Cannabis is a complex medication with a spectrum of benefits, and safe therapeutic use requires selecting strains, Indica v. Sativa, and moderating dosage, depending on each patient’s medical condition,
San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) June 06, 2011
Dr. Arif Khan, director of Greenway Medical Marijuana Physicians Evaluations, says that in addition to understanding the difference in the any different marijuana strains available, patients should be made aware of the many different ways to use medical marijuana. Patents should also be aware of the time it takes to feel the full effect, which varies with the delivery method.
“Cannabis is a complex medication with a spectrum of benefits, and safe therapeutic use requires selecting strains, Indica v. Sativa, and moderating dosage, depending on each patient’s medical condition,” said Dr. Arif Khan.
Although smoking provides immediate relief, Dr. Khan says patients might consider taking their medication using non-smoking alternatives, such as through vaporizers (which also provide immediate relief), tinctures, balms, lotions and edibles.
When cannabis is burned and smoked, 30% is burned right away and another 15% is lost in side stream smoke. The patient absorbs only about 15 to 20%. Vaporization, on the other hand, increases cannabis absorption to 40 to 60%. Because of this, vaporizing stretches the patient’s cannabis dollar.
To avoid inhalation, tinctures may be a good choice for medical cannabis patients. Drops of medicinal cannabis tinctures placed under the tongue go directly into the bloodstream, with no smell or the inconvenience or stigma of smoking. Tinctures will take ten to fifteen minutes to take effect.
Balms and Lotions
An increasing number of patients with arthritis, inflamed joints or sore muscles are using cannabis salves, balms and lotions. Many patients prefer this method because medicinal cannabis topical products do not generally cause mind altering sensations. The cannabis goes directly into the skin and muscle in about fifteen to twenty minutes.
Edibles are very appealing to medicinal cannabis patients, but the effects can be unpredictable, long lasting and overly intense. Greenway advises patients to always eat or drink far less than the recommended dose of cannabis edibles and wait for at least one hour before consuming more. If the patient consumes the edible medication on an empty stomach, the response time will be shorter and stronger.
For more information, contact Greenway Medical Marijuana Physicians Evaluations at (415) 777-0157, drop by the clinic located at 393 Tehama Street in San Francisco, or visit their website at http://www.greenway420.com. Greenway’s fax number is (415) 777-0153.
Greenway Medical Marijuana Physicians Evaluations is located in Downtown San Francisco at 393 Tehama Street, off of 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom Streets. The hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Greenway guarantees 100 percent patient discretion and compliance with all California laws. They pride themselves on excellent customer service, offering legal and medical advice whenever needed.
Greenway Medical Marijuana Physicians Evaluations is a downtown San Francisco medical marijuana clinic. Greenway provides efficient, low-cost medical evaluations to the qualifying public for medicinal marijuana accessibility. San Francisco medical marijuana doctor and director
Dr. Arif Khan believes in providing a compassionate, non-judgmental and detailed evaluation of each patient’s medical problem. Based on his shared experience at Greenway, he formulates an individualized treatment plan which incorporates the different strains of cannabis, guiding the patient through the initial experience and ensuring that he or she gets the best possible treatment plan.