Getting the right Medical marijuana strains in Ohio for treating PTSD
PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is one of the top 3 reasons patients get medical marijuana in Ohio. It made Ohio’s medical marijuana list of qualifying conditions for unparalleled safety and effectiveness in reducing anxiety, along with it’s capacity to protect the brain and repair neurons.
About 15 percent of people who use medical marijuana use it to treat PTSD. However, PTSD is just one of many types of anxiety disorders that are commonly treated with medical marijuana. After pain relief, the treatment of anxiety disorders are the second most common reason that people use cannabis products — both THC and CBD.
One of the ways that marijuana reduces anxiety is through the euphoric effects produced by THC which can have an instant effect on emotions and moods.
However, CBD also plays a big role in reducing anxiety. CBD has been shown to mimic the effects of a compound produced in the brain called anandamide. Anandamide is responsible for regulating the production, uptake, breakdown of a hormone known as serotonin. Serotonin is involved in a process in the brain known as fear extinction.
Essentially, when we’re in danger, the body produces hormones that prepare us to fight or flee. They put us on edge and get us amped up. Serotonin has the opposite effect. When the danger passes, it’s the job of serotonin to turn off the fear response. In patients suffering from PTSD, fear response can be activated even in situations that are not life-threatening.
While CBD is boosting serotonin to reduce anxiety, THC is working to induce feelings of euphoria. Together, they are a powerful weapon in treating PTSD.
Best medical marijuana strains for PTSD
Blue Dream (sativa-dominant)
OG Kush (hybrid)
Pineapple Express (hybrid)
Master Kush (indica dominant hybrid)
Cannatonic – (sativa dominant hybrid)
How to get a medical marijuana card For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Ohio
If you suffer from a PTSD, TBI or chronic pain, the first step to get a medical marijuana card is to visit a state-certified doctor online using telehealth temedicine. MedCard appointments are now completely done using your smart phone, tablet or home computer.
After being approved by a doctor, patients must complete their registration process online through the OMMCP Patient & Caregiver Registry. Your doctor will explain the process in detail. When your application is approved, a medical marijuana card will be mailed to you. See if you qualify today!