Medical Marijuana Use

Thanksgiving Cannabis Deals- Green Wednesday and Beyond

Curaleaf Dispensaries in Florida

Green Wednesday continues to grow in cannabis importance

October has left us and now we’re rolling into the Holiday season.   Having just navigated Halloween, mid November introduces us to the Thanksgiving cannabis bonanza.

Not only do you get the traditional Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales days (and everything in between) but dispensaries also start celebrating before Thanksgiving, leading up to what the industry affectionately calls “Green Wednesday.”

 

Of course, a major holiday that includes a lot of eating and spending time hanging out with family is perfect for cannabis enjoyment.

 

Whether you consume for medical reasons or purely like to enjoy recreationally, cannabis is becoming a staple of the Thanksgiving week celebration.

 

We’re already beginning to see discount announcements leading into the weekend prior.  We expect the deals to become even more aggressive as we get closer to Wednesday.

 

In this challenging economic period, now is the time to stock up if you are trying to stretch your dollar.

What kind of weed deals are there during Thanksgiving week?

We expect deals on flower, vapes, edibles and concentrates across the country.  It wouldn’t surprise us to see December bouncebacks in addition to dollars off, percentage specials, and double points days.

 

Think about how you like to consume cannabis, where you like to shop, and what your budget looks like.  For instance,  if you prefer flower, and your second favorite dispensary has a special tomorrow, should you give them a try?

 

Keep checking our site, as usual we’ll continue to update our pages as we find the specials.

 

What happens if you miss out?  Well, CalmEffect expects sales to continue through early December, though not as compelling as Thanksgiving week, and then start to climb as we get closer to the Christmas/New Years holidays.

 

That should leave is with only one question remaining “Is Green Wednesday bigger than Black Friday in cannabis?”

Find your state for current cannabis deals:

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi |Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington DC | Washington State |West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

New Green Wednesday Offers

Sorry, no coupons/deals found.

CalmEffect Dispensary Deals

Dispensary Discounts to your inbox! Never Miss Important Marijuana Updates

3 Facts- Why Curaleaf Dispensaries in Florida is Successful

Curaleaf Dispensaries in Florida

Does Curaleaf have deals in Florida?

Yes, they do!  First time patient discounts, birthday discounts, veteran discounts and specials for seniors are just some of the many Florida dispensary discounts!

Curaleaf- Florida Dispensary Deals
First Time Customer Discount: 50% Off For First-Time Patients More Less
First Time Customer Discount
While Supplies Last
Curaleaf- Florida Dispensary Deals
Other Discounts: 20% Off Veterans & Spouses & Compassionate Care. 10% Off Senior Citizens Patients 60+. Get $15.00 OFF one purchase during your birthday month! (minimum $50 purchase). Patient Renewal: Get $75 OFF when you spend $150 plus get $25 OFF your next purchase of $75 or more, or Get $25 OFF when you spend $75. More Less
Dispensary Discounts
While Supplies Last
loading

More Incredible Curaleaf Deals Below!

Other Curaleaf Dispensary Discounts in Florida?

 

  • Curaleaf First-Time Patient – get 50% off your first purchase
  • Patient Renewal – get $75 off when you spend $150 plus get $25 off your next purchase of $75 or more
  • Veterans and Compassionate Care – 20% off everyday
  • Senior Citizens – 10% off everyday
  • Pediatric Patients – 40% off for patients under 18 years of age everyday
  • Industry – 15% off for medical cannabis professionals everyday
  • Birthday Rewards – get $15 off a purchase on your birthday month, minimum $50 purchase required
  • Double Rewards Wednesday – get double rewards points with purchases on Wednesdays
deal form header

Dispensary Discounts to your inbox! Never Miss Important Marijuana Updates

Where are the Curaleaf Dispensaries in Florida?

The Curaleaf dispensary is a state-approved medical marijuana dispensary. Curaleaf has over 20 locations in Florida, but has many more stores across the country.  In Florida, they sell medical marijuana and accessories to approved patients.  There is so much to get to know about Curaleaf along with the locations of Curaleaf Dispensaries in Florida.

What makes Curaleaf special?

Curaleaf, a Florida medical marijuana dispensary, features a great variety of quality marijuana products and fantastic customer service.  They consistently have multiple options for those patients new to cannabis, and others that are more experienced.  Their national brand and scale means that they have standards and processes that provide for consistent experiences and products at each of their stores.  They also have the ability to launch new products and improve the customer experience.

What makes Curaleaf different?

Consistency.  For those that worry about what to expect at a dispensary or fear a wasted trip because of product outages, Curaleaf is the marijuana dispensary for you. If you’re new and have a lot of questions, Curaleaf welcomes the opportunity to help you.  They have consultation rooms, can speak with you on the floor, and can walk you through products/how to use over the phone.  Education is a core part of their DNA.

CalmEffect Product Favorite by Curaleaf at Curaleaf Dispensaries in Florida

As we begin to re-open and get back to some level of normal amid the Covid-19 pandemic, we especially love the Curaleaf DISPOSABLE slim vape pens.  The Curaleaf disposable slim vape is filled with highly refined cannabis in a discreet and easily portable device. Inhalation is the fastest-acting method of administration, with typical onset of effect within 90 seconds. Vaporization delivers cannabinoids in a manner that can be easily titrated to the desired effect. This device comes with a state-of-the-art 340 mAh Li-ion battery to maximize vapor production throughout the entire life of the battery.

How do you become a Florida medical marijuana patient?

If you have a qualifying condition, a doctor can recommend medical marijuana as a treatment plan.  After the patient registers with the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU), the State typically provides approval in a couple of weeks.  Once the patient receives the email approval from the OMMU, they are permitted to shop for medical cannabis at a Curaleaf dispensary.

Getting to Know Curaleaf Dispensaries in Florida

CURALEAF DELIVERY

Curaleaf has dispensary locations all across the State.

  • Dade County
  • Broward County
  • Central Florida
  • Southwest Florida
  • North Florida
  • Panhandle

CURALEAF DISCOUNTS

Curaleaf if always having some awesome deal!  Some examples include:

  • First-Time Patient Discounts
  • Monthly Deals
  • Veteran Discounts
  • Senior Citizen Discounts
  • Pediatric Patient Discounts
  • Compassionate Care Discounts
  • Birthday Rewards
  • Renewal Discounts
  • AND MORE

CURALEAF & EDUCATION

Curaleaf is known for its educational outreach. In order to better serve patients, they strive to help physicians, pharmacists, and our dispensary staff understand products and their delivery systems.

