Cannabis Ingestion Options For Headaches

Choosing your preferred method.

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There are a variety of reasons users prefer one method of consumption over another. For some, discretion is key. For others, the effective speed that a method goes to work is the most important factor. Each headache sufferer will develop their own preferred method.

Here are a few methods that most cannabis consumers find effective:

Inhale: Smoking

Smoking is one of the oldest forms of cannabis consumption. This method allows for the most immediate relief of symptoms. Options can take the form of a joint, pipe or a bong, but for some, smoking is not conducive to their lifestyle. If discretion matters, a cartridge-based vape pen is a smoke- and odor-free inhalation alternative to consider.

Inhale: Cartridge-Based Vape Pens

There are a lot of advantages to vaporization: It’s discreet, fast-acting, and produces no smoke or odor. Disposable or reusable vape pens come in a variety of styles. They are very popular due to their ease of use and taste. If you are in a state where you can publicly consume, it is a discreet and unobtrusive way to enjoy your product. Some users who vaporize cannabis feel this is the gold standard of consumption, allowing for the full flavor of the experience. Without smoke, it is also a more discreet way to consume with less obvious smell both during consumption and on your person later.

Your Greenlight Approved retail partner will have a wide variety of vape pen cartridges for you to try. A cartridge-based vape pen is a great option for new users because of its simplicity and relatively low cost. The vape pen allows you to try different cartridges filled with cannabis oil as you explore what is right for you.

Consume: Edibles and Beverages

Edible cannabis is growing quickly as the first choice of new and returning users looking for discreet symptom relief. This form of cannabis consumption is processed through your digestive system, which takes more time than options like inhalation that offer more immediate relief. Take a small dose (try 5 to 10 mg of THC, CBD or a combination, the standard pre-packaged dose option) and wait to see how you feel after 45 to 90 minutes. Carefully monitor how you feel before consuming more. Remember the simple saying: Start low (dose) and go slow. Remember: You can always take more as needed.

Whether they are chocolates, mints, fruit chews, beverages or cookies – edibles can provide long-lasting relief. And once you get a handle on the right dose for you, they are a discreet, simple option to treat many symptoms throughout the day.

Edibles – and cannabis-infused beverages – are among the fastest-growing products in the market, and Greenlight Approved retailers can guide you through a wide variety of options.

Consume: Tinctures (Drops) and Sublingual (Sprays)

Tincture drops and sublingual sprays are typically water-, natural oil-, alcohol- or glycerin-based, and come in small bottles with an eyedropper or pump spray applicator.

Simply fill the dropper with a few drops of tincture (dropper is a 10-mg dose) or pump spray and place it under your tongue. Keep it in your mouth for about 60 seconds before swallowing. The THC and/or CBD is absorbed in the blood vessels lining your mouth; this method is faster acting than a typical edible option and is an excellent way to ensure the proper dose.

A wide variety of tincture drops and sublingual sprays are available with different ratios of THC and CBD. Your Greenlight Approved retail partner will help you figure out the best ratio for you.

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At Greenlight Approved, it is our mission to guide you through the cannabis experience and help you become an educated consumer. Let us help you better understand consumption and product options available at retail so you are prepared for your store visit.

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