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Aug 27, 2020 05:53PM
For my bco friends in legal states
THC, one of the many natural chemicals in cannabis, is an appetite stimulant. Hence the often humorously referred to munchies! THC is also psychoactive, meaning it will get you high.
Cannabis Sativa is the plant from which this is derived. There are two main varieties of the plant, Indica and Sativa. There are hybrids as well. My personal experience leads me more to hybrids and Indicas, but even Sativas can stimulate my appetite. There seems to be great variations in how our bodIt’s react to cannabis. My best advice is to find a local dispensary that employs someone who has experience in dealing with medical patients. I found this incredibly helpful and it’s the foundation for much of what I know about cannabis.
The best news? You don't have to smoke or vape! Drops, capsules and tinctures are easy to take for more precisely measured doses. If you're less concerned about dosing accuracy try some treats like gummies, cookies, pretzels, tea, drinks etc. Smoking and vaping have an almost instant onset. Anything you ingest can take as long as 90 minutes to take effect. My state is now both adult use and medical so our product choices have exploded but there was still a large selection when it was only medical.
I have had appetite challenges too. I dropped over 25 lbs for no real reason last year but am holding steady right now. I do believe it helped. I also try to keep nutritionally dense foods on hand*...so even if I can only eat a small portion, it's nutritious. If Marinol only worked 40% of the time as another member stated, real cannabis is a clear winner. I would venture that at least 95% of those who use it feel the effects.
So friends, don't buy on the black market unless you like to gamble and anything sold online or outside of a legal dispensary is not derived from cannabis. CBD formulations that you see everywhere these days are derived from the related hemp plant. It has helpedmy joint pain, keeping me away from opioids, and helped my appetite.I'm more than happy to chat or answer any questions. I'm not a professional in the field but I have a lot of personal experience (which may or may not work for you).
* The Munchies are indiscriminate. They will guide you to eat whatever is in your kitchen. If there's a box of cookies on the counter, you will eat the cookies! So fill your fridge and shelves with more nutritious fare
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