Tips for Medical Marijuana Patients
If you’ve been authorized to use medical marijuana, or live in a state that has recently passed medical marijuana legislation, it can be intimidating to navigate the field of medical cannabis successfully. What should you expect as a patient? Which strain is best for you? In this blog, our New Jersey medical marijuana doctor shares a few tips on how to safely and responsibly use medical marijuana.
Knowledge is Power
Before anything, you should be informed. Public perception is that medical marijuana means smoking, but there are dozens of consumption options made available for patients. If smoking isn’t something you feel comfortable with, you can try vaporizing, edibles, topical application, or tincture concentrations. When meeting with your doctor, be sure to voice any concerns you may have – this allows the two of your to come up with a treatment plan that works best for you.
Even with a prescription, there are several basic guidelines you must follow for safe usage. You should treat it as you would with other medications – don’t share it with friends or family members. As with any prescription you’d receive, it is for you and you only. Follow your doctor’s recommendation on usage and make sure you’re using an appropriate dosage. In terms of proper storage, it should be saved in an airtight container and out of reach of children and pets.
Talk to Your Doctor
If you’re using medical marijuana and find yourself experiencing adverse side effects, or overwhelmed from cannabis that may be too potent, you should discuss this with the doctor who gave you your prescription. There’s a chance that you may need to change your consumption method or strain.
Dr. Medvedovsky, MD, is a board-certified New Jersey medical marijuana doctor at New Jersey Alternative Medicine. He has experience assisting patients suffering from a number of qualifying conditions including glaucoma, muscular dystrophy, PTSD, and more.
Our team is ready to hear from you. Call New Jersey Alternative Medicine today at (856) 351-5277 to request an appointment.