Medical Marijuana for chronic pain

Posted by mmoss @mmoss, Mar 27 4:44pm

Does Medical marijuana work for chronic pain. Looking for alternatives to Vicodin.

My understanding is that CBD should not give you any problems with TSA. Border security is another story altogether. So you can be certain I suggest you check out the U.S. Customs website to be sure. Youtube has a great deal of videos about Canadians trying to cross into the U.S. and are stopped for various reasons. You don't want to depend on anyone else's opinion for something this important that could jail you are stop you from entering the U.S.

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Depends if you use the hemp CBD without the turpenes in it. It is against federal law to have it, but if you go to a recreational mmj dispensary, perhaps you can buy what you need for your stay. Not all states have recreational and the medical card takes some steps to fulfil before you can use it.

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Good morning! I have a medical marijuana card in Connecticut. I have been smoking just at night a 3:1 or 5:1 CBD: THC combo. If pain is very bad, then I use an indica blend to sleep and it really does help. I am experimenting with making my own edibles. I take 3300 mg gabapentin – cymbalta and tramadol when needed. I have reduced the tramadol from every night to as needed!

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@luann262

Good morning! I have a medical marijuana card in Connecticut. I have been smoking just at night a 3:1 or 5:1 CBD: THC combo. If pain is very bad, then I use an indica blend to sleep and it really does help. I am experimenting with making my own edibles. I take 3300 mg gabapentin – cymbalta and tramadol when needed. I have reduced the tramadol from every night to as needed!

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This is interesting. So I’m not a huge fan of the pot high. I didn’t realize you could get weed that had more CBD than THC. So you just ask them at the dispensary for that?

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@joycemarie

Thank you. I greatly appreciate the warnings. I was not aware of the dangers and will now use Volteran very cautiously. I agree with your analysis that it does not make sense to use any medications that increase one's risk of health problems as contrasted to benefits.

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Additionally, Volteran Gel is available as a patch that provides 12 hours of area specific relief. It works much better that the gel alone but requires prescription from your doc.

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@stephdoug123

This is interesting. So I’m not a huge fan of the pot high. I didn’t realize you could get weed that had more CBD than THC. So you just ask them at the dispensary for that?

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Good evening @stephdoug123, @luann262 Thank you for responding to the posts about the benefit of medical cannabis. I can't support the smoking option, I find that tinctures work quite well and give you the option of changing the dosages based upon your need for pain control.

I use a 1:1 CBD/THC for the get-up and get going call in the morning. The afternoon can be a 1:3 CBD/THC if it has been one of those kinds of days. And I find comfort in a 2:1 CBD/THC tincture at bedtime. You can also change the quantity or frequency if required, e.g. a full dropper might be too much or too little for your need. The challenge is that you are your own prescriber and monitor for evaluating the performance of the marijuana dose.

May you be healthy and whole.
Chris

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@artscaping

Good evening @stephdoug123, @luann262 Thank you for responding to the posts about the benefit of medical cannabis. I can't support the smoking option, I find that tinctures work quite well and give you the option of changing the dosages based upon your need for pain control.

I use a 1:1 CBD/THC for the get-up and get going call in the morning. The afternoon can be a 1:3 CBD/THC if it has been one of those kinds of days. And I find comfort in a 2:1 CBD/THC tincture at bedtime. You can also change the quantity or frequency if required, e.g. a full dropper might be too much or too little for your need. The challenge is that you are your own prescriber and monitor for evaluating the performance of the marijuana dose.

May you be healthy and whole.
Chris

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This was really helpful. Thank you. My husband is a medical user so I have a caregiver card. I will go to the dispensary to see what I can find.

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@stephdoug123

This is interesting. So I’m not a huge fan of the pot high. I didn’t realize you could get weed that had more CBD than THC. So you just ask them at the dispensary for that?

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Yes_ my dispesary has a web site so you can fill a cart ahead of time and go pick it up. They do have very high CBD ratios that you will not feel high from. I use those during the day as needed. a bit more of a blend at night. Reklieves anxiety as well . Good luck!

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@stephdoug123

This was really helpful. Thank you. My husband is a medical user so I have a caregiver card. I will go to the dispensary to see what I can find.

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Oh…I am so glad. I try to listen carefully to your needs and stay very current with the cannabis development for pain.
Chris

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I personally use the CBD drops during the day if I need pain relief. When home I will use the THC or in the evening at bedtime. I never smoke anything, always use drops or gummies. I have had asthma since a child and have lung issues so I don't smoke nor do I allow myself around any smokers if possible. Smoke irritates my lungs and I start wheezing and then I need my inhaler.

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@stephdoug123

This is interesting. So I’m not a huge fan of the pot high. I didn’t realize you could get weed that had more CBD than THC. So you just ask them at the dispensary for that?

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Most dispensaries have websites which permit you to view what they offer. You should be able to find what you need before you get there. Considering your own wellbeing you don't want to be standing at the counter for an extended period causing yourself more pain. And you don't want to be overwhelmed by what you see in front of you. Shopping from home is the way to go and ensures you don't waste your time traveling and not being able to obtain what you need. I'm in PA.and I have three dispensaries within 20 minutes of my home.

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Can I use CBD for sleep if on levothyroxine and simvistatin? I'm on blood pressure pills too…I will of course be talking to my Dr. before I do anything..

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