rao fu 02/Feb/2022
Only the patient who is suffering from a medical disorder like depression himself can understand what the evils of a mental disorder can do to an average human. Over the years, depression has become an urgent issue for the American population to address. In fact with each passing year this disorder has now become a major global concern according to the World Health Organization (WHO) as well.
When it has been adversely affecting the mental well being of millions of people worldwide for so many years, there have been many debates and discussions for its successful treatment. In this guide, we find out how people suffering from depression can use a free MMJ card to resolve their severe symptoms. Can cannabis work for the treatment of clinical depression? Let’s find out.
There has been much talk about the possible benefits of cannabis use for people suffering from depression. Are there any studies that can back this statement? Well not at the moment. But there are many that are currently underway.
The one that holds the interest of everyone is ongoing in the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), New York. The focus of this study is to find out if problems like depression originating from chronic pain can be treated with the right consumption of cannabinoids.
More specifically, this study is first going to find out if the management and treatment of depressive symptoms is possible with endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are chemicals that are produced naturally inside the body of a normal human being and structurally resemble cannabinoids extracted from the cannabis plants. In the end, the results of this study will decide if indeed cannabinoids could prove to be an effective medication for depression.
Even the slightest possibility is a good sign. To then expand upon it and accurately locate scientific evidence is the need of the hour. However, as per anecdotal reports of people, it is something that has immense potential. Without pushing any boundaries it is good to wait for more research studies to pop up that could support this big claim. Till then let’s find out what a free MMJ card can do for the patients of marijuana.
We are well aware of how some US states count depression as a qualifying condition for an MMJ card. If you live in a state that doesn’t do so, you can easily communicate with your doctor and share the details of your medical condition. If your depression is giving you other symptoms that are present on the list of qualifying conditions in your state like migraine, nausea etc. you can talk to your medical marijuana doctor about it. Some states have the provision of the doctors themselves recommending you the use of marijuana if your condition calls for it.
It is important to remember every problem has a solution. You must be persistent in your inquiry and find a reliable online or offline clinic that will help you out accordingly.
Only when you find a good clinic and have applied for a recommendation can you use cannabis for your disorder. You can do this by applying for an MMJ card first. The idea of a completely free MMJ card is not exactly real. You will have to pay a fee that is attached to first the recommendation and then the actual card issued by the state authorities. The medical marijuana card issued by it is called a free MMJ card to reiterate its significance.
There are a number of products available in the market that you can use for medical marijuana intake to dispel the symptoms of depression. What you must decide yourself is the method of administration you prefer over others. We will list them down below so that you can accurately find one which you might prefer over others.
The most potent and effective way of medical marijuana consumption is via inhalation. Whether it be by smoking strains or vaping. A person who likes to take a few puffs of a good rolled joint can do the same to enjoy relief from their depression symptoms. It is important to note that the effects via this method are felt faster and stronger than all others. A patient suffering from depression can then take a few puffs and find immediate relief.
Tinctures are the products that are commonly used via a sublingual administration method. Sublingual method is when you consume a medication and put it under your tongue. They are known to instigate strong effects in the body of whoever consumes it. This is because whenever you consume something via this method, it immediately enters the bloodstream due to the presence of multiple blood vessels under the tongue of a human.
Oral consumption is a rather slow method of administration of medical cannabis. Despite being slow to take effect it is actually quite advisable for patients who are suffering from chronic medical disorders. There are many products like edibles, capsules, oils, and even raw cannabis flowers that people can just pop in their mouth and chew on like champions. Patients of depression can opt for this method for its ease of use in the long term.
Last, is the topical application of medical marijuana infused products like creams, balms, oils etc. Via this method, cannabinoids from the products penetrate the skin and take effect on the source of pain itself. People use it to treat pain and inflammation that is focused on a particular area of their body. This helps the patients of depression if they have chronic pain that is affecting them to a level of causing depression.
This guide is aimed at creating awareness about depression with regards to medical marijuana. Let’s keep the conversation alive and let’s hope for better studies to come up.