The cannabis industry is only growing bigger with time, and as more states make way for legalization of medical & recreational cannabis, patients and users are likely to have more choices. If you live in a state where medical cannabis is legal, you can head to a local state-licensed dispensary, or simply purchase cannabis online. There are varied types of cannabis products, and it can be overwhelming for anyone visiting a dispensary for the first time. In this post, we are discussing the top medical cannabis products worth knowing.
- Buds are nothing but dried & cured flowers, which have the highest concentration of cannabinoids, particularly THC. When you are looking for buds, you need to consider the strain. There are three broad categories of strains in the market, Indicas, Sativas, and hybrids. Most buds sold by dispensaries are actually hybrids, and you can choose one with the level of THC content you want. Buds are mostly smoked or vaped.
- If you don’t want to smoke cannabis for health or other reasons, you should consider edibles. Foods and beverages infused with cannabis or THC fall in this category. Edibles must be ingested by the body to produce effects, and therefore, the onset of effects takes longer, typically one hour to 90 minutes. You can also find cannabis pills in the market, besides regular products such as bakery goods, gummies, chocolates.
- Concentrates are produced to retain a high profile of cannabinoids and terpenes. There are all kinds of concentrates in the market, such as budder, shatter, wax, live resin, and each one is produced through a specific kind of extraction process. Concentrates made through CO2 extraction are often better, but dispensaries can guide you better. Concentrates can be consumed through the process of dabbing, or can be used for infusing edibles and other products, such as tinctures and oils.
Cannabis has many compounds (more than 110) called cannabinoids, and out of all these, THC and CBD are of most use to medical cannabis patients and researchers. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive, which means you wouldn’t get a high when you use a product like basic CBD oil. CBD is known for its therapeutic benefits, more than medical use.
Using cannabis products is safer when you stick to the dosage recommended by your doctor. Don’t shy away from asking the budtenders about new products that have been launched, such as cannabis oil.