Medicinal cannabis dosage forms

Medicinal cannabis is available in a variety of dosage forms.

  • Soft gel capsules, liquids and gummies are ingested by mouth. This form takes 1-1.5 hours to take effect but has a longer duration of action so it is ideal for the management of chronic symptoms. 
  • The whole flower can be inhaled using a dried herb vaporiser. This form works within 5-15 minutes but has a shorter duration of action so it is used for the fast relief of acute symptoms. 
  • Creams or lotions can be applied to the skin for local action. These compounds are not absorbed into the bloodstream.