Administering Medical Marijuana Orally or Rectally

April 11, 2019 All Natural


Within the fast-growing medical cannabis movement, people have developed several methods of consuming cannabis. A lot of patients use various preparations of cannabis to relieve symptoms and to improve quality of life.

Marijuana doctors can recommend taking compound through inhaling vapors, swallowing or drinking capsules, taking liquid extracts, ingestion or applying them topically to the skin. Each method has a unique medicinal effect, even though you use the same marijuana strain.  Also, there is no perfect delivery method. They all have their drawbacks, advantages, and clinical utility in some situations.

This article discusses the differences between the some ways of administration (rectal and orally). It will help patients to decide the most appropriate method in each case.

  1. Efficiency rate
  • Rectal administration

Taking medical marijuana via the rectum has an efficiency rate of 50% to 70%. Also, it produces foreseen effects any time you use rectal repositories. Further, it takes only 10 to 15 minutes to experience any effect. The effects can last for about 4 to 8 hours.

  • Oral administration

Those who consume medical marijuana orally say they feel the effects within 30 minutes. The most significant effect occurs in about one hour mark, and total effects can last for about 6 hours. But it depends on various factors including:

  • The amount of marijuana consumed
  • Your tolerance level
  • The ratio of cannabinoids it contains and more.
  1. Health benefit
  • Oral administration

The compound in medical marijuana is absorbed most quickly when placed under the tongue. It’s consumed orally with infused lozenges, mints, and breath strips.

According to research, scientists found out that oral doses of marijuana can help insomniacs sleep faster. There is more: Recent studies imply that it may also improve breathing and lessen sleep interruptions.

Other health benefits include reducing nerve pain, sciatic nerve pain, and pain related to multiple sclerosis.

  • Rectal administration

Also, those who can’t or prefer not to swallow or inhale cannabis use rectal suppositories. Cannabis suppositories can help treat conditions in the lower back and pain in the pelvis. It quickly eases your pain, but it depends on the cannabinoid content.

  1. Psychoactive effects
  • Rectal administration

Marijuana doctors and some patients say rectal administration is less-psychoactive compared to other forms of administration. This is because it bypasses the liver. When given rectally, it goes into the bloodstream via the cell walls and into the body directly.

  • Oral administration

Orally administered marijuana produced extraordinary central depressant side-effects and high effect.

When taken orally, it goes to the liver through digestion. Oral administration takes a while longest because of the digestive process. It takes time to reach the brain. When it does, the compound interacts with your nerve receptors, causing intoxication and euphoria.

There is still a lot of uncertainty about medical marijuana. So before taking marijuana via any of these methods of administration, contact a Florida marijuana doctor today. Also, ensure that you use products of excellent quality and that come from a place with quality control.

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