There are a variety of products available among the dispensaries in the area. As a medical marijuana patient, this gives you the flexibility to find the one or combination of products that works best for you. Remember, the first one you try may not be the one you settle on.
The oral route is any product you take by mouth and is a great alternative to inhalation. If you have problems digesting other medicines, you might have the same problem with oral cannabis because it’s subject to the same digestive process. In that case consider using tinctures sublingually (drops placed under your tongue) or non-oral products.
Tinctures, oral spray, capsules / softgels, concentrates
15-30 minutes sublingually
Inhalation or Smokable Products
These are fast acting, or rescue, products used for instant relief.
Vapes, concentrates (shatter, crumble, rosin, etc), flower, pre-rolls, inhalers, vaporizer
30 secs to 5 minutes
Some are designed to only affect the localized area where applied. Others are just an alternative delivery method for cannabis.
Creams, lotions, patches
30 - 90 minutes
8 - 72 hours
Alternative delivery method for cannabis therapy.