These days, the words ‘medical marijuana’ get mentioned a lot. So much so that you might be wondering what all the buzz is about and how you might be able to give it a try yourself. With more and more people taking marijuana for a variety of reasons, you might wonder just how this once-taboo plant can help you and in what way. Check out the below mini-guide to medical marijuana and the top ways you can take it to help benefit you and your life.
This is one of the most popular ways to take CBD and other cannabis based medicines due to the longer effect on the body and mind. This can be beneficial for those who suffer from high stress, anxiety and depression as eating an edible – especially CBD ones – will help relax you longer than simply smoking it. The downside is that if you take THC edibles, you will likely experience body and mind highs, leading to a general inability to concentrate or want to do much of anything. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, some people don’t like this feeling and so CBD edibles give you all the chill with none of the high.
While this can be a great way to take your medical cannabis, the dosages can be a bit off and sometimes you can end up chilling out a bit too much. That being said though, for people who need something long term, this is a great option.
This has become the most popular way of taking cannabis mainly due to the ease of dosage – you simply have a few tokes and once it begins to hit you, you stop and can control how much you smoke. Smoking allows immediate effects whereas tinctures and edibles require a period of time to get going in the body (usually 30 minutes to even over an hour!). Smoking is great for those who are having panic attacks, high anxiety and need something to take the edge off right now, or those who just want to have a little bit of the green to help them chill before going shopping, taking that stressful phone call and other various things that might make us want to run away from life.
Tinctures are highly concentrated extracts of CBD or THC which allow you to take small doses for their desired effects. This, like edibles, is a great idea for long term relief from things like pain, anxiety, depression, stress and the like. The problem with edibles is the difficulty in dosing the cannabis correctly, sometimes resulting in taking too much. While this isn’t dangerous, it can cause tiredness, problems concentrating and generally make you feel a bit lazy and unmotivated. Not entirely bad when you want to chill out though! CBD rich tinctures are great in this sense because it allows you to get the exact, precise dose with all the benefit. They also come in great flavours too and can be taken alone or with food or drinks.
So whatever way you want to try medicinal cannabis, there’s a way for you. Which will you choose? Do you prefer one way over others? We’d love to hear from you!