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The Ultimate Guide to Cannabis Products 2

Nowadays, it is more common to see people from all over the world turning to cannabis. Whether they’re looking to alleviate pain, relieve stress, or find creative inspiration for an art project, they are going through an exciting new era of cannabis acceptance, curiosity and research. 

According to Forbes, with cannabis legalization in Canada in 2018, this industry has contributed $43.5 billion to the National GDP. Cannabis has generated $11 billion in sales nationwide and made $29 billion in capital expenditure. In addition, the adult-use recreational cannabis industry has created 98,000 jobs and put $15.1 billion into government coffers. 

It’s essential to handle cannabis with respect, responsibility, and an open mind, especially with its legalization. Years of propaganda and misinformation have led many people to believe cannabis is dangerous. If you are curious about getting to know how cannabis works, you have to let go of the stigma. As you experiment with cannabis, try to do it as you would with any other industry, with curiosity, research, and responsible use. 

As this industry grows, more businesses are already offering a wide variety of cannabis products, making it a bit easy to get overwhelmed. There are more than 10,000 cannabis products, each with its own properties and dosage. To help you understand how cannabis products work, our Bud Lab team has created this guide designed to help absolute beginners get started with cannabis.

Immerse Yourself into Cannabis History

Before we talk more in-depth about how cannabis works, its benefits, dosage, and more, it is essential to know where cannabis comes from. A little about its history – With its origin in Central Asia and Western China (2800 BC), the first documented case of cannabis was listed in Emperor Shen Nung’s pharmacopeia. This book contained a list of medicinal drugs with their effects and directions for their use. These texts reported cannabis to treat different health problems such as arthritis, depression, inflammation, pain, and asthma. 

In 1841, William Brooke O’Shaughnessy, an Irish Physician, introduced cannabis to Western medicine after living in India. He wrote about many therapeutic uses of cannabis, including a case where cannabis stopped convulsions in a child. Then, 57 years later, Dunstan and Henry were the first to isolate Cannabinol. Still, it wasn’t until 1940 when Roger Adams and Alexander Todd successfully isolated Cannabidiol from Cannabinoids without having too much knowledge of the implications and benefits of CBD. Finally, in 1946, Dr. Walter S Loewe tested the medicinal properties of CBD on lab animals. 

In 1964 Dr. Mechoulam was able to separate THC from the cannabinoid plant. This discovery clarified that CBD was non-toxic and did not contribute to stoning the consumer. From there, CBD has been demonstrated to reduce seizures in childhood epilepsy in a placebo-controlled trial.

 

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What to Expect When Trying Out Cannabis Products for The First Time

We get it. Having cannabis for the first time can be intimidating to some. You will never know what to expect as each body is different; therefore, the reaction is different. Many factors can contribute to your cannabis experience, including dose, strain, method of consumption, mindset, environment, and your body’s chemistry. However, some everyday experiences and effects can help you prepare for what may come. 

The most common effects of cannabis include mood improvement and euphoria, accompanied by laughter and relaxation leading to creative, philosophical, or even spiritual insights. However, something essential to highlight is that cannabis products consumed at higher doses can sometimes become overwhelming, so always try to start slow and go slow. 

If you are wondering what effects you might experience with a higher dose, it can consist of panic attacks, confusion, nausea, memory loss, and dream suppression. As opposed to nausea, an insatiable appetite can also occur – famously known as the “munchies”. 

Cannabis effects also depend on the strain, particularly the ratio of THC to CBD, as CBD can alleviate some of the more effects of THC, which include anxiety, paranoia, memory impairment, and loss of psychomotor control.

Which Cannabis Products are in The Industry?

Cannabis is an extremely versatile plant, and it can be consumed in a variety of ways, and as mentioned before, it can be overwhelming and difficult to grasp for consumers. We will break down the most popular cannabis products into four categories.

Check out this article on what to look for in marijuana flower to determine quality.

Flower

Flower is the heart of the cannabis plant. It’s cultivated, harvested, dried, and cured before making its way to the end consumer. Dry flower remains the most popular form of cannabis to consume. Regarding its effects, they can be felt quickly but with a shorter duration. A great way of consuming flower is by pre-rolls, ready-to-use products that have been pre-rolled by cultivators.

BUD LAB’S BEST 5 CANNABIS PRE-ROLLS

Moonrock Pre-Rolls: Moonrock pre-rolls are delighted to offer their line of high-quality, consistent products across the country. Their deliciously flavored moonrocks and prerolls produce otherworldly euphoria. They have developed concentrate-covered marijuana buds for folks feeling a little, or a lot out of orbit.

Westcoast Smoke Pre-Rolls: Whether you’re new to smoking or a seasoned veteran, these 1g Pre-Rolls from Westcoast Smoke Co are the ultimate in convenience, quality, and value! The Dawn Sativa Blend is filled with 1g of AAA-rated Moby Dick and is the perfect way to start your day off on the right foot. As one of the strongest Sativa strains on the market, this citrusy strain is known for its cerebral-stimulating highs, with a bright daytime buzz.

