For those of you who have newly decided to take the step and try medical cannabis, also known as marijuana, I congratulate you! At this point, you’re probably wondering where to start. Getting started in the world of medical marijuana is an easy process if you follow my advice and make yourself knowledgeable about what you’re doing.
The first thing you need to do is check your respective states’ laws regulating medical cannabis. I have provided you with an article in my Know Your Cannabis Laws section that outlines the laws in each of the states in the US that allow the use of medical purpose cannabis.
After you do that, if the laws in your state allow the sale of medical cannabis, you need to obtain a medical marijuana ID card. This is a very essential step because you cannot acquire medical marijuana without one. Dispensaries will NOT sell to unlicensed patients. Take a look at my article Obtaining Medical Marijuana Card for a more in depth instructions on how to get your card. Note that if you are traveling, know which states will accept your individual ID card.
Once all of the above is done, you are now ready to begin treatment. As a first step, I personally would recommend that you get a pipe. Simple glass hand pipe works very well if you want to keep it simple. After that, pick yourself up some bomb ass bud and get smoking! Start slow if it is your first time or if you are still new, as medical cannabis is some of the strongest out there.
Don’t Smoke? No Problem! One alternative that I prefer are tasty cannabis-infused edibles. They can come as just about every type of tantalizing treat imaginable. Please be careful with edibles, because it produces a different, more intense psychoactive effect than simply smoking the plant. I cannot stress enough that there isn’t a true standard dosing regimin when it comes to medical cannabis. Proper amounts are solely dependent on quality of product, quantity of it, and the tolerance level of the consumer.