Is there a Curaleaf Dispensary Near Me?

There are Curaleaf locations around the state!

Curaleaf- Bonita Springs

11721 Bonita Beach Rd SE

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Curaleaf- Dadeland

9002 S Dadeland Blvd

Miami, FL 33156

Curaleaf- Jacksonville

6361 103rd St

Jacksonville, FL 32210

Curaleaf- Lakeland

3145 US Highway 98 N

Lakeland, FL 33805

Curaleaf- North Miami

16685 NW 2nd Ave

Miami, FL 33169

Curaleaf- Palm Harbor

35388 US Highway 19 N

Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Curaleaf- Port Charlotte

1994 Kings Hwy

Port Charlotte, FL 33980

Curaleaf- Tallahassee

1345 Thomasville Rd

Tallahassee, FL 32303

Curaleaf- South Miami Dade

19000 SW 192nd St

Miami, FL 33187

Curaleaf- Orlando East

775 N Semoran Blvd

Orlando, FL 32807

Curaleaf- Fort Myers

4480 Fowler St

Fort Myers, FL 33901

Curaleaf- Brandon

846 E Brandon

Brandon, FL 33511

Curaleaf- Daytona Beach

910 W International Speedway Blvd

Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Curaleaf- Jensen Beach

3631 NW Federal Hwy

Jensen Beach, FL 34957

Curaleaf- Lutz

1408 Dale Mabry Hwy

Lutz, FL 33548

Curaleaf- Ocala

1839 SW College Rd

Ocala, FL 34471

Curaleaf- Orlando South

12402 S Orange Blossom Trl

Orlando, FL 32837

Curaleaf- Panama City

749 W 23rd St.

Panama City, FL 32405

Curaleaf- Sanford

610 Lake Minnie Dr

Sanford, FL 32773

Curaleaf- Tampa

6421 N Florida Ave

Tampa, FL 33604

Curaleaf- Tampa South

3630 W Gandy Blvd

Tampa, FL 33611

Curaleaf- Fort Pierce

3218 S US Highway 1

Fort Pierce, FL 34982

Curaleaf- Clearwater

2082 Gulf to Bay Boulevard

Clearwater, FL 33765

Curaleaf- Deerfield Beach

148 N Federal Hwy

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Curaleaf- Lake Worth

1125 N Dixie Hwy

Lake Worth, FL 33460

Curaleaf- Miami Airport Area

5400 NW 72nd Ave

Miami, FL 33166

Curaleaf- Orange Park

495 Blanding Blvd

Orange Park, FL 32073

Curaleaf- Palm Bay

1420 Palm Bay Rd

Palm Bay, FL 32905

Curaleaf- Pensacola

5090 N 9th Ave.

Pensacola, FL 32504

Learn about Curaleaf Pensacola

 

Curaleaf- Sarasota

1435 S Tamiami Trl

Sarasota, FL 34239

Curaleaf- Titusville

200 S Washington Ave

Titusville, FL 32796

Curaleaf- St Petersburg

3811 Tyrone Blvd N

St Petersburg, FL 33709

Curaleaf- Gainesville

2300 SW 34th St

Gainesville, FL 32608

GETTING TO KNOW CURALEAF VIDEO REVIEW

Check Out Our CalmEffect Review of a Curaleaf Dispensary

Want more info on where to find Florida dispensaries?

How to get a Florida medical marijuana card?

Looking for Florida medical marijuana discounts?

Want to get a medical marijuana card in Florida?

Is medical marijuana in Florida legal?

Have More Questions?  Ready to Get Your Card?  Contact Us

2020 Election Results about Marijuana in US

2020 Election Results about Marijuana

2020 Election Results about Marijuana

2020 Election Results about Marijuana

Election results for Marijuana initiatives are in! 2020 Election Results about Marijuana!

 

Marijuana initiatives saw positive news in many states on November 3, 2020 (and hopefully nothing changes for these results with all the challenges that this election is presenting). Although it will take time for policy and procedure development and program launches, the first step was taken by residents when they said yes.  Here are some of the highlights on the 2020 election results about marijuana:

 

Arizona voted to legalize adult use/recreational.For updates and resources check out CalmEffect’s Arizona page.

 

New Jersey voted to legalize adult use/recreational. For updates and resources check out CalmEffect’s New Jersey page.

 

Montana voted to legalize adult use/recreational. For updates and resources check out CalmEffect’s Montana page.

 

South Dakota voted to legalize adult use/recreational and medical. For updates and resources check out CalmEffect’s South Dakota page.

 

Mississippi voted to legalize medical mj. For updates and resources check out CalmEffect’s Mississippi page.

 

Oregon voted to decriminalize small amounts of drugs. For updates and resources check out CalmEffect’s Oregon page.

Still Don’t Have Your Medical Marijuana Card?

Now that so many more states are embracing medical marijuana and recreational marijuana, isn’t it time to get your medical marijuana card?  We are thrilled to help you, affordably.  Medical Marijuana continues to gain popularity because it works to change the lives of so many.  We always suggest you consider medical marijuana over recreational marijuana, simply due to medical marijuana having stricter regulations in production and quality consistency.

SCHEDULE EXAM

Not sure if you are interested in CBD or medical marijuana? Watch this short video all about CBC vs THC.

 

Thank you again to our thousands of supporters, clients, and business partners.  Together we will make certain that more people are made aware of this life-changing natural option for symptom relief.

If you want to shop the CalmEffect CBD Store, we are happy to help!  You’ve come to trust CalmEffect for your education on cannabis and you can be assured that we only carry HIGH-QUALITY certified products and at the lowest comparable prices available today!

