Who knew when states began legalizing marijuana and loosening restrictions that you would be able to buy weed online? Of course, you still need to live in a state where it is legal to have it shipped to you, but you can now access everything you need online without having to make a trip to a dispensary. If you are new to the dispensary game, there are vastly more options available today than once before. Here is a list of three items besides “flowers” that can be purchased online or in a dispensary.
Edibles include everything that can be eaten. Candy, mints, and gummies are the most popular, but some foods such as krispie treats, brownies, cookies, and other items may be purchased as well. Some places even offer granola bars, chips, and foods that aren’t sweet treats in addition to things such as oil and butters that can be used to make other dishes. Consuming edibles as a delivery method results in a slower onset but it tends to last for hours whereas inhaling it produces a faster high for a shorter period of time.
Okay, tinctures are technically considered edibles, but we’re including them in their own category because they are often used differently. Tinctures are liquids that are generally delivered using a dropper dispensed under the tongue. Tinctures take longer to feel than flowers, but typically less time than edibles. With tinctures, you don’t have any additives or calories that come with edibles, which makes them popular for those who use medicinally or those who tend to desire to self-medicate recreationally. Tinctures are often hybrids containing 1:1 ratios of THC and CBD, which have been popular for use to relieve the following symptoms:
- Neurological issues such as seizures
Topicals are salves, oils, lotions, and ointments that are applied directly to the skin. Transdermal patches are also listed under this category. The most common use of topicals is pain management. The salve is applied to the skin directly over the area causing pain and requiring treatment. Much like a muscle relief lotion, topicals have been shown to reduce pain and inflammation effectively in numerous studies on THC and CBD.
As more states begin to evaluate loosening restrictions on the sale of marijuana and CBD and studies show their efficacy in treating ailments of all kinds, demand for these products will continue to grow. There are now multiple mixtures and delivery methods, each with their own benefits and success. We hope this gives you a good start in determining what may work for you when purchasing items online.