Cannabis Edibles vs Dried Flower: Dosage, Effects & Use
Cannabis can be consumed in many different ways. If you’re looking for specific effects, it’s a good idea to understand how different products work. Let’s take a look at some of the differences between two popular methods; ingesting edibles and smoking (grounded) flower.
Infused Pre-Rolls: What Are They and How Do They Work?
If you’re not familiar with the term, “infused pre-rolls” may seem like a new and strange concept, but they’ve actually been around for a while. Infused pre-rolls are just pre-rolled cannabis joints that have been infused with another type of oil or extract. This can include hash oil or kief for example.
Infused pre-rolls offer a convenient way to enjoy cannabis concentrates, and they are becoming increasingly popular among both recreational and medical users. In this blog post, we will discuss what infused pre-rolls are and how they work.
The Difference Between Pre-Rolls And Infused Pre-Rolls
Unlike traditional joints which contain only dried flower, pre-rolled cones are filled with a blend of cannabis flower and concentrate. This makes them especially potent and gives the smoker a more intense high. The type of concentrate that is used will determine the exact affects of the joint. For example, a pre-roll infused with hash oil is likely to be more psychoactive than one made with kief.
Hash Oil Infused Pre-Rolls
Hash oil is made by extracting THC and other cannabinoids from cannabis plants. The resultant oil is highly concentrated and very potent. When used in an infused pre-roll, hash oil can offer a powerful high that is long-lasting and intensely psychoactive.
Kief Infused Pre-Rolls
Kief, on the other hand, is a type of cannabis concentrate that contains only the trichomes (the sticky, resin-containing glands) of the plant. This makes it less potent than hash oil, but it still provides a noticeable psychoactive effect.
How Infused Pre-Rolls Are Made
So, now that you know what infused pre-rolls are, how are they made? The process is actually very similar to making traditional joints, with a few key differences.
First, the cannabis flower is ground up and combined with the chosen concentrate. This mixture is then rolled into a joint using a rolling paper or pre-rolled cone. Once the joint is rolled, it is ready to be smoked. Infused pre-rolls offer an easy and convenient way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis concentrates.
Are infused products for you?
If you’re looking for a more intense high, then an infused pre-roll is definitely worth trying. Just be sure to know what type of concentrate you’re using, as this will determine the effects of the joint. Remember, however, that these joints are much more potent than regular ones, so start slow and wait an hour or two if you’re unsure about the effects you may experience.
Many brands are releasing infused pre-rolls, so be sure to ask your local dispensary about their selection. Pre-rolls we carry (while inventory lasts) includes:
Black Cherry Punch Pre-Rolls Infused with Terp Sauce
Apricot Kush Diamond Infused Pre-Rolls
Banana Kush Infused Pre-Rolls
CBN+CBD Infused Pre-Rolls
Jean Guy Hash Infused Pre-Rolls (Hash Bats)
Honeydew Boba Infused Pre-Rolls
JB Cookies Diamond Infused Pre-Rolls
Sour Tangie Diamond Infused Pre-Rolls
Tropic GSC Infused Pre-Rolls
Have you ever tried an infused pre-roll? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!
How Terpenes Affect Different Cannabis Strains
If you’re a cannabis consumer, then you know that there’s more to the plant than just THC. In fact, terpenes are responsible for the unique flavours and effects of different strains.
If you have a favourite strain of cannabis, chances are, it contains one or more of these; myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene, nerolidol, eucalyptol, pinene and humulene. Each has its own unique effects, and they all contribute to the overall experience of a strain.
Myrcene, caryophyllene, and limonene are some of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, and each one has its own unique profile. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at these three terpenes and their potential effects.
Myrcene, the most common terpene
Myrcene is the most common terpene in cannabis, and it’s also found in hops, thyme, and lemongrass. Myrcene has a musky, earthy aroma, and it’s thought to be responsible for the couch-lock effect that some strains of cannabis are known for. Myrcene is also a potent sedative, so it’s not surprising that it’s often used in products designed to help with insomnia.
Caryophyllene, the spicy terpene
Caryophyllene is a terpene that’s found in black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon. Caryophyllene has a spicy, woody aroma, and it’s thought to be one of the main terpenes responsible for the “entourage effect” (the synergistic effect of all the cannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis). Caryophyllene is also the only terpene that’s known to interact with the endocannabinoid system, which means it could potentially have a wide range of therapeutic effects.
