Oils, Edibles, and Herbs – Oh My!

The health benefits of cannabis are ever-growing. But let’s face it, the onslaught of information can be confusing.

Cannada Blend is here to help. 

Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know before delving into the world of cannabis.

There are two ways to consume the product – you can smoke it or you can consume it. It really comes down to personal preference.


Some people vaporize it with a vape pen, while others may still smoke marijuana out of pipes and bubblers or roll joints, spliffs, and cigars.


There are also edible marijuana products – oils, wax, tincture and shatter to name a few – that can be cooked into or infused into all kinds of things from cakes and cookies to chocolate and gummy bears. Marijuana oils can also be added to beverages, from sodas and energy drinks to teas and elixirs.


The next important choice to make is whether you want to consume THC or CBD.


THC and CBD are both cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant, but there are key differences that may influence your decision.


An easy way to think about it is that THC is defined by what cannabis makes you feel, while the effects of CBD can’t be felt. The important distinction is that unlike THC, CBD will not intoxicate you. 


CBD can also block some of the intoxicating effects of THC. By binding to cannabinoid receptors, it will keep THC from activating those receptors. This translates to a less intense psychoactive effects, which is why products with a mix of CBD and THC are great for first-time consumers.


At the end of the day – like diet or traditional medication – you will need to experiment to find out which products or combinations of products work best for you. If you’re unsure, you are not alone. Ask the experts at your local dispensary or contact a medical professional for help if you need it.






  • Julie Lawrence is a journalist and communications specialist from Halifax, NS. She is a contributing editor for Hum@n Media - Canada's largest health and wellness media company.

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