Medical marijuana has become a very popular way for people to manage chronic conditions, but it’s not quite the same as taking a pill. There are several factors to take into consideration when medicating with cannabis including the plant strain or variety used, the format of the medical marijuana or method of ingestion, and the quality of the plant from which the cannabis product was derived. Let’s take a look at each of these factors in turn.

Plant Strains and Varieties

The Healing Tree carries three different strains of cannabis: Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid strains.

Indica-derived products have a high Cannabidiol (CBD) to THC radio which induces relaxation. Indica is widely prescribed to help manage anxiety, pain, and appetite issues because of its relaxing, sedating, and pain reducing effects.

Sativa plants have a higher THC to CBD ratio. This helps induce energetic moods, which is one reason why Sativa is recommended for depression and other psychological conditions. Sativa, in general, is felt more in the mind than the body, making it suitable for daytime use.

Hybrids offer the benefits of both varieties. There are many different types of hybrids available with dominant strains that deliver corresponding effects on the user. Professional advice is the best way to find the strain that will work best for your needs.

Method Of Ingestion

Medical marijuana can be smoked/inhaled, eaten or ingested, applied topically, or taken as a pill or tincture. In many cases, the method of ingestion will depend on the condition you are trying to treat. Smoking and vaping deliver effects faster than ingestion, but ingestion effects will last longer and be stronger. Edibles are less affected by the type of cannabis that is used than by the amount of medical marijuana that is ingested, which is why it is so important to get professional input on the amount of cannabis you should ingest. Concentrates like tinctures and topicals provide targeted relief.

Plant Quality

Like just about anything, quality plays a role in the effectiveness of medical marijuana. As cannabis consumption has become more widespread, unscrupulous growers have begun selling lesser quality products to make a quick buck. These lower quality products won’t provide effective relief and you may end up buying and consuming much more marijuana than you need simply to get some relief.

Buying Medical Marijuana

Always buy medical marijuana from a trusted dispensary like The Healing Tree to ensure you are getting a quality product that will actually help you manage your medical condition. We work closely with our customers to provide the most effective medical marijuana solution for their condition and we only source our marijuana from reputable, trusted growers.

Contact The Healing Tree at 604-559-9600 or visit one of our Vancouver dispensaries to get started with medical marijuana.