Some patients want the medicinal benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects. This is challenging since almost all marijuana produced contains THC, the psychoactive molecule usually sought after in the plant.
There are ways of reducing the psychoactive effect however as heating the THC molecule makes it stronger. Some don’t like to eat the plant raw and worry that it will be difficult to digest, but since the plant has been used medicinally for centuries, consuming the dry or raw plant is common.
One method is to grind sugar leaf- the trimmed leaves close to the flower- and make capsules out of the powder. This way the capsule is ingested and slowly takes affect as it’s digested. The medicinal effects will be gained, but will be slower to come on and will be a milder psychoactive than heating the cannabis. Gelatin capsules and a capsuling kit can generally be found at a health food store.