Cannabis Consumption for Beginners: What You Need to Know
What Is Cannabis?
Cannabis is a group of three plants that vary based on their chemical composition which influences their effect: Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis. The dried leaves and seed oil of these plants are used to create drugs for medicinal and recreational purposes – also commonly referred to as pot, weed, or marijuana.
Based on the strain of cannabis and the potency of ingredients, cannabis products can have soothing/relaxing effects, psychoactive effects, or a fine balance of the two. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the active ingredient in cannabis that exhibits the relaxing effects, while Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is involved in the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
Manufacturers have the ability to manipulate plants to vary the concentrations of CBD & THC to create different experiences for their users. Be sure to read the label and understand these terms!
Why Do People Use Cannabis?
There is a common misconception that the only people who use cannabis are “potheads” or “stoners” who are generally lazy and unmotivated. In reality, a lot of people use cannabis medically and recreationally to enhance the quality of their life. Due to the variations of cannabis strains and products available, people use cannabis for a variety of reasons including:
• Boosting creativity
• Improving sleep quality
• Increase in focus
• Pain relief
People who incorporate cannabis use into their regular routine rely less on alcohol, painkillers, and other harmful substances as their vice. Whatever your reason for trying cannabis, contact us and we’ll provide you with all the right info and recommend something that will work for you!
Cannabis Strains & Their Effects
Relaxes your mind & body
Stimulates your mind & senses
Sharpens your focus/concentration
The best of both worlds
Balance between relaxation & euphoria
Lots of variety in concentration
Can be sativa-dominant or indica-dominant
What Are The Common Methods Of Cannabis Consumption?
There is a variety of ways to use and consume cannabis. Each has a different effect and duration – let’s find one that fits your needs and lifestyle. The most common forms of consuming cannabis include:
Smoking: The traditional use of marijuana involves the cannabis flower. The cannabis plant is grown and goes straight from the plant to a pipe, bong, or a joint. Cannabis flower buds are cut, dried, and grinded up for optimal consumption. Smoking tends to have an almost immediate effect.
Edibles: People commonly associate the consumption of edible cannabis products with weed brownies. With recent cannabis legalization comes a variety of edible products that are sold in the form of gummies, chocolates, and other sweets. Edibles are usually stronger and longer-lasting, but take longer to kick in.
Vaping: Vaporizers are the more discreet option to get a high compared to smoking because they are odourless. You can get a rather immediate high. They are portable, easy to use, and just need a cartridge replacement when you run out of product.