Alternative Cannabis Products

Liz Filmer
31 Jul 2023

Innovation is continuous in the cannabis industry, and there are many new and wonderful products to help people get the medicine or relaxation. 

Transdermal Patches

These sticky patches are around 2×2 inches. They are best placed somewhere venous on the body, like the wrist or on top of your foot. Transdermal patches release cannabinoids steadily over 12 hours, making them great for all-day or night relief. There is no waking up to take another pill or pack and smoke another bowl. Patches are also great for travelling. Airport security may know what a vape pen looks like, but they won't be able to tell your canna patch apart from a nicotine patch.

Tincture Pouches

These are little pouches that contain, amongst other things, essential oils, coconut fibre, and a dry cannabis tincture.Holding tincture in your mouth allows it to absorb directly into your bloodstream instead of via your stomach, which is a longer process. Holding the canna pouch on your cheek takes advantage of this process and leads to discreet relief in about 10-15 minutes, lasting up to 40 minutes at a time.

THC Capsules

Pills, tablets, and capsules offer the delayed effects that you expect from an edible but in a discreet and convenient form. Capsules are great for those social occasions where you want to pinpoint when you feel the effects of THC. Capsules are great for medicinal users, too, as they allow them to pre-plan when they know they won't be able to self-medicate later. For example, if you are going on a long-haul flight or into a meeting and are concerned that your pre-medicating won't last for the whole event, pop a 5 or 10mg capsule before it starts. 

Gum and Mints

Chewing gum is another tremendous super-stealth idea. Gum or mints can be tossed in a bag—and is excellent for chilling whilst travelling, calming unexpected anxiety or pain, or enhancing a dull event. Like tinctures, these products absorb via your mouth lining and get to work in as little as 10 minutes. They also come in a variety of flavours and THC: CBD ratios.


Originally designed with women's health in mind, suppositories are great for easing menstruation pain and discomfort and for those with endometriosis. However, they can also provide localised pain relief in the region near the spine. Suppositories can be effective for pelvic pain, lower back pain, IBS and sciatica.

Liz Filmer