Here at ComCan Healthcare, we’re dedicated towards the education of each and every one of our patients. One of the most commonly asked questions is “what’s the right product for me?” The reality is that there are so many different types of ways to intake medical marijuana! While you might initially think of the medical marijuana flower as the only way to utilize medical cannabis, you’re able to use vapes, topical creams, and even food to take it. Some of the most common ways of using medical marijuana products include:
The most common form of medical marijuana, the flower (otherwise known as the bud), is cultivated, dried, and cured before making its way onto dispensary shelves and into your home. This form is typically meant to be smoked through a separate apparatus or in various other forms. Many dispensaries sell both the items required as well as “pre-rolls” or marijuana that’s already prepackaged and ready to smoke.
Medical marijuana cannabis can be stored in any air-tight container to keep its freshness prolonged.
Medical marijuana edibles have become a popular alternative to traditional medical marijuana options like smoking and vaping. Consumed in the form of food products, medical marijuana edibles provide the same effects as the flower, or any other form. While medical marijuana edibles often look similar to regular edible treats, they are infused with medical cannabis and contain active ingredients that are not present in typical snack foods. Different medical marijuana edibles offer varying levels of cannabinoids, including THC and CBD. When consumed, medical marijuana edibles can potentially provide users with relief from a variety of medical conditions such as pain, inflammation, loss of appetite and nausea.
In recent years, medical marijuana vapes have become an increasingly popular option for medicinal marijuana patients. Vaping offers medical marijuana users the advantage of using a device that allows for precise dosing and efficient delivery of medical cannabis – without the need to combust plant matter. As such, medical marijuana vapes can provide users with a more effective way to consume medical cannabis while emitting little to no cannabis scent. All in all, medical marijuana vapes offer a safe and effective alternative to combusting cannabis flower for medical purposes.
Medical marijuana concentrates have become increasingly popular in recent years, due to their versatility, potency, and convenience. These mixtures contain an extract of medical cannabis, referred to as a “whole plant” extract. This allows medical marijuana patients to consume the medical substance precisely with controlled dosing. Medical marijuana concentrates can be ingested orally, or through inhalation methods such as vaporization and smoking. Depending on the medical condition being treated, medical marijuana may be consumed either alone or mixed in food products such as edibles or drinks.
Regardless of the method used to consume medical marijuana concentrates, many medical studies have found that it has promising potential to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Apart from providing medicinal benefits for specific medical conditions, medical marijuana also offers several other potentially therapeutic effects such as reducing anxiety and pain relief as well as inducing appetite for those who experience nausea due to other medical treatments. For these reasons, more people are turning towards medical marijuana concentrates for their medical needs and a healthier lifestyle.
Medical marijuana topicals are becoming an increasingly popular potential medical treatment for a range of medical conditions. These topical treatments are made with cannabidiol (CBD) or THC, two cannabinoids derived from the marijuana plant, and are applied directly to affected areas of the body.
Used externally, medical marijuana topicals potentially provide relief from pain, inflammation, and other medical symptoms without having to ingest any form of marijuana. CBD topicals may be especially effective at alleviating muscle soreness, while medical topicals containing THC tend to have more broad-spectrum effects on pain relief. Following a medical diagnosis and prescription by a medical professional, medical marijuana topicals provide safe and potentially effective relief for many medical conditions with very few side effects reported. In addition to pain relief, medical marijuana topicals could also benefit skin health through their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to help reduce visible signs of aging. Thus overall, medical marijuana topicals offer a powerful option for those seeking relief from medical conditions that cannot be treated solely through traditional methods.
Medical marijuana tinctures are an innovative way of administering medical cannabis to patients. Tinctures provide a non-smoking method of medical marijuana delivery, making them incredibly efficient and effective. This means that medical professionals can adjust the amount of active THC or CBD present in each medical marijuana tincture so that a specific dose is administered to the patient.
With so many options, it’s important that you’re using the right one for yourself. Thankfully, the knowledgeable doctors at ComCan Healthcare are here to help. You can count on our team to guide you towards the right products, dosages, and more. To schedule an appointment, simply contact us online and let our team handle the rest.