What means of consumption is the best for me?

Cannabis Consumption Methods

What’s your favorite way to consume?

         There are many ways in which a person can consume cannabis: smoking, vaporizing, oral, sublingual, topical preparations. Each method has variables to consider and produces different effects. Additionally, depending on the manner of consumption, the amount of active ingredients needed to achieve the desired effect can vary from method to method.

            Smoking is probably the most common and popular method for consuming cannabis. The onset of effects are usually rapid, reaching peak effects in 3-10 minutes. THC is absorbed in the lungs and breaks the blood brain barrier there, and peak effects can last anywhere from 30-60 minutes or several hours depending on your level of tolerance. While smoking cannabis does carry with it the negative effects of breathing in burning material, it is still much different than smoking cigarettes. Studies have shown less incidence of lung cancer among cigarette smokers who also consume cannabis. Worth noting is 40% of the active ingredients in cannabis are lost in side stream, or combustion – a maximum of 27% remaining active ingredients can then be absorbed by the body. Meaning that 1gram of 10% THC would allow the patient to absorb up to 16.3 mg of THC.

Is Medical Cannabis Right for me?

Medical cannabis

Is Medical Cannabis right for me?


As anecdotal and scientific information has begun to become more abundant and deliberated over, Medical Cannabis has been brought to the forefront of our daily lives. More and more states begin to legalize cannabis for medical use. We are up to 29 states and counting, many states have the proposition on their ballot for this coming year. A few have even taken the step and legalized cannabis for adult recreational use. So that breeds the question, Is Medical Cannabis right for me?

As much as I would like to say always 100% yes, the reality is that this is a medicine and should be considered in such a light. Frank and in-depth conversations should be had with a doctor knowledgeable in the cannabis field. These conversations are necessary to give a potential patient an understanding of how medical cannabis works, and what they can expect. You wouldn’t go to CVS and grab some Tylenol off the shelf and just start taking it willy nilly your first time. The same should be said of cannabis. While cannabis has rather innocuous side effects and has never been medically linked to any deaths, caution should still be advised. We wouldn’t want a new patient to over consume, not enjoy or get the relief they seek and then write medical cannabis off all together.

High Ratings for THC

High Ratings for THC - Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol

If you've been considering getting a medical marijuana recommendation from a physician, you may be wondering about the difference between medical and recreational marijuana.

When people speak about medical marijuana, they're talking about using the whole unprocessed plant or the chemicals contained within it to alleviate the symptoms of certain conditions or diseases. It’s important to note that the FDA does not approve or recognize the plant as a medicine.

The marijuana plant is comprised of over 100 chemicals, known as cannabinoids, with each of these having different effects on your body. The two main chemicals used in the medicinal application of marijuana are Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC and Cannabidiol, or CBD ; the former produces the "high" and the latter does not produce any psychoactive effects.

However, just because medical cannabis is high in CBD, this doesn't necessarily mean it's low in THC. Why is that? THC in conjunction with other cannabinoids has shown to help people deal with mental and physical ailments.

To get to some interesting facts about the good benefits of THC refer to industry source "Green Flower" and this recent article: "8 Amazing Health Benefits of THC" written by Rachael Garland.


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