If you have a medical marijuana card, the next obvious step is to buy cannabis. You can access stock from any of the licensed dispensaries in your state. As of now, 33 states in the US have legalized medical marijuana, while 11 states have legalized cannabis for recreational use. When it comes to consuming medical marijuana, every patient has his/her preference. In this post, we are discussing some of the popular ways of using cannabis for medical needs.
This is the easiest and safest way to have medical marijuana. Topicals are available in form of creams, lotions, balms, and sprays, and all you have to do is apply the product on the body. The cannabis will be absorbed in the body through the skin. If you are dealing with skin problems, chronic pain, joint pain, eczema, and inflammation, topicals are your best choice.
For the uninitiated, tinctures are concentrated form of marijuana available as solutions. Tinctures have all the cannabinoids, including THC, that are found in the cannabis plant and are used sublingually. Just add a few drops under your tongue, and the extract/solution will get into the bloodstream. Tinctures of medical marijuana are considered to be safe and can be effectively used in children, who have been recommended cannabis for medical purposes.
It is also possible to consume medical marijuana in form of edibles. From cakes, cookies and crackers, to chocolates, and gums, there are varied kinds of edibles available. Edibles can be consumed discreetly and are safe for most users. For people who cannot smoke, vape or use tinctures, this is the safest way to get the benefits of cannabis. The effects of cannabis also tend to last longer, often for six hours or more.
Vaping and smoking
Traditionally, cannabis is usually smoked for recreational purposes, and you can use medical marijuana in a similar way, but smoking itself has its own disadvantages. A better alternative is vaping, which basically burns the content at a lower temperature, and thereby, the carcinogenic effects of smoking can be done away with.
Make sure that you are using medical marijuana as recommended. Never share your dosage with anyone, and it is best to start slow. Do not do heavy work and avoid driving after consuming cannabis. If you want to reduce the side effects, go for topicals, tinctures and edibles. Also, vaping isn’t a bad idea, as long as you have good vape pens and vaporizers.