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Many people take medical marijuana for health conditions that can arise with symptoms like nausea. While THC and CBD, the two main chemical components of marijuana can be beneficial for this symptom, it can be difficult to smoke or eat edibles when your stomach isn't doing well. Here are three methods you should ask for during your next purchase that can get marijuana into your body effectively without making you feel sicker.
Sublingual products are designed to not be swallowed or eaten. Instead, they're meant to sit under the tongue, where they're gradually absorbed into the body.
Sublingual products come in many forms. Tinctures are one of the more common ones, which is essentially a potent liquid containing medical marijuana and flavoring. You place a few drops under your tongue, close your mouth, and wait for it to be absorbed. Sublingual products get into the body fairly quickly, so they provide quick relief for people going through nausea.
Another new innovation is marijuana patches. These products are nearly identical in nature to nicotine patches, except that the chemical is different.
With a marijuana patch, you can have a steady dosed stream of THC, CBD, or both enter your bloodstream through the day. Every product is different, so exactly how long yours works will depend upon what you buy and its directions. However, choosing a patch means that you can put it on and forget about it for the remainder of its efficacy without anything being put in your mouth.
Buccal absorption is similar to sublingual, but in many cases, it's even faster to absorb.
Buccal products usually come in a tablet form. Unlike sublingual products, rather than being placed under the tongue, you tuck a buccal tablet into your cheek or under your lip. This allows the medication in it to quickly absorb into your mucus membranes.
Buccal tablets are a good choice if you're feeling too nauseated to want to taste or feel anything on your tongue. Since the tongue being touched can sometimes be a trigger for throwing up, using a buccal tablet means that you don't have to risk this while still gaining the benefits of quick absorption.
Medical marijuana products come in more varieties and possibilities than ever. If you're having trouble finding one that works for you, be sure to ask the person behind the counter at your local medical marijuana shop. They'll be able to provide you with advice and point you in the direction of products that will work well for you.