There are three primary administration routes for medicinal cannabis: inhalation, ingestion, and application. Inhalation is the first route that occurs to most people, but many misconceptions about this option exist. When asked what they think when “inhalation” of cannabis is mentioned, most people imagine using a flame to light a dried plant in order to inhale the smoke. This is not recommended. Combusting cannabis is not only unsafe but also less effective; the toxins released by combustion are dangerous and the temperatures from a flame are much higher than the melting point of cannabinoids. Instead, when medicinal cannabis is to be inhaled, a vaporization device is used. This limits temperatures, eliminates the need for combustion, prevents the inhalation of smoke related toxins, and uses less cannabis. Ingestion is the second most common route of administration, utilizing specific dosages in the form of prepared foods, drinks, tinctures, capsules, gum, sublingual strips, or pills. Lastly, an increasingly more common option is the application of lotions, ointments, or transdermal patches. For more information on all of these options, please refer to the “Treatment Methods” section of the CED Foundation website.