Methods of Consumption

There are a variety of ways to consume your medical cannabis, including inhalation, ingestion, topical application, and sublingual application. Using a variety of consumption methods can help you treat your conditions from many angles, and some methods may be more effective than others. The beauty of cannabis as medicine is that it takes some experimentation to discover what works best for each individual. In that exploration one may find relief in ways they are not expecting. It is important to know what your options are when it comes to methods of consumption.

Inhalation– Smoking & Vaping

Inhalation is most commonly done by smoking dried cannabis flower either ground up or in whole-bud form.

Looking at the terpene profile information on your cannabis labels can be very helpful in teaching you more about your medicine. It can teach you which terpenes can be useful for your specific condition. For example, strains high in the terpene beta-Myrcene tend to be more sedative, analgesic, and accentuate the effects of THC by acting as a vehicle to break through the Blood Brain Barrier. Here we have featured Beautiful Nightmare, a mild Indica (night time sedative and relaxing) strain.

What do I need to pack a bowl? Here are the basics.

Inhaling vaporized cannabis can be a healthier option for your lungs and can also be more discreet if the processed product has been refined to remove terpenes and other plant matter that attribute to taste and smell that is associated with cannabis. It can also be more convenient for on-to-go relief.

There are a variety of ways to vape cannabis, but the most popular way is to use a pre-filled cannabis oil cartridge that is attached to a battery. The battery heats the oil into a vapor which is then inhaled. Effects are felt within seconds.
Vaping can be done in an array of devices and with a variety of medical cannabis products. There are apparatuses that can be used to vaporize dried bud, some to vaporize cannabis oil, and some to vaporize cannabis concentrate. When cannabis concentrate is vaporized, this is called “dabbing.” Dabbing is the most potent form of inhalation. With high THC and high Terpene percentages, patients who dab will feel extremely medicated and results can last anywhere from 2-4 hours.
The world of vaping is a wide one. There are a variety of types of vape cartridges and each of them have different characteristics and methods of production.
Terpene Rich Distillates are a bit different from Live Resin Sauces in a cart form, C02 and pure distillates! They are terpene and flavor packed!

Ingestion-Eating your Medicine

Eating your cannabis can result in more potent, full-bodied, and long lasting effects. This option is a great alternative for patients who are not interested in inhalation or cannot for medical reasons. When our bodies process THC, it metabolizes into 11-Hydroxy-THC, which is 10 times stronger than THC.
These edible chews are full spectrum, so they are infused with terpenes to help deliver an energizing (sativa), balancing (hybrid), or sedating (indica) effect. There are also 1:1 CBD to THC options as well as a 2:1 CBD to THC option for therapeutic, nonpsychoactive effects
Many patients suffering from chronic pain or cancer treatment use Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) to combat severe pain and adverse symptoms related to chemotherapy. This very potent form of medical cannabis is dosed by a “grain of rice” size. RSO Syringes can also be used to cook with by infusing with butter or oil in a simple boxed recipe.
RSO Dosing Guidelines
These CBN Capsules are ingestible and are targeted to help patients with insomnia and trouble sleeping related to pain.
Learn how to Make Infused Peanut Butter Honey Fudge!
Peanut Butter Honey Fudge Recipe!

Topicals- Local Application than can be transdermal or topical

Using topicals can be a convenient way to find pain relief if you suffer from joint pain or injury. This is a cannabis-derived medication without the high. Most topicals on the Maryland Medical Cannabis Market are infused with natural oils like jojoba, sunflower, shea, and olive oil to deliver soothing, high-quality relief.
Dr. Solomon’s roll-on salve and Dixie synergy 1:1 balm are both very effective for pain relief. Dr. Solomon’s topicals are transdermal, which means they break the skin barrier to deliver through the bloodstream, creating all-over relief
High Potency and Deep Freezing CBD relief from Mary’s Medicinal’s Muscle Freeze gel-lotion complex.
New Muscle oil and muscle balm from grassroots is available in 2:1 and 4:1 CBD to THC ratios. High end ingredients make this long-lasting product worth the ticket price.

Sublingual/Tinctures- Drop your medicine underneath your tongue

Sublingual medical cannabis application works by absorption through the blood vessels that exist in the mouth underneath the tongue, cheeks, and gums. This helps to circulate your medication through your body, so you do not need to smoke in order to achieve medicated effects. This method does not take as long as ingestion, but it is not as quick of an onset as smoking. RSO can be administered sublingually as well. Tinctures can come in many forms, either infused with alcohol, coconut oil or MCT oil, or in grapeseed oil.

Select Tinctures are created using MCT oil, which the Feel Collection Tinctures are all grapeseed oil infused. Some patients may find that they like different formulas based on personal preference.

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