Cornwall Ontario – Good day everyone, I’m “Wendy the Weed Witch” and I’m excited to entertain and at least give some guidance regarding medicinal marijuana. A word of caution; as a patient, I tend to use common sense logic and am brutally honest as to the bullshit surrounding medicinal marijuana.
As someone who has been experimenting for many years, it can be a nightmare trying to figure out what is what, how much of this, how much of that etc. Through experience, I’m hoping to encourage others who are confused about medicating themselves and organize some format that channel out the endless opinions that hold little to no value. The one thing I’ve learned about medicating yourself is that you have to be your own guinea pig and like with any new introduction of anything, go slow and steady just like sex! Slow and steady, slow and steady, slow……steady. Got it?
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As a pain sufferer, it has been challenging finding what works best. Reading through pages and pages helped but with different views, different methods etc., it was difficult to capture what worked for me. The vital thing about medicating yourself is to gain knowledge with basic information. This will help guide you in choosing what product works best for you.
It’s important to familiarize yourself with different strains. You have two different types of marijuana. One is sativa (day time) and the other is indica (night time). With that, you have different strains and by combining the two, you make a hybrid which creates a larger amount of options.
Sativa is usually uplifting as it gives you energy and has positive side effects like hunger, happy, focused, increases libido etc. however, it can also have negative effects of anxiety, heart palpitations, paranoia and can convince you that you are dying. You know, when the anxiety plays right into your symptoms of a heart attack! Yup, been on that ride a few times. Shooting the rapids when you are looking for a lazy river. Not fun at all. Your body can become overwhelmed if too much is taken at once especially with the potency of products. Micro-dosing can be extremely beneficial. Slow and steady, remember?
Indica aids in sleep, swelling and pain to name a few. It is the preferred choice to help with the ailments mentioned, especially when they are caused by disease. It gives a deep relaxation that eases tension which is often secondary to pain. You need to be aware that if too much is taken, it will drop your blood pressure and you will feel weak placing you are at risk to fall if you get up too fast. Also be mindful that it can double and triple the effects of alcohol which isn’t a fun ride either. I’ve seen people crawl and vomit as a result of taking too much, so again……slow and steady!
Hybrids can be balanced, or, indica or sativa dominant. By learning what works best for you using pure strains of sativa and indica, will help you determine which hybrid will benefit you the most. Once you learn basic names, you will be able to identify many hybrids. It is strongly recommended that you keep a log of the strain, dosage, time, method and environment including what you ate. I’ve learned that your environment can influence the response you get so write what you were watching, who was with you, texting etc. Just a few notes…through time, you will see a pattern of what helps you and what doesn’t.
If you’ve read this far, thank you. I want to especially thank my husband for playing some propagated tv garbage that fuels me to no end and my children who consistently interrupted me while I was trying to write this. Maybe I will give them a cookie before I write the next article and before anyone goes crazy, the children are all over 18.
Peace and please post your comments and questions below.
Wendy the Weed Witch is a hot rocking chick with over 25 years of work in the medical field. After struggling with debilitating chronic pain she started to explore medicinal marijuana and the benefits in dealing with her issues. Her hobbies include music and travel. She’s started this column to share and exchange ideas with other people looking for more from Marijuana than cool waves and a warm buzz.