Cannabis can be consumed in a number of different ways, although the most popular method remains inhaling cannabis. Cannabis can be smoked or vaporized, and its effects are almost instantaneous.
Methods for inhaling cannabis include smoking dried flowers, vaporizing flowers, and vaporizing oils and concentrates. Vaporizers have a coil that gently heats the cannabis material without combusting the substance. This releases more cannabinoids and terpenes than smoking and does not release the plant by-products associated with combustion. Vaporizing cannabis is also easier on the lungs and is a preferred method of ingestion for medical patients.
Cannabis can also be ingested through edibles. Edibles are cannabis-infused foods or beverages that are ingested, with the effects taking anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes (or sometimes longer!) to fully take hold. Edibles include products such as infused gummies, candy, cookies, brownies, juices, and teas, offering a fun and flavourful way of enjoying the effects of cannabis.
Respecting the Plant, Consuming Cannabis Safely
It must be remembered by a cannabis consumer that cannabis is a substance that can alter your physiology and psychology, and thus it must be respected as such. Until this day there have been no reported cases of anyone ever dying from a cannabis overdose and it’s pretty much biologically impossible. However, there is such thing as overconsumption.
Taking time to educate yourself about cannabis, cannabinoids, and the different levels of cannabinoids in your cannabis will help you prepare for the cannabis experience. If you’re able to understand, for instance, that your THC percent is a relatively high one, you’ll know that it will take less than a lower THC product for you to fell the effects.
As mentioned before, there is more research emerging that supports the use of CBD to balance the THC high. If you feel you’ve overconsumed, use some CBD oil or a CBD vape to bring you back to earth.
Always remember that substances must be used with caution, and that there are inherent risks and dangers associated with using substances. Never consume cannabis and drive, as this is both illegal, and your ability to drive safely may be impaired.
If you have questions about cannabis, its effects, or the available products that we have in store at TOKE, don’t hesitate to connect with one of our knowledgeable and friendly staff who will be happy to answer your questions, or guide you to additional resources to further your learning.
Be safe, have fun, and enjoy cannabis with TOKE.