Greenwave Maryland medical dispensary strives to educate all of our patients on the extensive options available when using cannabinoid therapy. Our staff can offer you an assortment of delivery methods to best suit your personal preferences and fulfill your treatment needs.
All medicinal products we carry are tested by an ISO Certified laboratory using the latest biological and diagnostic equipment to identify not only cannabinoid strength but any trace of pesticides, microbials and pests down to parts per billion. For those patients seeking non-psychoactive options, Greenwave Maryland also carries a full line of CBD products. CBD products have seen great success in reducing seizures from Epilepsy and other neurological disorders.
To understand cannabinoids one should first be familiar with the endocannabinoid system of the human body. This matrix of receptors influences many bodily functions including sleep, appetite, and anxiety. Ultimately it is tied to both the nervous system and the immune system. Cannabis affects our bodies by supplementing naturally occurring cannabinoids with its own, such as THC, into these receptors. Read on to understand other beneficial cannabinoids found in Marijuana.
Side effects of Cannabis
A vital key to the success of your cannabis treatment is to familiarize yourself with the potential side effects. Often users will experience dryness of the mouth and eyes, impaired coordination or concentration, lack of motivation, increased pulse or heart rate, paranoia, anxiety, euphoria, increased appetite and decreased memory efficiency. To best mitigate adverse reactions it is recommended all patients start with mild dosage. CBD based products have been found to counteract many of these unwanted side effects diminish the psychoactive “high.”
Types of Cannabis
Understanding the different kinds of cannabis will allow you to further personalize your treatment plan. All strains fall between the Indica to Sativa spectrum and come with a unique chemical make-up. Indicas are responsible for the sedative nature of cannabis. These strains are beneficial for ailments such as chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, and muscle spasms. Sativas are a stimulant. They are energetic and uplifting, ideal for day use and treating illnesses like depression. While most strains are a hybrid of these two sub-species, you can still pre-determine their expected effects by knowing whether a strain is dominantly Indica or dominantly Sativa. Please remember that every individual has a unique physiology and may not prescribe to an expected outcome.
What is a terpene?
Terpenes are organic hydrocarbons found in most plants and even some insects. Varying Terpene profiles determine the aroma and taste of your cannabis. Essential oils, which concentrate a plant’s terpenes, have long been used for their therapeutic properties. This same concept is applied to cannabis. It is no wonder that industry research is showing that some cannabis terpenes are more beneficial for specific medicinal applications. For example, the Limonene terpene has a citrus profile and is popular in creams to better penetrate the skin. Terpenes work with cannabinoids in the endocannabinoid system and also influence neurotransmitters to the brain. Take, for instance, the calming effect of lavender. This smell is the Linalool terpene prompting a calming reaction on our mind and body. With over a hundred terpenes identified in the cannabis plant, there are countless options for taste, aroma, and physiological response.
The most significant risk of over-consumption is from edible products. Cases of extreme anxiety, hallucinations, tremors, elevated heart-rate, drop in blood sugar and paranoia are not uncommon. CBD based products, such as Mary’s Rescue, help to counteract these symptoms.