Medical Cannibas: Smoking Verses Eating

While it's not well-known among users, edible cannabis is not new; edible has been used for thousands of years. Using edible cannabis for medical purposes does have advantages over smoking medical marijuana.

You may wonder how edibles differ and what ailments they claim to treat. Here is some useful information about the benefits of cannabis edibles.

Edibles Are Better For Your Lungs

First off, cannabis edibles offer a smoke-free method of getting the health benefits offered. Smoking medical marijuana means inhaling hot smoke and can be harmful to anyone suffering from respiratory issues.

Eating cannabis is a healthier alternative to inhaling smoke by eliminating possible inflammation of the lungs via air pathways. So, edibles are a great alternative for anyone with asthma or other breathing issues.

Edibles Are Easier To Use

Smoking medical marijuana involves using tools to get medical benefits. This means creating clouds of smoke as you vape or inhale the cannabis. Depending on the situation, creating smoke and annoying others around you may not be ideal.

Edibles, on the other hand, are easily put in a snack container for transport. You can take them out and enjoy them anywhere discreetly.

Edibles Offer Precise Dosing

Edibles bought at a legal dispensary used precise measurements of cannabis in their recipes, so you'll know how much you're getting when you consume a serving. Dispensaries also offer butters and oils that allow you to measure a precise amount at home.

Oils and butters allow you to make homemade edibles with a precise amount of cannabis, so you can add it to many recipes at home. You can use cannabis in:

  • Brownies
  • Cookies
  • Pasta sauces
  • Salad dressings
  • And more!

Edibles Are More Effective 

Unlike cannabis from smoke, edible doses enter the digestive tract immediately and are metabolized quicker than smoking. Smoking takes a detour through the lungs and then into the bloodstream before making its way to the rest of the body.

Edibles affect the body more quickly and provide longer-lasting results. For this reason, it's important to start with a low dose of edibles to allow your body to adjust and react.

Edible Provide The Same Health Benefits 

Like smoking, edibles provide the same health benefits. Here are some of the many medical uses of edible cannabis.

  • Pain relief that includes neuropathic pain
  • Control digestive response and weight in diabetics
  • Helping with inflammatory conditions such as fibromyalgia
  • Helping with recovery and cancer treatment side-effects

If you'd like to try cannabis edibles, talk to your doctor or homeopathic practitioner. A professional understands how medical cannabis works and can get you started on a dose that is right for your health needs.