Patients suffering insomnia, arthritis, depression and seizures have all been impressed with the effects of it
I was initially unsure if I wanted to explore medical marijuana as a potential treatment. However, the anti-seizure medicine I’d been taking for quite a few years was causing me very unpleasant side-effects. I knew there was the potential for serious, long-term damage to my health. While I worried that cannabis wouldn’t provide an effective defense against seizures, I was also excited about the benefits of a natural remedy. My symptoms can be triggered by stress, skipping a meal or even a bright flashing light. Epilepsy is a brain disorder that has no cure and affects over three million Americans. A lot of people have found relief using weed. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to get my medical marijuana card. The process wasn’t overly difficult or expensive and provided access to every medical dispensary in my home state as well as those that offer reciprocity. I was able to consult with a knowledgeable budtender, explain my concerns and get some very helpful recommendations. He directed me toward strains that are high in CBD and CBGA, including Sweet and Sour Widow, Ringo’s Gift and Charlotte’s Web. He said that along with cannabinoids, different varieties of terpenes can also play a role in customizing treatment. Linalool, which can be found in lavender, mint and cinnamon as well as cannabis, offers strong relaxing and sedative properties. Patients suffering insomnia, arthritis, depression and seizures have all been impressed with the effects of it. Since I started smoking cannabis flower, I have not had a single seizure. I am hopeful that I have found the ideal way to manage my disorder.