Cannabis cultivation became legal in Canada nearly 2 months ago. Since then the trend has been the same as it’s been for any other type of product that’s earmarked to go mainstream. That being consumers now seeing many more different variations of that product coming onto the market to meet the different consumer preferences. There’s in fact so many that we won’t even claim to know all THC products out there, but we are familiar with a good man of them.
So if you thought the extent of them was nothing more than the 3 Ps – pot, papers, and pipes – you’ll be surprised to learn of all the different types of marijuana products out there. Let’s have a look at them today.
Dried Cannabis Flower, or ‘Bud’
We won’t spend much time touching on the one THC product that’s the purest form of the plant from which it’s obtained. However, this type of information for people who are new to cannabis might be very helpful. There are two type of strain genealogies for marijuana; cannabis sativa and cannabis indica. There will be a whole host of information you can dig up online about them, but we’ll give a basic guideline here:
- Cannabis Sativa strains give you a more energizing, uplifting, and focused high
- Cannabis Indica strains give you a more sedating, numbing, and relaxing high
There’s much more to choosing a strain that’s dominant for one or the other, but this is a good basic understanding for you to work with.
‘Hash’ is much less common in comparison to bud, but it’s still one of all THC products that cannabis connoisseurs love when they can get their hands on it. It’s a dark puddy-like material that is made from the resin of the female cannabis plant. The most common types of hash are gold seal hash and rock hash. Both are excellent and provide a nice, smooth smoke or vapour when made from quality cannabis.
Concentrates & Extracts
Cannabis THC concentrates – also called THC dabs – are the newest introduction to the array of all THC products these days, and different forms like shatter, wax, budder, and crumble are very popular these days. The consensus seems to be that they are as popular as they are because they’re a more ‘efficient’ means of getting high.
This is true, as one or two tokes of good shatter will get you as stoned as smoking an entire joint of the same quality of weed for the most part. Less time, less smoking, more appeal.
Cannabis tinctures are made by using alcohol to extract terpenes and cannabinoids. The weed is decarboxylated first, and then it’s soaked in high-proof alcohol to extract the THC. The resulting THC liquid is the tincture, and it’s then ready to be consumed by adding it to dishes, dropping it right into your mouth, or ingesting it sublingually.
THC oil is another one of all the THC products we’re discussing here today. THC oil is made by heating up the cannabis to the point that is secretes its THC as an oil. THC oil is not ‘smokable’ or able to be vaped on its own the way concentrates are, and the way it’s typically used is that it’s mixed into THC candy or THC pills that are also known as ‘canna caps.’ Which leads us to our next type of alternative marijuana product: Edibles
THC Baked Goods
Pot cookies, pot brownies and the like have been around forever, and they’re very easy to make. Grind up some cannabis bud and mix into your batter and off you go. Nowadays there’s an even greater selection of these products available from local retailers like cannabis cupcakes and THC bran muffins. These ones are always the most popular of the doable make-your-own choices.
Marijuana candy is just like any other candy in that it’s a sweet confectionary syrup baked into a hard form. The only difference of course being that THC oil is mixed with they syrup before baking. Usually those that make these candies make sure that’s it a regulated amount of THC oil that’s placed into the batch and that it’s mixed in as evenly as possible.
Marijuana gummies are just like marijuana candy and made the same way, just using gelatin mix rather than standard confectionary syrup. The active ingredient is the same THC oil, and they come in all sorts of different fruit flavors usually; apple, strawberry, grape etc.
That’s a fairly thorough overview of all THC products available to consumers nowadays, and it definitely is quite an array as compared to earlier times when marijuana was both illegal and more taboo. Now that it is legal and producers of all types are keen to get on board and find new variants to bring to market, we can expect to see even more new marijuana products.
The one that’s creating the most ‘buzz’? Cannabis beer, which – as you might be able to guess – is a beer infused with cannabis! Should be very interesting to taste something like that for the first time.