"Is it only for smoking?"
All allowable forms of medical marijuana, including methods of consumption and strain, variety, and strength, are determined by the state Department of Health Commissioner and must be approved by the Commissioner before they can be sold. Smoking as a method of consumption of the only form not left to the Commissioner and specifically excluded from ‘certified medical use’ in the statute. Medical marijuana can be inhaled via vaporization, or taken by mouth in capsule or sublingual tincture form. Tinctures are administered under the tongue and absorbed throught the mucosal membranes. It is illegal to smoke medical marijuana.