Cannabis can be consumed in more ways than one. It is also available in different strains with varying THC and CBD percentages. It could be difficult for first-time users to identify where to start or which products can give them their desired effects.
We at MonthLeaf stand with the weed community and we intend to promote factual information about this wonderful recreational drug. As such, we created this guide to help you understand the different types of cannabis products and their uses.
What Are The Types Of Weed Extracts?
Weed extracts are used in a wide range of products. These have a higher cannabinoid percentage compared to plants. Some extracts can go as high as 99% while the most common ones typically contain 10 to 25% of THC. There are three types of weed extracts: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and cannabis isolates.
Full-Spectrum Weed Extract
This type of extract contains the full spectrum of the cannabis plant in order to maintain its profile. This is a combination of terpene profile and the existing cannabinoid to yield therapeutic effects. It is called a “full-spectrum” extract because it captures the full range of therapeutic compounds found in a raw plant.
This type of extract also retains the natural acidity of the plant. As such, it is very potent and allows you to experience the synergistic effects of your plant of choice.
Broad-Spectrum Weed Extract
The broad-spectrum extract is a type of extract that contains most of the plant’s phytochemicals minus the THC. This means that you can experience the therapeutic effects without the high since there is no psychoactive compound. This generates a full-bodied experience without the trip.
The broad-spectrum type is based on hemp which is a plant that has less than 0.3% THC content.
This is a type of extract which embodies the pure form of cannabis. It does not contain any other compound aside from CBD. This is best for users who wish to access a lot of CBD without the THC. This gives you a potent effect without the rest of the compounds in the plant.
Different Types Of Weed Products
Cannabis can be consumed in different forms, depending on your preferences and tolerance.
This is one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis. It is a versatile product that offers quick results after consumption. Cannabis flowers may be smoked with a pipe or bong or rolled into a joint. People prefer smoking this because of its immediate effects. However, the effects tend to dissipate within one to three hours after inhalation. The effects depend on the strain of your choosing.
Edibles are cannabis-infused food which may include cakes, candies, gummies, lozenges, chocolates, and more. You take the cannabis component mixed with food, digest it, and then its effects will take place.
Weed oil is harvested through cannabinoid extraction from cannabis plants and then diluting the extract in a carrier oil such as hemp oil or essential oil. Others use an alcohol base. Weed oil is potent and easy to consume. You simply need to mix it with your food or drink at the correct dosing. Another option is to place a drop or two under your tongue, wait thirty seconds, and then swallow it.
This type of product is a cannabis-infused cream or balm. This is applied to the skin so that it may be absorbed into the bloodstream. Topicals are typically used for pain relief and anti-inflammation. This also delivers a targeted and localized response without affecting the rest of your body.
This is an electronic mode of consumption wherein the cannabis concentrate is smoked through a device. There are three main types of marijuana vapes.
- Disposable Vapes
- Disposable vapes are non-rechargeable devices. Pre-charged and pre-filled with juice, it is ready to use. You simply smoke it until the contents run out, and then you throw it away. It is convenient and it saves you the trouble of refilling, recharging, and assembling your vape.
- Threaded Cartridges
- Threaded cartridges are cylinder-shaped containers filled with cannabis oil. It twists into a threaded vape pen battery which is sold separately. The battery is rechargeable and you simply need to replace the cartridges when empty.
- Pods are very similar to threaded cartridges. They likewise hold cannabis oil and they are snapped onto pod batteries so that you can use them. The pod batteries are rechargeable. You only need to replace the pods once they are fully empty.
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