QUESTION:

I have relapsing and remitting Multiple Sclerosis (MS). My neurologist has suggested I try medical marijuana, but I just can’t afford it. Would CBD derived from hemp be a good alternative for me or a waste of money? 

ANSWER:

When it comes to Multiple Sclerosis, the main symptom you’re trying to treat is spasticity, either with the Medical Marijuana or with the Hemp-Based CBD. Clinically what I’ve found most effective for spasticity is high amounts of CBD. So, you have a couple different options. You can use high CBD product derived from either medical marijuana or from hemp. They should be equally effective. Ultimately, it comes down to the amount of CBD.

 

QUESTION:

What is a good medical marijuana strain for inflammation? What is a good medical marijuana strain for treating Anxiety?

ANSWER:

Anxiety is best treated with high amounts of CBD. Excess amounts of THC makes Anxiety worse. If you’ve ever had the experience of using marijuana recreationally, likely you over-did it, and you experienced side effects like worsening of Anxiety and Paranoia.

For inflammation, typically what’s most effective is both CBD & THC. They both have anti-inflammatory properties. And, together there’s a synergistic effect. So, one chemical enhances the effect of the other chemical.

 

QUESTION:

Should we mention our CBD use to our doctors. I find that they give me flack over supplements. So I worry.

ANSWER:

It’s a tough question to answer. It’s going to depend on the doctor. You have doctors that are completely open to using either CBD Oil or Medical Marijuana. Then, you have doctors who aren’t open to it. And, they may point their finger and scold patients. So, I’d say play it by ear. At the end of the day, it’s always a good thing to tell your doctor, in the case that you’re on prescription medications or are about to have surgery.