EXPLORE HIGH QUALITY CBD NOW

Missouri’s First Medical Cannabis Harvest Soon

Missouri's First Medical Cannabis Harvest

Missouri’s First Medical Cannabis Harvest

Missouri's First Medical Cannabis Harvest

Missouri’s First Medical Cannabis Harvest SOON

Missouri’s First Medical Cannabis Harvest followed by testing and sales to patients, is expected soon!  When they awarded licenses last winter, administrators of Missouri’s medical marijuana program anticipated products being dispensed during the summer, but the global Covid-19 pandemic has delayed the roll-out – that is until now.

Currently, only two dispensaries have opened (both in St. Louis), and they don’t yet have products available for patients.

Having medical marijuana on the shelves for patients is imminent, according to Lyndall Fraker, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services section for medical marijuana regulation.

It is about time for harvest at a couple of Missouri medical marijuana cultivation facilities that have met all the state’s requirements to grow the products!  Of note, all medical marijuana produced in the state of Missouri must go through a testing process at a testing facility before being made available to patients, but Missouri’s first medical cannabis harvest now going to production is a critical first step even though no testing facilities have actually opened yet.  Testing facilities check the levels of THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) of all marijuana cultivated in the state of Missouri. They test manufactured products, such as edibles. And they check for dangerous compounds like toxins and bacteria.

So, since Missouri’s first medical cannabis harvest is in the imminent works, we should also note that a testing facility in eastern Missouri is close to opening.

“That’s the one big piece of the puzzle. We have one testing facility that’s requested their commencement inspection, but they’re actually still waiting on some equipment,” Fraker said. “We’re ready. We know it’s important, but the ball’s in their court on that.”

Missouri’s medical marijuana amendment passed in 2018 with nearly 66 percent of voters’ approval. It made marijuana legal for treatment of cancer; epilepsy; glaucoma; intractable (persistent and non-responsive to other treatment) migraines; chronic medical conditions that cause severe, persistent pain or persistent muscle spasms, including, but not limited to psychiatric disorders (when diagnosed by a state-licensed psychiatrist), including, but not limited to, post-traumatic stress disorder; human immunodeficiency virus or acquired dependence (if a physician determines cannabis would be effective and safer); any terminal illness; or (in the professional judgment of a physician) any other chronic debilitating medical condition.

Already, thousands of potential medical marijuana patients applied for licenses to purchase medical marijuana. The division approved more than 23,000 patients and caregivers in 2019, despite there being no production completed or distribution of products expected until late this summer (now delayed due to Covid-19).

Since the beginning of 2020, applications for medical marijuana patient or caregiver cards in Missouri have jumped. Caregivers, by definition, are at least 21 years old and responsible for managing the well-being of a qualified patient.

As of August 31, 2020, the Missouri medical marijuana division had approved 61,541 patient and caregiver applications.

The division also received more than 1,000 applications monthly for patient cultivator status (so people may grow their own medical marijuana) and more than 100 caregiver cultivator cards monthly.

The licenses to purchase medical marijuana expire after one year.  In addition to this being a renewal period for the early applicants, new applicants anticipate the dispensaries opening soon, which is further evidenced by the announcement of Missouri’s first medical cannabis harvest being ready to begin.

The division anticipates being really busy in September, October and November, as more and more facilities are expected to come online.

Even before most facilities have opened, annual fees have increased, according to health.mo.gov. DHSS will adjust licensure fees annually (either up or down) based on the previous calendar year’s Consumer Price Index. The adjustment takes effect every July 1.

Patient or caregiver fees each rose from $25 to $25.58. Patient cultivator fees rose from $100 to $102.30.

The annual cultivation fee rose from $25,000 to $25,575; dispensary from $10,000 to $10,230; testing facility from $5,000 to $5,115; manufacturing from $10,000 to $10,230; and transportation from $5,000 to $5,115.

All fees are non-refundable, as were application fees.

Missouri's First Medical Cannabis Harvest

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri

To obtain a medical marijuana card, a patient needs to get a physician certification signed by a Missouri-licensed medical doctor that documents his or her medical condition. A patient should bring any relevant medical documents to an appointment to prove the medical condition. The physician certification proves that a doctor has recommended medical marijuana.  Here at CalmEffect we now offer medical marijuana appointments via Telemed and at discounted rates.

After receiving the signed physician’s certification, a patient must apply to the state health department for a card within thirty days of receiving the certification. A patient may begin the application process on the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services website, Health.MO.Gov/safety/medical-marijuana. Personal information, including name, social security number, and photo identification are required.

The patient or caregiver card fee is now $25.58 annually. Physician certifications vary in price and have to be renewed annually. The fee for a home grower card is now $102.30 annually.

Missouri's First Medical Cannabis Harvest

Missouri Medical Marijuana Sales – Where to Buy?

As dispensaries quickly prepare for opening this Fall or Winter (2020), many have their permanent locations already set up and nearly ready to roll.

Visit our Marijuana Dispensary Locations Page for Missouri to find out where you can access your meds once everything is fully operational.  Amazingly, Missouri Medical Marijuana Sales Dispensaries are PLENTIFUL (there are hundreds) and we have organized them A-Z so you can find the most convenient locations accordingly.

Where to Buy Marijuana in Missouri

Click Here Missouri Medical Marijuana Sales

Connect with our MMJ Doctors in Missouri

With a growing roster of Doctors who can prescribe cannabis all over Missouri, CalmEffect is ready to help. Learn how you can get your medical card in Missouri by filling out the form on this page.

Schedule An Exam

How Does Cannabis Make You Feel

How Does Cannabis Make You Feel

How Does Cannabis Make You Feel ?

How Does Cannabis Make You Feel

How Does Cannabis Make You Feel?

Today we are going to talk all about a question we get all the time…..How Does Cannabis make you feel?  We will address CBD and THC in terms of how it makes you feel as we want you to be informed about your options.  To understand how Cannabis makes you feel, we must first truly understand all the different options that users have with cannabis.

Cannabis is said by many to have a relaxing and soothing effect, but you’re not going to feel CBD the same way you would THC. To explain how cannabis truly feels, we need to look at how both THC and CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

How Does Cannabis Make You Feel? – The Answer is in the ECS System

What is an Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

This delicate network of cannabinoid receptors keeps the homeostasis or internal stability of all physiological functions. The system regulates metabolism, mood, digestion, sleep, immunity, heart function, and temperature.  Cannabinoid receptors are spread on cells around the body. Two main cannabinoid receptors are called CB1 and CB2. They occupy different areas.

