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CBD oil, otherwise known as cannabidiol is a thick paste that is extracted from the cannabis plant and is refined into oil. CBD oil does not create a “high” effect from ingestion but is commonly used as remedy for anxiety and pain relief. The exact medicinal characteristics are not clear, but there is on-going research being conducted regarding the benefits of using CBD oil.
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
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: CANNABIS Concentrates
Just like there’s tons of different strains of weed, there’s also a wide variety of concentrates to choose from. The most popular forms of concentrate are Shatter or Wax.
Shatter is a very pure form of concentrated marijuana and has an almost glass-like consistency. It provides a hard-hitting and fast-acting high. Wax is similar in its effect to shatter, but it comes in a more moldable and sticky state – kind of like a candle wax. Consuming either wax or shatter is typically done by using a dab rig via dabbing.
For the most effective experience with cannabis concentrates, it’s important to store them properly. An airtight container that’s stored in a cool, dark place is the recommended form of storage for concentrates.
If you store your concentrates in a warm place, they may melt, lose their flavor, and also lose their potency. We recommend storing your concentrates wrapped in parchment paper in either a silicone or glass container.
Dabbing is the most popular method for consuming cannabis concentrates. The process requires a water pipe (the rig) and a nail that connects to its down stem.
The nail is commonly heated with a torch before the concentrate is dropped inside the nail and gets vaporized. Contact our team if you have any questions about using a dab rig.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: CANNABIS OILS
Cannabidiol (CBD oil) is a popular remedy for many common ailments. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant and diluting it with a carrier oil. Studies have shown that CBD oil helps with conditions like chronic pain and anxiety.
It does not have psychoactive properties and will typically result in a more relaxed feeling.
It really depends on the dosage, the concentration of the product, and your lifestyle – CBD oil will work differently for everyone. Most people will start to feel the relaxing effects of CBD oil within roughly 20 minutes. Keep in mind that it may take certain individuals longer to feel the effects.
No. Most CBD oils contain little to no trace of THC (the psychoactive compound in cannabis) and will not produce psychoactive “high” effects.
If properly stored in a cool, dark place, CBD oil should typically last for about a year. CBD oil is sensitive to air, light, and extreme cold. That’s why it’s important to always close it immediately after use and it should ideally be used at room temperature.
The most effective method for consuming CBD oil and getting the most out of its effect is by using it underneath your tongue. The CBD gets absorbed very quickly through the oral mucosa.
To ensure that you are getting quality products and that you will have an optimal experience with your CBD oil, it’s important to look out for the following:
- The concentration of CBD
- The extraction method used
- Certificates of analysis
- Made from organic raw materials
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: CBD TOPICALS
The CBD topicals category continues to grow and offers a wide variety of products that vary in application and purpose. Some common forms of CBD topicals include:
- CBD Creams
- CBD Balms & Salves
- CBD Lotions
- CBD Gels
- CBD Roll-Ons
- CBD Sprays
- And more!
CBD topicals are categorized based on 3 different spectrums:
- Full Spectrum – includes most of cannabinoids and compounds, including up to 0.3% THC.
- Broad Spectrum – contains the same compounds as full-spectrum, without the THC.
- Isolate – a pure CBD hemp extract that contains CBD only.
It really depends on the type of products and your body and tolerance level. A CBD topical will typically last for 4-6 hours on average and will typically take 15-20 minutes for the effects to begin.
When applied to the skin, CBD topicals interact with cannabinoid receptors on the skins surface to provide the benefits (pain relief) of CBD to a localized area.