Marijuana Troubleshooting FAQ
The following covers a number of frequently asked questions about Marijuana use and potential issues or concerns. Hopefully, these will address some questions you might still have regarding logistics.
How can I get rid of weed smell?
There are a number of ways to get rid of the smell of Marijuana. You can use an air-neutralizing product, open windows to get cross ventilation, or light an aromatic candle. Some people cook something with a strong smell, such as a garlicky tomato sauce, to cover the aroma. You can buy products to blow your smoke to neutralize the smell, such as the Smokebuddy personal air filter. You can also make a sploof, a homemade filter for blowing smoke through, with an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll, dryer sheets, and a clean sock. To make this gadget, stuff several dryer sheets into the empty roll and cover one end of the roll with a sock. Blow the smoke or vapor through the open end of the roll to counteract the smell of the smoke and odor.
Will Marijuana use give me a hangover?
It’s rare to experience a Marijuana hangover. It can happen, but generally only if you have really overdone it, particularly with edibles. Because it takes longer to metabolize an edible, the effects may still be present in the morning. The effects will not be nearly as bad as an alcohol hangover; you may feel a little groggy and your motor coordination and reaction time may be a bit slower than normal. Take a hot shower or bath, eat a full meal, drink plenty of water, and have a cup of coffee or tea. If you still feel the hangover, take a walk or a nap and be patient.
Should I stop taking my other medicine if I am switching to cannabis?
Do not stop taking any prescription medicine without talking with your doctor.
If my friend is interested in trying my Marijuana, can I share it or sell it?
If you live in a state where Marijuana is recreationally legal, you can share it with your friends, as long as they are 21 or over and in good emotional health. It is illegal to sell cannabis without a license. Penalties for breaking the law can be harsh, so be sure to act responsibly.
If I need to drive my car, can I still use my Marijuana product?
No. Driving while under the influence of Marijuana is risky and illegal. Never drive (or operate heavy machinery) while experiencing cannabis’s effects. If you need to go somewhere, call a taxi or ask a friend to drive you. Never smoke in a car, and if you are carrying cannabis, it is best to keep it in the trunk. None of the passengers in your vehicle should be using cannabis either.
Can I lose my job for using Marijuana?
Yes, your employer has the right to fire you if you are found to be using medical Marijuana even when you are off the job. Read through your company’s HR policy to know your rights, as well as your company’s rights. If you are a medical Marijuana user and you are being drug tested at your place of employment, talk with your HR representative or a trusted supervisor and let them know your situation. Show them a note from your physician and tell them about how your use of cannabis has helped you. If you are using cannabis responsibly for a medical situation, we hope your employer sees it that way.
Can I smoke Marijuana in public places like restaurants and bars?
What is the minimum age for using Marijuana?
If I’m traveling to another state, can I bring my Marijuana with me?
No, you may not bring your cannabis across state lines since cannabis is still federally illegal.
What should I do if my Marijuana has gone bad?
Cannabis can degrade and lose potency if exposed to sunlight, humidity, or extreme temperatures. But, if stored correctly, it will last a very long time. (See here for tips on storing cannabis properly.) If you suspect your Marijuana has developed mold or mildew, or looks or smells strange, discard it.
Where can I learn to grow Marijuana?
Growing Marijuana is relatively easy—there is a reason it is sometimes called weed. Refer to online guides or The Cannabis Grow Bible by Greg Green for full instructions on how to grow cannabis at home.
What should I do if I’m arrested for possession of cannabis?
Remember that there are still laws in effect that limit or prohibit the use of cannabis. If you are arrested, do not give the police permission to search your property and do not answer any questions. Be polite and courteous, but inform the officer that you are using your right to remain silent. Ask for an attorney. Police are allowed to use deception to get a confession, so, unfortunately, you may not be able trust what they tell or promise you. Remain silent until you consult with an attorney.
THOUGHTS AND EXPERIENCES
Patients have been asking me to write them a script for cannabis for more than 12 years. Until recently, it wasn’t possible; it wasn’t even something I would have considered. I had tried smoking in college, and I wasn’t impressed. However, over the last year, I have seen some changes in my practice. Three of my patients have been using cannabis for various reasons. The first has a seizure disorder, the second has a back injury, and the third has severe bipolar disorder.
The patient with the seizures is markedly better. Her daily seizures have reduced to maybe one or two a month. The patient with the back injury has stopped taking pain pills. While my bipolar patient still has ups and downs, she reports that her downs are less severe and that she is not nearly as manic.
A few months ago, I began using cannabis myself instead of sleeping pills to treat my insomnia, and I have had great success. I continue to be impressed by the medicinal benefits of the drug, and I am looking forward to a broader adoption in the medical community. —H. J., Colorado
Indicas are well loved because they are believed to offer a relaxing body high and to treat pain, spasms, anxiety, nausea, and insomnia. But as mentioned in chapter 1, this is not always the case, since researchers continue to find little difference in the observable effects between indicas and sativas. When selecting a strain, pay more attention to the available cannabinoid and terpene content of each strain to find the best fit for your symptoms.
Originally posted 2021-08-03 22:05:48.