Hey Gang I wasn’t trying to belittle the humble J or standard tokeage; if thats what works, thats what works. Thats the sort of messed up part about medical marijuana; because of the back-handed way it was brought into being, its like they said yes go medicate but you gotta go get your own medical degree to figure out how/when/where/howmuch/etc will work for you. IOW along with becoming our own pharmacists, we had to become diagnostistians as well…with the predictable results. So right now in the public eye, MMJ is like a poor twist on that South Park Underwear gnomes joke:
How to treat your condition with pot;
- Smoke a random joint.
- All Better!
As long as we keep a mindset like that, pot will continue to get treated like it does in the mainstream medical community: a joke to be tolerated. I have noticed they sit up and act way more serious when I speak to them as at leat another medical pro might speak to them (I am NOT). Consider the two scenarios with a doctor and yes I am sure this is regional but we have been there:
Scenario 1: You are sitting down with a new doctor and he asks about your cannabis use.
“Uh, yeah I toke some to take the pressure off or pain away…”
“How much do you use and for what ailments?”
“Whatever I can afford and just because it makes me feel better.”
“How much cannabis do you consume and for what ailments?”
“I consume 1100mg of THC orally per day with 50gm doses of 75% CBD/3% THC oil for dementia and Parkinsons symptoms.”
“Is that all?”
“No, I also microdose hybrid flower throughout the day for appetite and general pain control.”
“Does this help?”
“Yes, with proper dosing I remain active throughout the day, accomplishing far more than if I had done nothing. I am maintaining weight while making the most of whats left of my mind as the dementia proceeds,.”
OK enough of that but the point is I have noticed doctors that are not already in your corner tender to sit up and work with you when you act like you are taking your meds seriously and not just an excuse to get high at work…although I got high at work for so long I doubt anyone would have noticed but I digress…
For some things, unconcentrated pot just isn’t strong enough to do the job, at least in my case that is true. In point of fact I found that not only do I need to use a few specfic strains in my so-called "Voodoo juice) but the potency ranges had to be pretty damned exact, ie if I have this specific oil I can clear the fog of dementia in two minutes flat. If I step even a few percent outside the CBD or THC profile, the efficacy drops to zero almost immediately. So for me, its ONLY a few strains, ONLY when concentrated to a pretty specific profile and ONLY when consumed via vaporization; I think the latter has to do with crossing the blood brain barrier, why my AD and PD meds don’t work for shit.
Now I had to figure all this out on my own, which sucked because I would much rather just have someone even a doctor tell me what to use and how to use it. So much wasted time, money and in my case, sanity.
So this was the genesis of my question really…for those that use MMJ seriously, you obviously have worked out how to use it as a medicine best for your condition…and so the next generation doesn’t have to re-invent the wheel, I was hoping we could share what we do, what we have figured out and what works for us…