How to choose the most appropriate medical cannabis product for your condition

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When it comes to medical cannabis, you have more options than you may realize. Not only are there specific strains of medical cannabis developed to treat specific conditions, there are different forms.

Tikun Olam offers six strains of medical cannabis that promote overall health and wellness and are effective at alleviating the symptoms of a number of medical conditions such as: PTSD, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, colitis, epilepsy, and more. The different strains produce different effects, making it important to read up about the strain and its effects. In addition, Tikun Olam offers several product types, which may affect your cannabis buying decision.


Some strains of medical cannabis are invigorating and stimulating while others have a more sedative effect. If you’re looking at medical cannabis to treat a sleep disorder, for example, you’ll want to select a strain that’s recommended for sleep disorders and that is recommended for nighttime use. On the other hand, if you have chronic pain and do not want to feel sleepy or “on anything” during the day time, look at strains recommended for pain and developed for daytime use.


Cannabis products are available in various forms, too. If you’re leery about smoking cannabis or prefer a more discrete method, you’ll want to look at some of the other forms of medical cannabis such as:

  • Topical — Lotions and ointments are ideal for localized pain like arthritis or muscle pain. Topicals will not get you high.
  • Vape — Vaporizers are a convenient choice for inhaling vapors. You do not need to hold it in your lungs as you do when smoking. Great for instant relief.
  • Flower — Flowers can be smoked in a pipe, bong, or cigarette form. Instant results.
  • Tincture — Tinctures are liquid formulas that are typically taken sublingually (under the tongue) in drop form. They have a mild taste and are the preferred method for use in children.


Start your search at Tikun Olam California. An online symptom checker will help you select the right medical cannabis product for your needs.