Medical marijuana for treating chronic pain Plus The Best Strains For It
Medical marijuana in Ohio includes Chronic Pain on the list of qualifying conditions for it’s ability to relieve pain. In fact, being one of the top 3 conditions as reported by doctors, Chronic Pain may be the #1 reason patients get qualified for MMJ in Ohio.
Both THC and CBD have been shown to help reduce pain, however, the two compounds used in combination seem to provide the best results. That’s because each of them deals with different aspects of pain relief.
THC interacts with what are known as CB1 receptors which are found mainly in the brain, while CBD acts on CB2 receptors which are found throughout the body.
While THC is working to regulate pain signals in the brain and deal with some of the emotional aspects of pain, CBD is working on-site to reduce chronic inflammation, the main cause of many types of chronic pain.
Interestingly, a study undertaken in 2010 by a team of U.K. researchers compared the efficacy of both THC and CBD extracts for relieving pain in patients with advanced cases of cancer.
Twice as many patients who used a mixture of CBD and THC reported a more than a 30% reduction in pain. However, the patients using only THC didn’t report much better results than those that took a placebo.
The report, titled, “Multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study of the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of THC/CBD extract and THC extract in patients with intractable cancer-related pain” was published in the prestigious Journal of Pain Symptom Management. Best medical marijuana strains for treating chronic pain include:
White Widow (hybrid)
Royal Jack (hybrid)
OG Kush (indica dominant hybrid)
Purple Queen (indica dominant hybrid)
Green Crack Punch (sativa dominant hybrid)
How to get a medical marijuana card For Chronic Pain in Ohio
If you suffer from 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. The doctor will confirm that you are suffering from one of the qualifying medical conditions.
Once approved by a doctor, patients must complete their registration 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!