From smoking to vaping, there are endless ways to benefit from and enjoy cannabis. Here are the current product categories listed on our site.
The resin rich glands that produce the stickiness on cannabis are called trichomes. Concentrates/extracts are made by separating the trichomes from the plant matter, using chemical processes that may involve solvents like butane. Since the trichomes are literally concentrated, the result is a more potent product. Popular concentrates include kief, hash, rosin, shatter and diamonds. Concentrates are most often consumed using a borosilicate bong called a ‘Dab Rig’. If you choose to consume extracts, exercise extreme caution- they’re heavy hitters!
Edibles are cannabis-infused foods. Since they are absorbed through the digestion process, it takes longer to feel their effects, compared to smoking or vaping. If you are new to edibles, you are encouraged to “start low and go slow!”. A recommended starting dose is 2.5mg. Factors like metabolism, body mass, previous experience, food in your stomach, gender and age are just some of the elements that will determine your experience. Edibles must be clearly marked and stored in a safe location, away from children and pets. It is illegal to give someone edibles without their knowledge.
We’re talking about the sticky, pungent, cannabinoid and terpene rich buds of the cannabis plant. After harvesting, drying and curing, cannabis has a wide variety of smells, tastes and potency. Whether you prefer to get intoxicated with a high THC strain, or experience the therapeutic benefits of a high CBD strain, flower is every cannabis lover’s best friend!
A process called nano-emulsification is used to create a colourless, odourless, and flavourless cannabis powder that can be added to any liquid. Since the cannabis is absorbed through both the salivary glands and through the digestive process, you get the best of both worlds. The faster onset of sublingual absorption (through saliva) and the slower onset of metabolic absorption (though digestion). Even though you don’t actually eat them, beverages are considered edibles by the Cannabis Act.
A pre-rolled joint (or ‘pre-roll’) is cannabis flower that has been ground up and rolled into the shape of a cigarette. Pre-rolls are ideal for new consumers looking for a convenient smoking method, people who struggle with manual dexterity, and the smoker who wants to be prepared on the go, just to name a few. Packages of pre-rolls are now available and offer a perfect opportunity to share.
Tinctures are made by combining a cannabis extract with a neutral oil, like olive oil. Packaged with a dosing dropper or syringe, the product is typically placed under the tongue for sublingual absorption. The effects of tinctures are experienced rapidly.
Cannabis Topicals include products like lotions oils and salves that have been infused with cannabis. They should only be applied to the external surface of the body (inc: hair, skin and nails). Topicals are absorbed by the skin and and may offer relief from a number of skin conditions.
Vaporizing (or ‘vaping’) cannabis is a smokeless process that involves heating dry flower or liquid concentrate without burning it. This releases the cannabinoids (like THC and CBD) into an aerosolized vapour which is then inhaled. Vapes come in all shapes and sizes, from table top to pocket pen, produce less smoke than combustion, and are easier on the lungs.
Currently, cannabis is divided into three categories: Indica, Sativa and Hybrid. Indica is typically associated with a “body high”, and more sedative experience where Sativa is typically associated with a more uplighting and “head high” experience. A hybrid is some combination of the two. Evidence indicates that these classification systems are becoming increasingly unhelpful as each strain of cannabis will effect each person differently.
Sativa plants grow tall and branchy with longer, less dense buds and lighter green colors. They have lower amounts of THC and tend to smell of fruit and flowers. Sativa plants typically create a euphoric, energetic, cerebral high that may enhance creativity and kickstart your day or leave you feeling paranoid, anxious and unable to sleep.
Indica plants grow short and bushy, with smaller, more dense buds and darker green colors. They have higher amounts of THC and tend to smell of pine and earth. Indicas typically promote relaxation, analgesia (pain relief) and stimulate appetite (“the munchies”). They can leave you sedated or even asleep, so you may want to consider saving them for night-time.
A Hybrid is cross between Sativa and Indica plants so the effects are highly variable and person-dependent. Types of Hybrids include Indica-dominant, Sativa-dominant and Balanced.
