of which strains are going to help you most. There is a new book I got to figure out what strains would be best. It's called cannabis for chronic pain by dr. Rav Ivker. I haven't got far in the book yet but it is very informational and the dude who wrote it is a dr and treats patients with chronic pain and got into cannabis because he got shingles. Just remember to take the strain names with a grain of salt also. Some dispensaries don't label their stuff properly or get there stuff tested. My dispensary literally smells the jars and go "I think this is blue dream" so I go based off of smell with flower. Their wax is a little more trustworthy most of the time but it's hard to know for sure if I'm really getting the strain I'm asking for
Thanks a lot! That's actually really helpful, especially the bit about making a note of what strains have been used. I buy buds and then make them into tinctures (way cheaper) so it's a little hard to keep track of. The last tincture I made just ran out, and I made it about 6months ago
I check Weedmaps.com to find dispensaries near me. They also have menus, reviews and first time patient deals/weekly deals. It's really helpful when you are looking for a specific strain. It also helps because you know the places on that site are reliable and legal. Medicalcannabisstation.com makes me really nervous to use, they ship to every state even when some states arnt legal so that seems sketchy. Weedmaps is very reliable and one of the biggest names in the marijuana industry.
@Jennybo the magical butter machine is expensive, and only "works" with their stuff. What I do is use 90% everclear, a mason jar, cheese cloth bag, and the weed strain in question (the buds like you'd get for smoking). The first one I made, I just dropped a few buds in a tincture bottle with the alcohol - it was alright. The others ones we ground them up (like for smoking) and put that and the keef into the bottle with the alcohol. For 90% everclear it needs to soak for at least 6weeks, shake it least 2x a week (everyday is ideal). For 70% everclear it needs to soak for at least 12 weeks, with same shaking rules. This also works for any herbal mixture, I have one for anxiety, another for upset stomach, and one to help me get to sleep - just look up recipes with ratios. Oh! SUPER IMPORTANT: look up the contraindications for anything you take. Between tinctures and meds (including Tylenol and vitamins) and between one tincture and another. And check with doctor (if you can) if you're on antidepressants
Remember: this is a tincture. You should start with a few drops, and see how that works. This is an absurdly high concentration of alcohol, if you try to drink this you might just die from alcohol poisoning.
Another tip with tinctures is to wait 45mins to an hour before you decide to take more sprays. If you are in a really bad flare and using it to alleviate some of the pain, set a timer! I was once having muscle spasms in my back for 12 hours. I waited what seemed like an hour between sprays but because I was in so much pain I didn't realize it had only been 15 mins. I ended up eating the equivalent of a gram of wax. I passed out, woke up 8 hours later sick to my stomach and still insanely high.
Not sure what ‘works’ with their own stuff means. The butter machine comes with everything you need except the actual ingredients. I own one. I have used it many times. It’s fast. It extracts the most medicine. It’s easy and fail proof. You don’t lose out on money because you screw up a batch making it in your own. The choice is yours and there is no wrong way to make tincture. But no way I’m waiting 12 weeks for something that is not as potent and may or may not work. There is something to be said for consistent dosing with plant medicine.
They don’t sell or require you to buy ingredients from their company, that’s all I’m trying to clarify here. I buy ingredients at grocery store or pull it out of my pantry - coconut oil, mct oil, vegetable glycerin, herbs, etc. They might recommend certain ingredients but they are not required. It helps to own and use the machine in order to give a review of it.
Thank you for all of the knowledge. I looked at the magical butter and love that it is very precise, but with Christmas coming and having 2 kids (14 & 20 act like they are 5 at Christmas) I can't spare the money to buy it. At least if I start a homemade tincture with 90% everclear, I'm moving in the right direction. I am sick of buying "Hemp tinctures" Massachusetts has legalized recreational use of pot but hasn't gotten their heads out of their asses to figure out how to open anyplace legally to sell it! Duh! So until then and until after Christmas I will start a home made one! Thanks again!
@Jennybo keep it on the down low because when you convert it to a tincture using ever clear according to the authority and best weed legal information Norml.org it make the product a felony! Yikes I am with you it is not legal in Texas yet either but then again who follows stupid laws.
THC and CBD are the power couple of cannabis compounds—they work best together. Scientific studies have established that CBD and THC interact synergistically to enhance each other’s therapeutic effects. British researchers have shown that CBD potentiates THC’s anti-inflammatory properties in an animal model of colitis. Scientists at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco determined that a combination of CBD and THC has a more potent anti-tumoral effect than either compound alone when tested on brain cancer and breast cancer cell lines. And extensive clinical research has demonstrated that CBD combined with THC is more beneficial for neuropathic pain than either compound as a single molecule
I was told to buy the CBD oil without any other additives like grape seed oil or coconut oil. I found one with no other ingredient and trying it for first time. If I don’t get any results then I will have to go get a card for medical and go through a distributor center. Just trying to avoid the high. It just doesn’t do me any good if the stuff makes me all paranoid.
I am now in a state that it is legal to use pot but my state can't pull their heads out of their xxxxx, so they haven't allowed any distributors to open until next July. Ugh. Talk about dummies. And I can't go get my medical card because I don't want to lose my license to carry. Stupid state. But thanks for all the great advice. 🙂