Be Like Water: The Many Forms of Cannabis Consumption

In the words of the late great martial artist Bruce Lee, “Be like water, my friend…If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.”

What Bruce Lee was trying to say is people should be adaptable and approach each adversary with a level of flexibility. But, what does a quote from a kung fu master have to do with medical cannabis?

Like water, medical cannabis can take many different forms and be consumed in many different fashions. Common forms of cannabis include flower, which is smoked, and edibles, which are eaten. Some not-so-common forms of cannabis include tinctures delivered by a dropper under the tongue. Some medical cannabis even comes in the form of a suppository.

The method of consumption can determine how quickly someone is affected and how long the effect can last. For example, the effects of smoking flower are almost instantaneous but are shorter lasting when compared to the effects of an edible.

With these different forms of consumption, there comes a variety of regulations. Depending on your state, some forms of medical cannabis are not allowed. For instance, Minnesota only allows non-smokable cannabis products in its medical marijuana program.

As for Mississippi, there are currently no restrictions on the form in which medical cannabis can be consumed. However, Mississippi does have a limit on the amount of medical cannabis that can be obtained per week.

If you are not sure of the regulations that govern your state, please consult a legal professional before you take any action.

HAT Law is constantly monitoring cannabis news for developments in the cannabis industry. If you have any questions about these developments, please contact HAT Law’s Cannabis Legal Team.

Julie Mitchell, J.D., LL.M.,, 601-707-4039