Treating traumatic brain injuries with legal cannabis in Ohio and the best strains for it
TBI is included on Ohio’s medical marijuana list of qualifying conditions for its amazing capacity to protect the brain and repair neurons. Ohio medcard doctors report it is one of the top 3 reasons to be qualified in the state.
Traumatic brain injury, aka TBI is more commonly referred to as a concussion. TBI is common amongst accident victims as well as those who participate in high impact sports such as football. TBI is responsible for more than 1.5 million emergency room visits and hospitalizations in the U.S. annually.
TBI is difficult to treat because of the diverse nature of the damage occurring in the brain. Different traumas can lead to different symptoms such as movement disorders, memory and learning deficits, mood problems, and even seizures. However, as we mentioned earlier, marijuana works in a number of different ways to deal with each of these symptoms.
After a head injury, the brain naturally increases levels of a number of endocannabinoids such as anandamide and dopamine. Supplementing with cannabinoids has been shown to further boost these various neurotransmitters.
Furthermore, cannabinoids can speed healing of brain trauma by reducing inflammation thus protecting neurons from dying.
Cannabinoids also act as potent antioxidants. They have been shown to suppress oxidating glutamates which are released by the brain upon injury and are one of the main causes of cell death.
And finally, cannabinoids also help to regulate blood flow in the brain and help to decrease brain edema or swelling caused by excess fluids.
Best medical marijuana strains for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Sour Diesel (sativa) – headaches, fatigue, difficulty concentrating
Blue Cheese (Indica) – headaches, anxiety, depression, sleep
Green Crack (hybrid) – difficulty concentrating, fatigue, pain, stress, depression
Northern Lights (Indica) – sleep, pain, stress, depression, lack of appetite
OG Kush (hybrid) – mood, stress, depression, anxiety, pain, sleep
How to get a medical marijuana card For TBI in Ohio
If you suffer from a Tramatic Brain Injury, Chronic Pain, or PTSD, 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.
Once 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!