Congratulations! You’ve just received your medical marijuana recommendation. This is an important step towards managing your health condition with the support of medical cannabis. But you may be wondering what’s next, including questions like, “Why haven’t I received a cannabis card?” Transformative Health Center is here to guide you on your wellness journey, answer your questions, and provide you with some essential dos and dont’s after receiving your recommendation.

Don’t Worry About Not Receiving a Physical Cannabis Card 

After an evaluation, some patients ask if they will be receiving a physical cannabis card with their recommendation. While a number of states do provide patients with a cannabis card, this is not the case in Louisiana. Instead, your healthcare provider will send a recommendation with your information to a medical marijuana dispensary. 

Once this information is processed, you can purchase medical marijuana products directly from the dispensary. So, you won’t need to worry about receiving or keeping track of a physical cannabis card. Simply make your order with the dispensary and wait until you receive confirmation that your order is ready to be picked up.

Do Research Different Strains

The world of medical marijuana is vast, with a variety of strains that patients choose for different therapeutic effects. Predominantly, these are divided into two types: Indica and Sativa. 

Indica strains are often associated with relaxation and stress relief. Alternatively, Sativa strains are typically associated with stimulation, creativity, and productivity. Depending on your health needs, one may suit you better than the other. Do your research to find the strain with features that may offer the best therapeutic effects for your condition.

Do Choose a Consumption Method You Are Comfortable With

Medical marijuana doesn’t have to be smoked. There are a number of ways it can be consumed, including through vaporizer devices (in liquid form) and tinctures. But if you choose traditional flower-type marijuana, you’ll need to decide how to consume it. 

Rolling papers are a popular choice, but they can be difficult for beginners to use. However, several tutorials and even pre-rolled papers can be found online. In terms of convenience, glass pipes are easier to handle alternatives that can provide a pure cannabis taste. Just remember that glass pipes will need to be cleaned periodically to remove resin buildup.

Do Pick Up Your Medicine at a Selected Dispensary

After receiving your recommendation, you’ll need to select a medical marijuana dispensary to collect your medicine. At Transformative Health Center, we can help you find a trusted dispensary that carries high-quality, lab-tested products.

Don’t Drive or Work Under the Influence

While medical marijuana can provide significant relief from symptoms, it’s important to remember that it can also impair your ability to drive or operate machinery. Just as with any other medication, safety should always be your top priority. Driving or working while under the influence of medical marijuana is not only dangerous but could also jeopardize your legal right to use it. Prioritize your safety and the safety of those around you by using medical cannabis responsibly.

Don’t Assume All Strains Are Equal

It’s crucial to understand that not all strains will have the same effect. Each one has a unique blend of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds that interact with your body in different ways. And, some are specifically designed to be more potent than others. Always start with a low dose and adjust as necessary under the guidance of a healthcare provider.

Do Embark On Your Wellness Journey With Transformative Health Center

Navigating the world of medical marijuana may seem overwhelming at first, but armed with knowledge and professional guidance, it can be a transformative journey towards improved health. At Transformative Health Center, we stand ready to provide you with personalized care, expert advice, and the confidence you need to take charge of your health with medical marijuana. 

If you haven’t received a medical marijuana evaluation yet, or if you need a renewal, schedule an appointment with us. We offer a full refund if you don’t receive a recommendation, so you have nothing to lose. Take the next steps on your wellness journey with Transformative Health Center.