The Difference Between Indica and Sativa
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) September 02, 2011
Although laws and public opinion are increasingly in favor of medical marijuana, many patients are not getting the full potential benefits because they are unclear on the difference between sativa and indica-and the two strains have very different effects. MedMar Healing Center in San Jose, California is making sure patients understand what they are getting before they get it.
One of the problems plaguing the San Jose medical cannabis community is a lack of knowledge about the differences between indica and sativa strains and their medicinal effects, according to MedMar Healing Center. The premier San Jose medical marijuana dispensary has taken the lead in patient education in the South Bay to ensure patients are obtaining the right medicine for their individual problem.
“Our patients’ health is our first priority-and that comes with education,” said MedMar representative Doug Chloupek. “Only by ensuring we understand our patient’s needs-and they understand the differences in the effects of our medications-are we able to treat our patients’ specific medical problems effectively.”
Instead of just handing out buds, the San Jose cannabis club‘s highly trained budtenders initiate a conversation with the patient about the particular medical condition they are treating.
According to Jade Kine, renowned cannabis educator and writer for Kush Magazine and the lead instructor of CannAcademy, almost everything on the market today is a hybrid of indica and sativa. Sativa, says Kine, has a heady affect, while indica relaxes the body.
“Indica is useful for treating chronic pain, nausea and insomnia, while sativa is useful during the daytime,” said Kine. “Sativa’s effects can be compared to that of coffee: it sharpens the mind and gives the patient energy. It is often used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD).”
MedMar is at the forefront of education in the San Jose medical marijuana community. The San Jose cannabis collective hosts the CannAcademy, a revolutionary learning facility that instructs and certifies cannabis growers in the fine art of cannabis production. MedMar believes that sharing knowledge helps medical marijuana patients lead healthier, happier lives.
“Unfortunately, the rise in medical marijuana usage across the country has not been met with a corresponding rise in education concerning the most effective ways to medicate using cannabis,” said Kine. “MedMar is really great at teaching people about the medications they are getting and how they will affect them.”
For more information about the differences between sativa and indica or to learn more about any of MedMar Healing Center’s products and services, call (408) 426-4400 or visit the San Jose dispensary online at www.sjmedmar.com. MedMar is located at 170 South Autumn Street, San Jose, CA 95110.
About MedMar Healing Center
MedMar Healing Center is a grassroots, community-based San Jose medical cannabis club that offers support and alternative health resources to people facing health challenges. Their primary goal is to advocate a proactive approach to health management by providing a local, affordable, and safe environment to dispense medical cannabis and other alternative health services.
MedMar provides residents of San Jose and Silicon Valley with medical marijuana in many forms, including flowers, hash, edibles, and concentrates. MedMar Healing Center tests each of their strains of medicine for a Cannabinoid profile, which helps their knowledgeable staff recommend the best medicine for the diverse ailments of each client.