Many people opt for edibles, cbd oil and tinctures as well as other forms of cannabis because they do not wish to smoke cannabis.
BENEFITS OF SATIVE
• Increase of energy
• Uplifting, euphoria
• Good for depression
• Increase focus and concentration
• Great for creativity
• Feelings of being at-ease
BENEFITS OF INDICA
• Relieves anxiety and stress
• Relieves headaches and migraines
• Relieves spasms, reduces seizures
• Relaxes muscles
• Great for creativity
• Relieves body pain
• Improves appetite
• Helps insomnia
Cannabis strains range from pure sativa to pure indica or will have varying amounts of both in hybrid strains. Hybrid’s will typically come as either 30% indica – 70% sativa, 50% – 50% combinations, or 80% indica – 20% sativa strains. Since sativa’s and indica’s have different effects and benefits, certain cannabis strains are better to target different illnesses or needs.
Sativa is a great alternative for those who like the more energetic and uplifting effects. Great for daytime or simply getting creative.
Indica buds provide a strong body high, it is the more stereotyped kind of cannabis as it is known to make users sleepy or to become ‘couch-locked.
WHAT TYPES OF CANNABIS ARE THERE?
There are two main types of cannabis plants, sativa and indica . These two types of cannabis plants can be combined to make hybrid strains. Each individual strain of cannabis can provide a range of different effects, which provides customers with a wide range of benefits.
SMOKE, VAPE OR INGEST
The chemicals in cannabis are absorbed differently depending on how it is consumed. When smoked or inhaled, cannabis’ effects appear faster, but are shorter in duration. When ingested, the effects last longer and are much stronger.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF CANNABIS
Common short-term effects include:
• Euphoria (high)
• Heightened senses (sight, taste, smell, sound)
• Impaired ability to remember, concentrate, and react quickly.
• In adults, the effects of cannabis can last up to 2-4 hours when inhaled, and 4-6 hours when ingested.
There have been no deaths attributed to cannabis overdose, as it is close to impossible to ingest a lethal dose. Consuming a large amount is not recommended and may cause anxiety, heart palpitations and nausea.
CONSUMPTION (GOOD PRACTICES)
Try a small amount first. Some strains of cannabis may have higher THC content and may have a stronger effect than you were expecting so be aware of the potency of the cannabis you are choosing to use.
To be on the safe side, start small and use less. Smoking less helps reduce smoke and toxins in our lungs. You'll notice the full effects of smoking cannabis within 30 minutes of smoking a joint. Most physical and psychological effects of smoking cannabis will wear off within 5 hours but this can vary from person to person.
SAFE CANNABIS USE
People have been using cannabis for a long time, in many ways, and for many reasons. Some people use cannabis recreationally similar to how they use alcohol - to help them relax and to be more social. Some people have used cannabis medicinally to treat a number of medical conditions. Like many drugs, cannabis is not without risk.