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Frequent FAQ

Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, and tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC, are two of the naturally occurring compounds found in the Cannabis Plant.

 

The key difference between the two? CBD is a non-psychoactive compound; therefore, it doesn't produce the high associated with THC.

There is a large difference between a cannabis product which is consumed as an edible compared to a cannabis product which is smoked.

 

First, the edible form of cannabis will be processed by your digestive system, eventually hitting your liver where it is converted into a different psychoactive compound than you get from smoking the plant. Whereas the lungs simply process the smoke into the bloodstream, the liver actually creates a completely new THC-derivative which is 10-15 times more potent than the THC you get from smoking cannabis. This potency difference is also the reason cannabis flower (to be smoked) is sold by the gram, whereas the cannabis edibles are sold by the milligram.

 

Finally, it's important to remember that a cannabis edible can last significantly longer than a smoked high from cannabis.

There are two common strains of Cannabis plant, called Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa, which are generally associated with different physical features as well as producing different effects when consumed.

 

Indica typically provides a calming or sedative effect, while Sativa typically provides a stimulating or energizing effect.

Always "start low and go slow". At Oceanside C Weed, we recommend starting with a 2mg THC dose to see how your body reacts to the products.

 

Once a 2mg dose is understood, increase at your own prerogative. As for the rate in which we can be affected by edibles, this varies dependant on body fat percentage. The larger we are, the more THC it will take to feel affected. The smaller we are, the less THC it will take to feel affected.

 

Remember to always start low, and increase your dose slowly!

It has become fairly easy to over-consume cannabis especially with regards to edibles, which can take up to two hours to take effect.

 

Luckily, there is one known remedy to over-consumption of cannabis which is to take another form of cannabis. CBD, the non-psychoactive component can help users calm down after they have over-consumed THC. The science behind this remedy is that THC is attached to the endocannabinoid receptors. When CBD is consumed, it fills these receptors so that less THC enters the system.

 

With this said, if you feel as if you are too high, make sure to remain calm, take a seat, and try to have some water. Remember you cannot overdose with Cannabis and it will eventually pass.

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