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First-time Cannabis Patients: I’ve Got My Marijuana, Now What?

The legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of Nevada has led to a rise in inaugural medical marijuana consumers. After a patient arrives home with their marijuana products, the first time cannabis experience may seem like a daunting one.

You’ve got your marijuana, now what? Here’s your guide to first-time cannabis consumption or purchases, what to buy and where to buy it.

Going to a Dispensary for the First Time

Going to a dispensary for the first time can be an unnerving experience for a first-time marijuana patient. The different types of strain and the variety of products can overwhelm any individual without adequate marijuana education. However, medicating with marijuana for the first time can be a painless process once you become equipped with the right products and knowledge.

Questions to ask:

  • What do you recommend for a first-time cannabis user?
  • Would you recommend this to someone who has never tried alternative medicines before?
  • What would help best for this _______ condition?
  • Do you have a favorite strain?
  • What is the most popular product you sell here?
  • How will this product affect me?

Find your Remedy at many different locations in Las Vegas. Patient consultants will happily assist you in discovering the cannabis specific to you and your tolerance and knowledge. Don’t go in with an attitude that you’ll find the right product right away. Sometimes you have to go through a few trials before you are triumphant.

First-time Cannabis Patients: I’ve Got My Marijuana, Now What?

Learn some of the basics before or after you head to your local medical or recreational dispensary.

Understanding cannabinoids and their effects

Ingesting cannabis results in a transmission of cannabinoids to the body and brain. Cannabinoids bind to either the CB1 or CB2 receptors depending on the type of cannabinoid. The cannabis plant contains close to 100 cannabinoids, but THC and CBD are the two most prominent.

THC and CBD work simultaneously to provide a relieving effect within the body’s endocannabinoid system. It’s important to know the difference between THC and CBD and their different effects on the body:

  • CBD has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects but does NOT induce psychoactive effects in the consumer
  • THC is responsible for psychoactive effects like euphoria, calmness, and alertness

The psychoactivity-inducing THC has been found to target cancer cells. The National Cancer Institute conducted a study and found cannabis can mitigate the growth of cancer cells. In contrast, CBD acts as a counterbalance to THC with its pain relieving properties and anti-psychoactive effects.

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