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What is the bioavailability of cannabinoids via ingestion?
Bioavailability is a subcategory of absorption in pharmacology that refers to the fraction of an administered dose of unchanged drug that reaches the blood stream. The only way to achieve true 100% bioavailability, by definition, is to administer a drug intravenously. Click here to learn more.
What is rosin?
Rosin has been gaining a lot of traction in the medical cannabis community as of lately and for good reason. Rosin is a solid form of resin that is obtained by adding pressure & heat to vaporize volatile liquid terpenes, typically with an industrial heat press (or even a hair straightener for small batches). The rosin technique is quick, simple and affordable, allowing anyone to create quality solvent-less hash in a matter of seconds. To get started making Rosin, you only need a few basic tools in order to create a quality finished product, but not nearly as many as …
What are cannabis infused edibles?
Edibles infused with medical marijuana come in many different varieties including brownies, candy, chocolate bars, cookies, drinks, pills, snacks, spreads and more. There are even some companies that offer a medicated meals-on-wheels service for sick patients that cannot physically leave the house. Cannabis consumed orally enters the blood stream after being digested or broken down in the stomach and is absorbed in the intestines. Eating infused products is a healthier alternative to inhaling cannabis smoke because there is no exposure to carbon, tar, carcinogens, etc… Some patients, such as those on supplemental …
What are the different types of infused edibles?
Though there are untold varieties of edibles available on the market today, infused edibles can all be split into three basic categories: those geared towards gastrointestinal uptake (digested through stomach), those geared towards oral uptake (through saliva), and a few that fit into a hybrid category that targets both. The most common edibles are geared towards gastrointestinal absorption. Any edible where the cannabinoids are absorbed through the stomach falls into this category; this includes brownies, cookies, pill capsules,snacks and many more food-types. These edibles tend to take longer to activate within the body (sometimes as long …
What is an average daily dose of THC for most medical marijuana patients?
Generally speaking, 30-100mg of active cannabinoids (THC, CBD, etc) is considered a daily dose by most patients who consume cannabis regularly, although it will vary per individual and the health condition you are looking to treat. Having said that, 10-15mg of active cannabinoids (THC, CBD, etc.) is typically a good starting point for medical marijuana patients that are ingesting cannabis for the very first time. It is recommended that you start with micro (very small) doses and work your way up to larger dosages as you become more and more familiar with the effects of eating infused edibles or oils.
Are edibles safe to eat?
Edible medical cannabis is safe and will not cause any long-term toxicity. However, you may want to note that although edibles companies are supposed to operate out of commercial kitchens, following all health and safety regulations, there is no entity currently in place to assure compliance with these regulations. Unfortunately, because there is no regulation system in place to oversee edible or infused products production, patients must exercise caution when purchasing edibles. Most states require nothing more than a commercial cooking license to sell to a dispensary. In addition, the quality of the cannabis that is used to infuse dispensary-bought …
Will ingesting cannabis affect me differently than smoking?
Yes, without a doubt. However, exactly what effect edibles will have on you depends on several factors: the type and potency of the edibles you are using, your tolerance, your body chemistry, and even how much you’ve had to eat. Because the effects of eating an edible differ greatly from the effects of smoking, many first time users are caught off guard by the stronger potency and long-lasting effects. Despite CBD’s anxiety-relieving properties, many people experience a heightened sense of anxiety and paranoia when they initially ingest an edible. This is caused …
For what conditions are infused edibles most recommended?
Because most edibles are exposed to some kind of heat during the cooking process, many of the inactive cannabinoids such as THCA and CBDA, are converted to THC, CBD, and CBN. The cooking process, as well as the high levels of THC found in edibles, work together to create an ideal treatment for many disorders / health conditions including chronic pain, muscle inflammation and spasms, autoimmune disorders, nervous system disorders, insomnia, …
How much THC should a first-time patient take?
First-time medical marijuana patients typically get started with a low dose of 5-10 mg of THC. However, cannabis is personalized medicine; only you can determine what dosage works best for you. Unfortunately, until the laws change and more patient-focused companies jump into the sector, finding the optimal dosage for your health condition is going to be a learning process through trial and error. This often requires experimenting with different potencies and types of edibles and lots of research. As such, it is highly recommended that you keep a journal and record your experiences with different products, dosages, and try …
What is a cannabis topical?
Cannabinoids, much like the active ingredients in other medications, can also be absorbed through the skin. Products designed for this functionality are known as cannabis topicals. The skin has a relatively complex absorption process that majorly involves a chemical’s ability to dissolve in H20. Examples of topical products include creams, balms and even transdermal patches much the like the ones often used to quit smoking cigarettes. Click here to learn more about cannabis topical / transdermal products.

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