So you want to try it. You’ve decided you want to try medical marijuana. You are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired all the time and after very careful consideration and much research, you’ve decided you want to try medical marijuana. You are hoping it will alleviate your age-related ailments and maybe even allow you to stop taking so many pharmaceuticals which only make you feel worse.
Your first and foremost course of action will greatly depend on what state you currently live in. If you live in a state where medical marijuana is legal, you’re in luck. You will want to find a qualified, licensed medical marijuana doctor. Do you have any friends that you can ask? If you don’t know how to find a qualified doctor, check online. Yes, it can be risky, but if you use your good ol’ common sense you’ll do fine. There are many online resources to browse through. Yelp.com is a popular site full of crowd-sourced reviews about local businesses and professional services. There you will find a list of cannabis friendly doctors and clinics that have been reviewed by other patients just like you. Pick one with a lot of good reviews from other patients. Then, make your first appointment. Naturally, you will be very apprehensive. This is normal. But bring all your fears and questions to your first doctor visit. They will be able to answer them all and assuage your fears.
You made it through the doctor’s visit. Congratulations! Now, armed with new confidence and your doctor’s recommendation, you’re ready to head on to your local dispensary. As with picking a good doctor, you should try to pick a dispensary that will suit your needs and where you will feel comfortable. There are all kinds of dispensaries out there and just like any other kind of establishment that caters to the public, you will find some are better than others. Some dispensaries cater to a younger crowd, whereas others will welcome an older clientele. You may have to visit a few until you find the one that’s right for you.
When you visit a dispensary for the first time, you might feel intimidated and awkward. Dispensary budtenders are very knowledgeable on all the different types of marijuana strains and they should be able to steer you in the direction of the strain that will be right for your medical needs. Do not obsess about which strain to buy. Just remember to follow your doctor’s recommendation.
This brings us to another important first in your journey. Have you thought about how you would like to consume your medical marijuana? Would you like to smoke it? eat it? put cannabis oils in your drinks? This is important to know when you go to a dispensary so you will know how to buy your medicine.
If you do not mind smoking it, you will want to purchase some rolling papers or a glass pipe or bubbler. Try to keep it simple. Remember you are just starting out. You can move up later as you learn more about other options.
You are home how. You have your sealed bag of medical cannabis with you, along with other paraphernalia you bought at the dispensary. Now comes the moment you’ve been waiting for, the moment you’ve dreamed about. It’s time for you to consume the medicine that you just went through all the trouble to obtain.
On our next post, we will show you what options you have when it comes to consuming medical cannabis. Please subscribe to our site so we can notify you by email when our new posts are published.