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Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Just a few of the many health benefits of medical marijuana.

When marijuana is smoked, the lungs absorb the cannabinoids, the chemical compound produced by marijuana. The cannabinoids enter the bloodstream and make their way to the brain. Inhaled cannabinoids are absorbed quickly and diminish quickly, which means that the high from smoking marijuana does not last very long.

Topicals work because of the natural cannabinoid receptors people have in their skin. Lotions and balms will not usually get through the bloodstream but will stimulate receptors in the skin. This means that marijuana will give the same beneficial effects from the medicine without the euphoric effects of THC. Many people will consider this to be safer because it does not get a person high. This is false, topicals will usually not get through the bloodstream but that doesn’t mean they can’t. If there is a large enough THC content and the oils are able to break through the bloodstream it is possible for the person to get the same euphoric effects they would get from smoking it. Topicals are still to be used with safety and caution like any other marijuana product. Users should not operate any forms of vehicles or heavy machinery while on this medication because it can affect the person ability to drive or operate the machinery. If someone chooses to disregard these warnings, it can lead to injury, death, and/or fines and penalties.

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Indica vs. Sativa

If you aren’t familiar with the world of medical cannabis near Wayne, NJ, it can be overwhelming to navigate what products are right for you. At the very basic level, there are two different groups of cannabis strains: indica and sativa. The effects of each strain are perceived to be different, but these categories are not as definitive as they may seem.

Here is the perceived breakdown between the two different strains:
-Indica: physically sedating, which is ideal for relaxation
-Sativa: uplifting cerebral effects that are best paired with physical activity or social gatherings

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