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These strains are only a guideline; consult a medical marijuana expert or your own trial and error to determine which strains work best for you.
The marijuana plant can be useful for treating a wide range of medical conditions. This is becoming increasingly recognized by the medical community. With high-quality seeds designed for medical use, you can grow the strain that is right for you.
Marijuana can be used to treat a wide range of ailments. As a result, the use of marijuana for medical use is approved in many countries. Patients and caregivers grow marijuana to manage a variety of conditions including:
- Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)
- Seizure disorders related to diagnosis of epilepsy or trauma-related head injuries
- Multiple sclerosis
- Crohn’s disease
- Mitochondrial disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Sickle cell disease
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Intractable nausea
- Severe pain
- Persistent muscle spasms
These are just some of the ailments recognized by the medical community as being treatable with marijuana. There may even be more! While research looks into other potential uses for medical marijuana, it’s easy to grow your own!
High CBD Strains
While every strain of marijuana has some sort of health benefit, medical marijuana is ideal for those who seek the least undesirable effects. Strains with a high percentage of CBD are typically best for medical users. CBD, or cannabidiol, increases the healing power while reducing the psychoactivity that comes from THC. CBD can bring a pleasant dreamlike state to your mind and body, reducing anxiety and being deeply therapeutic. It can also make it easier to continue living your daily life while using medical marijuana since you won’t be in a state of feeling high.
Most strains of cannabis can be split between two primary types, Indica and Sativa. Indica has high proportions of both CBD and THC, and it’s great for treating muscle tremors, rheumatism, arthritis, anxiety, and related conditions. Sativa, on the other hand, is high in THC and low in CBD, giving the patient a more energetic high. It can be helpful for treating nausea, depression, and chronic pain. Many people choose to use a strain that is a hybrid of the two varieties, to create an effect that is the best fit for their needs.
Grow Medical Strains
Because patients tend to consume marijuana on a regular basis, the quality of the harvest is often critical. Medical marijuana is often grown organically to prevent the introduction of potential toxins. There are many ways to grow medical marijuana organically, including:
Marijuana, like any other plant, can be grown in soil. This is typically the easiest and cheapest method since you can get all of the supplies at a standard nursery store. You’ll need to pay attention to the soil quality and keep in mind that your yield may not be as high with this method.
Coco Fiber/Rock Wool
You can also grow marijuana in an inert medium. This will require buying coco fiber, which is not usually very expensive but can be difficult to find. It also requires specialized fertilizers. However, it’s about as easy as growing in standard soil, without the bugs and mess, and usually, results in better yields.
Hydroponics involves growing plants in gravel, without any vegetable matter. You simply pour water and fertilizer directly into the gravel. When you grow plants using hydroponics, you’ll notice that the plant will not grow a large tap root but will produce a large bunch of small white roots that look like hairs.
This can be an excellent method because of the extremely high yields. It is also much cleaner than using soil. However, hydroponics requires quite a bit of up-front investment, since you need troughs, pumps, and reservoirs to keep the plants properly watered and fertilized. You’ll also need to monitor the health of the plants more carefully – keeping an eye on their pH and nutrient levels regularly.
This technique refers to growing plants in air. The plant is held in a mesh basket, and the roots grow through the mesh and into the air, where they are sprayed with water and fertilizer. This can produce incredible yields. Much like hydroponics, it requires a higher up-front expense to obtain the specialized equipment and more labor to monitor the plants and keep their nutrient and pH levels in the correct range.
This system is extremely impressive when it works well, but difficult to set up. An aquaponics set up includes fish and plants living together in a symbiotic environment, where the plants cleanse the water that the fish live in while the fish provide the plants with the food they need. A quality aquaponics system, inside a climate-controlled greenhouse, can produce incredibly high-quality plants and fish anywhere, any time of year.
There is an incredibly large amount of effort required to build and maintain a proper aquaponics system. You’ll want to make sure to do your research and reach out to some of the experts on our forum to get started.
Relief When You Need It
With high-quality marijuana seeds, it doesn’t matter which of these many growing options you choose. You will be growing your own relief, and able to control the quality of the product while keeping your costs low. And, when you purchase your seeds from ILGM, you can be confident that you’ll be getting high-quality seeds that will result in great buds.
Throughout the world, people are turning to marijuana to relieve their symptoms. In some areas, growing marijuana for medical use is entirely legal. Whether you purchase seeds designed for medical use or those high in THC, marijuana’s ability to heal is becoming more understood every day.
Much More Than Joints
Medical marijuana does not have to be smoked to be beneficial. There are many other options for consuming its medicinal benefits. You can bake it into foods, create a cannabis oil, or vaporize it and inhale the vapors. Some even eat the plant raw, similar to hemp. Learn about the numerous methods of preparing your harvest in our blog.
With proper research, growers of medical marijuana can find a method that works well for them. One that provides the many benefits of this naturally occurring medication while avoiding the harmful side effects of many other pharmaceuticals. Check out our medical seed options today.