As medical marijuana becomes legal in additional states, more and more cannabis options are becoming available to patients suffering from chronic pain and negative medical conditions. Many are choosing to medicate with cannabis by methods other than traditional pot smoking. From vaporizers and marijuana tinctures to beverages, topicals and ingestible products, there are so many ways to reap the health benefits of marijuana. The most popular options these days are edibles.

Marijuana infused edibles open up a whole new world of possibilities for patients with particular tastes. In this article, we’ll explore how cannabis edibles work and explore expert advice on how to use them safely and properly.

What Are Medical Marijuana Edibles?

Medical marijuana edibles are snacks, foods, drinks and any other infused marijuana products users can ingest to provide the beneficial effects of cannabis. Edibles can contain CBD or THC— the psychoactive marijuana component — as a key ingredient, and different edibles come in different strains and dosages, just like other cannabis sources. In a Flora Farms dispensary, you can expect all edible products to be clearly marked with THC content and recommended dosages so you can easily control your use.

Why Should I Try Edibles?

Many patients enjoy edibles for the following reasons:

  • Discreet consumption: edibles are a more discreet way to ingest marijuana, as opposed to smoking.
  • Efficient: Edibles are a medicinally efficient way of administering cannabinoids, meaning that strong effects can be achieved at a reasonable cost to the patient
  • Convenient: Most edible products are easy to carry and administer when the patient requires medication.

How Medical Marijuana Edibles Work

Unlike inhaled medical cannabis, edible products allow cannabinoids to enter the bloodstream through digestion in the gastro-intestinal tract. This process is much slower than inhalation, but can produce very strong effects.

The experience after consuming edibles can be very different than that of smoking or vaporizing cannabis, so patients are encouraged to exercise caution to maintain the desired effect.

Flora Farms is dedicated to supplying Missouri’s Medical Marijuana card holders with high-quality cannabis products to help manage their underlying medical issues and the symptoms that accompany them. Whether it’s chronic pain or PTSD, we’re here to help you live a healthier, happier life free from the pains associated with your conditions.

We can’t wait to serve you and we’d love to help you get your medical marijuana card. If you have any questions about obtaining your card, we can help you through the process here.