Welcome to the Medical
Marijuana Card Doctors Information Center. Our goal is
to not only provide specific services to our customer but
equally we want to be able to educate them. This is perhaps the
most important thing to us, the education process.
If you are looking for specific information and are unable to
find it please call us. If we do not have the information you
are looking for we have many resources available to us to find
it. The most important thing with the Medical Marijuana
information provided in these pages is for you to understand
that Marijuana is a natural medicine. Yes, there are some side
effects! People often say you get high, but the same can be said
for prescription pain relievers. So review the information and
keep an open mind and we hope you will see what others have been
seeing for centuries.
Medical Marijuana First Timers:
For the first time users of medical marijuana it is important
to make your first dosage a small one. You can always increase
it as you become more aware of how it will effect your body and
treatment. One Sativa strain could and probably will have a
different effect than another. You must also realize the effects
it has on one person could be totally different than the effect
it has on you.
Consider this to be like a prescription
pain medication, it works for you but makes your friend sick.
Medical Marijuana is a medicine just like one a doctor
prescribes to you. The effect of medical marijuana is directly
related to the strain selection. We recommend care when
selecting appropriate strains to meet your needs. You will need
to smoke less of a high-potency cannabis to reach the desired
effect. Potency varies with strain.
Medical Marijuana is no different than when you are taking
prescription pain killers, sleeping medicines, etc. You must
always use precaution.
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if
impaired by cannabis ( indicas can be especially sedating)
» Cannabis mixed with alcohol may
cause vomiting and nausea.
Heavy smoking with no harm reduction techniques (i.e. smoking
small amounts of high potency organic cannabis) may lead to
shared joints and other shared smoking implements so as not to
touch your lips to them.
Choose organic cannabis whenever possible to minimize exposure
to radioactivity and chemicals. This is especially important for
people with compromised immune systems.
There are many methods and techniques to smoking medical
marijuana. We would like you to be aware of some measures to
make smoking it safer and more effective.
may be ground or cut and then rolled into a “joint”. Using
natural-based rolling papers such as those derived from hemp or
rice is recommended for both health reasons and to avoid using
Pipes can be used to avoid smoking paper
and are useful when smoking small quantities. We recommend glass
pipes to prevent ingestion of possible harmful by-products from
other pipes made from other sources of material.
pipes can be used to cool the temperature of inhaled plant
Vaporizers can be used as a smokeless
alternative and also provide a uniquely “clear” psychoactive
A blend of herbs that soothe the lungs can
be rolled and smoked with cannabis. We recommended, as well as,
offer a herbal smoking blend made up of the following 4 herbs:
damiana, coltsfoot, mullein, and peppermint. We do not recommend
rolling cannabis with tobacco.
Potency and Tolerences:
The effect of medical marijuana is directly related to the
strain selection. We recommend care when selecting appropriate
strains to meet your needs. You will need to smoke less of a
high-potency cannabis to reach the desired effect. Potency
varies with strain
There are many ways to take medical marijuana and by saying
"Marijuana Safety" we do not mean overdosing, as you cannot. It
is in how you may take it, what devices you use to take it
and with whom you may take it with.We always recommend to take
your medicine and use your devices as apposed to others. We
always recommends that you treat medical marijuana as you would
any other prescription drug.
There are several different ways to use the medical marijuana
to attain its therapeutic values and benefits. Each of them may
be more effective for certain symptoms, based on certain
circumstances, and each can be done in a manner that promotes
its safety and effectiveness.
Of all the ways to take medical marijuana, the quickest way
to feel the effects and to receive its most potent effects is by
some form of inhalation. If you were to use another method
(eating, smoking, drinking, compresses, tinctures), you might
have to use more to get the same therapeutic effects. For the
most part, it really comes down to what each individual patient
feels most comfortable with. Your caregiver will be able to
advise and recommend to you the method that might best suit your
Possible Side Effects:
As with any other prescription or illegal drug, legal medical
marijuana does have possible side effects. The main difference
between side effects with Medical Marijuana versus prescription
drugs that do the same thing as Medical Marijuana is, the side
effects of Medical Marijuana are far less severe. Unlike many
prescription drugs used for the same thing, there are no
significant withdrawal effects when medical marijuana use is
stopped or decreased, however symptom relief could cease or be
decreased. Minor restlessness, nausea, and fatigue may be
Marijuana usually has a soothing and comforting effect on the
mind. Sometimes, however, people do experience feelings of
anxiety. If this happens to you, there are several things you
can do. Try to stay in environments where you feel naturally
comfortable. You may want to avoid busy, noisy, or unattractive
places. If your environment is safe and comfortable, and you
still have some anxiousness, sit or lay down, breathe deeply,
and relax. Eating will often quickly reduce the feeling of
anxiety. Then, the next time you use it, try reducing your
dosage. Because of our social training, you may have feelings of
people become hungry after using marijuana, and those who need
their appetite stimulated use it for this very reason. If you
are not using it for this purpose, drink water or juice. If you
do wish to eat, eat good nourishing food rather than sweets.
often makes people feel thirsty. Because of this, it helps those
who need it to hydrate themselves. Drink all the water you wish.
Fruit juices are better than coffee, tea, or soft drinks.
Redness of the Eyes:
This will not hurt you. You do not need to use any of the
commercial preparations that "get the red out" for cosmetic
reasons. If you must go out in public and are concerned about
others' reaction to the redness, wear sunglasses.
people find that marijuana makes them sleepy. If you can and
wish to, go ahead and take a nap. As with all medicines that can
produce drowsiness, don't drive or operate heavy machinery.
people find that they can't sleep for a while after using
marijuana. If this happens to you, try reducing your dosage, and
avoid using it for about two hours or so before you want to
Short-Term Memory Loss:
Sometimes people find it difficult to carry on a
complicated conversation, keep track of details, or perform
complex tasks. If this happens to you, schedule your time so
that you don't have to do these things when using your medicine.
Long-term memory is not affected.
people find that things which normally don't seem funny become
quite amusing when they use marijuana. Most people enjoy this
effect. A good laugh helps the healing power of your body and