Regular Marijuana: Medicinal marijuana is actually regular marijuana used to treat diseases or minimize their symptoms. The difference between medical marijuana and marijuana, which can be bought on the street, is that medicinal marijuana has appropriately selected amounts of active cannabinoid substances, does not contain admixtures, fertilizers, and poisonous substances – it is created in sterile conditions in a laboratory.
Although the use of medical regular marijuana in Portugal has been legal since February this year, discussions about the effects of the drug are still controversial. Even with a study published in the American journal “American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse” indicating that adolescents use less marijuana after its legalization, there are still those who radically resist the regulation.
Therapeutic use often occurs in the absence of the criteria that give cannabis medicinal quality. It is called Medical Grade Cannabis that has quality control, whose production is standardized and that meets international standards for herbal medicines. The medicinal use of cannabis refers above all to the purpose we give it and not to its quality.
MEDICINAL REGULAR MARIJUANA – WHERE TO BUY?
Medicinal marijuana has been legal in Poland since November 1, 2017, but only after more than a year after legalization it was sent to pharmacies.
MEDICINAL REGULAR MARIJUANA – PRESCRIPTION
A prescription for medicinal marijuana can be written by any doctor, but currently few doctors in Poland have experience in treating marijuana.
Medicinal marijuana in Poland will be sold as a prescription drug. This means that the pharmacist will prepare the preparation based on the prescription provided by the doctor.
MEDICINAL MARIJUANA – HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Medical marijuana currently costs about PLN 65 per gram – it is estimated that a monthly treatment may cost from PLN 1 to 2 thousand. PLN. The current price may be lower when it comes to some country pharmacies (currently it is imported from Canada).
Spectrum Cannabis, the only company with approval from the Medicinal Registration Office, announces several times greater deliveries and the option of registering three other types of cannabis with different THC and CBD compositions.
MEDICINAL MARIJUANA – HOW DOES IT WORK?
Marijuana inhibits many reactions in the body – Regular Marijuana has been shown to relieve receptor pain not associated with cancer and neuropathic pain. Its analgesic effect is compared to that of drugs from the 2nd level of the World Health Organization’s analgesic ladder, which include substances such as codeine and tramadol.
Thanks to medicinal regular marijuana, it is possible to limit the administration of opioids in high doses. In the case of neuropathic pain, medicinal marijuana is inferior to the most effective tricyclic antidepressants, but its effectiveness is compared to that of gabapentin.
MEDICINAL REGULAR MARIJUANA – DRUGS, TABLETS, SUPPOSITORIES, OIL
Medicinal regular marijuana can come in a variety of forms including tablets and suppositories (for adults); essential oil (for younger patients).
The most effective in the treatment is a vaporizer, i.e. a device that heats the herbs to a high temperature (approx. 200 degrees C) and thus gives the option of inhalation.
MEDICAL REGULAR MARIJUANA – WHAT DISEASES CAN IT HELP?
- multiple sclerosis;
- drug-resistant epilepsy;
- chronic neuropathic pain;
- cancer pain;
- glaucoma ;
- Parkinson’s disease ;
- Alzheimer’s disease;
- hepatitis C;
- inflammatory bowel diseases;
- Crohn’s disease;
- post-traumatic stress disorder;
- Tourette’s syndrome.