Medical Marijuana: You don't have to smoke it and it doesn't make you high

By Leslie Khan Chicago Now


I find myself saying this to people on a regular basis when talking about medical marijuana. This still seems to be the biggest misconception about medical marijuana. These days, the most effective and easiest way to get the most benefit from the plant is via oil which you take by mouth. The THC level (ingredient that gets you high) in the oil is very, very low and is often referred to as "hemp or realm oil." In addition, you can vape it, dab it, use it in a vaporizer, drink it in a tea, apply it through a tincture, eat it in a brownie and of course, smoke it, using all sorts of different paraphernalia.