• Experience with cannabis?

    Asked by DanielD on Sunday, February 24, 2019

    Experience with cannabis?

    Care to share experience or knowledge about use of cannabis? Specifically I’m curious about the various ratios of CBD to THC.

    My understanding is that CBD generally is best for pain and THC is generally best for nausea. THC gets you high; CBD doesn’t.

    Various ways for getting it into your system are inhaling, tincture (liquid you put under your tongue), pill, suppository. Inhaling is fastest acting, followed by tincture.

    There are different strands or breeds of marijuana. I know nothing of this. But I do know that the various forms of marijuana (tincture, pill, etc) come in CBD/THC ratios. Just CBD is a ratio of 1:0; just THC is 0:1; half and half is 1:1. It comes in many ratios, like 5:1 or 1:4 etc.

    There are claims that marijuana helps with pain, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, anxiety, insomnia.

    Any experience with this? What CBD/THC ratios work for what symptoms?

    10 Answers from the Community

    10 answers
    • BudBandit's Avatar
      BudBandit

      I asked my oncologists about using cannabis,she said they haven't done enough research to know exactly,so me being curious,I asked if it would show up on my blood tests and would they cancel medicaid if they found out,she said they don't do drug screening.I was asking for a friend :)

      about 1 year ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I have read about several people on the site that have been fierce advocates for its use. They firmly agree through their own experiences. I've never tried it myself though.

      about 1 year ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I can't answer any of your questions. Unfortunately, Texas is too backward to allow medical marijuana. But ... my son suffered from PTSD. I can tell you that medical marijuana worked better for him than any drug prescribed to him by the VA ... and they gladly prescribed many handfuls of addictive drugs. He got completely off of all of the VA drugs and used small amounts of marijuana to keep himself under control. It was so remarkable that even my mother, who was vehemently against anything marijuana changed her tune and became a proponent.

      So ... that answers no specific question that you asked, but if you live where you can legally experiment, I would say, "Get started!" My son found that different strains of marijuana affected him differently. Some, he didn't like at all. Others, he swore by. It was a trial and error kind of thing.

      They mainly smoked their marijuana, but they also bought gummies and other edibles. To my knowledge, he never used tinctures or suppositories or pills. I know my daughter-in-law had a lot of trouble sleeping and a gummy would help cure that problem.

      about 1 year ago
    • Paperpusher's Avatar
      Paperpusher

      My daughter uses CBD oil for my 9 year grandson. Here in NJ, you can buy it over the counter in some drug stores. She's tried different brands/strengths/types for his anxiety and OCD behaviors of his PANS. It worked well enough that his teachers noticed a difference. As for the medical marijuana, if my husband wanted to try it I'd be on board. He was given prescription Marinol during chemo/rad but not at a high enough dosage to help.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      I have tried the CBC oil for anxiety but can't say I really felt a difference. We don't have medical marijuana in NC but would probably give it a try if we did.

      about 1 year ago
    • LuvinSis' Avatar
      LuvinSis

      CBD oil is available OTC in many states. Most often it has eith no THC or only trace amounts. I've used CBD capsules for non-cancer based chronic pain and it does help. Not always as much as other meds but certainly complements other meds.

      about 1 year ago
    • KirstinO's Avatar
      KirstinO

      I want to emphasize this is a personal experience and other experiences may be different. My chemo left me feeling like an 18 wheel truck ran me over then back up and hit me again. I was initially prescribed Vicodin and when that did not work, I was prescribed Morphine. I felt the Morphine did not go much other than "sort of" help me sleep. I decided I did not have much to lose so I bought myself CBD gummies. For me, it felt like my body just sighed in relief after 2 days. I still felt stiff, and there were some pains, but they were significantly less painful. It felt like every nerve ending could finally sigh in relief instead of firing "wacky", painful messages to any place on my body that had skin. From that day forward, I totally stopped the Vicidon and Morphine and only used CBD.

      about 1 year ago
    • Paperpusher's Avatar
      Paperpusher

      @ KristinO my hubby also felt like he got hit by a truck. He's gets bad side effects from morphine so that. Oxy didn't do a thing for him so his onc gave him Dilaudid. It worked beautifully but it zonked him out. He would sleep all day. Hard to get in all the fluids you need when your sleeping. Our kids offered to get him pot but only the smokable type so that was a no with lung cancer. I wish we had known about CBD oil then. I'm so glad that you had good luck with it.

      about 1 year ago
    • BudBandit's Avatar
      BudBandit

      DanielD,I was surfing through the blog section and found two different articles on it in 7 pages...I also found a couple of articles pertaining to a couple of my topics.Might be worth checking out.

      about 1 year ago
    • cards7up's Avatar
      cards7up

      Medical MMJ not OTC CBD contains enough THC to help. It's used for pain, nausea, insomnia, lack of appetite and has been shown to help with all of these. I know people who use the medical MMJ and has find it helped them tremendously. I've used OTC CBD chocolates to help with insomnia and it works well enough for me.

      about 1 year ago

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