Medical marijuana is usually not recommended unless you have tried and failed, to actively manage your conditions in other ways, or if you want to lower your dependency on medications in pill form.
There are many ways to consume medical cannabis without smoking it! There are marijuana concentrated oils (such as tincture) that you can add to anything you are eating or drinking, and marijuana can be fused into butter to make a wide variety of edible marijuana products.
You can obtain a medical marijuana recommendation by speaking with your primary care physician, if they decide they are going to do recommendations. Otherwise, you could speak to your oncologist if you have one, or make an appointment with a physician specializing in medical marijuana, as clinics should be opening their doors in Thailand soon.
Marijuana is know to effectively treat the SYMPTOMS of many conditions, though it is not know to "treat" any diseases. Mrijuana can be used to improve the life of patients with the following conditions, and many more
  • Chronic Pain
  • Glaucoma
  • The Side Effects of Chemotherapy
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinsons's Disease
Usually, the best strains of marijuana for pain have a high THC and CBD content, and tend to be full Indica, or Indica-heavy Hybrids. Some Strains that are effective for pain include, ACDC, Blackberry Kush, White Widow, Blue Dream, Bubba Kush, Girl Scout Cookies and Sour Diesel.
A few strains that are popular with patients who suffer from anxiety are: Girl Scout Cookies, Catatonic, Strawberry Cough, Northern Lights, Purple Urkle, Pennywise, Skywalker OG and CBD Shark. The high CBD content in these strains is likely why they work so well for anxiety.
Even though marijuana use for PTSD patients is controversial, there have been no studies done proving it is helpful or not, only patients in legal states giving testimony on how it has helped them with their PTSD. Users with PTSD are saying that these are the strains that have worked for them: Blue Dream, OG Kush, Pineapple Express, Cannatonic, Tangerine Dream, and Sour Kush.
There are many strains that have been said to help with the effects of glaucoma, these include: Santa Sativa, Golden Panda, Kush Cleaner, LADP, Tesla Tower, Mad Dawg, Double Diesel, Super Skunk, and Hashplant Haze.

Medical Marijuana Clinics Opening their Doors

Soon there will be Medical Marijuana Clinics opening up their doors all across Thailand, with the first being most likely to open in Bangkok. These clinics will have Doctors working there that have decided to specialize in Medical Marijuana, even though most of them also specialize in other fields, such as general practice, family practice, or internal medicine.

How can I get a Medical Marijuana Recommendation in Thailand?

If you are interested in trying out marijuana for your medical conditions, you can start the process two different ways. You could talk to your Primary Care Physician, and ask them for a recommendation or a referral to a Marijuana Physician's office, or depending on your Physicians level of training, they may be able to write you a recommendation themselves.

Should I try Medical Marijuana?

If you are unsure about whether or not you want to try medical cannabis to treat your symptoms, it is wise to research the pros and cons of medical marijuana usage, and the pros and cons of specific strains of marijuana, as they vary wildly.

There are many patients that medical marijuana has helped to live a fuller life with less pain, however it is not right for everyone. That's why educating yourself on the subject before you jump right into taking medical marijuana is so important, so you are aware of the different ways medical marijuana may affect you personally.

Pros of Medical Marijuana

*Marijuana relieves the following symptoms of various medical conditions:
Nauesa, vomiting, muscle spasms, loss of appetite, chronic pain - including neuropathic pain, along with headaches

*Marijuana is safer than most drugs on the market, it takes such a large amount of marijuana to overdose that it's nearly impossible.

*Marijuana does not need to be smoked to have medicinal effects.

*Marijuana is a natural product, and the by-products created from the marijuana industry can be used to make products like paper, cloth, and heating pellets, which makes Cannabis a sustainable, renewable resource.

Cons of Medical Marijuana

*Marijuana users can experience these undesired side effects:
Dry mouth, increased appetite, lack of energy, impaired functionality, impaired judgement, and slow reaction time.

*While you cannot overdose on marijuana, you can make poor decisions that get you hurt or killed while on marijuana, because it can affect your judgement. Never operate machinery or drive motor vehicles while under the influence of marijuana, for your safety, and the safety of others.

*Marijuana has a strong smell when smoked, which can linger or cling onto your clothes.

*Marijuana can make your eyes more sensitive to light, which in return can give you "squinty eyes" from your body compensating for this sensitivity, which can really ruin a photo-op, should one arise.

Is Medical Marijuana Worth The Side Effects It Can Cause?

At this time, it's up to the patients and physicians discretion if these side effects are worth the benefits of medicinal marijuana. It's important to remember that most medications have side effects, so it's worth trying out different options to find the best medication for you, wether it is marijuana, or something else.

If you are interested in joining in the conversation about medical marijuana, or if you have any questions we could help you with, please call us now!