1. Does Marijuana have medicinal value?
  2. How do I know if medical marijuana will help me?
  3. What are the various ways to medicate?
  4. How do I know which strains of will be most effective for me?
  5. How do I locate a doctor near me?
  6. Is it legal for me to travel with my medicine?
  7. How do I talk with my doctor about medical marijuana?
  8. How do I know how much medicine to use?
  9. Where can I medicate?
  10. What if I am asked by authorities to verify my doctor recommendation?
  11. How do I know if my state has secured safe access for me to my medicine?
  12. Which strains are more affective at providing relief for which ailments?
  13. What is California Compassionate Use Act?
  14. What is California Senate Bill 420?
  15. Can I grow my own medicine?
  16. How do I know how much medical marijuana I should take?
  17. Where can I find more scientific research regarding medical marijuana?
  18. Where can I find more information regarding medical marijuana and public safety?
  19. Is medical cannabis addictive?
  20. Who can recommend medical marijuana?
  21. What are the most common medical conditions relieved through the use of medical cannabis?
  22. How can I use medical marijuana for my medical condition?
  23. How do I talk to my family about medical marijuana?
  24. Can medical marijuana improve my quality of life?
  25. What are the California Attorney General Medical Marijuana Guidelines?
  26. What are safe ways to use medical cannabis?

1. Does Marijuana have medicinal value?

Yes. There has been significant research in the field of medical marijuana worldwide that would take you days to digest. If you would like to found out more about this, please see our research page under the scientific research heading. The sativa and indica species (strains) of cannabis (these are the two basic types of medical marijuana) produce several cannabinoids, the most popular of which is known as Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. As these cannabinoids interact with the human body, there are many healing effects that may take place. These effects will vary depending on the strain, from pure sativa to pure indica with combinations of hybrids in between grown for their own distinct characteristics.

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2. How do I know if medical marijuana will help me?

Medical marijuana is not for everyone and nor is it a cure for everything under the sun. That being said, there is a large list of medical conditions marijuana is incredibly useful in treating. A small list includes: AIDS related illnesses, anorexia, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic pain, depression, epilepsy, glaucoma, insomnia, headaches, lymphoma, migraines, nausea, premenstrual tension, radiation treatment, withdrawal from other drugs, to name a few.

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3. What are the various ways to medicate?

Smoking medical cannabis is the most common way to medicate, however, there are several methods of ingestion, and safe than smoking. Using a vaporizer is an incredible safe way to medicate. This method is where the patient heats the medicine to the point of extraction and simply breathes in air that has the medicinal properties extracted in that same air the patient is breathing through. Edible Cannabis is a very common method as well and usually takes longer to become affective but the healing effects last longer. This method is preferred for people with chronic pain or insomnia, however due to high amounts of butter or oil, this method is not recommended for people with certain allergens, or high cholesterol for example. Tinctures are another alternative to inhaling your medicine. A tincture is a concentrated form of cannabis in an alcohol solution. They can be taken under the tongue in a Please note: cannabis affects people differently, and the method of medicating is also worth underscoring. For example, eating marijuana has different effects than inhaled methods of medication. Learn to manage your dosage responsibly by beginning with a smaller dosage. Wait to monitor the efficacy, or effectiveness, of your medicine. Always speak with your collective operators about the medicine you are taking and for which ailments so they can help you choose the most appropriate product for your particular condition. The potency of medical marijuana will vary greatly. Certain products will contain multiple doses so please be sure you learn dosage management consistent with safe and effective treatment for your condition.

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4. How do I know which strains of will be most effective for me?

Cannabis Sativa has a medicating that is mostly cerebral, commonly characterized as uplifting and energetic. This is a good daytime medication, giving the patient a feeling of optimism and a sense of well-being. Pain relief is experienced for many symptoms however, the Cannabis Indica plant is most effective for overall body pain relief, and is more commonly used for relaxation or treatment for insomnia for example. Visit MedicalMarijuana411’s Alleviating the Ailments page to review each strain in more detail and visit our videos to learn about various each type of medical cannabis from doctors, patients, and others in the medical marijuana community.

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5. How do I locate a doctor near me?

Use our search locator to find a to find a collective near you. (this entry needs editing)

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6. Is it legal for me to travel with my medicine?

