How to use medical cannabis oil concentrate syringes
What are cannabis oil concentrate syringes? When the word “syringe” comes up in conversation, it can conjure unpleasant images of painful shots or an addict slumped over a needle. Although not all syringes are designed for administering painful injections or using addictive drugs. Dosage measurement oral syringes are an effective way to dispense an exact amount of medical marijuana oils or concentrates.
How to use Oral Concentrate syringes for exact dosage measurement
One of the challenges faced by medical marijuana users is determining and delivering the proper dosage of medicine. Another is how to add cannabis oil concentrates to food or to wax/shatter vape pens in a way that is clean and doesn’t make a mess. Plastic syringes can also be used to accurately measure and deliver medicines in liquid form.
Many Florida dispensaries sell cannabis oil concentrates in convenient 500 and 1,000-milligram syringes. These concentrates are quite potent — generally anywhere from 60 to 90 percent THC. A 1,000-milligram concentrate syringe will contain anywhere from 600 to 800 milligrams of THC. A single dose the size of a grain of rice might be all the patient needs for relief. Widely hailed for its potency and efficacy, Rick Simpson Oil, aka RSO oil is one of the original concentrate syringes.
Squeeze a half grain of rice sized to a whole grain, and simply eat it. If the concentrate is hard to get out, submerge the tip in warm water for 5 – 10 seconds. Then squeeze the desired amount out. Remember, a little goes a long way.
What are these products? What are they used for? And how are they used?
What are medical marijuana oil syringes?
Medical marijuana syringes, also called applicators, are similar in appearance to other syringes used for administering medicine but don’t have a needle. They are basically dosage measurement and delivery tools. And, as we mentioned, some syringes come pre-filled and ready to use for dispensing cannabis oil concentrates.
Ready-to-use, disposable applicators are filled with a measured amount of full-spectrum cannabis oil or concentrated cannabis extract. Pre-filled syringes come in several forms from liquids to thick pastes known as distillates or concentrates that can contain as much as 80 percent cannabinoid content.
Cannabis oil syringes are available online and in marijuana dispensaries in states where its use is legal. Empty syringes can also be purchased separately and used to measure cannabis oils and concentrates.
So, why sell cannabis oil concentrates in syringes? It’s because these products are thick and very sticky and almost impossible to handle cleanly without a syringe.
What are cannabis oil syringes used for?
Precision dosage is imperative when an individual is starting cannabis oil therapy. Syringes allow exact dosage measurements. Marks are printed on the body of the syringe to indicate precise portions. This assures that no precious oil is waste during application.
Syringes are mainly used for oral delivery. However, they can also be used to measure cannabis oils for use in cooking (such as adding to brownie mix) for instant edibles. Syringes can also be used to easily refill wax vape pens.
Syringes are especially useful when treating patients who have impaired motor control. When a patient is suffering from tremors, seizures, or other involuntary movements, or is immobilized, a syringe can be used to squirt medicine directly into the mouth without spillage.
How to use a medical marijuana syringe or applicator
Medical marijuana syringes can be used in a variety of ways to suit an individual’s needs. As we already mentioned, cannabis concentrates can be used in cooking. Another common delivery method is sublingual application. That is delivering the oil under the tongue.
When using a ready-made medical cannabis syringe or measuring cannabis oil dosage, be sure to read the accompanying instructions. These products are quite potent and it can be easy to overdo it.
To fill an empty syringe, place the tip in the oil and pull the plunger to draw liquid into the chamber up to the desired dosage line. Then depress the plunger to squirt the measured amount into the mouth or into food or liquid.
Sources and additional reading
- Cooking With Marijuana and Cannabis Concentrates – NatD
- Complete Guide to Medical Marijuana in Florida
- Marijuana edibles in Florida
- What are Dabs and How to Do Them Properly
- What is Live Rosin? | OHD
- What is Crumble Concentrate? | MOD
- What is SHATTER? | ILCBD
- What is Wax Concentrate? | MOD
- What You Need To Know About Rick Simpson Oil
- How to Make Rick Simpson Oil at Home