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How to start your medical marijuana

Here are a couple tips on starting your medical marijuana.  If you have not tried  THC or CBD, or if you have not tried a particular way to take THC or CBD (like by mouth instead of inhaled), there are a couple things to be aware of:

  • THC: the first couple of times you take your THC,  you might feel anxious. If this does not go away in a couple of days, call us.  Sometimes the experience you get with THC gets interpreted by your brain as anxiety and once your brain gets used to it, it’s OK. If anxiety on taking THC is really bad or if it lasts more than a couple days, stop the THC and call us.
  • CBD: the first couple of times you take CBD, you might get diarrhea.  If this does not go away in a couple days, stop your CBD and call us.

So go LOW and SLOW to start both THC and CBD.

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CBD vape for $45. For real.

Here is an inexpensive choice to try CBD vaping. It’s the Juju Royale Irie Stick, with 100 mg CBD in a disposable vape pen. As of blogpost writing, they were doing a 2-for-1 sale.

This is sold out of  a place in WA state which has been a reliable source of online CBD products for some of our patients.  Here’s the link.

Obligatory Disclaimer:

We make no representation as to the reliability or quality of the products from the companies mentioned in this blogpost.  We cannot recommend any of these companies or products.  You have to do your own research and decide for yourself whether this is for you.

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What is vaping?

Here is some info for beginners to vaping.

A lot of med marijuana can be given through a vape pen, which is a device that takes a small amount of liquid, turns it into a vapor, then allows you to inhale this vapor in order to get the medicine into your lungs and bloodstream.

Here are some videos culled from YouTube that may help.

Basics: what is a vape pen? How do they work?

 

How do I inhale without coughing?

TL;DR: keep inhaling air after your hit.

 

 

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DIY med marijuana CBD gel topical

Yes we are geeks, and yes you can do this yourself.
Here’s a page from Leafly on how to do this from scratch.

One quick n dirty recipe for making CBD topical  from the Green Mountain CBD edible salve ( 600 mg / 30 ml, $30 so far):

  • one jar of Green Mountain CBD edible salve
  • one cup (250ml) aloe vera gel

Mix and if necessary heat GENTLY to get it to mix.

This makes a 2 mg CBD / ml gel to try as a topical. Just information.

 

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Employers and NYS med marijuana patients

Here’s a post from a law firm about employer obligations to people getting medical marijuana in NYS. This is an area of active case law now, so get informed and if you think your rights under this law are being violated, find a lawyer to help you.

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Results: medical marijuana and pain

Here are results from 280 MedMarijuana Consultants patients who are being treated for pain.  We asked them to report their results on a 1-5 star scale (like Amazon or Yelp).  Here is what they said:

  • 70% had good or better pain relief with MedMarijuana Consultants
  • 40% had excellent pain relief with MedMarijuana Consultants

This is no accident.  Our process of followup and tuning medical marijuana  provides superior results.  We can get people  more relief faster.  Our decision algorithm is constantly updated in real time to learn from our patients’ experience and roll this out for our next recommendation.   Oh, and we can save you serious money when you buy your medical marijuana, that’s part of our real-time learning algorithm too.  So:

  • more relief
  • faster relief
  • less expensive.

Think about it.

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NY just added 5 more dispensary companies !

Hot off the press. NY state just approved five more companies to grow and distribute medical marijuana. Here’s  the article from Marijuana Business Daily.

This is good news for patients: the more competition, the lower the price. NY prices are at least 3x West Coast prices per mg of THC. Props to NYS for making this vital medicine more available to its citizens.

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Medical Marijuana and Jeff Sessions

Here’s an article from today’s Washington Post arguing that Jeff Sessions will fail in his quest to limit patients’ access to medical marijuana.

Our new Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has targeted marijuana including medical marijuana in his new War on Drugs.  He has asked Congress to allow him to prosecute doctors patients and providers of medical marijuana in states where it is allowed, breaking the years-long agreement between the Federal and State governments.  So far, Congress has resisted this terrible policy, but we all need to make our Congressman(person)   aware of our support for medical marijuana.

Call the local office of your US Congressperson and tell them you want marijuana on Schedule 2.  That’s short hand for making medical marijuana equal to oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl for the DEA and FDA. Right now it’s the equivalent of heroin (“no medical use”). Both the NAS (National Academy of Science) and NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) have said that medical marijuana is effective in treating disease and may be one of the keys to taming our opioid epidemic.

It is crazy that we have to fight our own Attorney General to make sure that facts about reality determine our government’s policy. So be it, but fight.

 

 

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CBD vape online: more info

We have more information about the availability of CBD vapes online. Here is  another  video about another source to help you inform yourself about this.

Thanks to our patients for keeping us informed about options! Whenever we get some new useful info, we try to broadcast it to help everybody.

Obligatory Disclaimer:

We make no representation as to the reliability or quality of the products from the companies mentioned in this blogpost.  We cannot recommend any of these companies or products.  You have to do your own research and decide for yourself whether this is for you.

 

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How to use the Pure Ratios CBD vape

Here’s a quick video about how to assemble and use the Pure Ratios CBD vape.

Obligatory Disclaimer:

We make no representation as to the reliability or quality of the products from the companies mentioned in this blogpost.  We cannot recommend any of these companies or products.  You have to do your own research and decide for yourself whether this is for you.

 

CORRECTION: The name is “Pure Ratios” , not “Pure Fusions”. My bad.