Knowing Your MMJ

When including mmj to your treatment plan, it isn’t enough to just get a doctor’s recommendation and apply for a medical card. Knowing everything about mmj helps you get the best use and stay within the legal provisions for medical card in Nevada. Types of MMJ, what medical conditions they’re used in treating, different ways of application, where to purchase, and so many other details are essential in using MMJ the right way. 

To begin with, what exactly is  (MMJ)?

MMJ is a component derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant. It is used to treat certain medical conditions and relieve the side effects of other treatments such as rehab for opioid use. MMJ comes in different varieties and can be beneficial to different medical conditions.

What is the legal MMJ component in Nevada? 

The active ingredient in mmj is a group of chemical components called cannabinoids. The most potent cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is responsible for the intoxicant effect known as “the high”, it also has medicinal benefits which includes the ability to relieve pain, inflammation, nausea, anxiety and even seizures. 

THC is combined with CBD, which doesn’t have a high effect, and the intoxicant effect of THC is regulated. This combination then heightens the medicinal benefits for patients. Choosing the right mmj boils down to having the appropriate combination of THC and CBD. 

In Nevada, the level of THC allowed in any mmj product is 0.3, which means that only hemp-derived CBD plants with 0.3% THC are allowed. Any CBD product containing more than 0.3% of THC  is considered mmj and deemed illegal for production and distribution in Nevada.

Uses of mmj

MMJ is used in the treatment of several health conditions. While mmj in recreational consumption is primarily known for its soothing effects, medical use has more benefits. In Nevada, mmj can be used for pain relief and anti-inflammatory purposes, among others. It is used in the treatment of cancer, cachexia, post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), aids, glaucoma, severe pain, nausea, seizures, muscle spasms, and multiple sclerosis. A patient with any of these medical conditions can apply for a medical card in Nevada after a doctor has recommended mmj as an alternative/supplementary treatment.

Application and Purchase of MMJ in Nevada

MMJ can be consumed through edibles, tinctures, vaporizers, and any variety of forms. Smoking is not condoned in public spaces and can attract fines. In order to get medical Card in Nevada, you can either cultivate it or buy from a registered dispensary. Learn more about getting medical card in Nevada here


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