Understanding the Different Types of Cannabis Products
Did you know there are different types of cannabis products you can consume? Each of them provides potential benefits that can fit your medical regimen. If you’re new to medical cannabis, all of the different options can be overwhelming. Explore our guide below to learn about the different types of cannabis products and see which methods are the best solutions for you.
Flower is the most common form of cannabis available to medical patients. Also known as bud, green, or gas, flower is the smokable part of the cannabis plant. Flower is cultivated, harvested, dried, and then cured before it’s packaged and shipped to a dispensary. There are different types of ways you can smoke or inhale flower. At MPXNJ, we offer whole flower, small buds, pre-rolls, pre-ground flower and a variety of smoking accessories designed for smoking cannabis.
Our house brand, Anthologie, contains whole flower, small buds, 1G gram prerolls, and 5 pack pre-rolls options. Our Anthologie brand offers consumers a variety of strains grown and cultivated in our very own facility in Pleasantville, NJ that can help take you on an elevated journey. Shop our full line of Anthologie flower on our website here.
Another house brand you can enjoy is called, Last Resort™. Last Resort is a convenient pre-ground flower that’s ready to roll! Last Resort™ celebrates cannabis’s power to transport as the packaging contains pre-ground flower, tips, and papers. Last Resort™ is all-natural and grown and ground with the highest standards of quality by our cultivators who care to provide an unparalleled cannabis experience. Shop our full line of Last Resort™ flower on our website here.
Cartridges are another common form of cannabis consumption. Cartridges are made from extracting the oils derived from the cannabis plant. You are able to consume by inhaling a cartridge on a vape battery, also known as a vape pen. Cartridges are an innovative solution for consumers that like to enjoy the cannabis plant but don’t prefer the smell of burning cannabis while smoking.
Our house brand, Black Label, would be a great place to start if you’re thinking of trying a different type of cannabis product. Black Label, offers hard-hitting cartridges that are consistently dosed, no fluff, no cuts, and no surprises.
Concentrates are yet another type of cannabis product. Concentrates are made when you remove excess plant material and other impurities from the cannabis plant, leaving only the most desirable plant compounds, namely the cannabinoids and terpenes. This process is what tends to make concentrates more potent than cannabis flower. Some patients have reported that they enjoy concentrates because of the higher doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) that are in this form of cannabis.
Concentrates have different kinds of textures such as waxes, badder, shatter, kief and more and are consumed by using a dab rig, hence why people use the term, ‘dabbing’. In addition to the kind of textures of cannabis concentrates, there are different types of concentrate resins.
Resins come in different forms such as cured resin, live resin, and rosin. The difference between cured and live is mainly in starting material: cured resin is made from dried plant material, whereas live resin is made from frozen plant material that is kept frozen throughout the extraction process. Live resin is created by putting frozen cannabis plants through a solvent extraction, which uses a chemical such as butane or propane. Live rosin is solventless—it uses heat and pressure to remove trichomes from the plant, usually through a press.
Edibles are cannabis-infused food or drinks that can be made with either cannabis flower or cannabis concentrate. It’s important to note that New Jersey law limits the forms of edible products legally available for purchase. As the name suggests, edibles are meant to be ingested. Edibles are a great way to consume cannabis without any inhalation, making it an ideal choice for consumers with an aversion to smoking or vaping. Additionally, edibles are manufactured with precise doses which makes it easier for the consumer to control their experience. While edibles are easy to use and dose, we suggest that you start low and go slow with them so you’re not over consuming the product. After edibles are ingested, they are processed by the stomach and liver which leads to a long onset of effects and, typically, a stronger experience. This is why, if you are looking to try edibles as a different consumption method, starting low on the dosage and going slow is recommended.
Another different type of cannabis product that is a discreet way to consume, are tinctures. A cannabis tincture is an infusion into a liquid; typically, food-grade alcohol or oil can also be used as a base. As mentioned above, tinctures are valued for their discreteness. Much like edibles, tinctures can be consumed with precision because there are measuring lines on the dropper, which makes it easier to control your experience. It’s been reported that some patients enjoy tinctures because of their fast-acting nature. Tinctures have a fairly rapid onset when they are taken sublingually, which means to apply a few drops under the tongue. Alternatively, you can add drops from a tincture with your desired dosage directly into food or a beverage.
Cannabis use isn’t limited to smoking, vaping, or ingesting. Topicals are a safe and an efficient way of using cannabis. Topicals are cannabis-infused products such as lotions, balms, salves, or transdermal patches that are absorbed through the skin for localized relief. Patients that suffer from pain, soreness, and inflammation often choose topicals because of their potential therapeutic benefits without the cerebral euphoria that’s associated with the other types of cannabis products. Topicals can harness cannabinoids, terpenes, THC, and CBD compounds along with other compounds such as lavender, aloe, and more that can offer additional relieving effects.
Choosing the Cannabis Product That’s Right For You
There are a lot of different types of cannabis products on the market, but how can you choose the cannabis product that’s “right” for you? The right product depends on a variety of factors that includes your medical history, your tolerance, budget, and the kind of experience you want. Now that you understand the different types of cannabis products, you are prepared with the information you’ll need to choose what’s best for your situation. There isn’t a one-size fits all solution to choosing medical cannabis products. A great place to start is by speaking to a certified health care provider and a dispensary agent at MPXNJ after your practitioner has recommended medical cannabis for you.
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