Strains, or cultivars, are distinguished by their unique cannabinoid content (THC, CBD, etc) and terpenes (smells and tastes). These compounds working in concert (called the Entourage Effect), account for the overall effects experience. Cannabis growers are known for naming their own strains, which makes for a hilarious shopping experience: names like Purple Urkle, Bob Saget OG, and Alaskan ThunderF*ck are sure to keep you smiling.
Cannabinoids are naturally occurring chemical compounds found in cannabis. They are responsible for producing effects like analgesia (pain relief), appetite stimulation (the munchies) and a state of euphoria. Although almost 100 cannabinoids have been identified, currently only a few are showcased (see below). Since there are so many combinations, (high CBD with low THC, for example) consumers are encouraged to find the product that works best for their individual needs.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis. It is largely responsible for the intoxication experience, or “high”. In dried flower, THC concentration can vary from as high as 30% to as low as less than 1%. Contrary to popular belief, studies show that higher THC products are not always associated with stronger potency.
The inactive version of THC is called THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid). Before cannabis has been activated, or decarboxylated (heated to a high temperature, dried or cured), it exists in this acidic form (the “A”). In order to feel the effects of cannabis, THCA must be converted to THC. Lighters up!
CBD is another psychoactive compound in cannabis. Unlike THC, it does not produce any intoxication experience, or “high”. Typical CBD levels in cannabis range from 1 to 4%, but can go as high as 15%. Beyond being helpful for a variety of therapeutic purposes, CBD is especially appealing to consumers who are looking to benefit from cannabis without feeling intoxicated. Notably, CBD can modify some of the psychoactive effects of THC.
Cannabinoids represent only one of the many chemical compounds found in cannabis. With almost 100 cannabinoids identified, more information is becoming available on cannabinoids like CBG (Cannabigerol), CBN (Cannabinol), THCP (Tetrahydrocannabiphorol) and CBC (Cannabichromene).
Stay tuned -we will be updating this section with more cannabinoid profiles soon!
Terpenes are naturally occurring chemical compounds found in over 20,000 varieties of plants. These fragrant oils make up the unique smells and tastes of cannabis, as well as fruits, veggies, flowers and other herbs. With more than 100 terpenes found in cannabis, we’re still learning exactly how they effect the body. In order to be certain about the terpene profile of a particular cannabis strain, a laboratory analysis is required. For that reason, cannabis scents are often described as earthy, spicy, woodsy, gassy, citrus, cheesy, skunky or floral, to name a few. Here are a few of the most common terpenes found in cannabis.
Scent Notes: Spicy, musky, peppery, woody and some may even have a funky profile
Commonly Found In: Hops, cloves, black pepper, black caraway, oregano, cinnamon, and basil.
Possible Effects: Can settle the stomach, reduce anxiety and promote general well being/ enhanced mood.
Scent Notes: Earthy, cloves, musky, citrus
Commonly Found In: Mango, hops, thyme, citrus, lemongrass, guava, hops, and many other plants.
Possible Effects: Analgesic (pain relief), anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and sedative properties (sleep-aid)
Scent Notes: Pine needles, rosemary, basil, dill, hops
Commonly Found In: Coniferous trees like pine, herbs like rosemary and sage.
Possible Effects: Anti-oxidant, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. Helps asthmatics and patients who suffer lung conditions because it improves airflow to the lungs.
Scent Notes: Woody aroma with hints of citrus, flowers, and herbs
Commonly Found In: Sage, rosemary, apples, tea trees, cumin, nutmeg, lilac, mint and parsnip.
Possible Effects: Offers a mildly sedative effect and can reduce anxiety, insomnia and panic attacks.
Scent Notes: Aromas of citrus (grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange and tangerine)
Commonly Found In: Citrus fruits, juniper, lemons, rosemary & mint. Especially abundant in rinds of citrus fruits.
Possible Effects: Demonstrates anti depressant, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties.
Scent Notes: Sharp and sweet wildflower, lavender
Commonly Found In: Mint, scented herbs (like lavender), citrus and birch trees
Possible Effects: Analgesic (pain relief), anti-epileptic, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, muscle relaxant, sleep-aid.
Scent Notes: Basil, sage, and clove
Commonly Found In: Hops and coriander
Possible Effects: Anti inflammatory, anti bacterial, analgesic, appetite promotion and suppression.