Cannabis is a plant originally found in nature, that is used both medicinally and recreationally. Marijuana has been used for many centuries for its known medicinally beneficial effects and its pleasurable mind-altering effects. Medicinally, cannabis has been found to be supportive for a variety of complaints and conditions and is continually studied to see what other benefits it may bring to our bodies and minds.
Marijuana is made up of multiple compounds and molecules which make up multiple plant varieties or strains. Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa are the two strains of marijuana most widely recognized. Each variety has its own unique benefits and compounds and can also be cultivated into hybrid strains. Sativa’s are often useful for energy and daytime medicinal needs. Indica’s are often useful for relaxation and nighttime support. Hybrids can support a range of needs. There is a wide range of conditions and needs that medical cannabis can support, experienced cultivation and strain matching can make medicinal marijuana even more specifically helpful for a certain need.
Consumable cannabis products are made through drying and processing the leaves and flowers into a variety of product options. You can consume marijuana the more traditional way by smoking the dried flowers and leaves, but there are also many other options for dosing and administration now. Cannabis products can be processed into a more concentrated form for vaping or for ingestion via extracts, tinctures, and edibles. CBD is also a cannabis byproduct that is isolated beneficial compounds of cannabis without the “high.”
Marijuana has proven to be incredibly beneficial and enjoyable to so many. It is worth it to explore what cannabis may bring for benefits to your ailments, conditions, and quality of life. Utilizing a strain-specific medicinal cannabis product can provide even more benefits for your specific condition or need. It is always recommended to explore cannabis with an experienced caregiver or dispensary that can be helpful in guiding you through the process of what product and dose might be best for you.