New to cannabis? Well, you’ve come to the right place. From figuring out whether cannabis is right for you and finding your ideal dosage to understanding the various forms of administration and how these forms work best for the condition or symptom you have, our cannabis 101 guide goes over all of the basics and then some.
Here’s to better health and wellness with a little help from cannabis.
Getting Started With Cannabis
In order to set yourself up for success, you’ll want to make sure to take all of the legal, medical and safety precautions available to you. Here’s what to keep in mind:
- Is Marijuana Right for You?
- Understanding Marijuana Laws in Your Area
- Getting Your Medical Marijuana Recommendation
- How to Talk to Your General Practitioner about Cannabis
- Finding Marijuana Products Near You
- Choosing a Cannabis Dispensary or Delivery Service
- How to Watch Out for Cannabis That’s Contaminated
- Easy Tips on How to Store Your Marijuana the Right Way
- Keeping Cannabis in Your Car: Find Out What’s Legal
- How to Find Your Ideal Marijuana Dosage
Different Ways to Consume Cannabis
Cannabis products come in an ever-growing variety of forms—from flower and oil to edibles and topicals. Each form can result in different effects. This means it’s important to get a good sense of the different methods of administration, so you can choose the one that’s right for you.
- Understanding Medical Marijuana’s Many Shapes & Forms
- The Ins & Outs of Vaping Medical Marijuana
- Why Some Patients Prefer Smoking Joints
- Using Pipes & Bongs to Smoke Medical Marijuana
- Understanding Cannabis Concentrates & How to Use Them
- Why Do Some Patients Dab Medical Marijuana?
- Consuming Cannabis Edibles to Improve Your Health
- DIY Recipe: Quick & Easy Cannabis Strain-Specific Tincture
- Getting the Most Out of Using Sublingual Cannabis
- Using Cannabis-Infused Topicals for Localized Relief
The Different Types of Cannabis
A multitude of marijuana strains are available on the market, with more and more coming out every day. We go over how to find the cannabis strain that best matches your needs. And we talk about the different cannabinoids and terpenes as well as the growing methods that affect the quality of products you can buy.
- Finding the Ideal Cannabis Strain to Suit Your Needs
- Harnessing the Power of Cannabis's Chemical Compounds
- The Pros & Cons of Psychoactive THC
- What's So Great About Cannabidiol, or CBD?
- Psychoactive THCV: The Cannabinoid That Kills Your Appetite
- How to Make the Most of Non-Psychoactive THCA
- Beyond THC & CBD: What You Need to Know About CBC, CBN & CBG
- Cannabis Terpenes Pack a Therapeutic Punch
- How Growing Methods Affect the Cannabis You Consume
- Word to the Wise: Cannabis Affects Everyone Differently
How Cannabis Can Help With Various Conditions & Symptoms
Cannabis has been found to improve a number of conditions and symptoms. We look at some of the most prevalent ailments—from anxiety and insomnia to arthritis and depression—to see just how marijuana can positively affect us. And we include success stories from folks who’ve been able to get off prescription medications with the help of cannabis.
- Finding Success With Cannabis to Reduce Anxiety
- How Cannabis Relieves Pain Better Than Opioids Do
- How to Manage Stress With Cannabis
- How Cannabis Can Help Beat Back Pain
- Finding Relief From Insomnia With Cannabis
- How Cannabis Can Help Manage Depression
- How Does Cannabis Work to Relieve Migraines?
- How Cannabis Can Help Ease Arthritis Pain & Inflammation
- The Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Cannabis
- How to Alleviate Muscle Spasms With Marijuana
Fine-Tuning Your Cannabis Experience
Now that we’ve covered all of the basics, this is where we get into the nitty gritty of how you can really dig into the right options for you. We also give you tips on both building up or knocking down your marijuana tolerance, depending on your needs, as well as tuning into your body with mindful exercises to optimize your cannabis experience. And we end with a how-to guide that will help you plan and budget for cannabis products to get the best results possible.
- Researching the Right Cannabis Options for Your Needs
- Learning From the Cannabis Experiences of Others Like You
- 5 Tips to Knock Out the Negative Side Effects of Cannabis
- Embracing the Positive Side Effects of Cannabis
- 3 Ways to Keep Your Cannabis Tolerance Under Control
- The Benefits of Building Up Your Cannabis Tolerance
- How Mindful Awareness Can Give You a Better Cannabis High
- Mindful Exercises to Enhance Your Cannabis Experience
- Journaling Your Way to the Best Cannabis Experience
- Create a Cannabis Plan to Get the Results You Want
Photo credits: Don Goofy (getting started image); Uriah West (different ways to consume image); David Gach (different types of cannabis image); Mikita Karasiou (fine-tuning image)
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