Friday, April 13, 2018

Medical Marijuana Update #2 by Jennifer Kacey

So I've learned tons more in the month since my last update! All of the info I'm going to talk about is NY since that's the only program I have experience with.

This is the Time it's supposed to take things to kick in...but I'll put in parenthesis how long it takes things to hit my system.
- Vaping - 15 min. (Some things it takes forevers or it doesn't hit at all and other kinds hit almost instantaneously - AQUA!!)
- Tinctures which I haven't tried at all - 45min to an hour
- Pills - 45min to an hour (takes almost two hours to take effect)

Dose will last...And pills take a while to kick in but they give the longest lasting relief.
- Vaping - 1-2 hours (where's off fast - believe it has something to do with a very high metabolism which we're looking into)
- Tinctures - 4-6 hours
- Pills - 6-8 hours (or if you take two one night to try to REALLY sleep for the first time in almost 2.5 years and then it lasts for like 16 hours)

At the dispensary I go to I can only pick up 3 things at a time. So that could be a pill and two vape cartridges, etc.

I learned in the highest strength vaping they have two different strains when the paperwork just showed one. So I tried Indica to start and instead of crashing me out so I could sleep it just made me giggly and I wanted to stay awake and watch YouTube videos FOR HOURS. Pretty much everything but going to sleep. So I tried the Sativa strain next and that one seems to work better for me. Still doesn't straight knock me out but makes me feel closer to sleepy. Yeah. Sleep and I are still not really on a first name basis.

Learned my middle of the road vape is a hybrid of different strains and might explain why I reacted better to it. And they have another strength in between the middle and high doses which is also a hybrid. It's Aqua. Tried that one next and really like that. It numbs my stomach almost immediately which is a welcome relief. I thought I could eat what I wanted while numb and have no after effects. I was quite wrong.
If I do all the pain dumps in my system as soon as the meds run out. Oh so not cool.

On the pills they offer a reg strength and an extra strength. I can take 1 pills or two. 1 pill at first didn't really seem to do anything, but 2 pills is CRAZINESS. See the wolverine pic above. Oh my goshness! You guys think I'm bouncy on a normal basis!!

It's taking a lot of trial and error and I'll completely admit to a very hodgy podgy process right now. I'll get more scientific about it as I move forward and I'll keep you guys posted!
Keep your heads up! We'll get there!

Decadently Yours,
Jennifer Kacey

Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her miniman in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.


  1. Hope it all settles down and gives you comfort. I feel for you.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement!! I'm so ready for some feel better!!