CB1 receptors are made of G proteins and found mainly in the brain and the central nervous system. These are responsible for motor functions, stress response, pain perception, and memory. CB1 receptors are activated by endogenous neurotransmitters as well as naturally occurring ones, such as the phytocannabinoids.

CB2 receptors are concentrated mainly in the body organs, mainly on white blood cells, in the tonsils and the spleen, which are responsible for the cardiovascular, immune, and muscular systems.

The ECS is made up of endocannabinoids, receptors that cannabinoids bind to, and enzymes that break them down.

What is the difference between CBD and THC in the ECS?

CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are the most common chemicals found in cannabis plants. Each plant has more than 100 of these compounds called cannabinoids. THC and CBD are both derived from marijuana and hemp. Marijuana has much more THC than hemp, while hemp contains a lot of CBD.

CBD and THC are chemical twins; they have the same formula ― 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and two oxygen atoms. The only difference is the atoms’ arrangement. The molecular structure gives each of them unique pharmacological properties. Once released into a body, they behave differently and travel in different directions.

While THC activates the CB1 receptors, CBD induces the opposite outcome and inhibits the CB1 receptors.

THC – How Does Cannabis Make You Feel

THC binds with both CB1 and CB2 receptors but has a tendency to seek out the CB1 receptors. Once THC gets into your body, it attaches to CB1 receptors and sorta takes over the endocannabinoid system as a whole.

Once THC begins working to control the ECS, it interferes with the chemical signals between neurons and your natural cannabinoids. THC activates CB1 receptors and increases blood flow to the prefrontal cortex of the brain.

You can read the full material here: Neuroimaging in cannabis use. It may activate cognitive changes such as decision-making, attention, and motor skills.

THC binds to CB1 receptors and activates the brain’s reward circuitry, which affects emotional and memory functions.

For further information, check the link: Marijuana and cannabinoid regulation of brain reward circuits. Remember what made you eat a pack of chips instead of salad? Now you know how it works.

THC is a psychoactive compound: it attaches to the receptors found within the brain along with CB1 receptors and activates them. The intoxication causes:

  • euphoria sensation,
  • relaxation
  • potentially increased hunger
  • possible sensitivity to light, color, touch, taste, and smell
  • some experience creativity boosts
  • Many feel amusement (laughter)

Some people do experience negative feelings while taking THC.  To avoid this it is ALWAYS BEST TO START LOW (mg dosage) and SLOW to find the perfect amount to achieve symptom-relief for the ailment you are using medical marijuana to help with.  Here are a few of the negative effects some have reported:

  • short-term memory loss,
  • high blood pressure.
  • nausea/vomiting
  • racing heartbeat
  • anxiety/panic/paranoia
  • confusion/delusions/hallucinations

It’s important to note that most people do not feel these negative effects of THC unless they have consumed too much for their bodies.  Take it slow and low and its reasonable to assume you can mostly avoid the negative feelings that the minority of users have reported.

CBD – How Does Cannabis Make You Feel

Depending on the treatment or therapeutic relief you seek, the effects of CBD can vary. Different CBD products may prove more beneficial than others. For instance, CBD-infused topicals have been reported to provide relief in pain-specific areas, while CBD oil may be better suited to help with an overall feeling of calm in the body.

Individual-specific characteristics such as your weight, diet, metabolism, other medications, genetics, and medical conditions, as well as the formulation and quality of the CBD product (3rd-Party Tested, Terpenes, etc.) could all influence the amount of therapeutic value that CBD will offer.  Not only does it depend on the individual, but also their ailment or condition. Depending on the therapeutic needs, different CBD products may prove more beneficial than others.  Source.

Hemp-derived CBD oil will not make you feel high or produce an intoxicating effect. In fact, it’s one of over 100 non-psychoactive (or non-intoxicating) chemical compounds found in cannabis. Instead of getting you high, CBD feels relaxing and calming without producing any mind-altering effects.

The difference with CBD is that it doesn’t activate CB1 receptors and therefore has no intoxicating effect. High concentrations of CBD in a consumed product such as CBD oil or taking more than recommended might cause an uplifting sensation. However, that’s not the same thing as being stoned. High doses of CBD could be a reason for some side effects, such as dizziness, nausea, or diarrhea, but this is not a feeling of a high.

As for how it actually makes you feel, it’s more of a subtle effect.

“If you have pain or anxiety, once the effects of CBD start setting in, it’s almost like it’s whisked away and it’s not there anymore.” —Drew Todd

CBD oil is more about what you don’t feel.  If you have pain or anxiety, once the effects of CBD start setting in, it’s almost like it’s whisked away and it’s not there anymore.  CBD is not about changing your current mental state or about getting high, its more about alleviating whatever it is that ails you so that you can live a more symptom-free life.  Source.

Here are some common feelings that CBD-users report:

  • Better sleep
  • Less pain/Pain Relief
  • Less Stress
  • Improved mental focus
  • Reducing anxiety and depression
  • relieving nausea and vomiting
  • fighting acne
  • reducing spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis
  • treating epilepsy
  • lowering blood pressure
  • reducing inflammation

How Does Cannabis Make YOU Feel?????

Ultimately the consumption decision is yours.  We have clients that enjoy all consumption methods for cannabis products with and without THC.  

Both CBD and THC have been reported to help with a long list of ailments for hundreds of thousands of people every year.  Whichever product or route of consumption is best for you, we always encourage our customers to try various routes and doses to find the perfect mix of medication and relief.  We often recommend a few things:

  • Try CBD first to see if CBD can help alleviate your symptoms alone
  • If CBD isn’t quite enough, try THC products
  • If using THC products, we always recommend ALSO using CBD products so clients can realize the benefits of both along with the entourage effect.

Here at CalmEffect, we can help you with either Cannabis route.  We carry a wide variety of high-quality, 3rd party-tested CBD products that we can ship right to your door.  If THC is your preference, we can help you get your legal use card in your state.

