It is safe to say the most commonly known method to get your cannabinoids is smoking. This can be a joint, blunt, split, bong, pipe, etc these all rely on burning the plant matter to activate and consume the cannabinoids.
Edibles are the next biggest known method of ingestion. Edibles are healthier as combustion isn’t required, but the edibles need to be prepared properly for the desired effects. Edibles have limitless possibilities of products that can be infused. By playing with dose you can have a whole mellow infused dinner or one cookie that will do the same thing.
Concentrates are the quickest growing method of consumption amongst cannabis consumers. It’s important to remember we consume cannabis buds for the trichomes, containing cannabinoids, on the surface of the plant. Concentrates do exactly that, through using heat & pressure, a solvent, or manually sifting you can concentrate the majority of the cannabinoids and keep the plant matter separate. Depending on the process used you can get a variety of different consistencies from hash to shatter to crumble. The miracle of this product is it can be used in many different ways: to infuse an edible, add to a joint, put in a portable vapourizer, dabbed, or add to capsules. With concentrates, patients are able to consumer high amounts of cannabinoids without burning the plant matter, but the effects (other than when in an edible) have a quicker onset, more similar to smoking. A faster onset helps relieve the issue at hand and allows them to titrate their dose more accurately.
The last major way cannabis is used is through topical application. This means applying it to your external body as a cream, lip sil, bath balm, or even beard oil to name a few. Topicals can be made from cannabis buds or from a concentrate just like edibles, and their are seemingly limitless topical applications as well. Topicals work great for specific points of application for example to a joint for arthritis or your temples for a headache.
Here are a couple Edibles, Concentrate, Topicals and Dispensaries to point you in the right direction of reliable, good cannabinoids. Edibles: Fritz’s Cannabis Company, Concentrates: Canada Concentrates, Topicals: Dragon Rub, and for Toronto Dispensaries check out Sea of Green and for online, Canada wide shipping see CannaWorld.ca.