Once you have done your due diligence with the 5-Steps, it is time to take a closer look at Cannabis in general and the different ways you can take Medical Cannabis.
Medical Cannabis 101
There are three types of Cannabis plants that you will find in the Medical Cannabis industry; Indica, Sativa, and Hemp. There is a forth but it is seldom seen in retail stores and it is called Ruderalis. The other kind of Cannabis is called a Hybrid and is what you would think – a combining of Indica and Sativa. While there are physical differences between the three Cannabis types, the main differences is what they do to you.
Cannabidiol (also known as CBD) is the new poster child for people who want to use a natural remedy for many common ailments instead of over-the-counter remedies that may reduce headache pain include aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen or harder, more serious drugs. CBD is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plants, but it is one of the most important.
Whether you are taking Medical Cannabis or Hemp, Capsules are easy. If you take vitamins or take prescription drugs, you are probably familiar with clear or colored capsules. Take one or two and drink some water and you are done. There are some good reasons for using capsules when taking your green medicine.
Many people turn to edible products when deciding how to use Medical Cannabis. Options used to be limited to brownies or cookies, but now there are myriad ways to ingest weed, including crackers, chews, chocolate bars, and even ice cream and lollipops.
The advantages are that edibles taste great, you can precisely manage your dose, and the relief they provide typically lasts a long time.
Perhaps the most well-known delivery system for Cannabis is smoking. The cannabis is dried and rolled into small cigarettes. A consumer inhales the medicinal compounds with the smoke, and its effects are felt almost immediately.
Smoking is the most common method that comes to mind when someone thinks about how to use medical cannabis.
Topical solutions such as lotions, ointments, sprays, salves, and others have long been used for muscle soreness, joint pain, tendinitis, and other issues.
Topicals are creams and lotions infused with the active ingredients in Medical Cannabis. They are designed to be applied to the skin near the area of pain or inflammation. The benefits of the cannabis are then absorbed through the skin and go to work directly in the area where they are needed.
Consuming cannabis in this way looks a lot like smoking, but there are some differences. Vaporizing, or vaping, can release the chemical compounds in Medical Cannabis at a lower temperature than smoking.
The flavor of vaporized cannabis is much different from the burnt taste of smoking it, also. Consuming marijuana vapors protects your lungs from the high heat of smoking.