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Different Ways To Use Medical Marijuana

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One of the most common methods of cannabis consumption is the smoking of the dried flower.  This method provides a fast delivery and a great amount of user control; however, the potency of the flower will often vary and the heat and smoke generated can contain unwanted chemicals that may cause lung sensitivity to patients.

  • Onset: 5 minutes- 2 hours
  • Duration: 4-12 hours
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Vaporization is the heating of cannabis distillates and oil in order to turn the compounds into a vapor.  This vapor is inhaled thru the mouthpiece of a delivery device.  Vape cartridges come in a variety of strengths and attach to a small battery on the delivery device for discreet intake.  This method provides a rapid onset that is similar to inhalation of smokeable flower, without the combustion.

  • Onset: 5- 10 minutes
  • Duration: 1-3 hours
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This method delivers a highly potent concentration of cannabis, resulting in considerably more intense results than other forms.  Availability of concentrates includes many different textures and consistencies.

  • Onset: 5- 10 minutes
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
syringe method


Fast delivery of medication in a more precise dose compared to other methods of consumption.  Sublingual applications can come in pre-measured syringes, special sublingual applicators and sprays.  The medication is applied directly under the tongue where it is quickly absorbed.

  • Onset: 5- 10 minutes
  • Duration: 1-4 hours
Edible Method


Edibles are different food products that are infused with medical cannabis.  The variety of flavors and styles of edibles are endless.  They are usually packaged discreetly as individual dosages, and offer a long lasting affects and symptom relief.  It is important to use edibles sparingly as the onset can be delayed and it is easy to consume more than is needed.

  • Onset: 30 minutes- 2 hours
  • Duration: 4-12 hours
Capsule Methods


Discrete and with consistent dosing, capsules provide a great consumption method for medical marijuana.  Extracted cannabis inside the capsule, provide good benefits over a longer period of time.

  • 1-2 hours
  • Duration: 6-12 hours
Patch Method


Lotions, salves, balms and transdermal patches provide a means for cannabinoids to be absorbed into the skin.  This is a great method for chronic inflammation and pain.  A benefit of tropical administration is that no psychoactive effects are produced.

  • 5 minutes- 2 hours
  • Duration: 1-8 hours