Best Method of Ingestion for This Condition
The research for medical marijuana as an effective treatment for glaucoma is controversial. Some say medical marijuana does not work to relieve eye pressure as well as other medications do and that a significant amount of weed would need to be ingested to feel any real or lasting relief.
However, others have stated that medical marijuana not only helps to relieve eye pressure, like other medications, but it also helps to reduce the intraocular pressure and slows down the future damage that leads to blindness. Users who smoke marijuana to help with glaucoma may have to smoke more throughout the day to continue to feel relief. This is why edibles are recognized as a more effective treatment for glaucoma. One does not have to keep smoking to feel relief because the relief the edible provides will last hours.
Disclaimer: Glaucoma is a condition characterized by severe pain and pressure, as well as nausea in some cases. Severe pain and nausea are Nevada approved medical marijuana conditions. See a list of all state-approved medical marijuana conditions. (8/29/16)