We all know that medical marijuana products can be taken in several ways. In fact, there are so many different marijuana products that we are only able to cover the most popular. Through this post, we'll introduce you to various products so that you will get an idea of which ones will be best for you.
For a run down we've bullet-pointed the most popular products here. Stay tuned for more blog posts about how to intake these types of weed products, as well as specific posts on rolling joints, everything about bongs, and more for the new medical marijuana patients.
Flower, Bud, Weed
Flower gets its name from being the seed-bearing part of the plant and is the most well-known form of marijuana. A flower is a bud that opens and when fertilized produces some type of fruit with seeds in it. In marijuana, this part is also where the highest concentration of THC can be found. There are only two base types of plant strains of cannabis: Indica and Sativa.
The flower is traditionally dried, and the bud is separated by breaking away the stems, leaves, and seeds. The flower is then consumed using a pipe, wrapped in paper like a cigarette (commonly referred to as “a joint”), water bong, or vaporizers (vape pens, desktops, and portable vapes).
Edibles are precisely what they sound like, marijuana you can eat. They come in a variety of delicious creations, most of which have a THC concentration of five to 10mg per serving. Although there are some extremely strong edibles, a type of medicinal marijuana cookie contains 1000mg. Edibles are also available in a cannabis pill form.
Unlike smoked bud or vaporized marijuana, edibles can take up to two hours to become effective. But they compensate by lasting a bit longer than the smoked version.
This form of marijuana has a higher THC concentration than most others because the THC is separated from the plant using a solvent such as CO2, alcohol, butane, or ethanol. The extract is used to make shatter, wax, tinctures, oil, or live resin.
Hash or hashish is one of the oldest forms of marijuana and is technically a concentrate, but it is not separated using a solvent. Traditionally, the flowers are shaken over a silk screen, and the glands of the plant that produce resin drop to the bottom. The screen is used to sieve the glands creating a powdery substance known as kief. This powder is pressed into a block creating the hash.
Choosing a Product
To best find the type of medical marijuana products that work for you, it is best to familiarize yourself with the different products available and select a product that is easy to use and appealing to you.
If you are not sure what products will work for you, contact your local medical marijuana dispensary and they can assist in selecting the best product and the best intake method.