CANNABIS CONSUMPTION METHODS

CANNABIS CONSUMPTION METHODS

Smoking There are a variety of ways to consume medical marijuana, and patients may find that one method is more effective than another for their particular needs. Each patient should find which method is best for them. The most common form of consumption is smoking the dried flowers of the cannabis plant. Hash and kief can also be smoked. Cannabis can be smoked through a pipe, water pipe or in a rolled cigarette (“joint”). Smoking cannabis has immediate effects, and a relatively short duration of effects. The effects of smoking medicinal cannabis can vary between 45 minutes to 4 hours. Regular smoking may have a negative impact on health, so vaporizers and edible forms of cannabis are recommended whenever possible. Edible Cannabis Cannabis can be infused into butter or oil, that can then be cooked in food. Edible cannabis usually takes longer to have a physical effect, and can have a significantly longer duration of therapeutic effect than smoking or vaporizing. Edibles can take 20 to 90 minutes to take effect, depending on an individual’s metabolism and other factors. The therapeutic effects can last over four hours. Many patients report that eating cannabis has a more relaxing bodily effect than a mental high. Often patients consume edibles at night for a sound night’s sleep. Because dosages can be tricky to judge, it is recommended that one eat a small amount of a product and wait to consider it’s dosage timing, potency and intensity. It’s best to wait an hour or more before assessing the dosage so that an individual  does not over medicate. And, if after an hour or...
What Is The Best Medical Marijuana Clinic In Oregon? | The Weed Blog

What Is The Best Medical Marijuana Clinic In Oregon? | The Weed Blog

Source: What Is The Best Medical Marijuana Clinic In Oregon? | The Weed Blog I was a medical marijuana patient in the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) for five years, but had to let my enrollment lapse once the fees were doubled. Being a medical marijuana patient in Oregon isn’t cheap. First there are costs to visit a primary doctor. Then there are costs associated with the medical marijuana clinic (assuming your primary doctor won’t sign the forms). Then there are fees for applying to the OMMP. When all is said and done it costs hundreds of...
HOW DO I FIND OMMP DOCTORS

HOW DO I FIND OMMP DOCTORS

The process of obtaining your medical marijuana card in the state of Oregon is not as difficult as it may seem. For a complete guide on the entire process of obtaining your OMMP card, visit our informational page here. Today, we are going to be talking specifically about OMMP doctors and how to consult with them in order to get your OMMP card. Ideally, you would have an awesome primary physician who is comfortable signing the Attending Physician’s Statement, which is a required piece to obtaining your OMMP card. For information on talking to your doctor about cannabis, and other useful information, visit ASA’s page on the subjecthere. Many doctors are not comfortable with this, however, and many folks do not have a primary doctor that they see on a regular basis who is familiar with their medical conditions. If your primary doctor is not an option for you, then you will have to visit a clinic of OMMP doctors who will be able and willing to assist you. These are qualified professionals who are often familiar with the benefits of medical cannabis and want nothing more than to help you obtain your OMMP card – but they will need some proof of your qualifying medical condition in order to give you their signature. In this case proof of your condition means a documented medical record of the condition or conditions dating back at least three months. These can come from your primary doctor, or they can come from an alternative source such as a chiropractor. Many clinics only accept records from physicians and chiropractors, and not medical providers...
How TO GET AN OMMP CARD

How TO GET AN OMMP CARD

If you want to know how to get an OMMP card in Oregon you must consider several factors. The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program card is for patients with qualifying medical conditions. You must have a qualifying debilitating medical condition such as chronic pain or PTSD, and a physician must sign a form called the Attending Physician’s Statement that indicates the condition for which you are using cannabis. Your physician must be a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) licensed to practice medicine in Oregon. You must have an established patient/physician relationship with your attending physician. Now we will explain, step by step, the process getting your OMMP card. First, go see a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) to document your condition. Naturopaths, chiropractors, and nurse practitioners cannot sign the Attending Physicial  Statement, but they are important and can provide additional chart notes which demonstrate ongoing treatment of your condition. For folks who have direct access to a doctor or a specialist, your personal physician can sign you Attending Physician Statement during your annual physical exam or during any other appointment. Some doctors don’t feel comfortable signing the Attending Physician Statement and will prefer that you see a doctor who specializes in medical cannabis. The doctor who has specialized knowledge of marijuana as a medicine will then be the one to sign your Attending Physician Statement for the OMMP. So while it may seem silly, you may have to see a second doctor who will sign your doctor note for the state. Like many of us who do not have health insurance or a primary care physician,...