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Got my MM card today confused more then ever.

boo9989bboo9989 Posts: 461
edited 06/15/2018 - 5:02 PM in Pain Medications Forum

Well it came today the MM card. It also came with a handbook  I know there's been alot of talk on here about cbd. In the handbook it discussed about the 2 types Sativa and Indica. Now this is where I am getting confused sative is high in thc and lower in cbd .it's states it energizes and stimulate you and makes you more focus and creative .

Indica on the other hand is higher in cbd but lower in thc  help with relaxing and sleep ect. Both have lowering pain properties 

Now the confusion sets in I always thought thc was  suppose  to be the relaxer and  gave you a chilled out feeling help you sleep thing. But according to this handbook its the opposite .

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  • I understand Boo. I was pretty confused too and still am somewhat.  The booklet is correct, the higher cbd ratio to thc has less of the euphoric feelings associated with mj use. 

    My night time version is 20:1 CBD/THC ratio. I didn't want the euphoria of I can avoid it. There are ratios in between too.

    The daytime version I have has almost no thc whatsoever.

    When you go to the dispensary, they will go over all of it with you, your needs and make as suggestions about which might be better and ratios of cbd/thc to try.

    One thing I found is expect to make changes, and perhaps use different combinations for different times of day/night.


  • Thank you Sandi . When I read it. It went against everything I thought but then again I don't smoke it. I'm planning on going to the dispensary Monday. I'd go today but don't want to battle traffic I live near the beach and this is the start of vacation traffic Ugh! and the closest dispensary is over 20 miles away. I called them 2 weeks ago just to get some idea. They told me they would walk me threw kind of a orientation. I asked if I needed a appointment they said no.

    I need something to knock me out at night. With all this pain in my neck and worse of it base of skull all on the left side. I'm not sleeping good been going on since Jan. A good night I wake 4ish a bad night which I'm now calling my 3 o'clock curtain call. Is getting really really old. That is one of the main reasons my dr thought it would help.

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  • That's the same reason I finally agreed to try. I have found the nighttime version does seem to help and I don't feel it, if you understand what I mean..I just eventually drift off to sleep. I literally wake every 15-30 minutes without using it .. it does seem to take about 1/2 -1 hour to take effect, but it's not impairing.

  • I need positive feedback like that Sandi cause I'm just dragging. With my pain level on overdrive and about a billion different pillows since Jan. I'm saying Uncle . Like I said knock me out. I don't mind if I sleep for a week at this point.

  • I understand there are capsules too, if you prefer those to the sublingual. I believe they take similar time frames to take effect. 

    I hope you find it helpful

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  • I also been reading the dispensary website seems in my state edibles are not aloud. Love the names though of some of them..like bubblegum. Lol that seems to make it sound more appealing to the palet j/king. I am getting a kick out of some of their names.

  • sandi123ssandi123 Posts: 375
    edited 06/17/2018 - 4:12 PM

    NY doesnt have edibles at the local dispensary yet either, although I think they said they will soon.

    I dont know how I would feel about purchasing something that's supposed to be a medicine being referred to as bubblegum...lol

  • Lol tell me about it my thoughts exactly.  But sounds good I was wondering if it smelled like bazooka or bubbleyum myself. 

  • One pain practice close to me allows CBD treatments. I'm probably going to change doctors and go with the one that allows patients to try new things like CDB oil and other edibles. I'm not looking for the high, just something to help me sleep and get through my days.

  • I just wanted to say how happy I am for y'all  that are in medical marijuana states and are fortunate to be able to try some alternatives...hope it works out for y"all and you see some benefits

    and especially those that are able to experiment with it while under pain management...I would love to be able to try to see how it would work...if it could even replace my breakthrough Rx and just take a couple of extended release pills 

    I'm thinking I'll be in a wheelchair due to old age before my state gets involved...will probably take legislation at the Federal level forcing them to accept it...as our State Attorney said: only bad people use marijuana 


  • There are countless benefits to MJ besides what we did eons ago smoking out brains out. It can battle pain, cancer, depression, seizures. It has great possibilities. I'm fortunate to be in a state where it is permitted for medical usage.

  • Best way to remember is that Sativa is for day time use and Indica is night. Big problem is with all the new genotypes of pot, you don't really know if it will have an energizing effect or a relaxing one. Really getting hard to find pure sativa or indica anymore, the majority are hybrids and can have a totally different effect on you every time you use it.

  • Yes Jersey I see that. Alot are hybrids on my list of what's available. So it will be a try and see thing. I'm hoping in time to get the right day and night ones that will help me. I'm also going to save my receipts just in case its covered at one point by worker comp. My pain medications are covered under worker comp and so far they want nothing to do with paying for it. Maybe in time they will they are trying to change that.

     Now they will cover acupuncture which I feel is on the same order as this. It's all alternative treatment. 

  • If you have a  workmans comp case, you need to get a lawyer. In NY the fee comes out of your settlement and it is very low. But it insures that you get paid on a regular basis and you are covered for any prescriptions. The lawyer I had with my cases did a lot for me. Worth a look. 

  • Ltee, I have a lawyer..my case has been going on since 2002.  Maryland workers comp does not cover MM. They are working to change that though so all cost are strictly out of pocket. That's the reason I'm saving my receipts in case it's ever approved and I can get reimbursed 

  • Hi I started CBD; about a month ago for my arachnoiditis and it works amazingly well for the terrible burning, stinging, grabbing pain in my pelvis when tramadol doesn't touch it.  My pain doc is all for it and its legal otc in my state.  when I take it I lay off the tramadol, I was on 50mg 4x day.  the cbd from commercial hemp is by law less than .1%  it doesn't show any thc on a pee test. The doc says he will stop the tramadol if I test pos for thc and is referring me to a clinical study. I guess Ill be a lab rat for awhile

  • I have been starting to use the CBD oil sold at the MM dispensary. I believe its stronger then the otc. It is some of the nastiest stuff I ever tasted. But it does calm the nerve pain in my hip and leg alittle but I'm still adjusting how much to take it's based on your weight. Right now I have to take 1ml or a eye dropper full.

    But unfortunately it does nothing for my base of skull neck and upper shoulder pain. I did find a daytime that seems less mind numbing it's called Jet fuel.  Now I wanted to try acdc but the person at the dispensary said it would be a waste of my money. Something about the thc verse CBD ratios and that it was too low in thc. They told me it must be at least a 50/50 or better of thc to get the full pain benefit. 

    Any others on MM heard this ?

  • ACDC, Jet fuel--oh my goodness.  I am thinking about jumping on a plane and heading down to Louisiana.  Deep into the Bayou.  A place where normal people never go.  When I get there I am going to look for a Voodoo doctor.  I am going to get a doll made of me and am going to stick pins into it for my pain control. 

    Medical drs turning us over to MMJ.  Never thought I would see the day.  lol.  Now here's a thought!! !!    Lets use prescription medication engineered to control our pain!!!  We used to do this and it worked well.   

    I am sorry for the levity of my post.  No offense intended. 

  • Lol..dmo but it's so true. The names of the blends do make you laugh..you know they had to be stoned when they thought them up. Another new one I have is..velvet sunrise. With that one..Invision yourself across a velvety sandy beach at sunrise. "Happy Thoughts"

    Your right about that I am feeling like a voodoo doll or Guinea pig 

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