When you hear the word ‘cannabis’ or ‘marijuana’, you immediately think of the drug that is smoked to get ‘high’. Cannabis is not only used to get high, it also has a lot of medicinal properties. Such medicinal cannabis can help relieve you of muscle spasms, lack of appetite, insomnia, pain associated with cancer, glaucoma, etc.
Cannabis is also commonly known as marijuana, bhang, dope, weed, herb, dried flower, etc. Cannabis is available in different forms such as dried flower, cannabis oil, pollen, cannabis resin or hashish.
Cannabis is usually smoked in a dried flower form. Dried flowers are available and much more common than cannabis oil. They are cheaper and has more natural medicines than cannabis oil. However, cannabis oil is much more potent than cannabis dried flower. Dried flower can be added in foods such as brownies and pies or can be mixed with milk as well. Cannabis, when ingested, takes at least 20 to 30 minutes to digest and the effects are much more long lasting. When smoked, you get the effects of cannabis immediately but they are gone just as fast. Cannabis oil, as compared to dried flower ingestion, has a much long lasting effect. This is due to its extreme potency of course.
A great advantage of cannabis oil is that you can carry it and ingest it anywhere and at any time. It wont look awkward as it would if you’d smoke a joint in public. You can add cannabis oil to your water or even cook with it.
Dried flower can also be used to get high by lightly heating the plant without burning it. This helps extract the tetrahydrocannabinols and other cannabinoids from the dried flower in vapour form. This has the advantage of avoiding the harmful and toxic smoke emitted from the cannabis and tobacco when smoked in a joint form. The vapour which is produced can be inhaled. You get the same effects as you would if you’d have smoked it.
Cannabis has also been researched upon for its benefits. It has pain relieving properties, anti-spasm properties, stimulates appetite and gets rid of insomnia. It even has anti-vomiting properties. Cannabis for medical purposes can also help with pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. The cannabinoids in the cannabis plants are responsible for the relaxing, invigorating effects which help soothe your muscles and calm your mind. If you’re going to use cannabis for medicinal purposes, use cannabis oil. You get an exact amount of cannabinoids as compared to smoking dried flowers.
Since recreational cannabis is legal in Calgary, many shops and franchises are offering cannabis for sale. Alberta Cannabis has cannabis products made by Budderweeds and distributed by ABCann Global. Budderweeds is a high rising cannabis product based company which creates cannabis for recreational purposes only. Budderweeds offers both dried flower cannabis and cannabis oil. It even offers other cannabis products such as vaporizers, THC infused candies, etc. ABCann global will also distribute cannabis products in Calgary as well. However, keep in mind that Budderweeds offers products only for recreational uses. Not medicinal use. Look for Budderweeds products at Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), Alberta Cannabis, BC Cannabis Store, Societe Quebec de Cannabis.