Medical cannabis is no longer limited to flower and oil for smoking and vaping, or even edibles. These days, you can receive your medicine in a number of innovative forms. Many of these isolate the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD.

THC and CBD are the two main cannabinoids in cannabis. While both help with a variety of medical conditions, THC will get you high, CBD won’t. Smokeless products are also available in different ratios of THC to CBD—with graduating degrees of psychoactivity.

Compounds & Salves

These topical products are crafted with a potent infusion of cannabinoids for fast-acting, local relief.

Biofreeze Gels

Another topical option, biofreeze gels are infused with additional plant extracts, providing cool, fast-acting comfort to muscles in spasm.


Transdermal patches provide all-day (or night) relief that’s fast-acting and discreet. Medicine is dispensed evenly over eight to twelve hours.


With their metered dose of fast-acting gel, pens work well in conjunction with patches for managing breakthrough pain.

Tincture & Oil

Hempseed oil has been dubbed “nature’s most perfectly balanced oil” thanks to its ideal ratio of essential fatty acids (3:1 of Omega 6 to Omega 3). Taken sublingually (under the tongue), it’s also one of the most concentrated forms of medical cannabis available. Alcohol-based tinctures also provide accurate dosing and easy delivery.


As easy as taking a multivitamin.

Start Low. Go Slow.

There is no single cannabis strain, THC to CBD ratio, or delivery method that’s right for everyone. Different products work really well for some and less well for others. But with more smokeless options, the medicinal benefits of cannabis are available to an ever-growing and receptive audience. Just remember that no matter what products you try, start low in dosage and go slow, until you find what works best for you.

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5 thoughts on “The Many Forms of Medical Cannabis

  1. Charles Ware says:

    Hello- My Step-Mom lives in Brewer and is currently going through her second bout with leukemia. I think I finally have her convinced that she should consider medical marijuana as a viable treatment option. I’ll make this short and sweet: What product do you have that is closest to RSO that you could recommend for her?

  2. jill deschano says:

    are your oil based tinctures from” whole plant cannabis”.. we need this to help with cancer tumor in oral tongue ..the alcohol based irritate the already irritated tongue

  3. Yoshiko Flora says:

    I never thought that medical cannabis comes in different forms now. My favorites are the biofreeze gels that can help muscles in spasm and the salves that can give fast-acting, local relief. If I needed a way to heal my sore muscles after a workout, I would find a store that sells these in order to not only appreciate their benefits but also promote its use to my fellow gymmates as well.

  4. Tim Yaotome says:

    I find it interesting that you said that a person that wants to make use of cannabis should start with a low dosage and go slow until they find the right amount to feel its effects. Reading about this inspired me to open a dispensary next year. If I were to find products to sell for my future customers, I thought that I should buy them from suppliers that produce one of each type written here as early as now.

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