All states in the US have different laws on the use of medical marijuana. However, most have legalized marijuana use for medical purposes, but it is still illegal by federal law. Medical marijuana uses the chemicals found in the marijuana plant to treat conditions.
The marijuana plant contains over a hundred chemicals known as cannabinoids. Each of these cannabinoids has varying effects on the human body.
THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) are the most significant chemicals used in medical marijuana. THC is the chemical responsible for the “high” you feel when smoking marijuana or ingesting edibles.
CBD and THC can enter your body in various ways, such as smoking, ingesting, vaping, via skin application, etc. It means the number of medical cannabis products is almost endless. Some products are more popular than others in their efficacy.
5 Types of Legal Medical Marijuana Products:
1. Cannabis Oil
Cannabis oil is a broad category as certain marijuana products contain CBD oil to give you the same effects. You can take cannabis oil in various forms, and its versatility makes it very popular. CBD oils have weak THC traces, so you cannot get the high associated with marijuana use.
This leaves you with the desired effect; relief from anxiety, pain, nausea, etc. The FDA also approved the use of cannabis oil for two rare forms of epilepsy.
2. CBD Tinctures
Often used interchangeably with cannabis oil, CBD tinctures are different. Tinctures result from CBD suspension in coconut or olive oil, also known as carrier oil.
The tinctures come as concentrated CBD extract drops that you drop under the tongue, hold for at least one minute for the capillaries to absorb them directly into the bloodstream. You can also add them to your food, although the absorption is slower than placing them under the tongue.
3. Cannabis Skin Care Products
As more states legalize cannabis, people are coming up with ingenious ways to market cannabis. Most suburban women have the notion that marijuana is marijuana, no matter what form it comes in. However, the CBD industry has lately changed the narrative, and we now have cannabis skincare products.
CBD contains anti-inflammatory properties that work well because our skins have cannabinoid receptors. Research says CBD might help fight acne, and skincare products with CBD can help with hydration, pain relief, and a feeling of relaxation.
A cannabis balm can offer you muscle relief, while rubs and lotions help in getting clear skin. Bath salts and bombs can bring you relaxation and relief while soaking in a bathtub. The cannabis topical market is vast and constantly growing. You can now buy marijuana mascara, lip gloss, and body wash.
4. Cannabis Beverages
We have moved from smoking and ingesting weed to drinking it. Cannabis beverages are yet to become mainstream, like cannabis skincare products. Cannabis-infused cocktails are still in their infancy.
However, you can only find marijuana-infused drinks in states that have decriminalized or legalized states. A day is coming when you can walk into a bar and order your daily dose of CBD in a cocktail.
5. Cannabis Capsules
Cannabis capsules are an option for those who need medical marijuana. Still, they are not interested in using it topically or ingesting it in its various forms.
Marijuana is a medicine for many people in chronic pain. As capsules, they can take it alongside their other medication. Most dispensaries will sell marijuana in CBD and CBN (cannabinol) capsules.
CBD can react with some medication, so ensure your doctor has approved it before you start using medical marijuana. If you are struggling with chronic pain and would like to manage it via medical marijuana, fill out the form below, and we will be in touch.