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3 Ways to Injest Medical Marijuana

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The biggest pot-related shocker yet? There is no apparent correlation between occasionally inhaling marijuana and lung function. This was shown in a 2012 government-funded study that followed more than 5,000 people for over 20 years.

 

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Inhale It
That's good news for medicinal users, as inhaled smoke is the fastest, most effective way to get weed into the body. Some patients prefer to use a vaporizer, which heats cannabis just enough to turn it into vapor without actually burning it. In other words, they get the helpful cannabinoids but no thick smoke or ashy residue.

 

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Ingest It
Weed can also be ingested in baked goods—such as "pot brownies"—or liquid tinctures ("herbal" teas). The upside is that the pot's effects last up to eight hours, versus one to four hours when smoked. But because anything that goes through your gut must be metabolized by your liver, it takes an hour or two to feel anything. That makes dosing difficult—and overdoing it common.

 

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Apply It
Marijuana can also be absorbed by the skin, via pot-laced balms, lotions, and ointments. The big potential plus of rubbing cannabis onto problem areas—painful joints, for instance—is that the drug may stay localized, calming specific nerve cells.

 

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