Medical Marijuana 101
Marijuana has been shown to be particularly useful to reduce nausea and vomiting, to increase appetite, and for pain relief. It is also reported to help with inflammation.
This article covers the following subjects, each in their own section:
- Medical marijuana and the law
- How much marijuana to take
- How to use marijuana
- What to buy and where to buy it
- If you are considering flying with marijuana, a good overview of rights and what to expect is in a New York Times article. To see it, click here.
- Dr. Gregory T. Carter, co-author of Medical Marijuana 101, raises the following cautions:
- At all times, carry your doctor's prescription/recommendation and state issued ID card if you have one with you. Only present ithe card to law enforcement officers if accused of a marijuana related crime.
- Do not drive, operate tools or machinery, or perform tasks that require a lot of concentration for up to three hours after using marijuana. Residual effects have been reported up to 24 hours later so be cautious during that period of time.
- If you have a serious psychiatric disorder, do not use marijuana without a psychiatrist's supervision.
- If you have a history of drug and/or alcohol abuse, speak with an addiction specialist before using. Your doctor can refer you.