What Is the Best Way To Consume Medical Marijuana in 2023

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With the legalization of medical marijuana sweeping through states across the United States and more countries around the world following suit, people are searching for information on how to safely consume cannabis as a medication. While smoking and vaping are commonly known methods to take advantage of the THC and CBD content in cannabis, there is much more than just those two pathways when it comes to consuming medical marijuana. Going into 2022, this blog post will explore all the different ways you can use marijuana medicinally while staying safe and getting effective results!


If you’re trying to find an effective way to consume medical cannabis and already acquired a marijuana card from Elevate Holistics, one of the most effective methods that you could try would be edibles. At first glance, edibles might not seem like the most effective method because only around 6% of the dosage is absorbed.

However, edibles do tend to have a high concentration of THC, especially Delta-9 gummies derived from hemp. Delta-9 edibles are an increasingly popular form of medical marijuana. Delta 9 gummies make it easier than ever for people to monitor their dose and manage their medicinal needs. So if you suffer from anxiety attacks, some of the recommended Delta 9 THC edibles you’ll find listed at Nature & Bloom might be the right choice for you. The effects can last for up to 20 hours, with a minimum of six hours. In general, edibles as a form of medical cannabis are a great method to treat pain, increase appetite, and decrease anxiety.

Dry Herb Vaporizers

The next medical marijuana consumption method on this list is dry herb vaporizers. In terms of how effective dry herb vaporizers are, this obviously depends on the concentration of THC within the dry herb that you are consuming. More than that, when you consume cannabis using a dry herb vaporizer, you can absorb anywhere between 30 to 80%.

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This means that the effects are quite strong, and you don’t need a high concentration of THC in medical marijuana. However, most people don’t use dry herb vaporizers for their effectiveness. They use it because if you change the temperature settings, you can activate as little or as much of the cannabinoids as possible, therefore changing the intensity of the effects.


One of the preferred methods of medical marijuana consumption in 2022 would have to be tinctured. Much like edibles, tinctures have an absorption rate of about 6% because, much like edibles, they are oil-based and ingested similarly.

A tincture is a small vial that has been filled with THC oil and is very easy to use, which is one of the reasons they have become quite popular. To use a tincture, all you need to do is place a few drops under your tongue and wait around 15 minutes for the effects to kick in.


The next medical cannabis consumption method on this list is topicals, and even though they might not allow you to feel the same intoxicating effects of THC as the other methods on this list, they are still worth mentioning because they can provide quite a few benefits.

In terms of the effectiveness of topicals, they are highly recommended for those who don’t want to feel the intoxicating effects of THC, since they still work quite well and the primary reason why people use them is to provide chronic pain relief. However, with that being said, they seem to be most effective at treating inflammation-based pain.

Joints and Bongs

Even though joints are one of the traditional medical cannabis consumption methods and one of the oldest, they are still considered an effective method of cannabis consumption. While discussing joints, it would be prudent to also include bongs. This is because both of these methods use combustion as the heating method, and both of these methods require you to inhale smoke. 

However, what makes joints and bongs so effective? One of the primary reasons is that joints and bongs both have an absorption rate of between 20 and 70%. This means that you don’t need to consume a lot of cannabis when using a joint or a bong because the absorption rate is quite high. Another reason this method is effective is that you will begin to feel the effects within 5 minutes, which means that if you need quick relief from pain, this is a good choice.