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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: CANNABIS EDIBLES
Cannabis edibles are any type of food items that have been infused with cannabis extracts. The most common form of edibles are chocolates and gummies.
Edibles contain varying concentrations of CBD & THC. Make sure to carefully read the labels before purchasing and consuming.
When you consume edibles, the CBD & THC is absorbed into the body via the digestive tract. The active ingredients of CBD & THC are digested, broken down, and metabolized in the liver.
The chemicals are then transported to the brain via the bloodstream and the effects of feeling high start. Compared to smoking weed, edibles take longer to kick in. Because they need to be digested, be mindful of the delayed onset of the effects.
Compared to smoking cannabis, edibles can be enjoyed discretely and don’t pose any risk to your lungs. The variety of cannabis edibles are endless – lots of different flavours, concentrations, and products. If you’re looking for a discrete and long lasting high, edibles are a great choice!
Compared to smoking cannabis, edibles take time to kick in and for you to feel the full effects. The effects can usually be felt in about 30 minutes and can last anywhere from 2-4 hours. They can even last up to 12 hours depending on the concentrations consumed.
The danger of the delayed effects is overconsumption. Take the appropriate amount of time to feel the effects before deciding to consume more edibles.
It’s not actually possible to “overdose” on cannabis edibles. While nobody has died from overdosing on cannabis products, consuming too much can create an undesirable effect. Make sure to check your concentrations before consuming edibles!
An average edible will contain anywhere from 10-15mg of THC. The doses of THC and CBD can vary greatly depending on the product, but this range will generally be effective for getting someone high. Anything above 20mg of THC would be considered a very high dose.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: CANNABIS VAPES
Compared to smoking tobacco to get a rush of nicotine or smoking cannabis to get high, vaping cannabis offers several benefits, including:
- Vaping cannabis is discreet and convenient
- The onset of effects is quick
- It’s a cost-effective solution for getting a high
- Vaping is one of the safest methods for consuming cannabis
Smoking: Smoking cannabis involves the lighting of dried cannabis flower to inhale the active ingredients through the smoke. It’s typically done using either a bong, pipe, or a joint.
Vaporizing: Vaporizing cannabis refers to the combustion of dried flower via a vaporizer to turn the THC and CBD components into a vapor that’s meant to be inhaled.
Vaping: Vaping cannabis is different from vaporizing because it uses cannabis liquid extracts which are heated to create a vapor. With no combustion and lower temperatures, the flavor profiles can vary much more.
One of the downsides of vaping cannabis is the initial cost of the hardware. However, it becomes more economical over time. The cost of a cannabis vape can vary significantly based on the quality and the type of products being consumed.
The average cannabis vape can cost anywhere from $40 to $50. Be mindful that buying anything cheaper than that average might result in lower quality components that can break down faster and result in a worse vaping experience. Come check out all of our cannabis vaping products.
When cannabis is inhaled through either smoke or vapor, the active components (CBD & THC) get absorbed into the bloodstream almost immediately. The effects of vaping cannabis can be felt within seconds to minutes. Keep in mind that everybody reacts differently to cannabis products and varying concentrations can results in different experiences as well. The amount that you inhale per a puff can also vary the onset time.
To keep your cannabis vape working at its best, make sure to follow these guidelines:
- Allow your vape to cool down completely between uses
- Store your vape in an upright position
- Keep your cannabis vape stored at room temperature
- Avoid exposure to sunlight as it can ruin your oil
- If you’re not using your cannabis vape, disconnect the cartridge from the pen
- Most cartridges and oils expire in roughly 12 months