As Oklahoma nears the licensing of its 200,000 patient, dispensary professionals are finding trends among customers who are new to cannabis regarding the medical marijuana products they are seeking; many say they just want to smoke it.
Dried and cured cannabis flower is still the No. 1 choice for customers, even those who say they're new to marijuana, the budtenders at Green Flower Dispensary attest. "Many people want something familiar — they know what a joint is, how to make one and how to smoke it," Steve Soukieh said.
However, inhaling burned plant material will always have the potential to create or exacerbate health problems, so other delivery methods are often preferred for medical marijuana patients. Green Flower, like most dispensaries, also offers a variety of products containing THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, and CBD, a nonintoxicating cannabinoid necessary to achieve the full healthful effects of medical marijuana.
Take a look at the variety of options besides THC-rich cannabis flower for medical marijuana patients: