What to know about smoking medical marijuana when it’s legal in Tennessee
Tennessee’s upcoming medical marijuana program will focus on low-THC cannabis oil limited to less than 0.9% THC for qualifying patients with medical marijuana certifications.
As a relatively new idea to the cannabis industry, low-THC cannabis oil can mean different things to different people.
For some, this would essentially include all CBD products, and for others it might mean a concentrated oil that has had the psychoactive compound THC removed.
Regardless of the confusion on terminology, patients with medical marijuana certifications are wondering whether they will be able to smoke medical marijuana when it’s legal or not, and in this Tennessee Marijuana Card Guide we’ll cover exactly that!
Can I Smoke Low-THC Cannabis Oil?
In legitimately the broadest sense, possibly, yes.
However, it is highly unlikely that the low-THC cannabis oil referenced for the Tennessee medical marijuana program will be produced with the intention of smoking the product.
Further, smoking low-THC cannabis oil would likely be a severely inefficient method of consumption for the type of product it is, and most applications it would be treating.
So while maybe yes, you could smoke Tennessee’s upcoming low-THC cannabis oil, you probably wouldn’t want to.
In fact, it’s unlikely that the products that will become available would be enjoyable if smoked, at the very least they would likely be vaporized.
Smoking is generally considered one of the least preferable methods for cannabis consumption in terms of health consequences.
Although smoking cannabis can be very effective and produce immediate results, the long-term consequences of smoke inhalation are enough to consider alternative consumption methods such as vaporizing and edibles.
What is Low-THC Cannabis Oil?
Low-THC cannabis oil is a very fluid term without the necessary comprehensiveness it requires for chronically and terminally ill patients.
One of the more difficult problems with legislating medical marijuana programs is an incongruence with terminology and medical science, and often this shows up in states looking to legalize their own version of medical marijuana, such as Tennessee.
Cannabis oil is a very flexible term that could mean anything from
organically extracted oil from the cannabis plant
synthetically modified compounds from the cannabis plant
solvent-based extracts, using butane, alcohol, etc, to reduce materials.
Even a collection of pure hemp plant trichomes could technically qualify as low-THC cannabis oil.
In the same way that marijuana might mean cannabis flower, a vape cartridge, brownie, or a jail sentence, cannabis oil is a term that is used to describe a variety of products.
Tennessee’s Low-THC Cannabis Oil
Tennessee’s definition of low-THC cannabis oil seems to revolve around CBD much more than THC.
The law that allows qualifying patients to access low-THC cannabis oil with less than 0.9% THC could be read much more simply as CBD products.
Products with less than 0.9% total THC clearly do not use tetrahydrocannabinols as their main ingredient, and products that include less than 0.9% total THC do not contain enough THC for the ingredient to be medically effective in most cases.
Thus, most medical marijuana certifications that are for low-THC cannabis oil in Tennessee, will essentially be for CBD oil.
However, the difference between CBD products you can purchase over the counter and CBD products you will be able to purchase as a medical marijuana patient will likely be quite different.
Low-THC Cannabis Oil vs. Over The Counter CBD
For starters, the entire medical marijuana program in Tennessee will be focusing on chronically and terminally ill patients as their target market, where healthy and safe products are mandatory.
This means that products you will be able to purchase as a medical marijuana patient will succumb to detailed testing and analysis for harmful materials, potency, and ingredients.
The products that will be available through Tennessee’s medical marijuana program will also likely be designed for people who want to use cannabis as an alternative medicine, or in conjunction with traditional treatment methods.
That means that extreme precision is required to make sure there are neither unhealthy or disagreeable ingredients in these medical marijuana products, and that is necessary for patients.
Aside from more stringent testing and production procedures, the low-THC cannabis oil that will be coming from Tennessee-based producers will stimulate the local economy and provide exclusive access to products from locally grown cannabis farms.
So, although Tennessee’s low-THC cannabis oil doesn’t quite hit the mark for a comprehensive medical marijuana program, it does make acquiring cannabis oil a much safer and healthier process for chronically and terminally ill patients.
Many CBD products are unregulated and are not required to have extensive testing for toxins, metals, or pesticides.
Rather than risk over the counter products that are prone to incorrect ingredients, inaccurate testing results, and harmful materials, residents of the Volunteer state with medical marijuana certifications will be able to have access to heavily tested, quality controlled medical cannabis.
Medical Cannabis in Tennessee
Tennessee cannabis patients will soon be able to legally purchase low-THC oil and see the relief they need organically.
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