Newbie with chronic pains needs CBD advice!

Discussion in 'California Patients' started by Mr Fuxable, Aug 10, 2016.

    Mr Fuxable

    Mr Fuxable New Member

    I'm new to weed. I don't want to get all high and messed up. I just want to relieve the chronic shooting pains in my chest arms, legs, etc that I have lived with for over a decade. (Yes I have been checked out by doctors and they dont see anything wrong). I believe I suffer from TMS or psychosomatic body pain or fibromyalgia.

    I just bought a pax 2 and the harlequin strain and tried it twice (about 5-10 hits each time). I felt basically nothing for results, but then had a pretty bad headache, grogginess, and felt totally out of it for about 2 days. What is happening here, am I doing something wrong?? Harlequin has amazzing reviews on Leafly. Not sure what's going on.

    ltecato Active Member

    Everybody reacts somewhat differently. The CBD strains should not be making you sick. If I had to guess, I'd say that maybe you need a bit more practice in smoking. My wife likes Cannatonic, GDP and Dr. Feelgood for migraines and arthritis. We've also tried Harlequin and AC/DC but results were not impressive.

    You can also try edibles, tinctures, capsules, transdermal patches and even suppositories that are formulated for CBD delivery. Be careful with the goodies, cuz newbies can take too big a dose and wind up in the ER hallucinating and freaking out.

    Also, try topicals applied directly to whatever is hurting. They work well for my sore muscles and bones.
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    BernerS Member

    I've run analyses on two CBD strains, and both were essentially bunk at $25 or $30 an eighth. They were called White Harlequin and ACDC. CBD content was negligible, well below 5%. Finally I bought a third strain that actually had some CBD in it, Ringo's Gift, from a different dispensary. Please withhold judgement on the effectiveness of cannabis for medical issues until you've nailed down a reliable dispensary with a true CBD strain. Ask for analysis results and ask how they were obtained. As it turned out, my CBD analysis for the genuine strain was quite close to the THC/CBD percentages shown at the dispensary. Don't discount the benefit of a combination of CBD and THC.

    Indacouch Well-Known Member

    You can use a strain that has more thc you just have to be smart about how you use it and how much may need some for your condition/pain just start small and work your way into a hit and then chill or maybe a small bite of an edible you don't freak yourself out .....GL
    Mr Fuxable

    Mr Fuxable New Member

    Im a newbie, I use high cbd low thc dry flower/herb with my pax for pain relief. I am interested in the Bloom Farms vape pen that uses oil concentrate, but I am scared of getting too high or paranoid. They specifically have a high CBD low thc oil but its still a concentrate, which typically means much stronger. I can take about 5-10 hits from a pax with the dry herb of 10% cbd/5% thc and im ok. How strong is an oil conentrate in comparison? Will one hit completely mess me up??
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    mauricem00 Well-Known Member

    some dispensary sell high cbd oil that is very low in THC. a Charlotte web extract from Colorado thats sold here as well has 60%CBD and less than 5% THC. some of the CBD oil sold on line is made from industrial hemp and has high heavy metal content.

    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    Quit worrying. Part of the cannabis experience is how you feel when ingesting it.

    Who cares if you get high? That is part of it. Early cut commercial bud causes paranoia because other cannabinoids havent developed.
    Bad Karma

    Bad Karma Well-Known Member

    You got ahold of some Harlequin that was flowered for too long. CBD degrades much faster than THC and therefore high CBD plants need to be harvested early for maximum effect. Unfortunately, 95% of the buds you pick up at a dispensary are grown for maximum yield, and not maximum healing.
    Try to find some Cannatonic, or Dance Hall, if you can they're much better high CBD medicine.

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