Before You Consume
Due to its versatility and array of medicinal benefits, the cannabis plant has been an important component throughout history. However, it wasn’t until recently that researchers have placed a significant amount of time and energy to better understand the uses and benefits of the Cannabis plant.
Here’s what you need to know about cannabis, including the various plant types, consumptoins methods and benefits of consuming cannbis.
The Difference Between Sativa, Indica and Hybrid Strains
There are two primary cannabis plant families, Sativa and Indica.
Sativa strains are known for their energetic, uplifting, and cerebral effects that provide enhanced creativity and energy.
Indica strains are known for their effects of physical relaxation helping with sleeping disorders, body pains and general anxiety.
Hybrid strains are a cross between sativa and indica strains. Depending on the mother plant, the strain is either sativa-dominate or indica-dominate. Hybrid strains provide user experiences that can be found in both sativa and indica plants.
The cannabis plant has over 70 cannabinoids. The most commonly known cannabinoids are THC and CBD.
Cannabinoids are a class of diverse chemical compounds that interact with cells that have cannbinoid receptors, altering the neurotransmitters released in the brain. Phytocannabinoid are naturally occuring chemical compounds found within the cannabis plant.
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is one of the most well known cannabinoids due to it’s psychoactive affects.
This cannabinoid can be used medically for anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, pain killing and appetite stimulating effects.
CBD (Cannabidiol) has become a popular and well-known cannabinoid in recent years, mainly due
to its abundance of medical benefits while having zero psychoactive effects. The well-known benefit of CBD is for
epilectic disorders and medical trials show promise in treating multiple sclerosis , cancer,
schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorder and depression.
The overall categories of sensations that come from different flower strains are the following:
Amplify Sativa Strain
– Increased focus
– Heightened levels of creativity
– Pleasure leading to a euphoric and energized state of mind
Relief Sativa and Indica Strain
– Pain relief
– Decreases stress
– May help to alleviate emotional and physical pain
Relax Sativa and Indica Strain
– Helps you unwind
– Good for relaxing environment
– May help calm the nerves and alleviate tension
Sleep Indica Strain
– Ideal for resting
– Helpful to feel refreshed
– May make muscles and body feel heavy or emphasize drowsiness
Here’s a complete list of the various ways you can absorb cannabis.
< 5 min onset
When cannabis is inhaled, cannabinoids are absorbed by the blood within minutes via lungs and are transported to the brain.
10-20 min onset
When consuming liquids, cannabis enters your bloodstream via the membranes under your tongue.
30-45 min onset
Unlike fat soluble compounds, your body can absorb water-soluble compounds via passive absorption in the small intestine.
60-90 min onset
For most edibles, the liver is their only way into the bloodstream. For Cannabiniers edibles, its just the third act in a superior multi-phase experience.
Cannabiniers products: Brewbudz, Brewblendz, Just Society, Two Roots Brewing
60-90 min onset
Absorption of cannabinoids through the skin, this method results in local effects only.
Cannbiniers product: Skincare line