Cannabis & CBD Products
Flower & Pre Rolls
Smoking is the most widely recognized method of consumption. Common methods include joints, pipes and vaporizing.
When cannabis is inhaled, the cannabinoids are absorbed directly into the bloodstream. This method of consumption has the fastest onset of effects and/or symptom relief…usually within seconds.
Using raw flower also gives users the most control of the strain, source, and cannabinoid content than any other method.
There are currently two prevalent types of inhalation methods: smoking and vaporization.
Advances in vaporization technology have offered smokers an alternative method with fewer health concerns. Vaping also offers a more discreet delivery with very little to no odor. Specific devises are required to vaporizer raw flower (see instore for vaping products).
*Note: vaporizing flower is different than vaporizing concentrates…see “Concentrates” section for information on vaporizing concentrates.
Tinctures are infused liquids that extract cannabis compounds using an alcohol soak. Cannabis based tinctures were a standard form of medicine in the late 1800- early 1900’s. They are available in a variety of cannabinoid formulations and dosages.
Tinctures are absorbed sublingually (under the tongue), so the cannabinoids go directly into the bloodstream allowing for faster acting effects and better dose control.
Tinctures offer a great entry point for users because you can dose up slowly until you get to a desired level of effect.
It is recommended to seek out “full spectrum” oils and stay away from unregulated Hemp Oil products.
A popular form of consumption since the 1960’s. Cannabinoids reach the cells by way of the liver which is why it takes longer to feel the effects. When consuming edibles it is extremely important to emphasize the need to start with a low dose and be patient. Because of the digestive process, edibles take much longer to take effect in the body and can be intensely psychoactive. If you are new to edibles wait at least 2 hours between doses to ensure the full effects are being felt before consuming more.
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of dozens of cannabinoids within the cannabis plant. It is touted as a medicinal remedy for many ailments including pain and inflammation.
CBD does not offer any psychoactive effects at all, however CBD works best in concert with small amounts of THC.
CBD is available in a variety of forms from flower to tinctures to concentrates and capsules.
Capsules are relatively new to the market offering a safe, convenient and less stigma-inducing alternative form of consumption.
One of the main benefits of capsules is that they provide an exact pre-measured dose making them a popular recommendation for doctors prescribing cannabis for medical conditions. The downside to exact prescribed dosing is that cannabis tends to impact people in different ways, and doses often need to be adjusted slightly from person to person based on experience and tolerance. Dosing with capsules means that you can only adjust your dose by either doubling it or halving it, unlike oils that are measured using a dropper and can be incrementally adjusted. Alternatively, capsules offer a great shelf life and zero wastage along with highly predictable effects.
Concentrates cover a variety of products and consumption methods. Some concentrate options include hash oils like BHO (butane hash oil), CO2 oil, and Rick Simpson Oil (Phoenix Tears).
A popular method of concentrate consumption is pre-loaded vape pens. Pen cartridges are an extremely convenient and discreet delivery method which enable micro dosing and no odor.
Vaping concentrates are often touted as a healthier and more efficient form of consumption amongst people looking for an alternative to smoking.
Another concentrate consumption method is called “Dabbing”. Dabbing is a form of flash-vaporization in which the concentrate is dropped on a heated water-pipe attachment and inhaled for intensely potent effects. This type of concentrate, known as Shatter, is not for the entry level consumer.
Wellness practitioners have used cannabis enriched lotions, balms, salves and other preparations for thousands of years. They are applied directly to the skin for localized relief of pain, soreness, inflammation, arthritis, cramping and skin conditions. Cannabinoids are absorbed into the skin for a more focused therapeutic treatment that takes effect in minutes and lasts for several hours.
Topicals offer absolutely no psychoactive high at all.