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How To Use Marijuana For Pain Relief

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Following are various methods that have proved to be help reduce pain by using marijuana. They are listed in alphabetical order:

  • Eating. You can add marijuana to brownies or other prepared food. If you are using marijuana primarily for pain relief, this is not recommended because the intoxicating effects can be very strong. Patients can be deceived about the amount to take because it can take an hour or longer to work
  • Juice. Put a small amount of marijuana in a blender. Add a liquid such as milk or juice. Intoxicating effects are minimized because the THC is not heated.
  • Smoking. The downside to smoking marijuana is that it can increase the risk of bronchitis or other respiratory problems. Heat triggers the intoxicating effects of THC.
  • Sublingual tincture.  A liquid form. 
    • You can make this liquid form by steeping cannabis flowers in glycerin for a period of time such as a week. A dose is 3 or 4 drops under the tongue.
    • Sublingual tincture is available at some dispensaries with a prescription.
  • Vaporization: The active ingredients in marijuana turn into vapor which eliminates the harsh compounds in the smoke. There is generally less intoxication because the lower temperature doesn't activate THC, the compound that causes most of the "high" associated with smoking marijuana..

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