Inhalation is one of the most common methods of consuming medical cannabis. This method involves inhaling the vapors produced by heating cannabis flower or concentrates in a device such as a vaporizer or pipe. Inhalation is a fast-acting method and has been shown to provide quick relief from symptoms such as pain, nausea, and inflammation. However, it can also have some adverse effects, including coughing, throat irritation, and dizziness.
Edibles are another popular form of medical cannabis consumption. These are foods or drinks that have been infused with cannabis extracts such as THC or CBD. Edibles typically take longer to take effect than inhalation but can provide longer-lasting relief from symptoms such as pain and inflammation. Common edibles include gummies, mints, or liquid drinks.
Topicals are cannabis-infused products that are applied directly to the skin for localized relief from symptoms such as pain and inflammation. These products come in various forms including lotions, balms, creams, salves, ointments, oils, and patches. Topicals are non-psychoactive and do not produce any intoxicating effects when used properly.
Tinctures are liquid extracts made from cannabis plants that can be taken orally or added to food and drinks. They come in various strengths and formulations, making them one of the most versatile forms of medical cannabis. Tinctures offer a relatively fast-acting method of consuming cannabis, with effects typically felt within 15 minutes.
Capsules are another form of medical cannabis that offer long-lasting, discreet relief. They look and taste like traditional capsules, making them an easy way to take your medicine. Capsules are typically made from oil concentrates extracted from the cannabis plant and infused into a digestible gel capsule. They take longer for the body to absorb and feel the effects of the medicine.