Most people assume medical marijuana must be smoked. Marijuana can certainly be smoked, and many people prefer it that way. It has been adapted for all patients, including those who cannot smoke due to heart, lung, or throat conditions, nausea, or aging. The most traditional way to use medical marijuana is by smoking, but smokeless options are increasing. Smoking is best for those without heart, throat, or lung problems. It provides immediate relief. Most of cannabinoids are lost when smoking. It’s not expensive and it’s easy to adjust the dose. It is most popular to use marijuana by smoking, but it can be harsh on the throat and lungs. Vaping is less harsh than smoking and there is less loss of cannabinoids/terpenes. Vaping is better for heart and lung patients. It provides quick relief and is easy to dose. Dabbing is a good remedy for patients who want quick relief, but it’s a complicated process that takes time to learn. It provides immediate relief with little smoke. Some people may feel uncomfortable with high potency concentrates. Tinctures are ideal for beginners. Additionally, they can be used to try new strains and adjust the dosage. Put a few drops under your tongue where it enters the bloodstream. Tinctures are good for patients who can’t or don’t want to smoke. They are more absorbent and predictable than other methods. Tinctures take effect in 5-15 minutes and last 2 hours. Patients on restricted diets or too nauseous to eat can take capsules. Take capsules with water and a little food. They start acting in 30 minutes or up to 3 hours and can last for 4-8 hours. Those who cannot smoke or need a long-acting solution should use edibles. You just eat them. Edibles’ effects are difficult to predict and depend on what you ate that day or what is in your stomach at the time.