Medicinal cannabis can be taken in a variety of ways depending on the clinical indication. These include:
• Oral – e.g. through a spray, oil drops, or capsules
• Vaporisation – e.g. by using a specialised medical device that heats the cannabis flowers and causes the release of cannabinoids into a vapour form, which is inhaled
• Topical – patches, gels, or creams
The smoking of cannabis is strongly discouraged as this can create an abundance of toxic compounds that can cause cancer.