In 2014, the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took active steps in legalizing the consumption of marijuana in the state of New York. After a thorough debate, the legalization of marijuana use came into force in July 2014, only for medical purposes. It was made mandatory to hold a New York Medical Marijuana Card if you were suffering from chronic ailments, and you’re supposed to consume concentrated cannabis to relieve pain.
Various dispensaries in New York sell medical marijuana concentrates. The bioavailability is also extremely high. Let’s study the concentrates of medical marijuana and how to choose them for better effects.
How Effective is Concentrated Medical Marijuana?
Concentrated marijuana has a high level of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) content. The THC levels range from 40 to 80 percent in such concentrated marijuana. In informal terms, it is known as honey oil or budder. But, for medical usage, this undergoes a chemical process to reduce its toxicity and make it consumable for medical treatment.
Trichomes are the sparkling structures with cannabinoids (CBD and THC) and terpenes found in cannabis. They are the most desirable compounds in concentrated marijuana.
Any product or medical drug that has a high accumulation of trichomes is referred to as concentrated cannabis. These trichomes deliver the best psychological and psychoactive effects without affecting the look, flavor, texture, and smell of the product.
Types of Concentrates and Extracts Found in New York
New York prohibited the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. It was decriminalized in the year 2019, but not legalized. There are various types of cannabis divided into two categories: extracts and concentrates.
CO2-extracted cannabis wax, Rick Simpson Oil (RSO), and Butane Hash Oil (BHO) are the marijuana extracts. Extraction takes place with a heating process.
Whereas Hashish, Kief, Rosin, and Dry Sift are the concentrates of marijuana. Concentrates are made without using the solvents and undergo a mechanical process to accumulate the trichomes.
The possession of marijuana in any form with less than 25 grams is unlawful, and the person can be charged with a minimum fine of $100. But the consumption of medical marijuana is acceptable only if the patient has a valid New York Medical Marijuana Card.
Doctor’s Advice Should be the Top Priority
If you are suffering from chronic illness, then your doctor will advise you to consume medical marijuana. It depends on how life-threatening your ailment is. Medical marijuana can be highly effective in the treatment of cancer, AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, or Epilepsy.
Medical marijuana consumption is an alternative treatment usually combined with other medicinal uses. Hence, most of the doctors will recommend you with what type of concentrated marijuana is best suitable to you. Your condition and ability to manage the psychoactive effects will decide which concentrate you should consume.
How to Use Medical Marijuana?
There are various methods to consume medical marijuana. These days even weed brownies and cookies are available in the stores. But most of the medical marijuana is available in the pellets form or tablet form.
If you like to get an instant hit, then the best method is to use a vaporizer. The vapes are effective and are highly concentrated with cannabinoids. Sometimes, even rolling a joint is better, but the smoke does no good for your body. Hence, consuming medical marijuana in edible form is the best method, according to the doctors.