Part of wellness is responsibility
We are dedicated to growing our cannabis with care, so we want you to consume it that way, too. That means refraining from cannabis use in public places or on federal land. If you’re staying in a resort or you’re renting property, check with the management to make sure you’re obeying their medical marijuana policies.
Beyond that, be sure to stay hydrated and well nourished during cannabis consumption. You’ll also want to plan ahead, since consumption will leave you in no condition to operate a vehicle or heavy machinery. Typically, the effects of edibles will last 6 to 8 hours, and it may take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to feel any effect at all. If you’re smoking or vaping, you can expect the effects to be anywhere from 1 to 2 hours, after waiting for about 10 minutes for onset.
Always use the minimum amount, and if you’re new to medical marijuana (or it’s been awhile) establish a baseline first. For edibles and tinctures, that means consuming no more than 5-10 mg at a time. For smoking or vaping, a baseline can be established with one or two draws. Make note of how these doses affect you so you can modulate your usage for your treatment.
State-Accepted Treatable Diagnoses of Medical Marijuana
Medical marijuana has demonstrated effectiveness in the treatment of a wide range of conditions. We’ve provided a list here, but please remember we’re not doctors, and you should only take medical advice from a qualified physician. Also, keep in mind that for most of these conditions, medical marijuana is used as a treatment and should not be considered a cure.
According to NRS 453A.050, medical marijuana is an acceptable treatment for “chronic or debilitating medical conditions” which include:
- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
- A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following:
- Persistent muscle spams including, without limitation, spams caused by multiple sclerosis
- Seizures including, without limitation, seizures caused by epilepsy
- Severe nausea
- Severe pain
- Any other condition or treatment for a medical condition that is:
- Classified as a chronic or debilitating medical condition by regulation of the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, or
- Approved as a chronic or debilitating medical condition pursuant to a petition submitted in accordance with NRS 453A.710.
Important Health Information about Marijuana
WARNING: This product may have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Smoking is hazardous to your health.
- There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product.
- Should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast feeding.
- For use only by the person named on the label of the dispensed product. Keep out of the reach of children.
- Marijuana can impair concentration,coordination and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug.
ABOUT EDIBLES AND INFUSIONS
- CAUTION: When eaten or swallowed, the intoxicating effects of this drug may be delayed by 2 or more hours.
Extraction process: Supercritical CO2
For help in obtaining a MMJ card: Cohen Medical Centers – you can reach them at 702-564-6420 or www.cohenmedicalcenters.com.
State of Nevada Medical Marijuana Card Program Basic Facts – http://dpbh.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dpbhnvgov/content/Reg/MM-Patient-Cardholder-Registry/Docs/ProgramFacts.pdf
State of Nevada Medical Marijuana Card Program FAQs – http://dpbh.nv.gov/Reg/MM-Patient-Cardholder-Registry/dta/FAQs/Medical_Marijuana_Patient_Cardholder_Registry_-_FAQs/
Nevada Medical Marijuana Cardholders/Caregivers Program – http://dpbh.nv.gov/Reg/MM-Patient-Cardholder-Registry/MM_Patient_Cardholder_Registry_-_Home/
State of Nevada Medical Marijuana Card Request Form – http://dpbh.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/dpbh.nv.gov/content/Reg/MM-Patient-Cardholder-Registry/dta/Forms/FormRequestPacket.pdf
Wellness Education Cannabis Advocates of Nevada – http://wecan702.org/
What you should know about medical marijuana
With a variety of strains available for patients, it’s important to know a few basics. Different strains will have varying effects on individuals, so being educated is critical.
There are three varieties of cannabis:
1. Indica – More suitable for patients seeking pain relief and aid with sleeping, its medical effects are body-dominant, sedating, relaxing, muscle-relaxing, pain-relieving, nausea-reducing, appetite-increasing and dopamine-enhancing.
2. Sativa – Geared toward patients seeking relief from depression due to its uplifting nature, with medical effects that are mind-dominant, anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, activating, uplifting, alertness-enhancing, and energy-increasing.
3. Hybrid – a combination of both indica and sativa strains.
There are many ways of ingesting cannabis:
- Inhalation/smoking/vaporizing – Choose a strain of raw flower, or select extracts and concentrates, which will have higher levels of THC. Because it’s the cleanest, most environmentally-conscious choice, The Grove offers extraction products made using supercritical CO2 without any solvents.
- Edibles– A choice for patients who cannot or prefer not to smoke cannabis. Edibles produced by The Grove are all-natural, handmade and crafted with organic ingredients.
- Topicals – These include ointments and lotions used to alleviate pain.
The effects of marijuana can largely be attributed to certain compounds within the cannabis plant known as “cannabinoids.” These include cannabidiols (CBD), delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabigerols (CBG), cannabichromenes (CBC) and many others.
Cannabinoids bind with receptors in the brain and body to create the therapeutic and medical effects of cannabis. Each plant has its own profile of cannabinoids, which work together to create what’s known as “the entourage effect” – that is, the way multiple cannabinoids work together for healing. These different compounds are important because each binds with specific receptors within the body’s endocanabinoid system, and a different balance of cannabinoid compounds will determine the full therapeutic effect of the medicine.
Know the signs of impairment.
Physical effects include:
- Shallow breathing
- Red eyes and dilated pupils
- Dry mouth
- Increased appetite
- Slowed reaction time
Less pleasant effects may include:
- A distorted sense of time
- Random thinking
- Short-term forgetfulness
It’s important to recognize the signs of impairment. If you notice an individual having trouble with balance, trouble walking or using motor functions, the individual may be impaired from consuming marijuana or marijuana-infused products.
Sources used for information throughout this site:
Know the difference between Sativa and Indica
Know Your Terpenes
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