Medical Cannabis: How to Use and Consume it

While you are probably already aware of the remarkable health benefits of cannabis, what you might be less aware of are the different ways it can be used and consumed. Depending on where you are, smoking it in a home-rolled joint, or inhaling it from a bong isn’t always convenient. Aside from the inconvenience, how you consume cannabis determines the quality and richness of your experience.

Today, we’ll shift our focus away from joints and bongs and toward more convenient consumption methods such as the use of modern devices. After you’ve discovered the most convenient and discreet ways to consume cannabis, we’ll take a glance at recognized medical uses for it to raise your awareness and knowledge of how you can benefit from this powerful and increasingly popular natural therapeutic. You may also get your hands on the red horn kratom that provides feelings of happiness and pleasure. So, let’s start by discussing what medical cannabis is.

What is Medical Cannabis?

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Medical cannabis or medical marijuana is a natural herbal medicine from plants in the Cannabis family. It contains over 400 chemicals, out of which around a hundred are cannabinoids. The two most popular and active cannabinoids are THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), THC being the one associated with getting “high.”

THC and CBD interact or bind with the human body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The chemicals in the plant are similar to the chemicals produced by the body naturally. The ECS governs many functions in the body, like appetite, mood, memory, pain, etc. Cannabinoids like CBD give a boost to the body’s natural chemicals, hence enhancing its functions. Whereas, THC binds with CB1 receptors and alleviates pain.

Ways to consume medical marijuana:

Marijuana Tinctures

  • Manufacturers make tinctures by extracting liquid from the cannabis plant and mixing it with alcohol and water. The best way to use it is to apply a few drops under your tongue. The benefit of tincture is that the effect is almost immediate as it quickly absorbs into your bloodstream. A word of caution: as with any medication, read the dosing instructions thoroughly first. A tincture is edible, so take it slowly and wait before taking another dose to avoid having a bad experience from taking too much.

Oral Ingestion

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  • Delicious home-baked cannabis cookies and mouth-watering chocolate brownies are a welcome way to consume cannabis orally. In these days of legalized cannabis in more states, cannabis oil is an ingredient in many foods. You can add cannabis in oil form to herbal teas and other beverages, including teas and coffees. It absorbs into the body more slowly (usually within 2-3 hours) than sprays or vapes. All of this said, overdosing is a bad idea for any medication. Just as with tinctures, until you’ve figured out the best amount for you and how long it takes for you to feel the effects of orally ingested cannabis, you should start slowly to avoid overdosing.

Sprays

  • Similar to smoking cessation sprays, for people who don’t want the negative health consequences of smoking, cannabis oral sprays are an exciting newer product that allows you to conveniently and discretely keep up your treatment plan wherever you are. Cannabis sprays have both THC and CBD in them. They come in different flavors and you spray them under your tongue according to the dosage. A word of advice: not all cannabis sprays make you high. If you like the relaxing effect of a buzz, be sure to find out up front whether the spray you are choosing is going to match the experience you’re looking for.

Growing your own Weed

    • If you really like to grow your own marijuana weed, Blimburn Seeds recommends our iconic MAMBA NEGRA, from the new CBD & CBG line developed from our breeding center in the San Francisco Bay Area. In other words, a selection of feminized marijuana seeds specially created to obtain a THC below 2%. In addition, it is an herb that you can bake at any time of the day.

Topical Methods

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  • Cannabis topicals are primarily used for their anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties. As they are rich in antioxidants, they can also be used in anti-aging skincare. Topical oils are thicker than those used in edible products. The topical cannabis products are applied to the skin and absorbed to relieve muscle pain and soreness. As marijuana topical products do not produce a high, they are beneficial to people who use them for medicinal and not recreational purposes.

Vaping

  • Vaping is quickly becoming one of the most popular choices for flavorful, discrete, and convenient cannabis consumption. Many companies have broken new ground in the areas of cannabis flower smoking paraphernalia and storage. By offering you a cutting-edge and practical, yet elegant vaping product, their devices allow you to experience the full benefits of cannabis wherever you are. You can find these products in online smoke shops. You get the full effect of cannabis while using less of it which is why many cannabis users are switching to vaping.

 What are some health benefits of cannabis?

  • Cannabis can alleviate nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy patients.
  • It can treat stress, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • It can improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.
  • It promotes weight gain in people who have AIDS, cancer, and eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa.
  • The relaxing properties of marijuana may aid in treating sleep disorders.

Cannabis can do a lot more for you. These are just a few of the health benefits that people have experienced while using cannabis.

Now that we’ve covered the most convenient ways to consume cannabis and some of its medical uses, are you wondering if you’re getting the most out of it with rolled joints and bongs? That’s understandable. Now you know that there are options to improve the experience.

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