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Smoking Cannabis in West Virginia –What to Know

The West Virginia marijuana program continues to expand as more dispensaries open up across the state. There are so many options available for individuals with their medical marijuana card, but in this article we are going to take it back to basics.

Many patients are already familiar with smoking cannabis, as it is one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis. Smoking flower has many benefits over other consumption methods.

Marijuana flower in its purest form is the most natural way to consume your medicine. Edibles, tinctures, vape cartridges and more are also available, but they all contain other additives. If you enjoy the peace of mind that comes with natural medicine, flower is the best option for you.

Benefits of Smoking Cannabis

Smoking marijuana offers numerous benefits over other methods. First of all, it has the ability to produce almost immediate effects and relief for patients. Many patients will feel the “high” or relief within seconds or minutes after smoking.

Smoking also offers a considerably precise dosage. If you are new to smoking cannabis, we recommend keeping a dosage journal to keep track of how much marijuana you should consume to feel the desired effects. This can be done easily with smoking.

There are also a large variety of devices available for smoking cannabis, including bongs, bubblers, pipes, and more! Usually, people who are experienced with smoking have a favorite consumption method.

One downfall to smoking your cannabis is that it is known to irritate a person’s throat when they inhale the smoke, leaving patients with an unpleasant burning sensation. Choosing a bubbler or bong may be less harsh on your lungs than other methods; the smoke will cool down in the water before it hits your throat which can make for a much smoother hit.

Types of Cannabis Flower

Some people who smoke medical marijuana enjoy the high that often comes with their medicine. However, some patients may not want to feel “high” and are primarily looking for relief.

The great thing about cannabis flower is that it comes in many different forms, including different contents of THC. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and lower THC marijuana flower allows users to avoid the high if they want to.

The higher the THC content, the more effects you will experience in general. High THC cannabis flower typically contains over 20% and up to 35% THC. On the flip side, low THC flower usually contains between 12 to 20% THC and are often found with higher percentages of CBD.

Low THC flower is great for new patients who want to ease into their medicine and patients who have not built up a tolerance to THC who may want to start slow.

On the other hand, high THC is great for more experienced marijuana users who enjoy the high associated with the medicine.

Try Marijuana Flower Today!

The best way to find out if smoking marijuana flower is for you is to try it. In the State of West Virginia, you will need your medical card to access marijuana flower and more at medical dispensaries.

If you don’t already have your medical marijuana card, we can help! Take the steps to schedule your medical marijuana evaluation appointment today!

Being a West Virginia medical marijuana patient allows you the freedom to take your medication the right way for you. We’re dedicated to helping patients every step of the way! Feel free to give us a call at 877-303-8424 and we can answer your questions about getting a medical marijuana card in West Virginia.


Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.

West Virginia Marijuana Card’s mission is to help everyone achieve

wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana.

Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for

our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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