New innovations are leading to “dialed in” consumer products
It’s a known fact that different cannabis strains produce different results, and different consumption amounts can increase or decrease the results even more. Everyone reacts differently to different drugs, regardless of the type, but science is helping in the development of new cannabis types that are able to “dial in” to target the area for which relief is sought, whether it be pain, inflammation, cancer, anxiety or otherwise.
For example, some producers are now able to isolate some of the main active ingredients in cannabis and re-blend them into ratios that are more precise than what is found naturally. By isolating cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD), and mixing them with certain terpenes, the calming effect can be enhanced.
There are also now ways to ensure reaction times are adjusted, as well. Smoking and vaping will rapidly transfer THC to the brain through the lungs and blood, providing relief within minutes. On the other hand, edibles have to pass through the stomach and liver, slowing down the delivery of the effect. Sublinguals have become one of the most popular edible alternatives to smoking or vaping, allowing the delivery of THC or CBD through mouth strips and tablets that provide relief in as little as 15 minutes.
There are now teas that that are heavy on a particular cannabinoid, such as THC or CBD, that are appealing to a greater section of the consumer market. Whereas traditional teas, such as chamomile, have long been associated with relaxation, cannabis-infused teas add cannabinoids to help provide greater relief with the same great taste of the traditional teas.
A lot has transpired over the past two years to help develop the cannabis industry and show its true purpose. The antiquated, and erroneous, stigma of marijuana being nothing more than something consumed by “stoners” is quickly being erased in favor of the true nature of the plant – a perfectly natural solution to a wide range of afflictions.