See MedicalMarijuana411ate-by-state guidelines on our resources page to check what your local laws are. Some states or cities are very patient-friendly and several airports in California will even let you travel with your medicine. (This reference is being checked – editor)

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7. How do I talk with my doctor about medical marijuana?

Most importantly, it is important to remember that it is OK to discuss your options when seeking alternatives to improve your overall health, well being, and quality of life with your doctor. Due to the political climate (of the past and present) some people may feel shy or embarrassed when bring up the issue of marijuana as medicine. No reasonable option should be left off the table when determining your medical options and this certainly applies to the wide-ranging healing benefits of medical cannabis. If you are someone that suffers from a condition that you think might find relief through the use of medical marijuana, sensible treatment may minimize your suffering and it is important to begin the healing process as soon as possible and as most-effective as possible. Your doctor will know your medical history and will most likely appreciate the healing effects of medical cannabis and will want to see you as comfortable. If you are someone that will feel more comfortable discussing medical marijuana with a doctor who specializes in recommending this medicine, please visit our search locator to find a doctor in your area to see if you qualify for your states medical marijuana program.

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8. How do I know how much medicine to use?

Cannabis affects people differently, and the method of medicating is also worth underscoring. For example, eating marijuana has different effects than inhaled methods of medication. Learn to manage your dosage responsibly by beginning with a smaller dosage. Wait to monitor the efficacy, or effectiveness, of your medicine. Always speak with your collective operators about the medicine you are taking and for which ailments so they can help you choose the most appropriate product for your particular condition.

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9.Where can I medicate?

It is always important to remain in a safe environment when you medicate. A private residence is usually your safest option, however, visit our state-by-state guide to review all of your local laws.

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10. What if I am asked by authorities to verify my doctor recommendation?

Always relax, remain respectful, and provide your ID and medical marijuana ID. Also provide a way for your information to be verified through a 24-hour verification program.

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11. How do I know if my state has secured safe access for me to my medicine?

Please visit our state-by-state guidelines page for information regarding your local laws on medical marijuana. As of today, there are 13 states that have created responsible policy, with many more states looking into this option for their citizens. States that have already begun realizing the healing effects of medical marijuana include Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. Complete summaries of each of these state laws may be found here. In 1996, Arizona voters approved a medical marijuana law, but the measure never took effect. District of Columbia voters also approved an initiative in 1998 with 69 percent of the vote, but Congress later overrode the law.

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12. Which strains are more affective at providing relief for which ailments?

The sativa and indica species (strains) of cannabis (these are the two basic types of medical marijuana) produce several cannabinoids, the most popular of which is known as Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. As these cannabinoids interact with the human body, there are many healing effects that may take place. These effects will vary depending on the strain, from pure sativa to pure indica with combinations of hybrids in between grown for their own distinct characteristics. Please visit MedicalMarijuana411’s Alleviating the Ailments page for our full list of medical conditions and the various strains of medical marijuana that may help your ability to maintain a happier and healthier quality of life.

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13. What is California Compassionate Use Act?

The Compassionate Use Act (also called Proposition 215) llows patients with a valid doctor’s recommendation, and the patient’s designated Primary Caregivers, to possess and cultivate marijuana for the patients personal medical use, and has since been expanded to protect a growing system of collective and cooperative distribution through Senate Bill 420. To read the entire Compassionate Use Act/Proposition 215, please click HERE.

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14. What is California Senate Bill 420?

SB 420, which reflects a compromise between patients’ advocates and law enforcement, includes controversial state guidelines regarding how much marijuana patients may grow and possess without being subject to arrest. It also requires counties to implement a voluntary patient identification card system and other provisions to protect patients and their caregivers from arrest. The guidelines allow patients up to 6 mature or 12 immature plants and up to one-half pound of dried, processed marijuana. To view the text from Senate Bill 420, please click HERE.

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15. Can I grow my own medicine?

Depending on your state, if you are a qualified medical marijuana patient, you can grow your own medical marijuana up to a specified amount. Please visit our state-by-state guidelines for more information.

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16. How do I know how much medical marijuana I should take?

Cannabis affects people differently, and the method of medicating is also worth underscoring. For example, eating marijuana has different effects than inhaled methods of medication. Learn to manage your dosage responsibly by beginning with a smaller dosage. Wait to monitor the efficacy, or effectiveness, of your medicine. Always speak with your collective operators about the medicine you are taking and for which ailments so they can help you choose the most appropriate product for your particular condition.

