There have always been a multitude of ways to ingest cannabis, however, in modern times, pop culture has dictated the vast majority of people’s understanding of cannabis ingestion. Joints have been popularized through film’s, TV, radio, and print ads for over 50 years. The use of edible cannabis has been a constant trope in movies through the use of “magical brownies”, and the typical stoner in movies is often found wielding a bong before the plot moves forward(think Brad Pitt in True Romance). These are only the most popularized ways to ingest cannabis, but there are multiple methods of cannabis ingestion not popularized by the media.
How many ways are there to Ingest Cannabis?
There are many ways to ingest cannabis, and there are more ways being developed all the time. In the early 1950’s, the only imagined way to ingest cannabis was by eating it or by smoking it through a pipe or in joint form. As time has progressed, forms of ingesting cannabis have progressed from pipes and joints, to complex technology in the form of vape pens and concentrates. Old forms of edible cannabis have advanced to unprecedented levels of sophistication. Professional chef’s have taken interest in developing edibles that are medically effective and good tasting in a multitude of new forms. Tinctures and concentrates have also taken off into amazing new levels, and new forms of ingestion continue to evolve.
What does it mean to “Administer” Cannabis?
Administering cannabis is reference to any method of ingesting the active ingredients of cannabis into a patient’s system. This could refer to smoking, ingesting, using topical cream application, marinol pills, and more ways to consume and administer cannabis are created. Administering is just a fancy word for using medical cannabis.
Will the Federal Drug Association ever license and approve of Cannabis based products?
Only time will tell if the Federal Drug Association will license and approve cannabis based products. The current administration of 2017 does not look like they will make any current movements on legalization of medical cannabis, but hope is still there within society. The vast majority of people in the United States lean towards legalization of medical cannabis. Within our lifetime, there is a heavy chance that the United States Government will finally recognize the benefits of medical cannabis and take it off the schedule 1 list of banned substances.
What is the best way to ingest Cannabis?
The best way to ingest cannabis varies person to person. Each individual has their own likes and dislikes of ways to administer cannabis, and different preferences for strains, taste, and smell. This is why it is important to experiment with multiple methods of administering medical cannabis. The reason is that people get it stuck in their minds that the stereotypical joint smoking stoner is the best way to administer cannabis. This couldn’t be further from the truth in 2017. Smoking is no longer the only way to administer cannabis and it is worth your time to investigate alternate options. We heavily suggest new users who are against smoking in any form try edibles and micro dosing. It is one of the easiest ways to get accustomed to using medical cannabis throughout the day.
There is no “best” way to ingest cannabis. The best way to ingest cannabis is the way you feel most comfortable. If that means sticking strictly to edibles, then so be it. Do not let anyone pressure you into ingesting cannabis in a way you don’t feel comfortable. Social medicines often come with this stigma because what works for some, might not work for others. A giant bong rip might work perfectly for one medical cannabis patient, but a giant bong rip might be too overwhelming compared to other medical cannabis patients. It is all about finding what works best for you. Luckily, dosages are manageable in almost all forms of ingestion thanks to advances in the industry.