How Medical Cannabis
Can Make You Feel

It’s Natural to Worry About What Else Comes With Pain Relief

We designed Medisenol by consulting with people who suffered from pain and who had little to no experience with recreational or medical cannabis. We learned that many of them were confused and apprehensive about its physical and cognitive effects. We understand if you are too.

Using Cannabis to Relieve Pain

Pain management is one of the most well studied areas of medical cannabis. Cannabis has been shown to be an effective way of managing chronic or inflammatory pain, but it does not work for everyone, and it is only helpful if you take the time to find the does that is right for you.

When you start with Medisenol, we provide you with the tools to safely find your optimal dose.

The Effects of CBD

The Experience of CBD

CBD has none of the effects that are commonly associated with getting ’high’.

But it does have the potential to deliver many health benefits. CBD may make you feel mentally and physically calm and relaxed. It’s also used to manage pain in conditions like arthritis and MS, and to support people experiencing nausea from chemotherapy.

A few of it's benefits may include :

  • reducing pain and inflammation from chronic diseases like arthritis

  • improving anxiety and depression

  • helping protect the brain from damage after injury.

Many people have experienced benefits with doses between 5-20 mg per day 1.

The Effects of THC

The Experience of THC

THC is the psychoactive component in cannabis that creates feelings of euphoria, relaxation, increased appetite and heightened sensory perception.

While recreational users may seek out these feelings, we know that many people new to medical cannabis can be concerned about them. That’s why we always recommend starting low and going slow - because these effects are not commonly noticed when THC is taken in small doses.

THC may also have a number of benefits, including:

  • pain relief

  • immune system regulation

  • mood improvement

  • appetite stimulation

  • muscle relaxation

If you are taking a product with a higher THC content (>5 mg) it may make you drowsy, so take it close to bedtime. THC can also impair your motor skills, so don’t drive while using it.

Common Side Effects

Many medicines cause side effects, and medical cannabis is no different.  The most common side effects associated with cannabis are mild, occur early in treatment and resolve quickly. Because THC and CBD act differently in the body, people may experience different side effects based on the product they’re taking.

Some common side effects can include:

  • drowsiness or fatigue

  • dizziness

  • dry mouth

  • anxiety

  • nausea

  • cognitive effects or euphoria

  • diarrhea

In order to minimize unwanted side effects, start with low doses of THC (<3 mg) and increase the dose slowly over time. This will help your body to build a tolerance to any of the side effects of THC without building a tolerance to the medicinal benefits (i.e., symptom relief).

The Goal: Managing Your Pain

When you’re experiencing pain, all you want is for it to go away. As more and more rigorous research is done, medical cannabis is being increasingly prescribed for a wide variety of conditions.

While you can anticipate some relief of your pain, it is important to remember that it won’t be immediate. It can take some time to reach your ideal dose. It’s also important to remember the goals of treatment with medical cannabis. It may be effective for pain management, but it’s not a cure.

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1 - C.A. MacCallum, E.B. Russo (2018) Practical considerations in medical cannabis administration and dosing. European Journal of Internal Medicine 49 (2018) 12–19. doi:10.1016/j.ejim.2018.01.004.