How is medical cannabis taken?

Medical cannabis can be taken in a variety of ways depending on the individual’s preference and the form in which the cannabis is available. Some common methods of taking medical cannabis include:

  1. Smoking: Dried cannabis flowers can be rolled into a joint or smoked using a pipe or water pipe.
  2. Vaporising: A vaporizer can be used to heat the cannabis without burning it, producing a vapour that can be inhaled.
  3. Edibles: Cannabis-infused food and drinks are also available, including baked goods, chocolates, gummies, and beverages.
  4. Tinctures: A liquid extract of cannabis can be placed under the tongue for fast absorption.
  5. Topicals: Creams, lotions, and balms infused with cannabis can be applied to the skin to alleviate localised pain and inflammation.

It’s important to note that the onset and duration of effects may vary depending on the method of consumption. Smoking and vaporising typically produce faster effects, whereas edibles and tinctures can take longer to take effect but may last longer. Additionally, the dosage and potency of the cannabis can also affect the intensity and duration of the effects. It’s important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the best method and dosage for your individual needs.