While Arizonans have yet to approve recreational cannabis, medical cannabis is available in a variety of forms. Here are the 7 types of cannabis Arizona medical users can buy.
1. CBD is the type of Cannabis that’s Legal for Everyone
THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, is restricted to medical users in Arizona. However our first type of cannabis, CBD, is legal all across America. CBD products can help relieve a range of symptoms, including arthritis pain and inflammation, to anxiety, depression, seizure disorders and nausea.
CBD Products for Arizona
This USDA-certified organic tincture provides a full spectrum CBD extract, blended with organic MCT coconut oil for quick absorption. The whole-hemp extract provides a range of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, in addition to CBD, maximizes the entourage effect, and making the tincture more effective.
These CBD drink packets each provide 10 mg of CBD, blended with a proprietary blend of terpenes designed for energy and focus. With their tasty citrus flavor and welcome dose of pep, these make the perfect caffeine-free morning drink to start your day off right.
2. Flower/Smokable Type of Cannabis in Arizona
Benefits: Quick onset, social
Arizonans with a medical card can possess as much as 2.5 ounces of cannabis every two weeks, and grow as many as 12 plants for personal use. Out-of-staters with medical cards can legally possess the same amount of marijuana, but cannot buy it at Arizona dispensaries.
Medical users can legally smoke cannabis, but you may want to use a leaf vaporizer to enjoy the therapeutic effects without the harsh smoke. Alternatively, you can use a water bong to make the smoke cooler and less harsh.
Local Cannabis Flower in Arizona
This sativa cross combines Super Lemon Haze with Ghost Train, for a relaxed, but creative and motivated experience, perfect for daytime medical use.
Citrus Kush is a great nighttime indica-dominant strain, with the fruity flavor its name suggests. This happy flower is great for stress, anxiety and depression, as well as pain and insomnia.
3. Oils and Concentrates
Benefits: Fast-acting, convenient and user-friendly
Oils and concentrates are types of cannabis that are most convenient and very easy way to use when and where you need it, with minimal odor and no smoke. The effects occur in about 90 seconds, relieving pain, nausea, anxiety and other conditions quickly.
New users should take note that concentrates can be VERY strong. If you haven’t used them before, give yourself at least two or three minutes between puffs to make sure you don’t get too high.
Arizona Cannabis Concentrates
This half gram pen boosts a THC concentration of 85% or greater, with added terpenes to capture the unique character of this happy, euphoric strain.
Darwin Custom Oil is a neat idea we’ve never seen before: customizable extract. Medical users can create their own customized cartridges, selecting the basic type (Indica, Sativa or Hybrid), terpenes, and flavors for a truly personalized cannabis product.
Benefits: Prolonged effect, measured dose, discrete
Edibles are a type of cannabis ideal for medical cannabis consumers who require ongoing relief and regular dosing. Edibles come in convenient standardized doses, and can stay effective for many hours.
The downside is that dosing can be tricky for new users. Edibles take up to two hours to reach their full effect, which can make it difficult for new users to have enough without having too much.
If you do have too much, remember that you’re not in danger — you can’t overdose on cannabis. Check out our article on eating too many edibles for tips on getting through your experience comfortably and safely.
Arizona cannabis shops mostly sell strong edibles aimed at medical users who require a high dose — too high for a beginner, in our opinion. These small chocolate-covered candies are the exception. At 5 mg of THC, a single candy makes a reasonable beginner dose, with 24 doses in a pack.
Each tasty candy in this pack is individually wrapped and provides a dose of 10 mg THC, for a total of 100 mg for the pack.
Benefits: Prolonged effect, measured dose, discrete
Cannabis capsules have the same benefits and drawbacks as edibles, except the type of cannabis extract is packed into pills rather than baked goods or beverages. If you’re interested in edibles, but don’t want the temptation of sweets, capsules are a great way to go.
Arizona Cannabis Capsules
At 5 mg each, this ten pack of capsules is a great first product for medical cannabis users.
This 5-pack of capsules contain 20 mg of THC each, infused with olive oil for easy digestion.
Benefits: Portable, precise dosing, discrete
Tinctures are the ultimate type of cannabis for precise dosing, enabling you to measure out the exact amount of THC and/or CBD you need. They also absorb quickly into the bloodstream when taken under the tongue, eliminating the main drawback of edibles. If you’re interested in tracking and optimizing your dosing schedule, try a tincture.
Arizona Cannabis Tinctures
This high terpene tincture contains 100 mg of THC, and 100 mg of CBD, making it ideal for medical users craving the health benefits of both THC and CBD.
This ½ oz tincture packs in 200mg of THC, supplemented with a broad spectrum extract to maximize the therapeutic effects.
Benefits: Localized pain and inflammation relief, no psychoactive effects
Dealing with chronic back pain, migraines or other localized pain? Cannabis topicals can help! These products relieve localized pain and inflammation without the psychoactive effects of THC. However, for systemic inflammatory diseases or pain all over your body, taking cannabis internally may be more effective.
THC Topicals for Arizonans
This product contains a dose of 50 mg THC, with an added broad spectrum extract to provide additional cannabinoids. Just roll it over where it hurts!
Soak the pain away! This mineral soak contains natural essential oils and a 50 mg full-spectrum, mixed with natural Dead Sea, Himalayan and Epsom salt.
Let us know which type of Cannabis helps you the most!