Most patients are familiar with the various ways to ingest medical marijuana - smoking, vaporizing, edibles, topically, and tinctures. However, many people do not know that they can consume their medical marijuana with tea. For many people, drinking this tea offers an easier and potentially safer method of consumption.
Benefits + Therapeutic Effects
Cannabis infused tea is a great choice for patients looking to avoid the possible health risks associated with smoking, particularly patients with respiratory illnesses and ailments.
By drinking the cannabis infused tea, the therapeutic effect is different from smoking and other ingestion methods. This is due to the medical marijuana being gradually absorbed in the digestive tract, rather than immediate absorption via the lungs.
The effect of cannabis tea generally comes on slowly, with people reporting the onset of effects from 30 – 90 minutes after consumption – depending upon metabolism, potency, and tolerance levels. Additionally, the effect of cannabis via the digestive tract has a longer duration than smoking. The effects can last anywhere from four to eight ours.
The process of making the cannabis tea is relatively straightforward. To make the tea, you will need the following
If you don’t have cannabutter at home or would like to make it, we have a blog post on how to make cannabutter in five easy steps.
The tea is brewed just like regular tea. One tea bag and one teaspoon of cannabutter should be added into a mug then, one cup of boiling water should be poured in and steeped as usual. The tea should not be consumed until the cannabutter has fully melted in the tea. If you would like to add milk or sugar, wait until the cannabutter has melted then add in the desired amount.
The cannabis you select to make your cannabutter will greatly affect the final product, as the final product is only as good as the products you put into it. Additionally, the medicinal effects you obtain from consuming the cannabis infused tea will vary based on the strain you select to make your cannabutter. We recently wrote a blog post about how to select the right medical marijuana strain for you. This is a great place to start your medical marijuana selection process.
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