Although patients can now smoke medical cannabis in Florida, they shouldn’t expect the floodgates to open with vast amounts of potent products, at least if some Republicans in the state legislature have their say. According to a recent report in the Orlando Sentinal, representatives are looking to monitor just how high patients can go, with proposals to limit THC levels being bandied about the halls of the State Capital.
In an interview with The News Service of Florida, Rep. Ray Rodrigues (R-Estero) told reporters that he would like to see THC levels cap out at 10 percent. Although no official bill has been put to paper as of yet, it’s something Republicans in the State House are keeping top-of-mind.
“But it’s something we still think is important,” Rodrigues said, according to the Orlando Sentinal. “We think there should be caps on THC.”
The Benefits of THC
These days, more and more states are beginning to recognize the benefits of THC, along with its non-psychoactive cousin, CBD. It’s the reason why Florida overwhelmingly decided to approve a medical cannabis statute in 2014.
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol as it is known, has helped people with a number of medical ailments, including everything from glaucoma to anxiety. It’s known to help insomnia, nausea, low appetite, pain, and muscle spasticity as well, and that’s just to name a few things.
On the other hand, THC is also the compound in cannabis responsible for the psychoactive high, or the pleasant feeling associated with marijuana. And it’s the reason that cannabis was deemed illegal for so many decades, as politicians and other well-meaning but uninformed people mistook the drug for something dangerous.
As Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) told the Orlando Sentinal, the Senate supports caps on THC levels, but “would have to understand more before making a determination.” IT’s a sign that some of the fear of cannabis is still there, but at least politicians are willing to learn.
What Others Are Saying
Those who stand in opposition to the idea call it another ploy by the Republican-dominated Legislature to stomp out the will of the people, according to the Orlando Sentinal. Patient advocates are still battle weary after the fight over smokeable cannabis — which ended just recently when Gov. Ron DeSantis forced legislators to change the law — though they are ready to continue to stand up for what they believe is right.
“It’s absolutely insane that after finally relenting on their jihad against sick people smoking marijuana that the House would deem it appropriate to wage another unconstitutional war against the will of the 71 percent of Floridians who approved medical marijuana. These proposed caps are arbitrary, unnecessary and will hurt Florida patients if enacted,” Ben Pollara, the campaign manager of the political committee behind the amendment, told the Orlando Sentinal.
Whatever happens, patients seeking medical marijuana still need a recommendation from their physician. At Marijuana Doctor, we’re here to help you navigate the entire process from beginning to end. Our board-certified physicians will evaluate you to determine if you may benefit from medical marijuana.
And after you’ve received your recommendation, we’ll help you with the registration process with the Florida Department of Health as well. Best of all, our process is risk-free with a 100 percent money-back guarantee. If you don’t qualify, you don’t pay.
If you believe that you may qualify for a Florida medical marijuana card, don’t hesitate to ask for help! Call us at (844) 442-0362 or schedule your free consultation online.
CBD is capable of treating a myriad of different symptoms in men and women, of any age. There are some health issues, however, that are much more common among the female population. Do you suffer from any of these women’s health issues that CBD can treat? If so, medical marijuana may be right for you.
If you’ve ever had a migraine, you know how painful and debilitating the accompanying symptoms can be. While both men and women can suffer from migraines, they are much more prevalent among females. Oftentimes, migraines are caused by fluctuating estrogen levels in women. After menopause, migraines tend to become less frequent but this isn’t always the case. CBD can be extremely beneficial before or during a migraine as it can reduce or even eliminate the pain altogether.
Around the age of 40, sex drive naturally begins to decrease as estrogen levels drop. This can cause you to become less sensitive to touch and experience a decrease in arousal. One way to counteract this drop in estrogen is to boost serotonin levels. CBD can boost serotonin levels and libido thus stimulating sensation and desire.
Do you find yourself tossing and turning at night? There are many reasons that you may be suffering from insomnia. Symptoms from menopause and other forms of stress or discomfort can keep you awake at night. All too often, prescription sleep aids are prescribed to solve these issues, however, these pills can produce side effects that are even worse than the original problem. CBD, on the other hand, can relieve anxiety while easing pain (without any uncomfortable side effects) so that you can sleep through the night and wake up well-rested!
This is another health issue where a fluctuation of hormones is to blame. As estrogen and testosterone rise and fall, our emotions can get all out of whack. Again, prescription drugs are commonly used to correct these irregularities, but antidepressants can come along with potentially dangerous side effects. CBD is a fast-acting and potent treatment for mood irregularities, that can boost your happiness naturally!
Symptoms of Menopause
Aside from the aforementioned low libido and mood irregularities, other symptoms of menopause include vaginal dryness, painful sex, and hot flashes. While CBD does not directly treat these issues, the boost in serotonin brought about by CBD helps diminish these symptoms. Vaginal dryness and painful sex are replaced with increased sensation and desire. Serotonin reduces hot flashes by decreasing core temperature.
Personally speaking, this is one of the main reasons that I use CBD. It’s becoming much more accepted by physicians as a viable treatment for menstrual cramps. CBD has antispasmodic properties that make it an excellent choice for muscle contraction and cramping. Dr. Shivani Amin said, “CBD is the most powerful anti-inflammatory compound of the cannabis plant.” He went on to say, “It has proven to be 60-100% more effective that Ibuprofen.”
Many synthetic drugs prescribed for joint pain are dangerous and temporary fixes, at best. CBD can reduce inflammation and relieve even the worse joint pain.
Estrogen helps maintain strong bones, so when levels begin to decline, bones become weaker and more brittle. CBD slows this process, helping to maintain and even increase bone density.
Don’t live in pain or discomfort for a second longer. If you suffer from any of these women’s health issues that CBD can treat, call us at (786)224-4005 or schedule your free consultation ONLINE today.
With so many other benefits to offer, it’s no surprise that CBD is also a viable option for post-workout muscle recovery. Increasing physical activity in intensity, duration, or both, places your muscles under stress. Post-workout recovery takes time. If you don’t recover fully, you’re more prone to injury. If you’re a fitness enthusiast, try using CBD for muscle recovery after your next workout!
CBD for Muscle Recovery
Muscles Relax – CBD relaxes your muscles. This is beneficial post-workout, as it will decrease built-up tension and knots, helping you to avoid injury and imbalances.
Inflammation is Reduced – Intense exercise, especially running or sprinting, often leads to joint inflammation. CBD has the ability to decrease this inflammation, while also aiding in the recovery process.
Pain is Decreased – No workout should ever cause you to be in pain, but with that being said, intense routines and resulting injuries can cause quite a bit of it. CBD forces a release of neurotransmitters, specifically anandamide, in the body which activates the built-in endocannabinoid receptors. The activation of these receptors reduces pain and inflammation.
Blood Flow & Circulation is Increased, Cutting Down on Healing Time – CBD also increases blood flow and circulation. Your muscles require oxygen and nutrients to recover. Better circulation will speed up the recovery process.
Sleep is Improved – Most people don’t realize that sleep is your body’s primary time for growth and recovery. CBD can improve sleep by calming your nerves and reducing stress, thus helping your muscles to recover more quickly.
Methods of Use
There are several different options for you to choose from when it comes to using CBD. CBD oil is the most popular because it can be added into any food or beverage. Tinctures and other supplements provide quick, total-body relief. Lastly, and perhaps the most popular choice for athletes are topicals. Topicals are soaps, lotions & salves that are applied directly to the affected area.
If you suffer from muscle pain or spasms, consider using CBD for Muscle Recovery. If you’re a Florida resident and believe you may be a good candidate for medical marijuana, call us at (786) 224-4005 or schedule your free consultation online.