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radiantreeves

805d

does anyone here smoke marijuana/ have a marijuana card for ptsd? ive been thinking about it.

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    • freshlydeliveredpal

      800d

      Hi friend! I want to be completely transparent in my post because I do smoke. I used to have a MMJ card for my PTSD, but because my state has legalized it, I stopped getting the card. Really, the card is helpful if you’re trying to get a small discount on your marijuana purchases (often, about 10%). However, there is a fee that you have to pay every year (mine was around $165) and you do have to see the marijuana-prescriber yearly to be re-evaluated. For PTSD alone, I’ve heard it can be really helpful. While its medicated feeling also brings some assistance, it focuses your breathing from being small and rapid to needing big, full breaths (if you use a smoking format). HOWEVER, if you have additional mental illnesses, it can be dangerous; for example, if you have any form of paranoia, personality/borderline-personality and/or anxiety disorder(s), you CAN develop psychosis while on it and it’s more likely that you can develop an addiction. Remember, overall, it is a mood-enhancement substance. Use with caution! Hope this helped! 💛

    • freshlydeliveredpal

      800d

      Hi friend! I want to be completely transparent in my post because I do smoke. I used to have a MMJ card for my PTSD, but because my state has legalized it, I stopped getting the card. Really, the card is helpful if you’re trying to get a small discount on your marijuana purchases (often, about 10%). However, there is a fee that you have to pay every year (mine was around $165) and you do have to see the marijuana-prescriber yearly to be re-evaluated. For PTSD alone, I’ve heard it can be really helpful. While its medicated feeling also brings some assistance, it focuses your breathing from being small and rapid to needing big, full breaths (if you use a smoking format). HOWEVER, if you have additional mental illnesses, it can be dangerous; for example, if you have any form of paranoia, personality/borderline-personality and/or anxiety disorder(s), you CAN develop psychosis while on it and it’s more likely that you can develop an addiction. Remember, overall, it is a mood-enhancement substance. Use with caution! Hope this helped! 💛

    • wordydirds

      802d

      Me ❤️

    • ALT_95

      802d

      I've contemplated trying gummies or edibles for PTSD but I have quite a few psychiatric medications and idk how they might interfere with them.

    • KayyNicholee

      803d

      I have mine and it has helped tremendously for my ptsd!

    • Carolshine

      803d

      I used to smoke all day every day. Now I can only smoke when I’m with my significant other or I get very nervous. If it’s helping you then I would definitely apply for a medical card!

    • Pey10

      803d

      Yes! I would start with CBD bc I think most people could benefit from trying that. Helps with my anxiety and chronic pain. For some people the THC component helps, for some it doesn’t, and for some it makes it worse. It’s the sort of thing where you’d likely have to try it to know how you react. Just like meds, works for some but not all. Works for me.

    • vice2410

      803d

      It's legal where im from and I've tried it a few time, edibles not smoking and it makes me paranoid hehe so I can't have it

    • Catloafing

      803d

      I live in Florida where delta 8 is legal and it is very helpful with my anxiety

    • callmeblue

      803d

      i don't have a card because it's not legal where i live, but i smoke daily in the place of psych meds i used to be on. it helps me a lot and the side effects are nonexistent for me personally even though i was diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. it's definitely not for everyone though

    • Heartofthetriforce

      803d

      I dont have a card but it helps me process PTSD better and i can slow down and relax.

    • chonkyfeline

      805d

      I use a sativa strain. I find indica makes me feel more depressed. Sometimes I do a hybrid. Helps me get out of my own head for awhile

    • Sleepyqueen

      805d

      I don’t smoke because it makes my POTS symptoms worse but edibles work well for me! I have to do low doses though, about 2.5 mg helps me mellow out and I can get to sleep without ruminating thoughts + anxiety

    • Dionysus

      805d

      I do smoke every once in a while, it helps like 50% of the time for me, and it makes me feel really good. The other times though I do tend to get anxious and really twitchy.

    • antiquejade

      805d

      i used to smoke but i had an unhealthy relationship with weed and it wasn't good for me. i think that it can be very helpful but sometimes it can make things worse depending on you

    • Nera

      805d

      Me too, it does help. 👍 🙏

    • GendR

      805d

      I do. Super helpful.

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