What Type of Cannabis Therapy is Best For You?
There are many different options for CBD Therapy. The best delivery system for therapeutic cannabis is one that delivers the optimal dose for a desired duration with the least amount of unwanted side effects.
CBD oil can be added to just about any food or drink, or it can be consumed directly like you would any other oil (e.g., olive, coconut, hemp).
Cannabis tinctures are similar to oils, except that the tincture is held under your tongue, where it enters your bloodstream through the sublingual artery. Tinctures are highly concentrated, so only a few drops are necessary to feel the effects. Remember that you need to put the drops under your tongue and let them take effect for 30 seconds.
Lotions are another option for getting the CBD (cannabidiol) you need. They may not be as fast-acting or as potent as some of the other options on this list (because they are absorbed through your skin), but they are a safe and non-toxic alternative. In addition, lotions travel well, are easy to apply, and don’t draw a lot of attention in the process.
Smoke a high-CBD strain in your joint, blunt, or bong is a tried-and-true method for getting CBD into your system. Depending on the strain you choose, you may get a bit of THC along with your CBD, but the psychedelic effects should be minimal, if not completely absent.
The downside of smoking, dabbing, or hitting a bong is that you’re taking smoke into your lungs. Those who choose CBD (cannabidiol) over THC do so because they are already ill. That makes polluting their lungs with a potentially-harmful substance (smoke) a non-option (even if they’re getting CBD at the same time). That’s why other options on this list are better for consuming CBD.
Vaporizing CBD oil with a vape pen is a healthier alternative to smoking. It’s healthier because the oil is already mostly free of impurities, so you’re not introducing extra chemicals into your system. You are still breathing in a foreign substance (vapor is not air), so it still may not be the best choice.
Edibles are an excellent alternative to smoking or vaping because you’re using the digestive system the way it was intended—to break down nutrients and circulate them around your body. Another nice thing about edibles is that they can take just about any form. You can get your daily dose by eating CBD-infused:
Pretty much anything you eat or drink can be turned into a weed edible. That makes getting the CBD you need super easy and discreet.
Pills are another simple and inconspicuous way to use cannabidiol as a medication. Just pop one in your mouth, take a swig of water, and you’re good to go.
Dissolvable strips have been used for years to prevent bad breath. But we bet you didn’t know they came in the cannabis variety too. You can purchase both THC strips and CBD strips depending on your needs for an easy daily dose. Talk to your local dispensary to see if dissolvable strips are available.