Scout Pre-Rolls: Scout Pre-Rolls are the conscious smokers’ best friend. Their beautiful and sustainable packaging makes these pre-rolls just as stylish as they are potent. Each pack contains a total of 5 half-gram joints, with filters. Energetic and social, this Sativa blend can be a great daytime medication for eliminating fatigue, anxiety, and stress.

Renfrew Organics Pre-Rolls: These pre-rolls are your solution to Doobie Deficiency. Each joint is carefully crafted by one of Renfrew’s expert reefer rollers. Packed with BC Bud locally grown near Renfrew’s Vancouver headquarters, these joints only include organically-grown weed that’s pesticide and hormone-free.

Bud Lab Pre-Rolls: With Bud Lab Pre-Rolls, you can be sure you’re getting the best flower sourced from local growers, rolled in natural papers. Our Indica pre-rolls bring you the highest quality cannabis in a convenient, easy-to-smoke product. Each 0.5-gram pre-roll is made of the best flower sourced from local, trusted growers, rolled into all-natural paper, and packaged in a sealed tube to ensure fresh, quality kush.

Concentrates

Cannabis concentrates are separated from the cannabis plant, removing impurities and leaving desired compounds such as cannabinoids and terpenes. Shatter, distillates, and live resin can be examples of concentrates. As they are the purer form of cannabis, the dosage tends to be high delivering powerful effects.

BUD LAB’S BEST 5 CONCENTRATES

Bruce Banner Shatter from Aira: This homage to the comic book legend could turn even the Incredible Hulk into a mild-mannered everyman. Bruce Banner shatter is powerfully relaxing, with Sativa-dominant genes that deliver a massive dose of THC. That makes this a holy grail of sorts for patients seeking the strongest high. CBD contents, however, are low, so this is not an ideal choice for conditions that respond to that chemical. The head high is intensely euphoric, combined with strong creativity and a whole-body mood boost.

Bud Lab Raw THC Distillate: Hitting highs of 90% THC, Bud Lab’s very own Raw Distillate has been extracted and refined — removing unwanted contaminants, and leaving behind a thick, concentrated extract that is perfect for your next dab. The perfect choice for the casual smoker, or seasoned veterans, Bud Lab Raw Distillate is the best choice for those seeking a potent yet smooth high. Each syringe contains 1 gram of THC distillate with a full cannabinoid profile.

Strawberry Cough Live Resin from Bud Lab: Processed from fresh frozen flowers for optimal processing extraction, this product fulfills the expectations of any concentrate enthusiast. Strawberry Cough has an intoxicating sweet strawberry smell. The smoke is thick, beginners should take caution and consume wisely.

Cinderella 99 Shatter from Aira: Cinderella 99 is the result of the crossing of Shiva Skunk and Jack Herer. It is a Sativa-dominant bud, and therefore it comes as no surprise that it offers such an energetic and spacy high. Due to the increase in energy and focus, it makes an ideal strain for those with ADHD/ADD or any disorder that has fatigue as a side effect. It also has an incredibly interesting taste with notes of pineapple, skunk, and pine.

MK Ultra Shatter from Aira: Named after the CIA’s underground mental manipulation program, codenamed Project MKUltra, this strain is renowned for its hypnotic powers that immediately take effect to transport you to a state of serenity. MK Ultra is an incredibly hard-hitting, Indica-dominant hybrid strain (70% Indica, 30% Sativa) with a strong and mysterious odor. This popular Aira concentrate is widely used to treat different kinds of mental and physical pains including stress and anxiety reduction. MK Ultra’s high THC content of 72% THC and calming effect makes it a go-to for those in search of relief for mild to chronic pains and strained nerves.

Weed Edibles

Weed edibles are one of the most fun ways to consume cannabis. They are cannabis-infused food and drinks where the THC is metabolized by the liver. Edibles can be made from cannabis flower or concentrates. Weed edibles can come in many ways, including, gummies, chocolate bars, drink mixes, and more. One thing to consider is that effects can take longer durations than other methods of consumption, so the phrase “start slow and go slow” should definitely be applied to weed edibles.

BUD LAB’S BEST 5 WEED EDIBLES

How to Tame A Unicorn THC from Baroness Edibles: For those looking to experience the magical art of unicorn taming, this 500mg unicorn gummy recreates that exact feeling! With your choice of two mystical fruit flavours, these gummies are designed for the truly brave and most experienced consumers. While the gummy appears cute and harmless, do not be fooled by its friendly appearance as it contains enough horsepower to out-power a horse! Not recommended for beginners, and intermediate consumers should approach it with caution! Start with a small bite and wait 45-90 minutes before deciding to re-dose.

Tropical Pack THC Gummies from Bliss Edibles: Each tropical gummy holds an accurate dose of THC, joined with a burst of mouthwatering natural flavour. Pop one of these easy-to-dose treats whenever you please and enjoy. Flavours include watermelon, pineapple, and blue raspberry! Each package of Bliss Edibles Tropical Pack Gummies contains 10 treats with each one containing 25mg total of THC.

