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How do you take medical marijuana?

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To consume medical marijuana, you can:

How you take it is up to you. Each method works differently in your body. Smoking or vaporizing will make you feel the effects of cannabis almost immediately. However, it can take up to 2 hours for edibles to take effect.

  • Smoke it
  • Inhale it through a device called a vaporizer that turns it into a mist
  • Eat it -- for example, in a brownie or lollipop
  • Apply it to your skin in a lotion, spray, oil, or cream
  • Place a few drops of a liquid under your tongue

From: Medical Marijuana FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 15, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 12/15/2018

SOURCES:

For FAQ

Marcel Bonn-Miller, PhD, adjunct assistant professor, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

National Conference of State Legislatures: "State Medical Marijuana Laws."

National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Drug Facts: Is Marijuana Medicine?" "Is Marijuana Addictive?"

Drug Enforcement Administration: "Drug Schedules."

Department of Health and Human Services.

Kaur, R. , April 2016. Current Clinical Pharmacology

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board: "Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ)."

Schrot, R. , May 2016. Annals of Medicine

Epilepsy Foundation: "Learn About Medical Marijuana and Epilepsy."

News release, Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s office.

News release, Insys Therapeutics, Inc.

For Marijuana Map:

Governing.com: “State Marijuana Laws Map.”

NCSL: “State Medical Marijuana Laws.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 15, 2018

SOURCES:

For FAQ

Marcel Bonn-Miller, PhD, adjunct assistant professor, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

National Conference of State Legislatures: "State Medical Marijuana Laws."

National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Drug Facts: Is Marijuana Medicine?" "Is Marijuana Addictive?"

Drug Enforcement Administration: "Drug Schedules."

Department of Health and Human Services.

Kaur, R. , April 2016. Current Clinical Pharmacology

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board: "Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ)."

Schrot, R. , May 2016. Annals of Medicine

Epilepsy Foundation: "Learn About Medical Marijuana and Epilepsy."

News release, Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s office.

News release, Insys Therapeutics, Inc.

For Marijuana Map:

Governing.com: “State Marijuana Laws Map.”

NCSL: “State Medical Marijuana Laws.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 15, 2018

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