Once you receive your medical marijuana card in Florida, there are several different ways you can consume cannabis. Depending on your preferred experience, you can select the most appealing product from the dispensary menu. Some people enjoy the process of consuming medical marijuana in one way or another, while others are simply looking for the most convenient method. Consider the following ways to consume medical cannabis to get a better idea of what you’re looking for the next time you visit your medical marijuana dispensary in Florida.
Medical Cannabis Flower
Traditional flower is still the most popular type of medical marijuana, but there are all kinds of different ways to enjoy it. Some medical marijuana patients like to buy flower to cook with, but most people still prefer to smoke their cannabis. We regularly get questions like the following from new medical marijuana patients:
- Are there new ways to smoke cannabis?
- What is the healthiest way to smoke marijuana?
- Is it healthier to use a cannabis vaporizer?
- What is the best way to smoke medical marijuana?
Depending on what you’re looking for, we can talk to you about a variety of ways to consume medical marijuana. One traditional way to do it is by rolling ground flower in a rolling paper or just buying a pre-roll. Alternatively, many people like to smoke their cannabis out of a water pipe or other type of glass pipe.
One of the newest ways to enjoy medical marijuana is by vaporizing the flower in a dry herb vaporizer. This is especially popular among people who are concerned about the health effects of burning cannabis and smoking it the traditional way. Dry herb vaporizers are designed to heat medical marijuana just enough to release cannabinoids and terpenes without burning up all of the plant material. This method is said to be much easier on the lungs since the vapor produced doesn’t contain as many byproducts as normal smoke does.
Medical Marijuana Cartridges
While more people are starting to vaporize cannabis flower, cartridges are still the most popular way to vaporize marijuana. At Fluent, you can find medical marijuana cartridges with THC, CBD, or a blend of both. These cartridges attach to a battery; then, electricity heats the cannabis extract inside of the cartridge.
Just like vaporizing flower, this method is intended to deliver cannabinoids and terpenes without some of the other byproducts you might find in smoke. These cartridges also contain refined cannabis distillate, which means there are higher levels of cannabinoids in cartridges than there are in traditional cannabis flower. As a result, it takes fewer inhalations to consume the desired level of cannabinoids.
Cannabis sublingual drops are widely considered to be one of the most convenient ways to consume medical marijuana. Choose between a dropper bottle that contains THC, CBD, or a blend of both. Each bottle contains a dropper that makes it possible to measure out a precise amount of cannabinoids. This is ideal for people who want easy and accurate dosing to regulate their consumption.
Most people put drops directly under their tongue, then let them sit for about 30 seconds before swallowing them. Others prefer to mix their cannabis drops in with food or drink to help mask the plant’s natural taste. No matter how you choose to administer your medical marijuana drops, these bottles make it easy to get the exact dose you need at any time.
Capsules are another popular choice for people who want a no-nonsense approach to medical marijuana. Each capsule contains a certain amount of THC, CBD, or both. All the patient has to do is swallow one of the capsules. This is appealing to many people who want to make medical marijuana a normal part of their routine.
Swallowing a capsule prevents people from tasting the natural plant material as you would with cannabis drops. Some people say this is one of the best things about cannabis capsules since the natural taste of marijuana can be bitter to some. If you’re comfortable swallowing a capsule, you can conveniently consume your medical cannabis anytime.
Medical Cannabis Syringes
Cannabis syringes are somewhat similar to cannabis drops, but the extract inside a medical marijuana syringe is thicker without any added oil. For this reason, most people find it helpful to submerge the syringe in warm water or roll it around between their hands to warm it up. The cannabis oil gets thinner as it warms up, which makes it easier to disperse. You can use the oil from your medical marijuana syringe in many different ways:
- Put the oil directly under your tongue.
- Add the oil to food or drink.
- Use the cannabis syringe to refill a medical marijuana cartridge.
- Cook with your medical marijuana oil.
- Add cannabis oil to your ground flower before smoking.
Medical Cannabis Topicals (Cream)
Topical cannabis products are gaining in popularity because they give people a perfect way to localize their experience of cannabis. This is especially appealing to our medical marijuana patients who say they have too high a THC sensitivity to enjoy other forms of cannabis. The cannabinoids in these products penetrate into your skin, muscles, and joints providing relief without any medicated feeling.
Using a medical marijuana topical is similar to using any other kind of relief cream or lotion. Before you apply your cannabis cream, thoroughly clean, and dry the affected area of your body. Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to apply the medical marijuana cream and massage it gently into your skin. Most patients apply a small amount of cream, then wait about an hour to assess how they’re feeling. Apply more of your cannabis topical as desired once you give it some time to be absorbed.
Our medical marijuana gels are quickly becoming some of our most popular products. They come in multiple different flavors like Blue Raspberry, Green Apple, and Watermelon. Cannabis patients in Florida often choose these products because they say the taste is so much more appealing to them than the natural taste of marijuana.
Our gels are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and contain no high fructose corn syrup at FLUENT. Each piece is bite-sized, which makes consuming medical marijuana as convenient as it is delicious. It’s important to remember that it will take some time for your digestive system to process the cannabinoids in one of these medical marijuana gels. Patients should wait one or two hours to reassess how they feel before consuming any more of these products.
Buy Medical Marijuana in Florida
Here at Fluent, we understand that our job is to help medical marijuana patients get more from their experience with cannabis. When you visit any of our dispensary locations in Florida, our experienced curators will be able to help you navigate the entire dispensary menu and find a product that appeals to you. Let us know how you’d like to consume medical marijuana, and we’ll find a product that matches your lifestyle.
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