5 ways military veterans can consume medical marijuana

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Military veterans are some of the toughest people in the world who have one of the toughest jobs. After a long and hectic career in service, many veterans are looking to unwind. Many even leave service with physical or mental ailments that can be treated with medical marijuana which is now legal in a lot of places around the world. Consumption habits have evolved in the last 30 years or so and legalization has led to the consumption of a lot of medical marijuana that can help veterans. There are a wide variety of products easily available online which gives veterans a lot of choices when it comes to medical marijuana consumption methods. Read on to learn the most popular methods of consumption.  

Vaping  

Vaping is a very popular method of consuming cannabis and it involves inhalation. To consume this way, you will need a vaporizer that heats a liquid that generates vapor. You also get dry herb vaporizers that work with herbal substances instead of liquid. Compared to smoking a joint, vaporizers are a lot healthier and produce more flavor and potency. If a vape is your chosen method for consuming cannabis you can check this out, as MagicVaporizers offers devices, such as DynaVap M 2021, that are easy to use, portable and discrete. Vaping does not produce a smell which makes it ideal for indoor and outdoor use and unlike smoke, there isn’t much smoke that is produced either which is a benefit. Overall, vaporizers are portable and convenient.  

Edibles  

An edible is any food product that is infused with cannabis. During the cooking process, cannabis or a cannabis-infused base such as olive oil or butter is added to the cooking process and this is how the edible is formed. There are a wide variety of edibles such as cookies, brownies, ice cream, and soup to name a few. When you consume an edible, the cannabis works into your digestive system and this is how you get high. All you need to consume cannabis this way is cannabis-infused food products or if you plan to make it yourself, you will need a recipe and a bag of weed. This method of consumption is a lot healthier than the traditional method of smoking a joint because there is no combustion involved. It will take longer for you to feel the effects of the cannabis in your system but once it hits, the effects last anywhere from 4-6 hours which is much longer than most methods of consumption. There is also more potency with this method of consumption which is a wonderful benefit.  

Topicals  

Topicals are a great method of consuming marijuana that does not induce any psychoactive effects. Topicals are oils, lotions, creams, and balms that are infused with marijuana, and all you need to do is simply apply it onto your skin, targeting any sore muscles or stiff joints. You can use topicals for many purposes including skincare, first aid, and cosmetics and again, this method of consumption is a lot healthier than smoking and one of the benefits of topicals is that the compounds in the cannabis ease pain and reduce inflammation making this method of consumption very popular amongst athletes.  

Tinctures  

Tinctures are concentrated herbal extracts that have been soaked in alcohol or other solubles such as vinegar which extracts the active ingredients and concentrates it as a liquid. To consume this way, simply place 3-4 drops of the tincture under your tongue to allow it to be absorbed into your bloodstream. As with every other method mentioned, this is a healthier alternative to smoking a joint and tinctures can be used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions.  

One hitter  

A one hitter is a small pipe that features a narrow bowl that is designed to hold a much smaller quantity of weed. One hitters are ideal for a single hit or inhale. This method of consumption is easy to use, simply load the small bowl with your dry herb and use a lighter to burn it, and then inhale. Compared to joints, this method is very discreet because it produces a small amount of smoke. This method is also great because it conserves cannabis by using a small amount per hit and the hits are more potent which helps users limit consumption as well as keep a low tolerance.

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