Cannabis Administration and Effects

Cannabis Routes of Administration

Inhalation:
• Absorbed through the lungs into the blood stream
• Rapid/Immediate Effects
• Duration can last up to 4 hours
• Responses are dependent on body type and tolerance
• Flower, Wax, Oils Etc.
Ingestion:
• Absorbed through the digestive tract and liver into the blood stream
• Can take 30 minutes to 2 hours to take effect
• Duration can last 4 to 6 hours
• Responses are dependent on body type and tolerance
• Chocolates, Gummies, Drinks etc.
Sublingual:
• Absorbed through blood vessels in the mouth, under the tongue and into the blood stream
• Rapid/Immediate effects
• Duration can last up to 3 hours
• Responses are dependent on body type and tolerance
• Tinctures, Hard Candies, Suckers etc.
Transdermal:
• Absorbed through the skin into the blood stream
• Can take up to an hour and a half to take effect
• Duration can last up to 8 hours
• Responses are dependent on body type and Tolerance
• Lotions, Salves, Creams, Balms, Soaps etc.

Potential Adverse Effects of Cannabis

• Altered states of consciousness (“High”, euphoric, relaxed, sociable feelings, anxiety and/or paranoia)
• Lack of Motivation (sleepiness)
• Increase or Decrease of Appetite (“munchies”)
• Impaired Coordination and/or concentration (typical daily activities may become difficult or dangerous)
• Dry mouth and/or dry eyes (Dehydration)
• Shortness of breath and/or increased heart rate
• Nausea and/or Dizziness (Light-Headed Feeling)
***To limit negative adverse effects, always begin with a low dose and medicate slowly. Knowing your limits and using methods, like a journal or the “Releaf” app to track symptoms and progress can help to reduce incidents of adverse effects.

Ways to combat negative effects of Cannabis

*Know your limits. Always start with a low dosage and take time between dosages to see how you are affected.

*Never operate heavy machinery or drive a motor vehicle.

*If too “high”, smelling /chewing fresh peppercorn may relieve uncomfortable feelings.

*Don’t panic. Try to rest and relax. Thinking into the panic can worsen symptoms. Use less medication next time.

*Take a walk, have a cool drink (preferably water; no alcohol or caffeine), distract the brain with small tasks like coloring or reading or take a shower/bath.

*Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water when medicating in any manner.


If you are unable to work through any ill effects caused by your medicine, please contact your doctor, a store manager or the New Mexico Department of Health.

Albuquerque
(505)312-7433 albuquerque@mjexpresso.com
417 Tramway Blvd. NE Suite #2
Albuquerque, NM 87123

T or C
(575)894-0301
truthorconsequences@mjexpresso.com
203 S Foch St.
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901

Las Cruces
(575)541-5580
lascruces@mjexpresso.com
755 S Telshor Blvd Suite #102-A
Las Cruces, NM 88011

NM Dept. Of Health
(505)827-2321
medical.cannabis@state.nm.us
1474 Rodeo Rd., Suite #200
Santa Fe, NM 87505

 

If you’ve experienced poor product quality or customer service, please contact an MJ Express-o manager and/or the New Mexico Department of Health.

**MJ Express-O is not responsible for any adverse effects or medical treatment that may arise from use of our products.