SHOP CBD RELIEF OPTIONS

Click Here

SCHEDULE DOCTOR APPT FOR THC

Click Here

SOME CBD PRODUCT SUGGESTIONS

Medical Marijuana Process in Missouri After the Doctor

Medical Marijuana Process in Missouri

Medical Marijuana Process in Missouri – What To Do AFTER You Are Approved

Medical Marijuana Process in Missouri – After the Doctor

So you have seen the doctor and you have been approved for medical marijuana in Missouri.  Now what do you do?  Here is the medical marijuana process in Missouri after you have seen a CalmEffect doctor who has approved you.

Medical Marijuana Process in Missouri – STEP 1

To begin, patients will need the Physician Certification Form completed by an MD or DO in good standing in the state of Missouri.

For patients looking for the standard recommended dose of four (4) ounces per month, use the Standard Physician Certification Form.

Patients requiring more than the standard four (4) ounces should use the Alternative Physician Certification Form, and are required to submit two of these forms, completed by two different physicians, with the same qualifying medical condition selected on both forms.  If the physicians’ recommended amounts listed on the forms are inconsistent, the patient will be allowed the lesser of those two amounts.

Patients that are under the age of 18 will also need to complete and submit a Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form with their application.

Applying caregivers will need a Patient Authorization Form and the patient’s license number, which the patient will receive once their application is approved. This number will begin with PAT.

Medical Marijuana Process in Missouri – STEP 2

To complete an application, patients will need to register with the application portal.

Click on the Patient/Caregiver Application Registration blue box located under the photograph to apply for your identification card.

If a “Warning-Exiting Site” pop-up box appears, click “Yes” to proceed to the registry. Only applications submitted through the on-line registry will be accepted.

Medical Marijuana Process in Missouri – STEP 3

Once patients have registered, an application can be completed by logging into the Complia portal, clicking “+Create Application” and “New Patient Registration”.

Once caregivers have registered, an application can be completed by logging into the Complia portal, clicking “+Create Application” and “New Caregiver Registration”.

Note: The department has 30 days to process all submitted applications, and processes them in the order they were received.

Toll-Free Access Line: 866-219-0165 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm CST Monday-Thursday) Email for general inquiries:
medicalmarijuanainfo@health.mo.gov
Email for medical marijuana facility:
mmfacilities@health.mo.gov

Still Need a Doctor – Medical Marijuana Process in Missouri

If you have not yet seen a doctor in Missouri to get approved for medical marijuana, CalmEffect can help.

We have a network of doctors available via telemedicine right now.  Appointments are simple and affordable with CalmEffect.

Ready to Schedule an Exam?

CalmEffect can help you today!  We have the most affordable and convenient options available.  Choose CalmEffect for your healing journey.

SCHEDULE EXAM

Where to Buy Medical Marijuana

Visit our convenient dispensary locations page for Missouri to find a location that works well for you.

FIND MMJ

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month

The House will be voting on a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill in September 2020, congressional leadership confirmed on Friday August 28, 2020.  While the floor vote has not yet been scheduled, Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said in an email blast to members that the chamber is “expected” to take up the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act during the “September work period.”

9/2/20 – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) confirmed the timing of an upcoming historic vote on Federal legalization. The MORE Act, which would de-schedule and fund programs to repair the harms of the war on drugs, will hit the House floor the week of September 21-about three weeks from now.  WOW!

Imminent Plans to Hold a House Vote on Cannabis De-Scheduling Bill

The news that the house will vote on a historic marijuana legalization bill next month is exciting for so many that have been waiting for so long!  The legislation, introduced by Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) last year, cleared the committee panel and was referred to several other committees. It’s not clear whether those committees will waive jurisdiction or mark up the bill in order for it to get a full chamber vote.

A circulated email asks lawmakers to report back by Monday (8/31/20) to say whether they plan to support the bill on the floor.

“Less than two years ago, we put out our blueprint outlining a path to cannabis legalization in the 116th Congress,” Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), a chief advocate for reform in Congress, said.  “Now, after many months of hard work and collaboration, we finally have a chance to end the failed policy of prohibition that has resulted in a long and shameful period of selective enforcement against people of color, especially Black men.”

“As people across the country protest racial injustices, there’s even greater urgency for Congress to seize this historic opportunity and finally align our cannabis laws with what the majority of Americans support, while ensuring restorative justice,” he said.

The House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month is a welcomed bit of news and is long overdue.  As more and more states legalize both medical and recreational marijuana, its time for the Federal Government to get out of the way and let states (through a public vote) decide what should be considered legal in each state and the rules they wish to adopt to get there.  The Federal Government has no business policing state regulations on marijuana, and this scheduled vote is an amazing first step.  There are still many hurdles to leap, but it seems the United States may finally be on its way to equitable new laws and that we may be taking a path to reverse the harm that the war on drugs has caused across our great nation.

 

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month – September 2020

The MORE Act Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month

The MORE Act would federally de-schedule cannabis, expunge the records of those with prior marijuana convictions and impose a federal five percent tax on sales, revenue from which would be reinvested in communities most impacted by the drug war.

It would also create a pathway for resentencing for those incarcerated for marijuana offenses, as well as protect immigrants from being denied citizenship over cannabis and prevent federal agencies from denying public benefits or security clearances due to its use.

If the House approves the bill, there will still be an open question about whether the Republican-controlled Senate would follow suit. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is a strong advocate for hemp, but he’s maintained steadfast opposition to broader marijuana reform. That said, he did hold closed-door meetings with industry representatives last year, which indicates there may be some room for progress.

It’s possible the House action could push the Senate to take up a more dialed back piece of cannabis reform legislation such as the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act, however. That bill, which is sponsored by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), would simply allow states to set their own marijuana policies without fear of federal intervention.

President Trump has expressed support for the proposal.

That said, legalization is decidedly not a Biden priority, as the former vice president has maintained opposition to the reform despite supermajority support among Democrats. He’s drawn the line at cannabis possession decriminalization, medical marijuana legalization, expungement, and modest rescheduling.  The Democratic National Committee’s platform committee recently rejected an amendment that would’ve added legalization as a 2020 party plank. Some advocates suspect that’s because the party didn’t want to adopt a policy at odds with the agenda of their presidential nominee.

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month – September 2020

Read the Full Congressional Email Below:

The House will be voting soon on H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act); and H.R. 7856, the Fiscal Year 2021 Intelligence Authorization Act

H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act)

During the September work period, the House is expected to consider H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act). The MORE Act decriminalizes marijuana at the federal level by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. This would allow state law to determine the status of marijuana legality for each state.

