Are Time-Released Cannabis Pills the Future of Medical Marijuana?

Photo: Leafly

Photo: Leafly

For patients who want to use medical marijuana as a treatment option, there are only so many vehicles available to them. Some patients want the therapy, but don't want to use the most popular methods of smoking, vaporizing, or consuming edibles. For them, there are only a few other options available, like taking tinctures, using topicals or patches, or swallowing pills. Now, cannabis pills are being further explored, and some think it could be the future of medical marijuana. 

Wana Brands, one manufacturer or edibles and cannabis pills, says the time-released formula in the capsules allows patients to get proper dosing throughout a 12 hour period. One problem people have with the medical marijuana industry is that they don't view it as a real medicine, partly because no other medicines exist that can be smoked or inhaled. Cannabis pills that mirror the image of pharmaceutical medications may solve this problem by changing the "stoner imagery" currently associated the medical marijuana movement. 

For more on Wana Brands and how cannabis pills work, read this Leafly article: http://bit.ly/1DuNBFQ