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Interested in Trying Medical Marijuana in Virginia? Here’s How to Get Started!

How to Get Started Using Medical Marijuana in Virginia

If you’ve decided that getting a medical marijuana card in Virginia could be the right answer for you, you may be wondering just how to begin! The process can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. With the right help and guidance and the tips below, you’ll be well on your way to getting natural relief for your symptoms with medical marijuana.

Step One: Assessing Your Symptoms

As a starting point, you’ll want to consider your symptoms and whether medical marijuana can help. The good news is that medical marijuana has been proven to be efficacious with several common disorders. Recent studies have shown, too, that a majority of patients state that medical marijuana treats their core symptoms more effectively than pharmaceuticals!

Which conditions are well-served by medical marijuana? It’s a pretty comprehensive list that includes everything from conditions common to seniors like chronic pain, to complex psychological conditions such as PTSD and anxiety disorders. Medical marijuana is also good at treating a number of symptoms that are found in multiple medical conditions, including IBD, cancer, and glaucoma.

Step Two: Consulting with a Certified Medical Marijuana Doctor

As your next step, you will want to speak with a certified doctor qualified to recommend medical marijuana for your condition. The process is easy and can be done online. Simply schedule a consultation with a certified Virginia medical marijuana doctor, then talk through your condition and symptoms with this medical professional. They can help zero in on how medical marijuana can help you.

Step Three: Choosing the Right Product

Once you have had your consultation, the time has come to decide what type of medical marijuana is best for you! Virginia dispensaries have a wide range of products available. Each of these products has their own virtues.

Edibles or gummies are one of the easiest ways to take medical marijuana. If you like the ritual of smoking, vaping medical marijuana or smoking whole flower is an option. Finally, there are also sublingual tinctures that you can take or topical remedies that you can apply directly to the skin.

Your doctor can help you decide which is right for you. You can also read customer reviews for feedback on the effects of different products.

Considering Strains

Different strains of medical marijuana deliver very different effects. Luckily, Virginia dispensaries categorize products based on their most common effects. For example, products that treat insomnia and other sleep issues will be listed under the “Get Some Sleep” category.

You also need to consider the relationship between THC and CBD in a product. These cannabinoids combine to provide what is known as the ‘entourage effect.’ The CBD can counterbalance the THC to limit the feeling of getting ‘high,’ as well, meaning you get the therapeutic benefits without any of the psychotropic effects. For those new to medical marijuana, this can be an important consideration!

Step Four: Visiting Dispensaries

Virginia has divided the state into several different Health Zones, each of which is served by a particular supplier and its associated dispensaries. You can visit the dispensaries in your Health Zone in person to review products and get advice, or you can shop online at your chosen dispensary’s website.

Get Your VA Marijuana Card Today!

Don't be intimidated by the medical marijuana process in Virginia! It's easy, and there are plenty of experts out there ready to help you find natural relief with this powerful product.

Schedule an appointment with an online medical marijuana doctor today, to start gaining access to safe, legal cannabis products, including tinctures, flower, concentrates and more!


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