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Here at Legal Leaf; we want to ensure that we are offering the most comprehensive information when it comes to educating our investors and the public. For this reason, we have included this FAQ to address many questions that people may have about cannabis. We will cover a wide variety of general ideas about cannabis. If YOU have any questions not seen here, please leave a comment or shoot us an email! These questions come from both members of our community, and also the many customers I’ve helped from my 5+ years of Budtending. We may update this page to include more information as this goes on.

Consumption:

What is the best way to consume cannabis? The answer to this is subjective. We all have different reasons and preferences for ingesting our cannabis. The majority of cannabis users smoke the flower, as it is the most readily available form for consumption. Smoking works quite effectively, and is felt within seconds of inhalation. Edibles get you super stoned – but in a different way, which I’ll discuss later. However, many patients are unable to smoke cannabis, and for this reason – edibles are the best method of consumption for them to get the beneficial qualities of the cannabis. The other method thats been rising in popularity over the years, though, is concentrates (aka dabs). As the name implies, these are concentrated forms of THC which come in a wide variety of consistencies and forms. If you want to get the most stoned you humanly can – then doing dabs is the way for you!

What is the best tool to smoke cannabis? For those who simply wish to get stoned most effectively with bud, a bong or steamroller would offer you the most “smoke for your toke”, so to speak. Joints/blunts are effectively the worst things to use, with regards to efficiency, as they are constantly burning flower and losing the smoke even while not being hit – where as bongs and steamrollers provide a much larger volume of smoke per hit, which is kept within the pieces themselves so no smoke is wasted.

How long are you high? This is another subjective one. Just like how every single person is unique, so is their endocannabinoid system, and the way it interacts with cannabinoids. Generally speaking; if you’re smoking flower – about 1-4 hours, edibles – about 2-8 hours, concentrates – about 1-2 hours.

What is a dab? A dab refers to a serving of cannabis concentrate. The exact size varies among users, but is generally a very small amount – close in size to a pinhead on the small side. Regardless of the type of concentrate (wax, shatter, rosin, budder), they are all referred to as dabs.

Why do edibles feel different? I will go more in depth in this later on, as it is an idea for an article I’ve been working on. But to keep it simple for now, I’ll tell you the main reason. Basically, if you’re smoking cannabis – you’re converting the THCa molecule in the flower into delta-9-THC. Delta-9-THC is the chemical you are getting high from when you smoke. If you’re eating an edible, your liver converts the THCa into something called 11-hydroxy-THC. So, the reason why edibles feel different from smoking flower is because you are effectively ingesting two DIFFERENT types of THC, each with different properties.

Why don’t I get high from edibles? This too, will be discussed in detail in my future edible article. But the reason for this comes down to genetics. You need a specific enzyme to metabolize the THCa into 11-hydroxy-THC, and apparently, a portion of the human population lack that enzyme. Meaning that some people are simply genetically predisposed to being unable to enjoy edibles – aside from their delicious taste.

Do you have any questions?
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This is a working project we have started, please feel free to ask your questions and we’ll try to do the research and get you some answers! I fully intend on providing the links for all the credible sources in the answers I provide. In time, this will be a comprehensive reference guide for anyone in our community who wants to know more about our favorite plant!

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