How to Use Medical Cannabis: 4 Ways to Consume Marijuana

on September 18, 2019

Whether you’ve been using medical marijuana for some time or you’re new to consuming it, you may be wondering what the best ways are for using cannabis. From personal preference to ease-of-use, each method has its own benefits.

Here are 4 ways to enjoy medical cannabis.

1. Smoking

Using a number of different tools, from pipes to paper to homemade devices, one of the most straightforward ways to consume medical marijuana is by smoking it.

However, smoking marijuana – just like cigarettes and cigars – has been tied to health concerns. This is why inhalation through vaping has become more popular.

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2. Vaporization

Vaporizing allows patients to consume cannabis in a traditional inhalation method, without the harmful effects of smoking. This is because the vaporizer heats the marijuana enough to release the cannabinoids, but the temperature is low enough not to release harmful toxins.

Cannabis vaping can be done with marijuana cartridges, oil, and wax.

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3. Oral Delivery

For those who would rather consume marijuana orally, there are several forms to enjoy. From tinctures to edibles to drinks, there are plenty of options for everyone.

Tinctures are a concentrated form of cannabis that can be dropped under the tongue and absorbed into the bloodstream. Edibles have plenty of variation, including chocolates, nuts, gummies, and so many more. Drinks, like iced tea and lemonade, are a unique way to enjoy infused medical cannabis.

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4. Topical

Last, but certainly not least, is topical marijuana consumption. For patients suffering from muscle or joint pain, this method is also helpful for those not looking for a “head buzz.” Instead, topical creams infused with cannabis oil can be applied directly on the skin for relief from symptoms.

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Hive Medicinal

Hive Medicinal is a medical marijuana dispensary with two locations in Maine. You can visit us at 65 River Road in Chelsea, Maine or 210 College Ave in Waterville, Maine.