Medical marijuana can be used to treat diseases or conditions. The main chemicals in cannabis that are being studied for medical use is THC and CBD, but there are countless others that have not been researched as extensively yet.
Note: As the medical marijuana program grows in Louisiana, we expect more products to become approved and/or available.
Medical cannabis tinctures are easy-to-use versatile products packaged in a 30 ml glass bottle. They are concentrated herbal extracts from cannabis that you can use with a dropper. Consuming cannabis with its natural health-boosting chemicals is convenient, easy to self-titrate, and measure in a tincture formulation.
Cannabis tinctures are made from a chemical called cannabidiol (CBD), backed by research to treat various symptoms of illnesses, such as cancer and mental health disorders. As plant tinctures have been used as herbal remedies for millennia, cannabis tinctures are an effective and powerful alternative for straightforward dose-control in the use of medical cannabis.
Use only the directed dose of cannabis tincture and administer as recommended through any of these methods:
This process will allow the cannabinoids to be absorbed by membranes under the tongue and on the insides of your cheeks, then carried into the bloodstream where they can take effect.
Effects of a cannabis tincture when applied sublingually can be felt within roughly 30 minutes and can last for as long as 3 hours.
Cannabis distillate is often available in an oral syringe. It is a highly potent cannabis product that has more ways to use compared to any other form of cannabis.
Cannabis oil in a distillate syringe is activated and ready to produce medical or psychotropic effects. The distillate syringe allows medical marijuana patients to easily measure the dose of medical marijuana they are consuming while keeping the sticky oil contained in an easy-to-dispense package.
A distillate syringe is set up to enable medical patients to be able to treat symptoms of certain illnesses without having to smoke or inhale cannabis. They allow the activated oil to be placed under the tongue, on the gums, or to be swallowed.
Gelatin-based edible cannabis mostly comes in the form of cannabis gummies. They are dusted with powdered sugar or corn starch which helps prevent clumping and sticking together. Potassium sorbate is often added to up the shelf life of gelatin-based edibles to prevent molds.
Cannabis topical creams are used as first aid, skincare, and cosmetics. They are applied directly to the body’s surface and utilized for fast-acting localized relief of inflammation and pain. Patients enjoy the therapeutic effects without THC’s(tetrahydrocannabinol) attendant psychoactivity.
Cannabis used as the cream will allow cannabinoids to be absorbed into the bloodstream at a slower rate than smokable or edible cannabis. The effect is typically felt only where they are used without the THC that causes intoxication.
How do cannabis topical creams work? Your body’s natural endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates your appetite, mood, and pain and pleasure receptors, among other functions. Cannabinoids THC and CBD, the active compounds in a cannabis plant, are chemicals that activate that system. Your body also makes its own natural versions of these compounds called endocannabinoids.
THC and your body’s endocannabinoids are similar such that they bind when in contact with each other, and are responsible for a wide range of biological functions, such as anti-inflammation and pain relief.
The MDI is a pressurized canister of medicine in a plastic holder with a mouthpiece. When sprayed, it gives a reliable, consistent dose of medication. It delivers pure, uncontaminated medical cannabis without additives.
It is a pre-programmed, disposable device with a specific dosage of standardized extract of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), minor cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes. The device has a light display that allows the patient to see the amount of active drug he or she is inhaling. It’s an amazing way to determine a precise dose each and every time it is used.
With each puff during a metered-dosage session, the LED light display shows the milligrams in 0.5 mg increments a patient is consuming in real-time. If a patient prefers to take the full dosage, they can know exactly the exact amount they inhaled and can stop anytime along the way when they inhaled the recommended dosage.
An MDI tends to be more effective for rapid relief because of the purity and increased levels of the THC or CBD delivered with each use.
The marijuana flower is the part of the marijuana plant that contains all the cannabinoids. It is often referred to as marijuana buds. It is the smokable part of the cannabis plant after it’s been dried and cured. It is the popular choice for smoking marijuana because of its versatility. Effects kick in almost instantaneously and can last anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the dose and person.
Cannabis flowers vary widely in potency that is measured by the total concentration of cannabinoids. The potency defines your cannabis experience. Hence, it is important to take note of the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) percentage before you consume, take one puff, and wait 15 minutes before consuming more to get a sense of how that potency affects you.