E-Cig

Pills and Capsules

Medical marijuana pills/capsules provide the benefits of flower and concentrates without the user having to inhale vapor.  Pills/Capsules are filled with cannabis oil and can be swallowed and digested.  Medical cannabis is usually stronger when ingested as opposed to being burnt, applied or vaporized. 

Pros: 

  • Dosage is clearly marked on the bottle, making it easy to regulate dosages 

  • Healthier for those who suffer from lung issues 

  • Results may vary, but patients generally report relief from inflammation, pain, nausea and insomnia 

  • Discrete – no vaporizing necessary 

  • Generally reported to have little to no side effects 

Cons: 

  • Because it must be digested first, it takes more time for pills to go into effect 

  • Although easily regulated, the initial dosage can be harder to determine 

  • Can take 1-2 hours before for the medicine to start working 

Bottles of Essential Oil

Pills and Capsules

Medical marijuana pills/capsules provide the benefits of flower and concentrates without the user having to inhale vapor.  Pills/Capsules are filled with cannabis oil and can be swallowed and digested.  Medical cannabis is usually stronger when ingested as opposed to being burnt, applied or vaporized. 

Pros: 

  • Dosage is clearly marked on the bottle, making it easy to regulate dosages 

  • Healthier for those who suffer from lung issues 

  • Results may vary, but patients generally report relief from inflammation, pain, nausea and insomnia 

  • Discrete – no vaporizing necessary 

  • Generally reported to have little to no side effects 

Cons: 

  • Because it must be digested first, it takes more time for pills to go into effect 

  • Although easily regulated, the initial dosage can be harder to determine 

  • Can take 1-2 hours before for the medicine to start working 

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Pills and Capsules

Medical marijuana pills/capsules provide the benefits of flower and concentrates without the user having to inhale vapor.  Pills/Capsules are filled with cannabis oil and can be swallowed and digested.  Medical cannabis is usually stronger when ingested as opposed to being burnt, applied or vaporized. 

Pros: 

  • Dosage is clearly marked on the bottle, making it easy to regulate dosages 

  • Healthier for those who suffer from lung issues 

  • Results may vary, but patients generally report relief from inflammation, pain, nausea and insomnia 

  • Discrete – no vaporizing necessary 

  • Generally reported to have little to no side effects 

Cons: 

  • Because it must be digested first, it takes more time for pills to go into effect 

  • Although easily regulated, the initial dosage can be harder to determine 

  • Can take 1-2 hours before for the medicine to start working 

Methods of Consumption

Transdermal Patches

Liquids and Tinctures

Transdermal patches work similarly to topical lotions; however, cannabinoids are absorbed directly into the bloodstream, creating a long-lasting effect.  Different patches contain different cannabinoids that can relieve a multitude of ailments. 

Pros: 

  • Dosage is very easy to control 

  • Provides a long-lasting, healing effect throughout the entire body 

  • One of the healthiest methods of marijuana consumption 

  • Time-Released patches can control doses over a long period of time 

Cons: 

  • Although rare, there is a possibility that you can develop an allergic reaction 

  • Can take up to an hour to feel the healing effects 

Tinctures are liquid extracts composed of concentrated marijuana mixed into alcohol, glycerin solutions or triglycerides such as coconut oil.  Traditionally, tinctures are consumed in drops and sprays.  They can easily be added to your food or drink or under your tongue via spray or drops.  They can also be rubbed directly on the skin. 

Pros: 

  • One of the healthiest forms of cannabis consumption, so no vaporization is required 

  • Preferred method of consumption for approved children under the care of a licensed caregiver 

  • Can be consumed discretely 

  • Dosage is easy to regulate 

Cons: 

  • For those requiring a higher dosage, the cost can be expensive 

  • Takes longer to take effect than vaporization