The Plethora of Medical Cannabis Options
As a Florida Medical Cannabis patient, you have many choices available for purchasing medication from the Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTC aka Dispensaries) in the Tampa Bay Area. You are not limited to one dispensary and may fill your order with as many dispensaries as needed. Here are some product options you will be able to choose from at the Dispensary:
Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments. Cannabis is a non-intoxicating, highly therapeutic compound most commonly referred to as CBD. It is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa.
Studies have documented CBD’s benefits in treating a wide variety of conditions such as anxiety and depression, pain, arthritis, cancer, and neurological disorders. It has also been found to be beneficial in alleviating everyday stress. Though more studies are needed, CBD is thought to provide health benefits as antipsychotic, substance abuse treatment, anti-tumor effects and diabetes prevention.
To create the variety of product options available to you, CBD is extracted and processed into the various forms, each appropriate for different needs and/or lifestyles. Using hemp or high-CBD cannabis strains, CBD can be extracted and rendered into a non-intoxicating oil. This oil can be ingested, added to a capsule or topical cream, or mixed into food or a smoothie.
Tinctures are liquid cannabis extractions that are applied under the tongue. Soaked in either alcohol or vegetable glycerin, cannabis tinctures were among the earliest forms of cannabis medicines prior to its prohibition in 1937. Tinctures tend to be less concentrated than other oil extracts, but their effects kick in faster than ingestible oils and edibles due to the sublingual delivery method.
Topical creams and transdermal patches infused with cannabis have become a popular among patients treating a variety of aches and pains. Applied directly to the skin, topical creams deliver localized relief and often contain a variety of therapeutic compounds, not just CBD. Because patches, balms and salves are non-intoxicating, they are a great choice for patients needing relief with a clear head.
Cannabis producers now offer CBD-infused edibles and drinkables that relieve stress, anxiety, and other medical symptoms while sating your appetite. Low-THC, high-CBD cannabis strains are gaining popularity among marijuana consumers looking to experience the medicinal benefits of the plant without heightened psychoactive. Thanks to medical and recreational legalization in the past decade, consumers more than ever have a wide selection when it comes to low-dose products or high-CBD strain varieties.
High-CBD strains can be vaporized for immediate effects with little to no high, depending on the strain’s THC content. A strain may contain only trace amounts of THC for clear-headed relief, or it may have balanced levels of THC and CBD, delivering a mild high but potent relief.