Dark Chocolate CBD Bar from Boost Edibles: The perfect combination of bittersweet, these Boost CBD Dark Chocolate Bars are sure to satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth. Boost prides itself on making chocolate just like it should be; no cannabis taste or smell, just delicious dark chocolate.

Cookies N’ Cream THC Bar from Sesh Chocolate: A long-time classic, this Cookies N’ Cream chocolate bar is made to knock your socks off. The team at Sesh Chocolate work to give you your favourite flavours made with quality Belgian chocolate, and sold at an affordable price. What more could you ask for?

Sour Pink Grapefruit Hard Candies from Potluck: Looking to level up your edible experience? You’re in luck. Developed in collaboration between the most notable pioneers in the Canadian cannabis extracts industry, Potluck hard candies are crafted with care, diligence, and precision. Made with all-natural flavours and the highest quality pure Delta 9 THC distillate sourced from expert Canadian growers, our newest addition to the Potluck roster is guaranteed to make you feel like a kid in a candy shop.

Vape Pens

Vape pens are a type of vaporizer designed specifically to vaporize cannabis distillates and oils. A great advantage of vape pens is that they are portable, easy to use, and affordable. Also, there are many flavours and potency levels you can try!

BUD LAB’S BEST 5 VAPE PENS

Girl Scout Cookies Refill from Aira: This refill is loaded with the Girl Scout Cookies distillate. Girl Scout Cookie strain, or GSC for short, is a potent hybrid cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison. Initially created in the hills of northern California, GSC has gained a great reputation for delivering a sweet and earthy aroma for its users.

Watermelon Refill from Aira: As with many Indica dominant hybrids, Watermelon’s High has a slow creep-up onset. Its sensation will wrap you in a warm feeling that encompasses the entire body, letting users know that they’re in for a physically relaxing experience.

Sativa CBD Vape Pen from Culture: These disposable Sativa/CBD vape pens from Culture come pre-loaded with 0.5 mL of 1:1 Sativa and CBD distillate (~150mg of THC and ~150mg of CBD). These pens come standard with micro USB charging ports so you never have to worry about battery life. To smoke, all you do is take a drag and enjoy. You can expect to get approx. 150 pulls from the built-in Lithium Battery and Ceramic Coil. Ideal storage is at temperatures above freezing but below 35 degrees Celsius, and stored with the pen cap down to eliminate burner issues.

Blueberry Refill from Aira: This refill is loaded with the Blueberry flavoured Hybrid distillate. Traditionally, Blueberry flavouring is found in Indica strains, but Aira has distilled it into an easy smoking Hybrid.

Green Crack Refill from Aira: This refill is loaded with the Green Crack Sativa distillate. This well-known strain will keep you awake and active throughout the day, so don’t be afraid to take a puff or two early on if you’re looking to start the day off on a positive note.

The Do’s and Don’t’s When Consuming Cannabis

Now that you have an overall idea of different cannabis products, here are a few tips for getting started:

Do:
  • Store cannabis out of reach of children and animals
  • Start slowly, and at low dosages
  • Choose a comfortable, familiar setting for consumption
  • Finish responsibilities or obligations before consumption
Don’t:
  • Don’t drive after consuming cannabis
  • Don’t leave open containers in the car
  • Treat pot like a cigar
  • Think you can eat marijuana raw, for some reason

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I take way too much marijuana?

If you struggle with the effects, always keep in mind that you will be OK. It is impossible to find yourself in a critical position while using marijuana. Take deep breaths and make sure you stay hydrated. A cold shower might also help with distractions like funny movies or calming music.

What is the best way to take cannabis?

Pre-Rolls and edibles are famous for their simplicity, convenience, and rapid onset of effects. However, vaporizers are also efficient as they offer a cleaner, healthier feel. Oils and tinctures are also very discreet since they don’t produce any smoke. If you are a beginner, we recommend trying each method and then deciding which one you feel most comfortable with. 

Can I mix cannabis with other drugs?

Cannabis is sometimes combined with classical psychedelics such as magic mushrooms as it tends to intensify and prolong the effects. However, combining cannabis with alcohol may lead to nausea and dizziness, so it’s a bit risky. Whatever you decide on doing, ensure you do it safely.

 

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Time to Enjoy and Try Different Cannabis Products

This article has covered all the essential and meaningful information you need, especially if you are new to the cannabis world. The benefits of cannabis are numerous and wide-ranging. The plant’s medicinal qualities were used for centuries to treat pain and other ailments. Nowadays, cannabis is still the answer for treating PTSD, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, etc., and it is a great tool to boost your creativity, productivity, and spiritual connection. 

At Bud Lab, we pride ourselves on offering the best quality cannabis products in Canada. Browse now through our catalog and delight yourself with the benefits that cannabis has to offer. Got any questions? Our team will be more than happy to assist you!

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