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Using THC Pills- Risks and Benefits


You may have heard of edibles, flower, and vapes, but have you heard of THC pills? That’s right, the medical marijuana market’s newest contribution comes in the form of a capsule!


There are a number of both risks and benefits to using these capsules. One of the most notable benefits is that they come without smell or taste and are easy to conceal.


Also, people are generally more comfortable taking pills, since most medication comes in capsule form. So, if you have a hesitant relative or friend that you think could benefit from medical marijuana, you can present them with the option of THC pills and see what they think.


Since taking pills is familiar to most people, THC pills can be a great option for elderly people who have preconceptions about marijuana. This can make the transition from opioids and prescription medications to medical marijuana much smoother.


Types of THC Pills

At your local dispensary, there are a few types of THC pills that you can purchase:

  • Oil capsules, usually 5-25mg

  • Flower capsules

  • THC isolate capsules

Oil capsules are clear, and you can usually see the oil inside of them. Flower capsules contain heated flower and all other cannabinoids found in marijuana. THC isolate capsules are pure THC and do not contain any other cannabinoids.


Benefits

Since THC pills come in bottles just like normal pills, they are pre-dosed. This can be helpful for people who want to keep track of their dosage, which is a good practice to implement. If you take different doses every time, it can be difficult to determine how many milligrams you need to feel relief.


Also, if you take more than you need, your tolerance level will increase, meaning you will need to continue taking more and more for you to feel the same relief you used to feel from a small amount of THC. This can get expensive, so it is ideal to practice consistent dosing.


THC pills are subtle, so if you are someone who wants to keep your marijuana use private, capsules would be a good option for you. They are discreet and portable and look like regular pills. You consume the pills just like you would any other capsule: swallowing them with water or food.


THC pills also have no added sugars and are calorie-free, which makes them a good option for people who are dieting. They may also be a healthier option than smoking or vaping, or at least easier on your lungs, since you don’t have to inhale smoke like you normally would when smoking or vaping your medicine.


Risks

Although THC pills may not require smoke inhalation, there are other risks that come with taking them. Just like other forms of cannabis, THC pills can cause drowsiness, dry mouth and eyes, dizziness, and more.


To counteract these effects, just make sure you are starting off with low dosage and staying consistent. Tracking your dosing overtime could be beneficial if you want to save money and only take what you need.


Also, cannabis in pill-form is not natural. Many people use cannabis particularly because it is a natural, safe option for pain relief. With THC pills, however, there are chemicals used in manufacturing.


The chemicals used in the manufacturing of THC pills can cause reactions, depending on the person, just like opioids or other drugs can. If you would rather go the natural route and steer clear of unwanted additives, flower might be a better choice for you.


Bottom Line

Before you try THC pills, consult with your doctor. In order to access marijuana in any form, you will, of course, need your Louisiana marijuana card. Our doctors are trained in all things marijuana, so if you need some advice, they are here to help!


If you don’t already have your medical marijuana card, we can help! Schedule an evaluation online today with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors to see if you qualify for your medical card. Not only will you discuss your condition and options, but you can do so through a virtual appointment in the safety of your own home!

 

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Relief You Can Trust.

At Louisiana Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

Call us at (833) 253-2943, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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