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Oregon medical marijuana patient says edibles more effective than smoking for pain relief

Medical Marijuana Posted Mar 6 2015

Susan Lind-Kanne is a 59 year-old resident of Oregon with severe arthritis problems in her hands, knees, and even her toes. She has been a medical marijuana patient for 5 years, but about 2 years ago she discovered her love for marijuana-infused edibles. The day she first tried a Gummiez hard candy, it took about 10 minutes for her to get the full use of her hands again and to this day she always keeps a bottle of her favorite edibles in her purse.

Smoking marijuana isn't nearly as effective or as long-lasting as eating it, she said. She figures she'd have to puff on a pipe for much longer to get the same relief she gets from a single candy, which helps her manage pain for up to three hours at a time.

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