Benefits of Medical Marijuana: Indica vs. Sativa

Medical Marijuana doctors, Nevada, and indeed all over Nevada, know what the benefits of medical marijuana can be. It can be an effective appetite stimulant, especially helpful with cancer, AIDS and other chronic disease sufferers who might not feel like eating, either due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy or depression. It has also shown to be a good tool against nausea and vomiting, especially in patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. It has been used by medical marijuana doctors in Nevada to reduce pressure in the eyeball in fighting the disease glaucoma. Doctors also recommend medical marijuana in Nevada to relieve chronic pain, and to fight muscle seizures and spasms.

Your medical marijuana doctor may issue you a recommendation for a Nevada medical marijuana card, since its use has been legalized for medical purposes since 2001. But which one Indica vs. Sativa, is right for you? Each has their own unique sets of attributes and drawbacks. Your medical marijuana doctor can choose the first, Indica, for its relaxation benefits. It is a physically smaller plant than Sativa, being short and bushed-out, growing wider and more rounded than Sativa plants. Indica's physical effects typically are described as a pleasant, mild body buzz, helpful for relaxation, relief of body aches and pains, and to help patients sleep. Chosen by many medical marijuana users in Las Vegas for its sleep providing properties, it can help you to relax to the point where you get to sleep sooner and stay asleep longer.

Sativa strains are known to medical marijuana doctors for their stimulant properties, raising apetite, easing depression, headaches (even migraines), aches, pains and nausea. Sativa plants are dissimilar to Indica varieties in its physical characteristics as well, Sativa plants are taller, and have sparser and longer leaves than indica. they have a longer growing period and lesser yield than Indica strains, so Indica may be more readily available with your medical marijuana card , Nevada. Sativa plants grow anywhere from Columbia, Mexico, Thailand and Southeast Asia, and can be cultivated here in the United States for medical marijuana purposes in Nevada, and wherever medical marijuana is legal for dispensing and/or growing with a medical marijuana doctors recommendation, such as in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sativa strains are the choice for daytime usage, as their uplifiting and stimulant effect may prohibit a good night's sleep. they are also higher in THC than Indicas, which may lead to a hallucinogenic effect, which might be disconcerting to the novice user.

Either strain may aid in appetite, causing the patient to have an increased interest in food, especially useful if a patient's body weight is dropping due to harsh therapies for chronic disease. Medical marijuana doctors see their patients' body weights come up to more desirable levels with the use of medical marijuana, an effective tool in the body's natural abilities to fight disease. Being weakened by disease or therapy can have a depressant effect on patients as well, so the use of either strain of Nevada medical marijuana can lead to a sense of well-being, relaxation or even euphoria, which can also benefit the mind-body connection in natural healing.

 

 

 

 

 


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