Marijuana and ADHD

How MMJ Health can help ADHD Patients

What is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also referred to as ADHD is a disorder that causes people to have excessive levels of hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. Trouble with focusing their attention or being able to sit still is a common problem with those who have ADHD.
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Symptoms of ADHD

Though there are various number of behaviors associated with ADHD, the most common symptoms of ADHD are:

Different Types of ADHD

There are 3 main types of ADHD.

Inattentive type

The inattentive type has poor attention and organizational skills, gets easily distracted and has difficulty concentrating. People with Inattentive ADHD often:

Hyperactive-impulsive type

The hyperactive-impulsive type has difficulty completing tasks, cannot seem to slow down, talkative and fidgets often. Impulsive or hyperactive people often:

Combination type

Those with combination ADHD do not specifically fall in the two above types. Instead they exhibit symptoms from both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive types.

Diagnosing ADHD

There isn’t a simple test that can diagnose ADHD. Your doctor may first try to rule out conditions like depression, anxiety, and certain sleep issues before making a diagnosis.

A person must show at least six of the nine major symptoms for a specific type of ADHD. To be diagnosed with combination ADHD, you must show at least six symptoms of inattention and hyperactive-impulsive behavior. The behaviors must be present and disruptive to everyday life for at least six months.

Besides showing the pattern of inattention, hyperactivity-impulsivity, or both, the DSM-5 states that to be diagnosed, a person’s symptoms must be displayed before 12 years of age.

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Best Terpenes for ADHD

Research suggests that terpenes found in cannabis can potentially alleviate some symptoms of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Terpenes are aromatic compounds that give plants their distinct flavors and scents, and some of them can have therapeutic benefits. Here are some of the best terpenes for ADHD:


This terpene has a citrusy aroma and may have mood-enhancing effects. It is believed to boost serotonin and dopamine levels, which can help with symptoms of ADHD like lack of focus and hyperactivity.


Found in pine needles and other conifers, pinene has a woody aroma and may improve mental clarity and alertness. It can potentially help with ADHD symptoms like distractibility and forgetfulness.


This floral-scented terpene has calming and sedative effects that may help with anxiety and restlessness. It could be useful for ADHD patients who experience hyperactivity and have trouble sleeping.

Best Strain for ADHD

While there are different treatment options for ADHD, medical marijuana has gained popularity due to its effectiveness in managing the symptoms. The best cannabis strain for ADHD is Cannatonic. Let’s learn more about this strain!


Cannatonic is a popular cannabis strain famous for its unique characteristics and potential therapeutic benefits. It’s recognized for its relatively high CBD content and lower THC levels compared to many other cannabis strains.

Cannatonic definitely stands out for its notable CBD content, which makes it appealing for those seeking the potential health benefits of cannabis without the intense psychoactive effects typically linked to THC. Its balanced cannabinoid profile is another of its key features. Its balanced CBD:THC ratio offers a unique experience, potentially providing both therapeutic benefits and a mild, subtle psychoactive effect. Users have reported feeling relaxed and calmed without feeling overly sedated or mentally foggy. This can be advantageous for patients suffering from ADHD as it allows them to stay alert and engaged but calm at the same time.

As a CBD-rich strain, Cannatonic can contribute to reducing anxiety, a common comorbidity in people suffering from ADHD. It may help to create a calmer mental state, allowing individuals to better manage their ADHD symptoms.

Although the effects and experiences with cannabis strains can vary between individuals, Cannatonic has shown promising effects on people suffering from ADHD. Having a medical consultation with an expert medical marijuana doctor is essential to help them find the right initial dose and increase it as needed while being mindful of their own tolerance and sensitivity to cannabis. The experienced and thoughtful medical marijuana doctors serving at any of the clinics that MMJ Health has in Florida, can provide you or your loved one with the needed guidance on choosing and using Cannatonic for this condition.

Best online tools for ADHD

There are many online tools available to help individuals with ADHD improve their organization, time management, and productivity. Here are some of the best online tools for ADHD:

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What can a Florida Medical Marijuana Clinic do for ADHD?

Medical cannabis may help symptoms of ADHD. Studies show that medical marijuana can help decrease impulsivity in ADHD patients.

Under Amendment 2, ADHD is a qualifying condition for a medical marijuana card in Florida. If you have been diagnosed with ADHD and is interested in exploring medical cannabis as a part of your treatment plan, book an appointment at MMJ Health today. Our certified Florida Marijuana doctors can provide you with the necessary diagnosis and help obtain a Florida Medical Marijuana license.

You can sign up in 3 easy steps. Book an appointment and come to any of our 10 convenient MMJ Health locations to start your medical marijuana treatment today.

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