The bill also requires federal courts to expunge prior marijuana-related convictions and arrests and authorizes the assessment of a 5% sales tax on marijuana and marijuana products to create an Opportunity Trust Fund. This fund would include grant programs administered by the Department of Justice and the Small Business Administration to support individuals who have been adversely affected by the War on Drugs, provide assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged small business owners, and minimize barriers to marijuana licensing and employment.

Check out the bill reported from the Judiciary Committee.

Check out the one-pager from the Judiciary Committee.

Here’s the section-by-section from the Judiciary Committee.

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month – September 2020

SCHEDULE DOCTOR APPT FOR THC

Click Here

FIND A DISPENSARY NEAR YOU

Click Here

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month

We want to hear from you!  Leave a comment here on this article and let us hear your voice!  Hundreds of thousands of Americans are living their best lives with cannabis products across the United States.  Whether its CBD or products containing THC, we have countless customer stories of truly formidable changes that cannabis has given to so many.  Tell us your story!  Let us know if we can help you on your journey!

SCHEDULE DOCTOR APPT FOR THC

Click Here

FIND A DISPENSARY NEAR YOU

Click Here

House To Vote On Historic Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Month – September 2020

Marijuana Edibles Are Now Legal in Florida

Marijuana Edibles Are Now Legal in Florida

Marijuana Edibles Are Now Legal in Florida

Marijuana Edibles Are Now Legal in Florida

Marijuana Edibles Are Now Legal in Florida

New rules were quietly enacted on Wednesday, August 26, 2020! Marijuana edibles are now legal in Florida.  Here is everything you need to know about the edibles regulations and the timelines for products and marijuana edible availability across the state.  These aren’t the “pot brownies” of our past, these are sophisticated and super creative products and will surely be a tremendously popular form of consumption in Florida.  Let’s learn more now that marijuana edibles are now legal in Florida.

FLDOH Rules Marijuana Edibles Are Now Legal in Florida

The Florida Department of Health (FLDOH), which oversees the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU), quietly published emergency rules for edible medical marijuana late Wednesday night (8/26/20). Variances should be issued to licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs) this week and products will hit shelves soon after (hopefully by the end of the year or even sooner.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA RULES

  1. Are effective immediately.
  2. Basic rules in Florida
    • the edibles cannot have primary or bright colors in order to minimize attraction to children,
    • must not resemble any commercially available candy and
    • must be packaged appropriately.
    • Items like baked goods, lozenges, and chocolates are fair game.

While the rules took a few years to finalize, much of the waiting had to do with the establishment of a reliable testing infrastructure, which has been built up as the industry has grown.

Medical Marijuana Edibles – DISTRIBUTION

After more than three years of delays, a finalized version of the Medical Cannabis Edibles rules was posted to the Florida Administrative Code, with an effective administrative date of March 16, 2020. Since then, Florida’s leading MMTCs said they were still waiting on the Department of Health to issue rules regarding packaging and other essential requirements. But today, August 26, 2020 – we wait no more as marijuana edibles are NOW legal in Florida!

The Florida Department of Health has officially issued production standards, meaning dispensary sales of marijuana edibles are now legal in Florida!

Florida’s top marijuana companies have been working hard and preparing for this moment for years. Many have enormous production facilities servicing all of Florida.  Some of the larger companies lead the nation in production and serve nearly 400,000 patients in Florida alone.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA RULES FOR DISTRIBUTION

  • Under the new statute, all companies that will produce or manufacture edibles will be required to obtain an annual food permit, which can cost up to $650.
  • In preparation for the allowance of edibles, some have already partnered with companies throughout the United States to bring them into the Florida market.
    • Florida’s largest medical marijuana company, Trulieve, announced in 2018 that it had partnered with Bhang, a high-end Colorado company that boasts its cannabis chocolate, granola bars, fruit leather, honey, olive oil, and even French-inspired Pâté de Fruit candies.
    • Liberty Health Sciences similarly announced in 2018 that it was partnering with Incredibles, another cannabis confectionery.
    • Other companies like Curaleaf, MedMen, and MUV are all established in states that already have guidelines in place for edibles, so it is likely that they will bring existing partners into Florida dispensaries.

Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers tweeted Wednesday night: “Like I said… year of the edibles! Let’s go!!!”

To check out the official production standards for edibles issued by the Florida Department of Health, see: Final Standards for Production of Edibles.

Why are Marijuana Edibles so Popular?

As both medical and recreational marijuana become legal in a growing number of states, so too does the popularity of edible forms of cannabis. Data from Colorado, which was among the first states to legalize marijuana, indicates that marijuana edibles make up a whopping 45% of the states total marijuana sales. That figure doesn’t even take into consideration the homemade marijuana edibles that people have been whipping up for years so the fact that marijuana edibles are now legal in Florida could (and likely will) have a tremendous impact on the Florida marijuana market.

nationally representative study of adult cannabis users reported that nearly 30% of all users had consumed cannabis in edible or beverage forms.

In Canada, where both smoked and edible forms of cannabis are legal on a national basis, a 2019 study indicated that over 25% of all users preferred edibles. It has also been shown that individuals using cannabis for medical purposes are more receptive to edible products, and that edibles are more popular with older adults.

For patients who are unable to receive inhaled cannabis medications due to conditions such as asthma and COPD, or who simply dislike the taste of burnt marijuana, edible forms of the product provide a viable alternative.

BENEFITS NOW THAT MARIJUANA EDIBLES ARE NOW LEGAL IN FLORIDA

  • The ability to deliver measured dosages
  • A longer duration of effects as compared to smoking or vaping
  • No need for additional equipment such as vape pens or pipes
  • A 2016 manuscript on the subject outlined several additional potential benefits of edible cannabis:
    • edibles are a discreet and more convenient way to consume cannabis
    • edibles offer a “high” that is calmer and more relaxing than smoking cannabis and
    • edibles avoid the harmful toxins and health risks that come with smoking cannabis.

