If you’re new to cannabis or trying a new product, it’s essential to do your research before purchasing. There are hundreds of strains and products available. There are 6 essential factors concerning cannabis that must be considered when purchasing.
The Most Important Factor Is YOU
Due to individual differences in physiology and the endocannabinoid system, the effects of cannabis are extremely personalized. Your own experience will rely on various personal circumstances including your prior cannabis use, age, gender, and mental and physical health.
THC is the cannabinoid most often linked with the psychoactive and intoxicating properties of cannabis. Understanding THC potency can be useful for estimating the intensity of psychotropic effects.
The THC potency of a product is indicated as a percentage. For instance, a product labeled 15% THC has 15% (or 150 milligrams per gram) of THC relative to the overall cannabis content.
Note that 20% THC concentration is regarded as “very potent”, while 33% is the maximum degree of strength presently obtainable. In Canada, many cannabis varieties contain between 15% and 20% THC.
Cannabidiol, often known as “CBD”, is an additional active cannabinoid that the cannabis plant produces. CBD does not have an intoxicating effect in most people when taken in isolation.
CBD may be able to counteract some of the euphoric effects of THC when it’s included in a product in which the ratio of CBD to THC is at least 1 to 1. Choose products which contain CBD exclusively (or have a high ratio of CBD to THC) if you want a low level of psychoactivity from your cannabis use.
When referring to cannabis that has been dried, the term “high CBD concentration” refers to a concentration of anywhere from 4% to 9% (or even more). CBD comes in both oil and pill forms, and its concentrations can vary depending on the manufacturer.
Terpenes are the chemical molecules present in the aromatic oils of several plants, which determine their aromas and flavours.
Cannabis strains often have a dominating terpene. Some believe that cannabis terpenes may also contribute to the effect of a certain strain and their impact on scent and flavour. However, there is no evidence tying terpenes to any health advantages or particular consequences at this time. Terpenes may, however, influence the scent and flavour of a cannabis strain.
How you take cannabis may influence your experience – mostly regarding the onset and duration of its effects. Due to how the cannabinoids reach your system, inhalation (smoking or vaping) and ingestion (eating or drinking) create distinct effects.
Because inhalation may generate an impact in a matter of seconds, waiting at least 5 minutes before engaging in further inhalation can help you exercise more control over your experience. Be mindful of the adverse consequences of inhalation on your lungs’ health.
The effects of consuming cannabis may take longer to manifest and remain longer than those of inhalation. After taking cannabis, wait around for one hour before assessing the level of impact.
The quantity of cannabis you take can directly affect your experience. Even if you pick a product with a lesser potency, overconsumption increases the likelihood of unpleasant, negative or hazardous outcomes. It is thus recommended to begin with a very small quantity.
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