General Dosing Guide
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It is more difficult to ascertain topicals’ bioavailability rate as it is not a widely studied area. You apply a topical such as a cream or balm directly to the skin. They are becoming popular products due to the lack of intoxicating effects.
Although you won’t get high from a topical, it is still best to apply only a small amount at first.
For THC to cause a high, it must pass the blood-brain barrier and make it to the bloodstream. However, cannabinoids are hydrophobic, which means they repel water. Therefore, THC struggles to penetrate the skin’s aqueous layer. Although you won’t get high from a topical, it is still best to apply only a small amount at first.
THC transdermal patches release the cannabinoid into the body, and it does get to the bloodstream. However, you’re unlikely to experience intoxication because the body absorbs the THC extremely slowly.
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"I don't want to smoke!"
"What is my prescription?"
This is what B&B Consulting LLC. is here for! We not only sign for medical marijuana cards, but we also educate our patients regarding all these concerns.
These are three most common conversations that come up while consulting:
1. "I don't want to get high!"- This is a very scary thought for most of our patients, but there's no need to worry! There are solutions for this! CBD known as Cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive part of the plant itself. CBD is known to acutely counter the "high" of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Today, many dispensaries have THC/CBD hybrids that range from 1:1 to 10:1 Ratios. This means the medicine has a percentage of THC, and a similar or higher percentage of CBD which can counteract the high, or at lease subdue the high.
Most patients do not like the "high" due to the sensation, or the paranoia and anxiety that can be associated with high levels of THC. Please don't let that scare you! Use some CBD, and the high feeling will decrease. There are other alternatives to counteract the high, like black pepper and orange juice. Use those if you don't have any CBD around.
If you are interested in CBD products, check out our partner, Create Better Days. Our staff & physicians love their products. Click the button to shop at their online store.
2. "I don't want to smoke!"- We understand this is a big concern for most patients due to lung problems, asthma and the stigma associated with smoking. Don't worry, there's good News! You do not have to smoke if you do not want too! There are many other ways you can intake your medicine with out smoking. (These apply for both CBD and THC)
3. "What is my Prescription?"- Everyone is different, and there is no one size fits all prescription. This can be overwhelming for a lot of patients, especially the ones who have never used marijuana, don't have the proper education and are struggling to find the right dose. We understand this is difficult, but we can help you with the basics. We recommend starting low and slow, especially for new patients that have never used marijuana before. Every patient is different in what they want or expect for their relief. In addition to finding correct dosing, a patient must also focus on the type of relief they are seeking. There are two main strains of THC, Indica and Sativa. Indica is referred to as "in the couch" due to it being very relaxing and calming for patients. This is very helpful to our patients with Chronic pain, PTSD, anxiety and insomnia. On the other hand, Sativa is better for energy and focus. This strain is very helpful for patients that need relief but don't want to feel tired. However, use caution because high doses of Sativa can be a little more overwhelming, and may cause some patients to have paranoia. One way to help both those situations is using a hybrid which is a percentage of both strains of THC. This again is why there is no prescription. Every patient has a different way the strains impact them. We're always here to help!
Kaytelynn Strickland Assistant Supervisor- "Please never feel alone! We are always here to help you in your journey to find the relief you need. I hope this finds patients, eases their minds, and helps open up new horizons."