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Best 2023 Florida Marijuana Doctor’s Guide on 420

With 420 just around the corner, our award-winning medical marijuana doctors at MMJ Health are sharing the inside tips on how to celebrate 420 in the best way this year. Whether you’re new to the world of medical marijuana or a seasoned patient, there are plenty of ways to celebrate this annual event in style. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the best ways to celebrate 420 in 2023.

Tips on How to Celebrate 420 in 2023

Many associate 420 with Woodstock and hippies due to it’s origin of the holiday. 420 is theorized to have started back in 1971 in San Rafael, California by a group of high school students that met at 4:20pm to smoke marijuana. Now with many states legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, 420 is now considered to be the Black Friday of cannabis. Read on to learn MMJ Health’s inside scoop on the best way to celebrate 420 this year.

Take advantage of 420 deals:

One of the best ways to celebrate 420 this year is to take advantage of the many deals and promotions that cannabis dispensaries offer during this time. Many dispensaries will offer discounts, freebies, and special deals on 420, so be sure to check your favorite dispensary’s website or social media pages for any special offers. Sites like FLCannabisDeals will be a helpful resource for gathering information on which Florida dispensaries near you will have the best deals.

However, patients should be mindful of the Florida purchasing limits that changed in August of 2022. Patients are now limited to 2.5 ounces of smokable flower every 35 days, and they can only buy a total of 4 ounces at a time. So, it’s important to plan your purchases accordingly to make the most of the 420 deals. To learn more about Florida purchasing limits, please read MMJ Health’s guide on Florida Cannabis Purchasing Limits or call us to speak to a knowledgable staff member to walk you through best practices.

Try a new strain that you always wanted to try before:

Another great way to celebrate 420 is to try a new cannabis strain that you have been curious about. Due to the great dispensary deals that are available on 420, now is the time to try a strain that you have not tried before.

With so many different strains available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one. 

Some popular strains to try include:

  • Blue Dream: a sativa-dominant hybrid that provides a balanced high and is known for its sweet berry aroma.
  • OG Kush: a classic indica strain with a potent, relaxing effect and earthy flavor.
  • Green Crack: a sativa strain that provides a burst of energy and is ideal for daytime use.

When trying a new strain, it’s important to consider the strain type. Indica strains tend to be more relaxing and are better suited for nighttime use, while sativa strains provide a more uplifting effect and are better for daytime use. Hybrid strains provide a mix of both indica and sativa effects. If you are unsure of what strains to try, go to your nearest dispensary and ask the “budtender” on what effects certain strains have on your body.

Things not to do on 420

Though the thought of celebrating 420 may be exciting, there are a few things to watch out for.

Know your THC Limit

Tolerance and reaction to THC is different for everyone. Some get carried away on 420 due to social pressure to consume cannabis more than they are used to. Always be mindful that medical marijuana is prescribed to help with your ailments, just like any other prescribed medicine would be. Keep within the normal amount of cannabis that you usually take.

If you feel that you’ve taken too much THC, don’t fret! Though people can overdose on cannabis, cannabis overdose is rarely fatal and side effects of overdosing on cannabis is relatively mild. Some common symptoms of taking too much THC include a rapid heartbeat, chest pain, vomiting, seeing or hearing things that aren’t there, anxiety and panic attacks, and difficulty breathing. The symptoms of taking too much THC will wear off after a few hours. Make sure to drink plenty of water, practice mindfulness and relaxation such as meditation.

If your symptoms do not go away, seek medical help or call MMJ Health to help guide you through this experience.

Don’t Share your Medication

Many will want to celebrate 420. MMJ Health is here to remind you that sharing your medical marijuana with another person is illegal in the state of Florida. This applies to those who have a medical marijuana card. Everyone should be taking their own prescribed cannabis, just like any other prescribed medication. Sharing medical marijuana with others are called “redistribution” and may result in getting your medical marijuana card revoked or even going to prison.

Don’t Take your Medical Marijuana Outside of Florida

Another Florida law you should be aware of is taking your medicine out of state. If you are planning a trip across state lines, do not take your medical marijuana with you, even if you are going to a state that has legalized marijuana. 

Whether this is your first 420 as a medical marijuana patient or your 50th, 420 can always be celebrated in different ways each year. Please use your medication responsibly. MMJ Health wishes you a happy 420!