When reading over most marijuana products, you’ll probably see a few recurring words, like THC, CBD, or indica/sativa. Now, if you’ve used marijuana in the past, you’re probably aware of what the indica/sativa strains are, but you might still be wondering what all the abbreviations mean.
Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is one of at least 113 cannabinoids found in cannabis.
THC is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, meaning it is needed to deliver the “high” often associated with weed.
THC is for sale in all dispensaries, online and in person, as it comes in many forms. It’s best to buy marijuana online to get the purest and most beneficial THC products.
Methods of Consumption
There are a variety of ways to consume THC. Ultimately, it’s up to you how you choose to consume THC, but there are a few things to consider when choosing the best method for you.
As THC is the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, it‘is found in most cannabis products. You can consume THC in an edible, with a vape pen, as a distillate, or by smoking flower.
- With edibles, it is relatively easy to consume precise doses, as they’re measured accurately and evenly. Keep in mind that edibles tend to be more potent than, say, flower, as the THC has to be decarboxylated to cook with, and the potency will increase with this process.
- Vaping THC is an increasingly popular method of consumption as it is thought to be a healthier mode of administration than smoking, and due to its high potency, discreet and easy intake. The most common way to vape THC is with distillates, as its highly refined oil only contains a few cannabinoids (THC, CBD), removing any unwanted/unnecessary compounds.
- Distillates are a highly refined and potent cannabis oil devoid of waxes and any undesired compounds from the original cannabis plant. Distillates are very versatile and can be used in many ways. They can be used to vaporize, in edibles, to dab, and much more. Distillates are made through an extensive distillation process, and the final product comes in a thin, translucent oil. The most common form of distillates are THC oil and CBD oil. Consuming THC oil is sure to give you a potent high, as the resulting oil will be almost pure THC after processing/ On the other hand, CBD oil will not provide you with a high, only the medicinal, therapeutic effects.
- Smoking cannabis flower is the most common way to consume THC, as it’s most well-known. When you buy marijuana online, the site will provide a percentage of THC found in the strain, so you can decide how potent you’d like your strain to be. If you’re a novice cannabis user, smoking flower may be your favoured method as the THC is not as concentrated, avoiding possible over-consumption and unpleasant experiences.
Something to note: No compounds found in marijuana are fatal. Although over-consumption may leave you feeling unwell, they do not pose any extreme risks.
What About Potency?
When deciding how to consume THC, potency plays a significant role.
As noted before, the highest potency THC products will come from distillates, vaporizers, and edibles, as the THC will have been refined during extraction processes.
This isn’t to say flower won’t be potent, though, as some flower contains over 30 percent THC.
So, What Is the Best Way to Consume THC?
Ultimately, it is up to personal preference when it comes to consuming THC.
If you’d like a discreet high, vaporizers and edibles may be preferable. Or, if you’d like the least powerful method of consumption, flower rolled into a joint may be the best method for you.