CAUTIONS NOW THAT MARIJUANA EDIBLES ARE NOW LEGAL IN FLORIDA

Although edibles are commonly viewed as a safer and more desirable alternative to smoked or vaped cannabis, physicians and the public should be aware of several risks related to the use of cannabis edibles.

  • Identification and regulation of dosages
  • Safety of production and packaging
  • Risks of over-consumption and accidental ingestion
  • Risks from the consumption of illicit or homemade edibles

Source

Marijuana Edibles Are Now Legal In Florida

Are you excited to get some marijuana edibles?  We reached out to some Florida dispensaries and here is what they are saying about availability!  

  • Fluent Florida:  As of 8/27/20, Fluent is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • Curaleaf Florida: As of 8/27/20, Curaleaf says they will have artic berry sublingual tabs (gummies in the shape of cubes).  These are actually available now.
  • One Plant Florida: As of 8/27/20, One Plant is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • Rise Florida: As of 8/27/20, Rise is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • Grow Healthy Florida: As of 8/27/20, Grow Healthy is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • VidaCann Florida: As of 8/27/20, VidaCann is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • Columbia Care Florida: As of 8/27/20, Columbia Care is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • Trulieve Florida: As of 8/27/20, Trulieve has partnered with edible brands Binske, Bhang, District Edibles, and Love’s Oven to include cookies, brownies, and other products. No confirmed date yet as to when you will see the items in stores.
  • Liberty Health Sciences Florida: As of 8/27/20, Liberty Health Sciences is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • Surterra Florida: As of 8/27/20, Surterra is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.
  • MÜV Florida: As of 8/27/20, MÜV is not sure when they will be selling marijuana edibles or what kind they will have in each store.

SCHEDULE DOCTOR APPT FOR THC

Click Here

FIND A DISPENSARY NEAR YOU

Click Here

Florida Edibles Tracker. Check Back for Updates!

How Long Does Cannabis Last

How Long Does Cannabis Last

How Long Does Cannabis Last ?

How Long Does Cannabis Last

How Long Does Cannabis Last?

Today we are going to talk all about a question we get all the time…..How Long Does Cannabis Last in the body and with its effects?  We will address CBD and THC in terms of how long it takes to take effect and also how long it stays in the body as we want you to be informed about your options.  To understand how long does cannabis last, we must first truly understand all the different options that users have with cannabis.

Methods of Intake to Help Understand How Long Does Cannabis Last

There are various forms of Cannabis products (with just CBD or including THC) so it is important to know how it is to be taken. There are basically five main methods of CBD intake available today.

Here are 5 main ways to take cannabis so we can better answer How Long Does Cannabis Last effectively.

ORAL METHODS OF CANNABIS CONSUMPTION

With this method, Cannabis is taken directly through the mouth (edibles, capsules, or anything immediately swallowed) where it makes its way through the digestive tract and then enters the bloodstream. Since the component becomes a part of the digestive system, it takes at least an hour or two to produce effects and this makes it the slowest form of cannabis effect onset. However, oral ingestion stays active in the body the longest. This method is ideal for neurological disorders and for pain relief.

SUBLINGUAL METHODS OF CANNABIS CONSUMPTION

Sublingual is a method for faster relief where capillary rich areas are targeted. Areas under the tongue, along the gums and cheeks, are capillary rich.  Given this, placing cannabis oil and/or tincture drops in these capillary rich areas allows fast absorption by the blood vessels within 15 minutes or so, cannabis gets going into the bloodstream.  It can take about 30-45 minutes to get the full effects going.

INHALATION METHODS OF CANNABIS CONSUMPTION

Cannabis absorbed through vapes or by smoking is hands-down the quickest ways to get cannabis going in the bloodstream. However, it inhaled cannabis remains active in the bloodstream for the shortest period of time. For instant relief from pain, depression, anxiety, or sleep issues, this is often the preferred method of consumption.

TOPICAL METHODS OF CANNABIS CONSUMPTION

Balms, lotions, creams, patches, and bath bombs with cannabis in them are used by applying them directly onto the skin (or soaking in a bath) gives cannabis access to muscles, pain-perceiving nerves, and inflammatory cells as it penetrates through the skin.

SUPPOSITORY METHOD OF CANNABIS CONSUMPTION

These cannabis products are inserted into the mucosal areas (such as the vagina or anus) where they are absorbed by the blood capillaries for local zones of pain relief.  The suppository method is a less preferred one but is mostly used in serious conditions. This method is especially helpful for menstrual cramps (vaginal suppository) or in cases where ingestion upsets a patient’s stomach (very uncommon).

How Long Does Cannabis Last – Feeling the Effects

The effect of Cannabis in the body will depend upon the method of intake.  These are averages in terms of how long it takes to start feeling the effects and how long the feelings will typically last.

ORAL CONSUMPTION

Being the slowest method of CBD absorption, the effects start within an hour on average and last for around 6-8 hours.

SUBLINGUAL CONSUMPTION

Being one of the quicker methods of intake, the effect begins within 15 minutes (full effects around 0-45 minutes) and typically last 3-4 hours.

INHALATION CONSUMPTION

This the fastest intake method and the effect begins within 2-10 minutes and lasts about 1-3 hours.

TOPICAL CONSUMPTION

This is a slower method of effectivity that begin quickly but often times takes multiple applications.  Its effects last for around 2-4 hours.

SUPPOSITORY CONSUMPTION

This method takes about 10-15 minutes to start feeling any effects, full effects can take up to an hour.  Effects can last as long as 8 hours (when using THC suppositories, many users report not feeling a “high” with this method, while still realizing the benefits).

How Long Does Cannabis Last – Detection in the Body

  • For someone taking cannabis for the first time, tests may detect it for about 3 days.
  • In someone who uses cannabis three or four times per week, the detection window is 5–7 days.
  • For people who use cannabis once a day or more, tests may detect it in their system for 30 days or longer.

Detection windows also depend on the kind of test a person undertakes. People who only use CBD are less likely to show detection of THC as qualified CBD products have only trace amounts of THC in them.  General estimates for various marijuana cannabis tests are as follows:

  • Urine tests can detect THC in the urine for approximately 3–30 days after use.
  • Saliva tests can detect THC for approximately 24 hours after use. Some saliva tests have detected marijuana for up to 72 hours.
  • Hair tests are the most sensitive tests, detecting THC for up to 90 days after use. However, these tests are testing the oil in skin that transfers to hair, and so they may occasionally show a false positive. A person who comes into contact with a THC user could, theoretically, test positive on a hair test.
  • Blood tests can only detect THC for 3–4 hours.

