EDUCATION

 

METHODS OF INTAKE

Traditional Medicine and healing can happen by a variety of intake methods 

Recreational use also uses a variety of intake methods

INHALATION

Inhaling cannabis and other medicinal products through burning or heating. CBD, THC and other chemicals enter the body through the lungs and make their way to the bloodstream, to the brain and then the rest of the body.

HARDWARE/PRODUCTS:

Flower, concentrates, extracts.

Hand pipes, water pipes, rolling papers, and vaporization.

EFFECTS:

  • Takes effect within seconds

  • Lasts for 1-3 hours

INGESTION

Taking in medication through eating . THC is metabolized through the liver.

 

HARDWARE/PRODUCTS:

Tinctures, oils and edibles

EFFECTS:

  • Takes effect within 30-90 minutes

  • Lasts for 3-7 hours

  • Stronger effect on the body

  • When tinctures (alcohol based drops) are taken, they are deposited under the tongue and the alcohol causes some of the medicine to be absorbed through the membrane directly thus giving immediate effect.

TOPICAL

Infused ointments that are applied directly to the skin and absorb through the skin

HARDWARE/PRODUCTS:

Creams, salves, lotions and bathbombs

EFFECTS:

  • Localized relief of pain, soreness, and inflammation

  • Non psychoactive

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