When it comes to living with chronic pain, some days it can be debilitating. While there are many treatment options out there, sometimes they just don’t work. Depending on how long you have dealt with chronic pain, you might think you have tried everything. But, have you tried medical marijuana? Evidence and Medical research has shown that medical marijuana is an effective alternative to opioids without the negative side effects. Let’s take a look at what your options are when it comes to medical cannabis products for chronic pain.
Is There a “Best” Type of Marijuana to Try?
When it comes to marijuana, there are three types of strains. There is a large misconception that certain strains are better for certain kinds of ailments, however, this is not the whole truth. Research has shown that the effectiveness of one kind of marijuana over another has more to do with the ratio of THC to CBD and terpene profiles present in the marijuana itself. This difference in amounts of CBD and THC is where we find the misconception that Sativas are more ‘high-energy’ than Indicas, when this may not always be the case. A hybrid fits somewhere in the middle of those two extremes. As for which kind is best for chronic pain, the literature and clinical evidence suggests that a full-spectrum, low THC to high CBD ratio is the preferred medical marijuana compound to get the full medicinal effect and minimize any unwanted side effects.
Want to Learn More About Medical Cannabis Products for Chronic Pain?
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