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17. Where can I find more scientific research regarding medical marijuana?

Please visit MedicalMarijuana411 Resources page for more information on the science behind the healing. From medical marijuana research to video clips of doctors explaining the science behind the healing effects of medical marijuana.

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18. Where can I find more information regarding medical marijuana and public safety?

Please visit MedicalMarijuana Resources page for more statistics on how medical marijuanas legalization in communities that have welcomed this medicine have shown decreased crime rates, reduced illegal drug usage, and other statistics. From medical marijuana research to video clips of doctors explaining the science behind the healing effects of medical marijuana. According to In the 11 medical marijuana states that have before-and-after data, studies have unanimously shown that not only has youth use of marijuana not gone up overall, it actually has declined since medical marijuana became legal. Furthermore, this report goes on to conclude “there is little evidence that decriminalization of marijuana use necessarily leads to a substantial increase in marijuana use.” [p104]. The full report by the National Academy of Sciences can be viewed online at http://books.nap.edu/booksearch.php?term=marijuana&record_id=6376

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19. Is medical cannabis addictive?

According to full report by the National Academy of Sciences, “Compared to most other drugs … dependence among marijuana users is relatively rare.” [p. 94] “In summary, although few marijuana users develop dependence, some do. But they appear to be less likely to do so than users of other drugs (including alcohol and nicotine), and marijuana dependence appears to be less severe than dependence on other drugs.” [p. 98]

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20. Who can recommend medical marijuana?

Any doctor may recommend medical marijuana. On September 7, 2000, U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled in Conant v. McCaffrey that federal authorities may not sanction doctors who recommend marijuana to patients.

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21. What are the most common medical conditions relieved through the use of medical cannabis?

There is a large list of medical conditions marijuana is incredibly useful in treating. A small list includes: AIDS related illnesses, anorexia, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic pain, depression, epilepsy, glaucoma, insomnia, headaches, lymphoma, migraines, nausea, premenstrual tension, radiation treatment, withdrawal from other drugs, to name a few. Please visit MedicalMarijuana411s Alleviating the Ailments page for our full list of medical conditions and the various strains of medical marijuana that may help your ability to maintain a happier and healthier quality of life.

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22. How can I use medical marijuana for my medical condition?

Cannabis affects people differently, and the method of medicating is also worth underscoring. For example, eating marijuana has different effects than inhaled methods of medication. Learn to manage your dosage responsibly by beginning with a smaller dosage. Wait to monitor the efficacy, or effectiveness, of your medicine. Always speak with your collective operators about the medicine you are taking and for which ailments so they can help you choose the most appropriate product for your particular condition. Please visit our strains guide and see our community videos to learn more about which medication is right for you.

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23. How do I talk to my family about medical marijuana?

If you are someone that is suffering from a medical condition and you and your doctor think medical marijuana may help, your family will want to hear about it. They do not want to see you suffer any more than you already are and you may be surprised to learn how supportive they may be on this issue. It may also be a good idea to discuss medical marijuana with them as a medical option prior to use so that they may monitor your use if you require assistance or if medical marijuana is new to you. This will help determine your dosage as you find the right strain to relieve your particular condition.

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24. Can medical marijuana improve my quality of life?

Medical Marijuana has helped millions of people relieve unnecessary suffering and improve their overall quality of life. The healing effects of medical cannabis cast a wide net and a majority of those who seek these effects out seem to find relief. Visit our MedicalMarijuana411 community stories for patient testimonials regarding conditions similar to your own to find out how your quality of life may be improved. Also visit our strains guide and see our community videos to learn more about which medication is right for you.

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25. What are the California Attorney General Medical Marijuana Guidelines?

To see the full report, please click here.

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26.What are safe ways to use medical cannabis?

Ensure your dosage level is appropriate and remain aware of your surroundings are a couple safe practices. Also, anticipate what your needs will be prior to medicating. It is important to learn proper dosage management that is consistent with your healing goals. If you feel you have over-medicated, remain calm. Your symptoms will remain for several hours before you will feel ‘normal’ again. It is important to remain calm. Continue hydrating your body and eat healthy foods. If medicating with marijuana is new to you, have someone help administer your dosage and monitor your usage when you first begin usage until you find a comfortable level with your strain’s effects and dosage amount. Please visit our strains guide and see our community videos to learn more about which medication is right for you and how to medicate responsibly, particularly if you are a new medical marijuana user.

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