January 19, 2019 Uncategorized No Comments

Today, inhaling cannabis material is probably the most popular uptake method for both medical and adult use cannabis enthusiasts. Simply, because it provides the most immediate relief.

Reaction Time

The onset of effects when inhaling cannabis material is relatively immediate.  Users say they can feel a noticeable “mind-body” change within two to ten minutes of self-titration, but the effects may still build up in intensity for fifteen or more minutes after initial use. So always start with one deep inhale, and wait ten or more minutes before inhaling additional material. This will help prevent users from becoming overly intoxicated or over medicated.

Smoking 

Inhaling combusted cannabis material, commonly called “smoking”, is an extremely old human custom, that dates back as early as 5,000 B.C.

Smoke is formed when botanical material (cannabis flower) is exposed to intense heat, causing the material to ignite and burn. After igniting this material, the smoke, containing cannabinoids (such as THC), is meant to be inhaled, deeply, so that the cannabinoids can enter the bloodstream through the tiny blood vessels (capillaries) located in our lungs. Other combustible cannabis materials are kief or hashish. Smoking is to deliberately inhale this smoke.

The oldest method of smoking is through a pipe. Whether it’s a water pipe or a “dry” pipe (a pipe that contains no water filtration system), pipes are simple to use and a stylish way to achieve immediate relief.

For those more advanced in the art of smoking and need more ritual in their cannabis smoking experience, learning to “roll your own” cannabis cigarette may be of interest.  Commonly known as a joint, blunt, doobie, bone, or zute, rolling cannabis into a paper or wrap have an iconic cool factor to them, but it’s also something that takes time to perfect. Smoking papers originated in Alcoy, Spain about 400 years ago, originally used for tobacco leaf, rolling papers today have remained a very popular way to smoke cannabis flower.

Vaporizing: Flower


 

 

 

 

 

Cannabis-specific aromatherapy vaporizers use low heat to prevent the cannabis material from burning, but instead “vaporizes” the essential oils (cannabinoids/terpenes) from the plant material, becoming vaporized, without the harmful aspect of smoke.

Vaporizing: Concentrates

Cannabis concentrates, aka dabs, are becoming more and more popular amongst adult use cannabis consumers. The reason “dabbing” has become so popular, is due to the lack of many plant impurities, such as tar and other combusted materials found in the smoke residue of burned cannabis material. 

As the name implies, these concentrates are much more potent, or rather have a higher concentration of cannabinoids. Where cannabis flower (buds) can range from 13 to 20 percent total cannabinoid content, a concentrate may have anywhere from 40 to 80 percent total cannabinoid content.  

Concentrates range in their consistency. Where some are extremely solid at room temperature while some are more viscous like syrup.

Dabs are also recommended for more experienced, if not for just the more adventurous, cannabis enthusiasts. The most common way to dab is through the use of a water pipe with a specially designed bowl for concentrates know as a dab nail. There are many types of nails out there ranging in functionality and material

With that being said, we hope this information was helpful. So stay tuned for more articles to come!!!

Next week:

-Dosing: Edibles

-Dosing: Topicals

-Types of Concentrates

-Valentines Day Special: Strains for couples. Cannabis and Intimacy.