Medical marijuana can be inhaled via vaporization. There are numerous products to help facilitate this process, including portable vapes, stationary vaporizers, and dabbing instruments.
From a health standpoint, many studies comparing the difference between smoking and vaporizing reveal that there are substantial advantages associated with vaporization which include more efficient cannabinoid extraction and a decreased exposure to toxic elements such as carbon monoxide and tar, which are derived from smoking.
Vaporizing Dry Herb
Vaporizers designed to heat the cannabis in its raw, bud form are known as dry herb vaporizers. Dry herbs of all sorts have been used for centuries for meditation, relaxation and medicinal purposes. Certain flowers and herbs (including cannabis) can be dried, crushed and then inserted into a vape pen that is dry-herb capable. The vape’s oven chamber will heat up the dry herbs which will release a vapor which can then be inhaled. To get the most out of your vaporization experience, be sure to grind your material using an herb grinder to break your material down to create more surface area for the heat to reach.
Tinctures are oils derived from the cannabis plant and are typically administered sublingually under the tongue with a dropper. This allows the cannabinoids to immediately enter the bloodstream through the vessel-rich tissues within the sublingual cavity. There are a large number of blood vessels under the tongue and within the mouth which can absorb cannabinoids, so that before you swallow, cannabis can also enter the blood stream.
Sublingual delivery through the oral mucosal membranes in your mouth is an effective way to ingest cannabinoids. This method provides for rapid and effective absorption directly into systemic circulation because of the increased bioavailability of the cannabinoids.
RSO -RICK SIMPSON OIL
RSO is named after its creator, Rick Simpson, who became well-known for professing his passion for this type of product and its medical efficacy. RSO is produced using a vacuum distillation process, which distills out the solvent and reserves terpenes that would otherwise be lost to open air distillation. RSO is a great option for patients who do not want to vaporize or are uncomfortable swallowing capsules. Used orally, RSO can be absorbed through the mouth sublingually, or swallowed and ingested.
Infused capsules are swallowed and absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract for slow onset and long-lasting effects. Capsules are precision dosed with a super-critically extracted marijuana concentrate which has been winterized and infused with coconut butter prior to filling. They are available in multiple formulations, giving patients the ability to select the option that is best for them.
Marijuana edibles can be brownies, cookies , pasta, and more. Any recipe that calls for butter or oil can be readily infused with cannabis. Edible cannabinoids are processed differently than inhaled cannabinoids. When it is ingested, cannabinoids enter the bloodstream through the stomach and liver, which increases potency and delays the onset of effects. Dosing should be carefully considered as an edible experience can be much stronger and last longer than other delivery methods. Effects could take up to three hours to absorb into the body.
Cannabinoids can also be absorbed through the skin. Products designed for this are known as cannabis topicals. The skin has a relatively complex absorption process that involves a chemical’s ability to dissolve in H20. Examples of topical products include lotions, creams, and balms. The topical application of cannabinoids has an onset of action within minutes locally (i.e. creams and balms applied to a joint), with duration of these effects lasting approximately one to two hours.
Cannabis concentrates, commonly referred to as cannabis extracts, are significantly more potent than your standard cannabis buds. Their applications as medicine have proven to be effective for patients suffering from many adverse health conditions. A cannabis concentrate is reminiscent of the cannabis strain it was extracted from; the smell, taste, and effects are simply magnified due to a larger concentration by weight.
Due to these products being a concentrated mix, you have the benefit of only needing a very small amount to get the same effect as you would with larger amounts of a less concentrated mix.
While the number of components released depends on the compounds present and the temperature, none of the toxic biproducts of smoking plant matter is present in the vapor. This means that vapor will have a much higher percentage of desired cannabinoid /terpenoid content when compared to smoke.
Live Sugar – a shimmery crystalline concentrate made using the fresh-frozen material.
Budder – a smooth and creamy concentrate that resembles peanut butter in consistency.
Wax – a concentrate that easily breaks apart into smaller-sized pieces. Easy to work with using only your hands.
Live Budder – a smooth and creamy concentrate made using the fresh-frozen material.
Shatter – a translucent, glass-like concentrate that ‘shatters’ when tapped on a hard surface.