Three Rules of Medical Marijuana Use

San Francisco Medical Marijuana Doctor Offers Three Rules of Medical Cannabis Use

San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 08, 2011

Greenway Medical Marijuana Physicians Evaluations’ Medical Director, Dr. Arif Khan advises his patients to follow three rules in order to benefit from medical cannabis. Dr. Khan, a cannabis-knowledgeable physician, works with Greenway patients to find the right combination and method of medical marijuana use to address their specific symptoms.

“Cannabis is a complex medication with a spectrum of benefits, and safe therapeutic use requires selecting strains (Indica v. Sativa) and moderating dosage, depending on each patient’s medical condition,” said Khan.

Dr. Khan’s Three Rules of Medical Cannabis Use are:

Rule #1: Question the Dispensary

Patients need to question their dispensary about the various types of medical marijuana and the elements of each strain. The characteristics of cannabis vary depending on where it was grown, and how it was grown (indoor or outdoor / in hydro, soil, or organic). The dispensaries should know the answers.

Rule #2: Make it Personal

Patients need to use the appropriate strain of cannabis for the medical condition. What friends or family are using may not be effective for the patient. For instance, Sativa is generally not a good choice for patients suffering from insomnia, high blood pressure, heart disease, or anxiety. For these conditions, Indica is typically a better choice.

If a patient is suffering from depression, Indica strains could potentially bring on more severe symptoms. Patients should discuss Indica-Sativa hybrids with Dr. Khan and their local dispensary provider.

Rule #3 Timing and Dosage

The type of cannabis patients need in the morning may be completely different from what they need in the evening. For instance, patients suffering from morning nausea, midday stress, or evening relaxation require different delivery methods and strains of medicinal marijuana.

Medical marijuana can be ingested, smoked, vaporized, drank, taken in a capsule, and applied topically as a salve or ointment. Patients suffering from localized pain may benefit more from applying cannabis salves and other topical treatments rather than ingesting or smoking cannabis.

For asthma sufferers, smoking is out of the question, so they should try taking their medication in the form of a drink, tea, tincture, or other edible form.

For more information about effective medical cannabis use, contact Greenway Medical Marijuana Physicians Evaluations at (415) 777-0157, visit their website at, or drop by the clinic located at 393 Tehama Street in San Francisco. Greenway’s fax number is (415) 777-0153.

About Greenway Medical Marijuana Physicians Evaluations
Greenway Medical Marijuana Physicians Evaluations is a downtown San Francisco medical marijuana clinic. Greenway provides efficient, low cost medical evaluations to the qualifying public for medicinal marijuana accessibility. Medical Director, Dr. Arif Khan believes in providing a compassionate, non-judgmental and a detailed evaluation of each patient’s medical problem. Based on his shared experience at Greenway, he formulates an individualized treatment plan which incorporates the different strains of cannabis, guiding the patient through an otherwise confusing initial experience.

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  • merry j October 13, 2012, 11:04 pm

    While it is true that there are different ways of taking medical marijuana, unless one is trying to treat a life-threatening condition, there is A LOT of room for error. You probably don’t need to spend money on a consultant or specialty doctor. There is a lot of information online, and good dispensary workers know a thing or two as well. This is an herb with no serious side effects or lethal dose. Grow your own outdoor organic, and find find your best strain. But hey, if you’re loaded… I’m sure lots of docs would be happy to take your money.

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