Study: Smoking Most Effective Way for Patients to Use Pot

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — While delivery methods to achieve the best effects of marijuana grows, new research suggests the old-fashioned way – smoking a doobie – still delivers.

That was part of the findings of two University of New Mexico researchers who last month published a peer-reviewed scientific study on how various strands and marijuana-infused products helped treat certain medical conditions. The findings show that the tried-and-true method of smoking dried marijuana that contains THC was the most effective for patients who use cannabis.