A blunt is a roll with cannabis inside a cigar or blunt wrap. The wraps are made out of tobacco, which can add a little buzz and energy to your high.
A bong is a filtration device used for smoking cannabis flower. The base of a bong is filled with water which cools the smoke as it passes through. It typically produces a heavier high, which is why it is a favoured method of consumption.
Bubble hash is a concentrate made by using ice water, agitation, and a sieve. It is a powder-like substance, similar to kief, and its colour can range from blonde to red, to black. For added potency, sprinkle some bubble hash into your joint or over your bowl.
Budder is concentrated cannabis with a smooth consistency, similar to butter. This form of concentrate is most commonly used for dabbing.
Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis. The most notable cannabinoid is THC (full name: phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol); THC is the primary psychoactive compound in weed.
CBD is for short Cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in weed. CBD is the second-most abundant cannabinoid in the cannabis plant after THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Extensive scientific research and mounting anecdotal accounts from patients and physicians highlight CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of maladies, including (but not limited to):
- Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis)
- Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, traumatic brain injury)
- Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)
- Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism)
- Gut disorders (colitis, Crohn’s)
- Cardiovascular dysfunction (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia)
- Skin disease (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis)
Dabs are portions of cannabis concentrates that are vaporized using a dab rig, through a process called dabbing. A dab can be used to refer to a form of concentrate such as budder, crumble, sauce, shatter, or wax. These concentrated forms of cannabis are much more potent than marijuana flower.
Distillate is a cannabis extract in which the final product has been systematically stripped of all materials and compounds except one specific cannabinoid.
Distillate is a potent oil that can be used to dab, vaporize, or even as an ingredient for edibles, topicals, and other products (most vape pens and cartridges use distillate).
The most common forms of distillate on the market are THC oil and cannabidiol CBD oil.
An extract is a specific type of cannabis concentrate. Extracts are unique because they are made exclusively through the use of a solvent.
The extraction process typically involves combining cannabis plant materials with another chemical or substance (the solvent) in a way that strips all the cannabinoids from the plant matter. The plant matter is then separated from the cannabinoid-infused solvent, and the solvent is evaporated away. What’s left behind is a mass of highly-concentrated cannabinoids.
Most weed extracts must be consumed by dabbing. Some common cannabis extracts are: crumble, wax, shatter, budder, live resin, and tincture.
Hash, short for Hashish, is a cannabis concentrate that’s typically inhaled or smoked via pipe, bong, vaporizor or rolled into a joint. It is is made by removing the trichome glands from a cannabis plant and repeatedly compressing them to form a hardened, solid piece.
Hash is arguably one of the oldest types of concentrates, with written texts referring to hashish dating as far back as the 12th and 13th centuries. The varying look and feel of hashish is closely tied to its history and the method used to make it.
Hybrid is a category of weed strains that are a mix of the two main classes of cannabis “indica” and “sativa”. Hyrbid flowers offer a more balanced high between mind and body effects, and are found to be ideal for creativity and productivity.
The most effective way to take weed oil is sublingually, where the oil is placed under the tongue with a dropper and absorbed by the mucous membranes that lead directly to the bloodstream. This method allows it to bypass the stomach, which raises the bioavailability (the number of cannabinoids that make it to your bloodstream when your body absorbs the medicine) and takes about 15 to 30 minutes to kick in.
You can also use oil like you would an edible or a capsule by adding it to food and drinks. While this method is effective, the bioavailability of anything you ingest is generally lower, meaning you won’t absorb the cannabinoids as thoroughly because they must pass through the stomach and the liver. Ingesting cannabis oil can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to kick in depending on things like what you’ve eaten and the speed of your metabolism.
A vape, or vape pen, is a handheld device consisting of a battery attached to a cartridge filled with cannabis concentrate. With a Vape Pen, concentrates are heated, not burned, and instead of smoke, the output is vapor.
A type of concentrate named primarily for it’s appearance and texture. It often has an opaque appearance and a thick texture. Wax can be used by adding it to a joint, vaporized in wax vape pen, or for more experienced users, dabbed.