Full spectrum / broad spectrum CBD oil
This can be purchased OTC pretty much anywhere. It contains all the cannabinoids (minus THC) found in the Marijuana plant. Certain cannabinoids are anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor growth, antimicrobial, aid with sleep, stabilizes blood sugar, reduces muscle spasms and intestinal spasm. It’s just great to use every day for anything that ails you.
A good dose is around 10 mg 1-2 x a day. Take in the evening to start, and increase dose slowly. Look at the serving size on back of bottle before you purchase, because you want one that provides 10 mg of CBD per .5 -1 ml, otherwise you’ll go through a bottle in a week. You must, shake the bottle before each use because everything goes to the bottom. Put the drops in a spoon or 2 oz of water (not straight in your mouth) and swish and swallow.
When you go to a medical marijuana dispensary, tell them what you need, and ask questions
I can’t sleep because of the pain, or I need to manage my pain, tremors or nausea during the day and not be high. If you have seizures or tremors most likely you’re not going to be using the same thing as someone you know that has chronic pain, or PTSD. If you have lungs that are compromised, then you need to focus on edibles.
You need to either do your own research (weedmaps.com) or have a conversation with someone at the dispensary, to find a strain / formula that is best for you. If you’re not prepared, then you risk continually buying stuff that’s not right for you, or possibly just the wrong dose for your condition.
Cannabis is not meant to replace pain meds, so don’t use it that way. It is meant to be used continually to keep inflammation down, and to prevent further deterioration of your condition. This medicinal plant works at so many levels to help your body heal, so If you are using it only when you feel you need it, then you’re missing out on the full benefits.
A CBD "isolate" is a safe place to start if you have pain. It comes in gummies and vape pins. With edibles always start with half of the dose and wait up to 40 min before another dose should you need it. The effects with inhalation are felt in about 1-2 minutes, and last 1-3 hours. With edibles in about 20-40 min, and the effects last 3-5 hrs.
Research, ask questions, keep track of what you've used, use proper dose throughout the day.