Once you receive your MMJ recommendation, you come to the all-important question of what form of consumption works best for the effects you are looking for. There are plenty of choices and getting overwhelmed is a big possibility. But we are here to help make this experience a little better.
We have compiled a list of cannabis products types that you can check out and then accordingly decide on what you feel would work best for you.
Generally, the best way is to try all the methods once and then pick the one that you feel worked best for. This is because everyone responds to cannabis differently. So, only personal experience can actually help you come up with the best consumption method.
However, we can at least help you get started.
There are a lot of cannabis products in the market but if you truly want to experience the original then it has to be a cannabis flower. This is probably the most prevalent way to use cannabis in the world. When you decide to buy it from the market you will find it under the word bud. The flower is the smokable part of the cannabis plant.
There is an entire process of cultivation, harvesting, drying, and curing that happens before it makes its way to you and the dispensary.
There are plenty of ways you can consume it, it is just that versatile. You can pack it in a bowl and smoke it using a pipe, use it in a bong or just roll it into a blunt or a joint.
These are made with you to remove the excess plant material and other impurities from the cannabis plant. All you are left with are all the parts of the plant that you care about, which usually include cannabinoids and terpenes. The actual plant material is removed making this a very potent form of consumption.
There are plenty of concentrates available in the market and each offers you multiple possibilities in how you want to consume your cannabis. You can either sprinkle kief on a bowl full of cannabis flowers to make it more potent. Or you can use a vaporizer to vape the concentrate in question. Or you can dab it. This is a slightly complicated process in which you use a dab rig, this appliance consists of a ceramic, glass, or titanium nail that you put concentrate directly which then turns into vapor for consumption.
Cannabis-infused food and drinks are quickly becoming all the rage. There is a reason for that, they are just that easy to consume. Edibles are made with both the cannabis flower as well as the cannabis concentrate.
They are available in all kinds of forms. There are the ever-popular gummies, brownies, and chocolates. There is also popcorn, cooking oil, and in recent times beverages.
The catch with edibles is their onset time which can be anywhere from 20 minutes to 3 hours depending on the edible that you have chosen to eat. This can often lead to people having a few too many and then having not such a good time. So, the smart thing to do here would be to have one wait a couple of hours and only then have another one.
Another aspect to keep in mind is to always read the label. That is the only way to be sure of the effects.
These have been around since time immemorial but only just recently began their return to popularity. These are herbal solutions that are consumed sublingually. This implies that they enter the bloodstream through the blood vessels under the tongue, And any cannabinoids that are not absorbed there go to the digestive tract where they are absorbed in a manner similar to edibles.
Just like most gummies, you get precise dosing with tinctures making them a great way to get your daily dose of medical marijuana. If you are not too fond of the taste, you can just mix a couple of drops with a food or beverage. Just the onset time in a case like this becomes a little more as they are digested via the digestive system like any other edible.
These cannabis-infused products are the best if what you are looking for is the localized relief from pain. These include lotions, balms, sprays, transdermal patches, and salves, all created to be applied directly to the skin. Cannabis products usually produce a psychoactive effect, but with topicals, this issue is completely mitigated as they provide localized effects to specific areas of the body where they can be easily applied without a high. Topicals are usually CBD-based as that is better absorbed by the skin.
There is absolutely no one solution to finding the perfect cannabis product for yourself. The best product depends on a myriad of factors like your tolerance, budget, and what you want to experience to be like. Hopefully, this list would have given you a fair idea of what your options are and what you can do to make the process of finding one for yourself an easier journey.
Look at a variety of strains as well, as everyone has a different reaction to every strain. So, just start small and build from there no matter what your choice of consumption method is.