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Three Things to Remember When Buying a Rig for Cannabis Concentrates in Ohio

Since 2016, Ohioans have had access to medical marijuana to help overcome numerous medical conditions. Unfortunately, five years later there are still thousands of Ohioans who haven’t taken advantage of the opportunity to treat their medical conditions using medical marijuana because of confusion regarding the devices that are allowed to be used, and ones that aren’t.

Confusion about what devices are allowed to be used within Ohio’s medical marijuana program grows when it comes to the topic of medical marijuana extracts (also known as dabs or concentrates), because of the fact that lots of people are already fairly unclear on how to properly consume them in the first place. Ohioans who are considering obtaining their medical marijuana card should keep the following facts in mind when starting their journey using medical marijuana concentrates:

1. Your Old Dab Rig for Is Likely Non-Compliant For Medical Marijuana Use in Ohio

People who have experience using cannabis concentrates are probably used to setting their extract material onto a dish before heating it up and inhaling. Since bylaws set forth by the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP) ban this practice, medical marijuana patients are forced to change their practices. Taking that into consideration, shopping for a device that the OMMCP approves of can be frustrating since only one brand has been officially approved for use.

To the benefit of Ohio medical marijuana patients, the bylaws regarding what devices can and can’t be used aren’t strictly enforced. Even though those rules aren’t enforced that strictly, patients are still advised to use dab rigs that don’t rely on traditional butane and nails for combustion due to health benefits.

While finding a dab rig that covers these bases can be difficult, a good place to start is typically with the best electronic dab rigs that are available on the market. This allows patients to experience the relief of medical marijuana without the negative aspects of smoke inhalation.

2. Electronic Rigs for Extracts and Concentrates Are Most Likely to be Compliant Based On OMMCP Guidelines

Typically electronic dab rigs comply with at least one of the two regulations set forth by the OMMCP. The two rules for using dab rigs with medical marijuana concentrates in Ohio are that devices can’t reach temperatures where the concentrates burn, and that concentrates can’t be placed in direct contact with the device’s heating element.

Electronic rigs are ideal for patients within Ohio’s medical marijuana program because most of them come with pre-set temperatures allowing patients to select temps that won’t heat their concentrates to the point of reaching combustion levels.

Where things get tricky is upon the realization that most electronic dab rigs still require the concentrates to touch the dish directly where it would be heated. Unfortunately the specificity of the bylaws set forth by the OMMCP limit the options Ohio medical marijuana patients have when it comes to purchasing dab rigs that fulfill each of the requirements for being approved for use by patients.

This is potentially one reason behind the OMMCP’s choice not to stringently enforce patient requirements regarding the rigs used for consuming medical marijuana. Some of the best options for electronic dab rigs on the market can be found here.

3. The Only Way to Legally Experience the Benefits of Cannabis Concentrates in Ohio is to Obtain a Medical Marijuana Card

Medical marijuana concentrates provide a sensation of relief that can help patients overcome a myriad of medical ailments. All it takes is getting the information to determine if you qualify for medical marijuana.

Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful patient support representatives at Ohio Marijuana Card are ready and waiting to answer any of the questions you have about getting approved for medical marijuana by calling (866)457-5559.

After getting your questions answered, it’s time to book an appointment with a licensed Ohio medical marijuana physician capable of getting you approved for a medical marijuana card. Same day appointments are available, too!

If you’ve been considering medical marijuana but have held off due to confusion regarding the bylaws about what devices can and can’t be used you aren’t alone, but that confusion doesn’t have to prevent you from getting the help you need!


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Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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