Dabbing, the newest consumption method on our list, is popular among experienced cannabis consumers (take a trip over Instagram, and you’ll realize just how popular dabbing is—#Dabstagram). This consumption method is not for the faint of heart—we recommend only high tolerance consumers enter the world of dabs. That said, the product options related to dabbing are vast, and for the experienced cannabis consumer, dabbing is a great way to enjoy our favorite plant.
Let’s take a moment to explain a ‘dab.’ A small amount of cannabis concentrate is heated on the tip of a titanium nail using a blowtorch (it’s not as intimidating as it sounds)—causing the concentrate to combust for inhalation. A dab can contain up to 80% THC making the effects more mentally and physically intense than other consumption methods, comparable in many instances to the impact of consuming a potent edible. Consumers experience immediate onset, and the effects can last anywhere from 1-3 hours (or longer) depending on dosage (similar to other inhalation methods, i.e., smoking and vaping).
The classics never go out of style. Everyone understands the pure joy of lighting a joint, smoking a bowl, or taking rips from the bong. One of the oldest and most common methods of cannabis consumption (and still a favorite among both seasoned enthusiasts and newbies), smoking flower provides quick onset, peaking within thirty minutes of use, and gives consumers a mellow release within 1-3 hours.
Cannabis topicals have a lengthy global history dating back thousands of years. Ayurvedic practitioners today hold tightly to this tradition of making and consuming cannabis-enriched balms, salves, lotions, and similar preparations. Modern American cannabis enthusiasts have also discovered the benefits of implementing cannabis topicals into a regular regimen of self-care. Topicals are applied directly to the skin allowing for the rapid absorption of cannabinoids and have no-psychoactive effects making them an attractive solution for a wide range of consumers. Onset is quick, typically in the area of 5 minutes and effects can last up to 12 hours.
This is a treat I rarely get to experience. Upon opening the package, an all-encompassing aroma washes over me, putting a grin immediately on my face. And it is so beautiful. Whoever made this needs medals.
Cannabis vapes, while relatively new (at least in comparison to smoking and edibles) represents an increasingly popular category of cannabis products, and for a good reason; cannabis vapes are discreet, simple and easy to dose. The sheer variety of cannabis vape products is another reason for the increasing appeal of this relatively modern consumption method. There’s a vape product ideally suited to every cannabis consumers mood—from strong effects to a mellower buzz—vapes represent an already large and continually growing category.
Cannabis edibles rose to popularity in the 1960s and today enjoy an enduring appeal. Once consumed, cannabinoids travel to your liver, where THC is naturally transformed into the more potent compound: 11-hydroxy-THC. Available in a wide variety, from brownies, snacks, chocolates, cookies, and powders, to candies and beverages, the possibilities when it comes to edibles are nearly limitless. Consumers love this discreet and delicious consumption method—it is an easy and pleasurable way to feel the full-body psychoactive and relaxing effects of cannabis. Just remember to start low and go slow—it’s always best to err on the side of caution. We want you to have the best experience possible—if you have any questions never hesitate to ask a canna-center budtender.