Reasons Why Cannabis Suppositories Are Prefered
4th November 2020

Reasons Why Cannabis Suppositories Are Prefered

Clara Gibson
Throughout medical history, the use of cannabis in treatment of ailments and their symptoms has been a common practice. These include symptoms such as extreme pain and inflammation, nausea and muscle cramps. A number of methods have been developed to assist in the administration of CBD and THC into the body system. One of the current methods is the use of cannabis suppositories.

Cannabis suppositories are CBD and THC infused capsules that are inserted via the vagina or rectum and from here, they are absorbed into the system. Once inserted, CBD and THC in the capsules mimic natural endocannabinoid (ECs) within the body. By so doing, they can bind to endocannabinoid system receptors in the vagina and gastrointestinal tract from where they exert their actions.

Suppositories have proven effective for treating and alleviating symptoms associated with various ailments including;

•Pain and inflammation associated with cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, endometriosis, cramping, hemorrhoids, and inflammatory bowel disease.

•Psychotic and neurodegenerative disorders


•GIT disturbances such as nausea, lack of appetite and vomiting


•Depression and anxiety

There are various reasons why CBD and THC suppositories are recommended when compared to other cannabis formulations as outlined below.

1. High efficacy

Compared with other formulations, cannabis suppositories have been proven to have the highest effectiveness of up to 80%. This is because THC and CBD are both absorbed directly into the bloodstream since they do not pass via the liver for metabolization. By doing so, it results in a high concentration of CBD and TCH in the bloodstream which in turn leads to more binding to ECs receptors hence the longer time of action.

2.Faster action onset

Since suppositories are absorbed directly into the bloodstream, they have a fast onset of action. This occurs a few minutes after insertion when compared to CBD and THC taken orally. It helps in alleviating symptoms quickly especially those of hemorrhoids, cramps, cancer of the GIT and endometriosis.

3. Inhibits the "High" effects of THC

Reasons Why Cannabis Suppositories Are Prefered

When swallowed orally or smoked, THC in cannabis is metabolized by the liver into its metabolite Delta THC. This compound once in the body it binds to receptors in the brain causing the patient to feel high. The use of suppositories helps in preventing this since it does not pass via the liver for metabolization.

4.Favorable for patients who can’t take cannabis orally

Suppositories are effective alternatives for patients with impaired oral route of administration. It includes patients with throat cancer, GIT problems such as vomiting and nausea and those who have undergone surgery. This offers them an alternative option of consuming cannabis for easing their symptoms.

5.Does not cause respiratory problems

Ingesting cannabis in the form of vape which has to smoked destroys the respiratory system and worsens asthma symptoms for patients with asthma. Suppositories offer an easier and cheap alternative for such patients.

6.Controlled dose of administration

With suppositories, the patient can monitor the amount of CBD and THC being absorbed into their bodies. This allows the patient to control the dosage being used compared to other methods of administration such as topical application, vapes, and edibles.

In a nutshell, the use of cannabis suppositories offers a wide range of advantages over the other methods. Therefore, they are highly recommended for use by patients. However, care should be taken when dealing with patients who have a low tolerance for CBD and THC.


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