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What Time of Day Should You Use Medical Marijuana for Best Results?

Cannabis as a medicine has a lot of utility for different symptoms and a lot of versatility with different health conditions. Patients with a condition on West Virginia’s list of accepted ailments for medical cannabis can use medical marijuana in any variety of ways and at any time that is best for them.

While every patient’s needs will differ, many people wonder whether they should use medical marijuana more at night or in the daytime, and there’s pros and cons to both.

In this article, we’ll cover using medical marijuana at different times of the day, how to maximize the efficiency of cannabis products based on the time, and how the time of day can change your cannabis medication schedule!

Using Medical Marijuana in the Morning

Medical Marijuana in the Morning for Fast Relief

Cannabis can offer instant relief for many patients, and when you’re dealing with chronic conditions, quick relief matters.

Cannabis can be used efficiently in the morning for fast-acting effects, though there are some things to pay attention to when using cannabis in the AM.

Cannabis is often at its most potent when used for the first time in the day.

If you choose to light up in the morning, be aware of things you might have to do shortly thereafter, because the first time you use cannabis in a day is usually when its effects are most intense, and it could interfere with daily activities.

Cannabis will lose its potency the more frequently it is consumed.

Another thing to note when using cannabis in the morning is that you may find yourself using more medical marijuana in total. Because you’ll be building your tolerance much faster, you may need to have an extra bowl or take another edible once the evening comes around to get the most out of your medicine’s potency.

Best Cannabis Products for the Daytime

Most patients agree that sativas are great for an energetic daytime strain and indicas are best for the evening and before sleep.

This may reign true for many patients, although depending on how your body responds to cannabis, there’s nothing wrong with using indicas in the morning or sativas in the evening, but it ultimately depends on your biology.

On average though, sativas like Green Crack, Durban Poison, and Blue Dream are great for daytime energy; but typically, patients use cannabis flower, topicals, and tinctures more in the daytime, with low-dosage edibles or products like RSO being best for some patients with more severe symptoms.

Using Medical Marijuana at Nighttime

Use Medical Marijuana in the Evening to Destress

Cannabis can be an incredible stress reliever, and if you’re dealing with symptoms every day or have a condition like PTSD, destressing can make a big impact on your physical and mental health.

This is where many patients will shift towards indica-dominant strains and higher doses of THC, which are usually best reserved for nighttime due to their potency and sedation.

Many people find that using medical marijuana in the evening can help relieve the day’s stress and ease them into a calm and relaxed place to wind down and enter a peaceful sleep.

Best Cannabis Products for Nighttime

Often, patients prefer the heavy-hitting indicas for the evening, and low-THC indicas for bedtime.

Dialing back the level of THC before you sleep is important to let your body get the best quality of sleep possible, and it helps to prevent you from taking too much THC before bedtime, which could result in worse quality of sleep.

There are some powerful strains out there, and among the best for the evening you’ll find OG Kush, Platinum Cookies, Banana OG, and any range of cannabis concentrates.

For right before bed, it’s best to ease in with some lower THC cannabis flower or low-dose edibles to get you into a deep sleep that will have you ready to wake up and tackle the day!

Get Your Medical Marijuana Certification in West Virginia

Cannabis flower, concentrates, tinctures, and more are now available to purchase by patients with a medical marijuana certification in West Virginia. Getting your medical marijuana certification in West Virginia is easy and can be done online for convenience and privacy.

Take the steps to schedule your WV medical marijuana evaluation appointment today and get access to legal marijuana products available at dispensaries!

Being a West Virginia medical marijuana patient allows you the freedom to take your medication the right way for you. We’re dedicated to helping patients every step of the way! Feel free to give us a call at 877-303-8424 and we can answer your questions about getting a medical marijuana card in West Virginia.


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wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana.

Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for

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If you have any questions, call us at 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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