In Vancouver, the sale of cannabis extracts and concentrates, which are solid or liquid goods created by processing cannabis flower into a concentrated form and intended for ingestion or inhalation, is now legally permitted. We look at how they operate, the benefits and drawbacks of use, and what factors to take into account while buying these products.
- In Vancouver, it is now legal to manufacture, distribute, and buy cannabis extracts.
- Extracts can be a smoke-free substitute for ingesting dried cannabis depending on their form.
- There is a risk of overconsumption because extracts have a very high THC content.
In Vancouver, it is now legal to make, trade, and buy cannabis extracts. Here is a summary of what they are, how they function in the body, how they differ from other cannabis strains, the benefits and drawbacks of using them and buying tips.
What Are Cannabis Extracts?
The term “Cannabis extracts” (sometimes known as “concentrates”) actually refers to a broad range of goods that can be made from cannabis flower when it is processed into a concentrated form. These items, which can be consumed or inhaled, can be found in liquid or solid form and include cannabis oil, hash, vape cartridge juice, shatter, wax, kief, and tinctures.
Depending on the final product, different extraction techniques are used, but the main objective is always to separate and purge the cannabinoids and terpenes. Dried or fresh cannabis plants may be sifted, subjected to high or low temperatures, gases (like carbon dioxide), solvents, other oils, combinations of these, or further refined using ethanol throughout the concentration process.
How Do They Work?
The shape of the extract and the technique of consumption affect how the cannabinoids in the cannabis extract enter your body. When cannabis extract is consumed, it can have effects that are comparable to those from smoking or vaping cannabis flower; however, the effects may not be felt right away because digestion can take anywhere from 30 minutes to four hours or longer. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is absorbed by the blood in the lungs and swiftly goes to the brain when cannabis extracts are breathed (such as by dabbing or vaping). This causes an almost immediate impact, possibly within minutes.
How the cannabis extract is ingested affects the length of any potential effects as well. Effects from inhalation may last for up to three hours. Effects from extract consumption last for up to 12 hours. Each individual experiences impacts at a different time and for a different length of time. Individual characteristics like sex, age, personality, heredity, physical and mental health, as well as how much food were consumed before intake, all have a role.
How Are Extracts Different from Other Types of Cannabis?
The key distinction between cannabis extracts and other forms is that they have the ability to have significantly higher cannabinoid concentrations than the raw plant does. For instance, although dried flower normally has between 1% and 30% THC, extracts can have up to 90% THC. Inhalable extracts sold through Chronic Paradise are limited to 1,000 mg of THC in each box, whereas ingestible extracts are limited to 10 mg of THC per unit.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Consuming Extracts?
Depending on their form, extracts may be a safer option for cannabis inhalation, which has the potential to harm your lungs. The risk of overconsumption may be increased by the higher THC concentration.
What to Consider When Shopping for Extracts
Read the label or the details on the product page at ChronicParadise.cc before buying a cannabis extract to find out how much THC and CBD it contains. When experimenting with extracts for the first time, pick a product with a low concentration of THC or a high concentration of CBD, which can mitigate the negative effects of THC. Find out more about how effective extracts are here.