Source

How Long Does Cannabis Last for You?

Ultimately the consumption decision is yours.  We have clients that enjoy all consumption methods for cannabis products with and without THC.  

Both CBD and THC have been reported to help with a long list of ailments for hundreds of thousands of people every year.  Whichever product or route of consumption is best for you, we always encourage our customers to try various routes and doses to find the perfect mix of medication and relief.

Here at CalmEffect, we can help you with either Cannabis route.  We carry a wide variety of high-quality, 3rd party-tested CBD products that we can ship right to your door.  If THC is your preference, we can help you get your legal use card in your state.

SHOP CBD RELIEF OPTIONS

Click Here

SCHEDULE DOCTOR APPT FOR THC

Click Here

SOME CBD PRODUCT SUGGESTIONS

Cannabis for Insomnia

Cannabis for Insomnia

Cannabis for Insomnia

Cannabis for Insomnia

Cannabis for Insomnia

Today we are going to talk all about Cannabis for Insomnia.  We will address CBD and THC separately as each of these components of cannabis can have different effects on treating insomnia and we want you to be informed about your options.  To understand cannabis for insomnia, we must first truly understand what insomnia is.

What is Insomnia?

According to guidelines from a physician group, insomnia is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person has the chance to do so.  Racing-thoughts, pain and tossing and turning can keep people awake for hours on end.  People with insomnia can feel frustrated with their sleep and usually experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • fatigue,
  • low energy,
  • difficulty concentrating,
  • mood disturbances,
  • and decreased performance at work or at school.

One in four Americans experiences insomnia each year and out of those people, about 25% of them report it to be acute or chronic.

30 to 35% have brief symptoms of insomnia. 15 to 20% have a short-term insomnia disorder, which lasts less than three months. 10%-25% have a chronic insomnia disorder, which occurs at least three times per week for at least three months.

THE CBD ROUTE – Cannabis for Insomnia

Cannabidiol — also known as CBD — is one of the main cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids interact with your endocannabinoid system, which helps your body maintain a state of balance and stability or homeostasis.

Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD isn’t psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you “high.” Instead, it has a range of health applications and there is some research and anecdotal evidence that suggests that CBD can also help you get a good night’s sleep. Here’s what you need to know about using CBD for sleep.

If your insomnia is caused by external factors or related conditions, CBD may help by treating the causes of sleeplessness.

Research published in 2019 looked at whether CBD could improve sleep and or reduce anxiety. The study involved 72 subjects, with 47 experiencing anxiety and 25 experiencing poor sleep. The subjects were each given 25 milligrams (mg) of CBD in capsule form each day. In the first month, 79.2 percent of the patients reported lower anxiety levels and 66.7 percent reported better sleep.

Pain, which may also cause sleep problems, can be helped by CBD as well. A 2018 review in Frontiers in Pharmacology noted that there’s a fair amount of evidence to support the claim that CBD soothes pain. The authors note that by reducing chronic pain, CBD can improve sleep.

Other research tells us that CBD affects the sleep cycle. Research from 2014 looked at four patients with Parkinson’s disease. It found that CBD improved the symptoms of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), a disorder in which a person acts out their dreams. RBD is associated with poor sleep and nightmares.

Even studies that conclude that CBD can improve sleep aren’t always able to say why. Most studies emphasize that we need more research on CBD before we fully understand how it affects our sleep.

However, as mentioned above, many researchers say that CBD improves sleep because it tackles the root causes of insomnia.  As more research is done on CBD, we’ll learn more and more about why and how it can help us sleep.  Original Article.

THE THC ROUTE – Cannabis for Insomnia

The cannabis plant has been used for centuries as a sleep aid. Contemporary scientific research has measured what people have known and experienced since ancient times: cannabis has relaxing and sedative effects. In particular, cannabis makes falling asleep easier. One recent study found that cannabis shortens the time it takes to fall asleep, both for people with sleep problems and people who fall asleep without trouble. Among people with active difficulty falling asleep, cannabis use resulted in an average of 30 minutes less time in falling asleep. The study also included a group of people who were able to fall asleep without difficulty. Among this group of strong sleepers, cannabis helped them fall asleep even faster, by 15 minutes.

Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the main psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis. THC is what gives the high that’s associated with cannabis use. THC can provide pain relief, and is also useful in reducing nausea. Research shows THC has sedative effects, and can make it easier to fall asleep. There’s also emerging evidence suggesting that THC may improve breathing during sleep, which makes THC a potential therapy in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

THC appears to alter time spent in stages of sleep. Specifically, THC has been found to reduce time spent in REM sleep and increase time spent in slow-wave sleep.

Because of this diminished time in REM, THC reduces dreaming. That can be helpful to people who have conditions such as PTSD that involve frequent, disturbing dreams and nightmares. People may experience fewer dreams when using cannabis regularly. After stopping, its common to experience a burst of dreaming. That’s part of what’s known as REM rebound—an increase in REM that happens after REM has been suppressed.

Changes to sleep cycles are one factor to consider when evaluating whether, and how long, to use cannabis. All sleep cycles are important for healthy rest and functioning. Alterations to our nightly sleep architecture, especially over the long-term, can deprive us of the full restorative effects a night of sleep is biologically designed to provide.  Oringial Article.

Your Journey with Cannabis for Insomnia

Ultimately the decision is yours.  We have clients who prefer to use CBD because they specifically do not want the “high” associated with THC, and just as many clients who prefer the feeling of euphoria as they drift off to sleep.

Of special note:  if you do elect to use THC for insomnia, always select an INDICA strain of marijuana.

Here at CalmEffect, we can help you with either Cannabis route.  We carry a wide variety of high-quality, 3rd party-tested CBD products that we can ship right to your door.  If THC is your preference, we can help you get your legal use card in your state.

SHOP CBD SLEEP OPTIONS

Click Here

SCHEDULE DOCTOR APPT FOR THC

Click Here

OUR FAVORITE CBD SLEEP PRODUCTS