Research has found that medical marijuana possesses therapeutic benefits, and with more states across the country legalizing the use of medical marijuana in alleviating and managing symptoms of various indications, it is important to acquaint yourself with what this means for you, especially if you qualify to use medical cannabis.

Most, if not all the states that have legalized its medical use, stipulate that a prescription should be given by a qualified doctor, which helps ensure that the use of medical cannabis doesn’t affect the effectiveness of other medications that are being taken.

Here are a few things new users of medical cannabis should know or do to ensure they stay healthy and safe while using medical cannabis.

Know the conditions eligible for medical cannabis use

Most states have established lists of the conditions or ailments for which eligible people are allowed to use medical cannabis.

The most common conditions eligible for medical cannabis use include:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Glaucoma
  • Arthritis
  • Epilepsy
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer

If your disease isn’t included on the list, you probably won’t receive clearance or get a prescription from your doctor to take medical cannabis. It should be noted, however, that the ailments can differ from state to state, so be sure to check with local medical authorities for confirmation.

Conduct your own research

The market today is filled with different kinds of medical cannabis products, which are not made equally. If you are eligible for medical marijuana use, ensure that you do your own research on these products, centering on manufacturers and products that have a reputation for good quality and performance.

Apart from taking advice from your physician, you can also use the internet for your research. In addition to this, you can talk to other patients who use medical marijuana and ask for their advice on what types of brands and products to trust.

Find out the different types of products available

A prescription from your doctor may not specify the particular product to be used. In most cases, prescriptions only specify the CBD amount and potency that should be in every product you will be using.

While budtenders and curators at the dispensaries may help you choose the right product based on your prescription, it is important that you do your own research on the different products available.

Each medical cannabis product has its pros and cons, with the most common products being THC vapes, marijuana topicals and marijuana edibles. It is important to ask your physician about anything you’re unsure of with regard to your prescription and communicate any uneasiness you may feel to ensure you see the most benefit from your treatment.

Some companies, such as XPhyto Therapeutics Corp. (CSE: XPHY) (OTCQB: XPHYF) (FSE: 4XT), have taken the added step to develop cannabis-based treatments that they hope will be approved by regulators, such as the FDA, for use by patients even in regions where medical marijuana isn’t legal yet.

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