Not just for Brownies Anymore
Have you heard about the brownies taken to the church bake sale? Or about the brownies grandma made to which someone added their own special ingredient? If you haven’t, you probably weren’t alive in the 70s. Marijuana brownies were a highly desired commodity in the “old days” before marijuana usage was legal in some states. Now that recreational and medical marijuana usage is legal in a number of states in the US, recipes for pot brownies are easily available. A quick Google search yields no less than ten recipes on the first page of the search engine, including a recipe from the cultural icon, Martha Stewart.
Alternative Ways of Consuming Cannabis
For those who want to reap the benefits of cannabis, there are ways to avoid the health risks associated with smoking or vaping it. You can ingest cannabis products by using:
- Topical applications
How Edibles Work
There are numerous ways to incorporate each of these options into your life. Edibles, for example, are available in a myriad of forms. You might try edibles incorporated into:
- Ice cream
- Baked goods
To incorporate cannabis into baked goods, you will have to use either canna butter or canna oil, which you can make and then use for baking.
Edibles are processed in the body a little differently than processing it through smoking. Edibles in all forms are broken down during the digestive process. In other words, you eat an edible, and it goes through your digestive tract just as all food does. It’s broken down and then processed through the liver, so it takes a little while to feel the effects of edibles. Typically, the effects of edibles aren’t felt immediately, but it can take up to two hours to feel the full effects of one, so you have to be really careful about not ingesting additional edibles because you don’t instantly feel its effects.
How Tinctures Work
CBD or other tinctures containing a cannabinoid derivative are usually administered sublingually, or by a dropper that places the drops under one’s tongue. Tinctures can also be taken on or in food or in a drink. One of the primary benefits to using a tincture is that the dose is very controlled; you know exactly how much you are ingesting, based on the strength of the tincture and the number of drops you consume. This level of controlled ingestion makes tinctures an excellent option for medical marijuana patients.
How Topical Applications Work
CBD or THC products administered topically are highly effective for those with chronic pain because the product can be applied directly to the area that hurts. Topicals come in several different formats, including:
Topically applied products are also helpful for inflammation. There are no intoxicating effects from a topical, even when using a product containing THC.
We Can Help!
Canna Card Express, located in Worcester, MA, can help guide you on how to incorporate edibles, topicals, or tinctures in your wellness routine. We can be reached by phone at 508-817-9300 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may be able to qualify for a Massachusetts Medical Marijuana card for your products. To do so, your condition must be certified by a Massachusetts state-accredited, licensed medical marijuana practitioner.
Make an appointment today to see if our nurse practitioner can help you through the medical marijuana program in MA.