Limonene, the citrusy terpene
Limonene is a terpene that’s found in lemons, limes, and oranges. Limonene has a citrusy aroma, and it’s thought to be responsible for the uplifting effects of some strains of cannabis. Limonene is also produced in the resin glands of a flower and is also used in everyday cleaning products and cosmetics.
How important are a strain’s Terpene % and THC %?
Now that you know a little bit more about the different types of cannabis terpenes, you might be wondering how important they are in terms of the overall effects of a strain. The answer is: it depends.
A strain’s THC % is going to be the most important factor in terms of its psychoactive effects, but the terpene profile can play a role in how those effects are experienced. For example, a strain with a high THC % and a myrcene-dominant terpene profile is going to have more sedative effects than a strain with the same THC % but a limonene-dominant terpene profile.
Sometimes a strain may have a “lower” THC % but the specific terpenes present will still play a role in how those effects are experienced. For example, users may experience an energy boost and focus with a strain containing a high limonene %. There is still much research to be done in this area, but it’s clear that the terpene profile of a strain is an important factor to consider when choosing which one is right for you.
These are just three of the many different cannabis terpenes that you might encounter. Each one has its own unique profile, and they all contribute to the overall effect of a strain. So, next time you’re trying a new strain, take some time to read about the terpenes found in that strain. You might just be able to find your new favourite!
Cannabis Extracts and Their Potency
When it comes to cannabis, there are a variety of ways to consume the herb, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. The popularity of cannabis extracts increasing, as they offer a smoke-free alternative to traditional methods of consumption like dry flower or edibles. But before you try cannabis extracts, it’s important to understand the different types of extracts and their potencies. In this blog post, we’ll discuss key topics you should know about consuming cannabis extracts and their potencies!
How Extracts Are Created
Extracts are created by extracting cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds from a cannabis plant. The end result is a form of cannabis that is often more potent than traditional forms of consumption. There are a variety of ways to create cannabis extracts, but the most common method is to use solvents like CO₂ or butane to strip the plant material of its valuable compounds.
The potency of a cannabis extract is determined by the amount of THC and CBD it contains. THC is the compound that produces the “high” associated with cannabis, while CBD is a non-intoxicating compound that offers a variety of potential benefits for users. When choosing a cannabis extract, it’s important to consider the ratio of THC to CBD, as this will determine the effects of the product.
Start Low & Slow
When consuming cannabis extracts, it’s important to start with a small amount and wait at least an hour to see how your body responds. The longevity and intensity of cannabis extracts depend on many factors, such as your tolerance, your weight, your gender, your BMR (metabolic rate), and even the quantity of food you’ve eaten that day. It’s also important to remember that everyone reacts differently to cannabis, so what works for one person may not work for another.
If you’re trying cannabis extracts for the first time or even a new product, the best way is to take it slow and assess how your body responds. Initially, it’s best to start small and wait for 1 to 2 hours to determine any potential effects. You may want to select cannabis products that are lower in THC and higher in cannabidiol, or CBD, to counteract some of the effects of THC. Even if you’re a seasoned cannabis consumer, consider taking it slow when trying new products.
Terpenes & Concentrates
Many people ask about terpene profiles in concentrates. Specifically, which form of extraction preserves the highest percentage of terpenes? Cannabis terpenes are compounds that give cannabis its distinct smell and flavour. They also play a role in the effects of cannabis, as they can interact with cannabinoids like THC and CBD to produce different results.
There are a variety of extraction methods, but more testing is needed to determine if a certain extract method is “better” than others at preserving terpenes. There are always new methods of processing are being introduced to the industry because consumers more often than not want to experience a wide range of effects offered by cannabis.
A Reminder When Choosing Extracts
While there are many different types of cannabis extracts to choose from, it’s important to do your research and select a product that is right for you. When it comes to selecting the correct potency, start with a small amount and increase as needed. And remember, everyone reacts differently to cannabis, so what works for one person may not work for another. With a little trial and error, you’re sure to find the perfect cannabis extract for your needs!
New Potency Labelling
Health Canada recently updated its dried cannabis labelling legislation, so you may notice some changes on how THC and CBD information is displayed on cannabis product packaging.
What Are Edibles?
Edible cannabis products — food items that have been infused with cannabis extracts — are now legally available for sale in Ontario. We look at how they work, the pros and cons of consumption, and what to consider when shopping for these products.
What Are Extracts?
Cannabis extracts, or concentrates — solid or liquid products that are produced by processing cannabis flower into a concentrated form, to be either ingested or inhaled — are now legally available for sale in Ontario. We look at how they work, the pros and cons of consumption, and what to consider when shopping for these products.