August 17, 2017 | by Staff
Marijuana is one of the most favorite and widely consumed drugs. It is a "greenish-gray mixture of the dried flowers" of Cannabis Satriva. However, you preferably know it by one of its many popular slang names, such as Mary Jane, ganja, bud, pot, grass, herb, and weed. You can hardly find a college student who never smoked weeds! Yes, it’s true…but then, smoking hand-made weed cigarettes are the most popular thing. Smoking marijuana is probably the oldest method that still used by the marijuana consumers.
While consuming marijuana in high dose (as a seductive drug) is a punishable offense, many people are prescribed by the doctors to consume it as medicine. Even some children are also prescribed by the doctors. It means the MMJ card holders are actually free to take this drug but in limited doses. But, you can see, not every people are likely “smokers.”
So, how do they take cannabis?
If, you are one of them or one of your closest is searching for a better and innovative way to skip smoking yet consuming prescribed cannabis doses, here is the 5 simplest but unusual methods to do so:
The combination of tea and marijuana is pretty unusual but certainly not unknown. As per 101Growlights, the combination of tea and marijuana is probably the oldest trick to consume cannabis as a drug. The mind altering or psychoactive chemical is extracted from the leaves and buds of the female marijuana and known as THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol).
The core chemical of tea is naturally soothing and reparative and thus it goes well with THC. People are experimenting with tea from thousands of years back; hence, it is not surprising that they have easily found the unique relationship between two super extracts!
Tea is well known for its antioxidants, phytochemicals, and theanine, which makes it a great body booster. Addition of THC (cannabis) makes tea more soothing and calming. Besides, the infusion technique of Marijuana into the natural tea is very easy. You can make this marijuana-tea without altering tea’s very own signature taste.
Yes, you can use medical marijuana topically. It is one of the easiest ways to consume medical marijuana if you are trying hard to avoid oral consumption. Doctors’ often suggest this technique for older people and children who may not be comfortable with oral consumption of marijuana.
The best part is, topical use of MMJ helps you to avoid the psychoactive effect of the drug. This is because; in topical application technique, your skin is directly touched with marijuana that never resulted in a head high. Besides, the topicals come in a huge range of varieties and are found in local dispensaries easily. People mostly use topicals like lotions, balms, and creams.
Although topicals are not the ideal approach for treating depression or anxiety, it is great at treating inflammation and chronic pain. On the other hand, it also acts as an antibacterial agent, which means you can use it on scratches and scars for fast healing.
Apart from topical, tinctures are another way to avoid the psychoactive effects of cannabis. The tincture is a very effective procedure to administrate MMJ. In fact, a few decades ago, this process was considered as one of the most popular ways to consume medical marijuana. While the popularity of tinctures is going down, it doesn’t mean that the effectivity of this technique is becoming poor.
The tincture is a concentrated for marijuana which is mixed with an alcohol solution. This mixture is highly efficient as it contains 80% of the essential cannabis. According to the doctors, this mixture is more effective than the other techniques as you can easily regulate the dosage! Tincture comes in a regular airtight plastic or glass bottles with a long dropper for easy administration. With this dropper, you can add few drops of the solution (as prescribed) in your food and beverages. You can also apply tincture under your tongue or on your skin.
Patches or medically known as transdermal patches are also used to administer medical marijuana. How? This adhesive patch is generally laced with medical marijuana that can easily be fixed on the skin. If you are familiar with the nicotine patches, the use of medical marijuana patches is just same.
When you apply these patches on your skin, it releases MMJ (in a small amount). The cells on your skin consume that marijuana and it enters into your bloodstream. This is the simplest process of administering medical marijuana. Unlike the topical, it penetrates all of the 7 layers of the skin. The best part is, you can apply this patch on any parts of your body and don’t have to remember your doses throughout the day!
Certainly, this patch is the appropriate method for the busy people or older people who forgot to take their medicines on time.
If you want to reap the maximum benefit of marijuana, then this is the best method to follow. This method is certainly not very popular among the MMJ cardholders, but no one can deny its best effectiveness. While using oral consumption method people lose 5-10% of the cannabis effectiveness because of gastrointestinal digestion. Using the suppositories method helps to bypass the gastrointestinal tract and so do the losing of effectiveness.
In this process, your bloodstream can absorb the maximum amount of THC, CBD, and cannabinoids. Once suppositories applied, it takes minimum one hour to have the effect, but the effect lasts longer than you can imagine (minimum 10 hours!). If you are suffering from the gastrointestinal infection or using MMJ card to treat gastrointestinal ailments, this method is 100% effective to treat your illness without upsetting your gastrointestinal tract.
As an MMJ card holder you may have the liberty to choose any of the above-mentioned technique to administer marijuana, but remember that all of these unusual methods are not suitable for every MMJ cardholders.
You can try all of these methods and select which is the best for you. However, it is highly recommended to consult with your doctor and select the best method of marijuana consumption journey.
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