Medical Marijuana Information
Capsules provide a discreet, non-smoking alternative to medicating. Green capsules are good for inducing sleep and hunger offering a medium potency and are good for those new to medicating with medical marijuana.
Vaporizing "Vaping" Medical Marijuana
How it works: Preheat the vaporizer to the recommended temperature. Insert a small amount of dried (cured) cannabis flower or extract into a vaporizer. Press the button and inhale. The cannabis will be heated to a temperature below its combustion point, but still hot enough to release the medicinal compounds. Vaporizers are available to a wide array of shapes and sizes, from fancy home units to pocket-friendly pens.
Medical Marijuana Edibles
How it works: Once upon a time, edibles were limited to homemade brownies that tasted pretty awful and contained a mystery dose of THC. Nowadays you can find medicated cookies , popcorn, crackers, nut mixes, lollipops, ice cream, gummy bears, chocolate bars, chews, and many other kinds of food. The culinary science has evolved enough that most products are yummy - you can hardly tell they contain cannabis. Edibles are the most popular method among children and elderly patients.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA TINCTURES OR SUB-LINGUAL SPRAYS
How it works: Extracted cannabinoids are mixed into an alcohol, glycerin solution or MCT Oil (Medium-Chain Triglyceride), which in many cases is coconut oil. These sublingual products usually come in a small bottle. Just squirt or spray it under your tongue and let it absorb through the thin tissue of the mouth.
Medical Cannabis Transdermal Patches
How it works: Apply patch to a clean, dry and hairless skin surface. Many Medical professionals recommend adhering the patch on the inner-wrist area, top of foot or ankle. This is the ideal method for any patients who rather not inhale the medicine. If you have explored multiple options without success, this might be the right path for you.
Medical Marijuana Suppositories
How it works: You insert a small cone-shaped mass of cannabis extract into the rectum, where it absorbs through the colon. This method is somewhat controversial and rather less dignified than other ways to medicate, but some patients swear by it. Put on protective gloves, lie on your side, and insert the suppository a b o u t 1 . 5 i n c h e s . Squeeze your sphincter muscles and stay in place for at least a few minutes. When you’re ready, get up, throw away the gloves, and thoroughly wash your hands. There are also companies who make pre-made ratios of medicine for rectal use - 1 mg non-injectable syringes.
Medical Marijuana Topicals
How it works: Medical cannabis tinctures are a great way to medicate without any psychoactive effects. Salves, ointments, lotions, and sprays are great for arthritis, chapped skin, eczema, minor burns, muscle soreness, sunburns, swellings, joint pain, and tendonitis, to name just a few.