MJ LAWS DURING THE AGE OF COVID
Nov. 10, 2020
The Stay at Home Laws have resulted in many people having nothing to do and thus drinking alcohol and smoking more MJ …….and with me eating!
Please remember: DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE OR BE IMPAIRED WITH MARIJUANA…DUI’s include impairment by Alcohol or a Prescriptive or non-prescriptive substance like MJ. “DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE OR TEXT AND GET A DUI OR ACCIDENT. CALL A TAXI, LYFT OR UBER. THEY ARE A LOT CHEAPER THAN CALLING ME”. SO DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER.
THERE ARE 3 TYPES OF MEDICAL MJ USE:
INDICAS: Used mostly for body ailments and have a higher level of CBD (Cannabidiol). CBD’s help with pain as they block the pain receptors. Indica’s are used to treat a larger number of ailments due to their potent effects. INDICAS can make you feel lethargic or sleepy.
However if used to often it could result in insomnia so use at night and after driving.
SATIVAS: Used for head ailments as they have a higher level of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which is Psychoactive and assists with mood elevation. Sativa may help you maintain some level of energy. This could be beneficial for appetite stimulation, depression, anger management, migraines, headaches, chronic pain, nausea, bi-polar and social disorders. High levels of THC found in SATIVA can cause anxiety and or paranoia.
HYBRIDS: This is the cross breeding of the INDICA and SATIVA strains. A particular strain may have more INDICA or SATIVA traits. Thus one may be more dominant and referred to as 50/50, 60/40 or 80/20, based on which type of cannabis is more dominant. You should inquire as to which type is more dominant. Hybrids are said to be used for all ailments and be great for both body and head without side effects.
MODALITIES OF MEDICAL CANNABIS USE:
VAPORIZING: smoking sends burnt materials to your lungs and therefore is not advised. VAPORIZERS are preferred over smoking because the inhalant is cleaner since it is run through water. Vaporizing refers to the use of a water pipe, vape pen, volcano or other vaporizers. However be aware of California Governor Newsome’s recent concern they are harmful.
EDIBLES: Are what you eat. They could be cookies, brownies, chocolate bars, candies, ice cream, butter, cooking oils and other preparations. You must pay attention to the proper MG or Milligrams dosing labeled on the package. Beginners should divide the product into quarters and ingest only a quarter portion first and eat in small portions. It is advisable to wait 30-40 minutes before ingesting more. Once you feel the effects……STOP
TINCTURES/SUBLINGUAL STRIPS: Tinctures are tiny drops administered orally under your tongue or added to food or drinks. Sublingual strips dissolve under your tongue. Both are fast and convenient methods and a perfect alternative for those who do not desire inhalation methods.
LOTIONS/CREAMS/SALVE/MASSAGE OIL/BODY OILS: These are available for use to help with chronic body aches and pains. Additionally, MJ has anti-inflammatory agents that are absorbed through the skin. Application to affected areas at night are advised. It can be helpful with all kinds of arthritis, psoriasis, gout, eczema, shingles etc.
ONSET AND DURATION:
INHALATION (smoke/vapor) the onset is in minutes and lasts 1-4 hours.
INGESTION: the onset is 60-90 minutes and lasts 6-8 hours.
SUBLINGUAL: (Strips/drops under tongue) The onset is 5-60 minutes and lasts 1-4 hours.
IF YOU GET STOPPED AFTER USING ALCOHOL AND MJ WITH THC, THEN DON’T TAKE A BLOOD TEST IF POSSIBLE AND FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING:
IF STOPPED WITH MJ, Remember: Silence is Golden and Handcuffs are Silver so DON’T TALK to POLICE without your lawyer’s permission.