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  • Bailey Porras

Using THC Pills: Ricks and Benefits

West Virginia's medical marijuana program continues to expand as more dispensaries prepare to open their doors throughout the state. Thanks to West Virginia legislation, medical marijuana patients will find no shortage of variety when shopping for their medicine.

You might have heard of edibles, tinctures, vapes, and topicals, but have you ever heard of marijuana pills?

Cannabis pills provide an easy way for patients to take their medicine, with no mess or smell, and they are already pre-dosed. Pills are a very popular form of medicine for patients all over the world, so why not cannabis pills?

Types of Cannabis Pills

There are actually many different types of THC pills. Let’s dive in:

  • Flower capsules contain ground-up cannabis that has already been heated, in order to activate the THC. They also contain other cannabinoids.

  • THC-Oil capsules are gel caps filled with THC oil, and can also include other cannabinoids.

  • THC Isolate Capsules are made with pure THC.

  • Blends areTHC and other cannabinoids found in marijuana plants combined with other supplements, such as melatonin, to pair the two medicinal benefits together.

  • Sublingual pills are caplets that are placed under your tongue for faster absorption into the bloodstream, which causes the effects to kick in sooner than when you swallow your pill.

How to Take THC Pills

You take THC pills just like you would any other pill: with water. However, you should talk to your doctor or an employee at your local dispensary about dosage. The pills come pre-dosed, so you can buy pills with the dosage you want, or cut them in half if you need to.

Our best advice is to start with a low dose and increase it gradually when you need to.

A low dose pill containing only 5-10mg of THC will take anywhere between 30 minutes to a couple of hours to kick in. The higher the dose, the sooner it should kick in and the stronger the effects will be. Also, the more you eat before the pill, the longer it will take to kick in.

THC pills are similar to edibles in that they last for a long time, about 4-5 hours usually. This is great for people who are in chronic pain, as it offers them long-lasting, natural relief.


There are many benefits of THC pills including:

  • No taste or smell

  • No health concerns associated with smoking or vaping

  • No sugar, which is found in large amounts in most edibles

  • Easy consumption

  • Concealable for the marijuana patient who wants to be discreet

  • Zero calories

  • Come in a variety of doses and formulations that can be tailored to the patients needs


All risks of THC pills are based on the amount of THC in the pills.

  • THC pills could have a stronger effect if they are mixed with a fatty meal

  • You could react to the chemicals used to make the pills

  • You will not know how you will be affected until you try the pill for the first time

Decide for Yourself

THC pills can be a great option for the hesitant marijuana patient, because most people are already comfortable taking other medication in a pill-form. The familiarity with reading instructions on a pill bottle and taking medication can help people with the transition from prescription drugs to cannabis.

Some would argue that THC pills are just Big Pharma’s latest development in the form of THCou’ll have to decide for yourself.

Whether or not you are interested in trying THC pills, you will need your medical marijuana card if you want to shop at a dispensary. If you don’t already have it, we can help with that!

Simply schedule your medical marijuana evaluation appointment today to get access to legal marijuana products available at dispensaries!

A West Virginia medical marijuana card will allow you the freedom to create your own treatment plan with your doctor, personalized for your individual needs. 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.


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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.


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