Medical Marijuana Questions And Answers For New Patients

Posted on: 20 August 2018

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Medical marijuana is quickly growing to become a common treatment option for a variety of chronic and acute conditions. Due to medical marijuana being fairly new, there are many patients that will lack the type of experience that is needed to know what to expect from buying and using this type of medication.

Is Smoking The Only Way To Ingest Medical Marijuana?

Due to the way that marijuana is often portrayed in the media, patients may assume that smoking is the only effective form of ingesting this medication. Not surprisingly, there are a variety of conditions where inhaling smoke could lead to severe complications. Luckily, there are many different options available for patients. For those that want to avoid smoking, it is possible to ingest this type of medication through tasty edibles, tinctures, and beverages. Also, some dispensaries will sell transdermal patches that can administer this medication directly into the bloodstream.

Are There Limits To The Amount Of Marijuana That You Can Buy At One Time?

While medical marijuana has experienced a large surge in popularity, it is still considered a highly controlled substance. This means that there are a number of different regulations in place that are designed to limit the risk of unauthorized distribution. As a result of these regulations, there are usually limits to the amount of marijuana that a person can buy at one time. This amount varies as it can be set by each locality or state.

For those that must make a long commute to the dispensary, these rules can prevent buying a large bulk of this medication at once. Discussing your needs with the dispensary staff will help you to maximize the amount of medication that you purchase as they may be able to recommend particularly potent products that will help you to extend your medicinal supplies. This may be inconvenient, but it is comparable to needing to return to the pharmacy for a refill of a medication.  

How Do You Store Your Marijuana?

In order to keep the marijuana potent, it must be stored in a cool, dark,and dry location. However, most of these products should not be refrigerated as the environment in a refrigerator can be harsh enough to degrade the potency of this medication. For those that want a discrete and affordable storage option, a small airtight container positioned near an air conditioning vent can be an excellent location for keeping these products as it will prevent the medicine from degrading while avoiding the need for expensive or inconvenient storage systems.