Unveiling the Potency of Cannabis: An Informative Guide to Edibles, Concentrates, Flower, and More

The Farm Dispensary Santa Cruz is proud to help de-mystify different cannabis products for the uninitiated and the experienced alike. Whether you’re a seasoned user or a curious novice, this guide will help you distinguish between edibles, concentrates, flowers, and more.

Edibles: Gone are the days when cannabis was only associated with smoking. Today, edibles are exploding in popularity, offering a smoke-free option for those wanting to enjoy the benefits of cannabis. Edibles such as gummies, chocolates, and even beverages have been infused with cannabis in controlled amounts. The effects of edibles might take longer to kick in as they pass through your digestive system, but the impact is typically more prolonged.

Concentrates: For those seeking a more intense experience, concentrates are your best option. Known for their potency, cannabis concentrates like oils, waxes, or shatters are extracted from the cannabis plant to yield a product that’s high in THC (the psychoactive compound in cannabis). Using advanced methods, the plant matter is stripped away, concentrating the desired cannabidiols (THC and CBD) into the finished product.

Flower: The cannabis flower refers to the smokeable part of the plant that has gone through the cultivation, harvest, drying, and curing process. Despite the burgeoning popularity of edibles and concentrates, for many, nothing can substitute the taste and experience of consuming cannabis in its raw, natural form like a well-grown, aromatic flower. The effects are immediate and, depending on the strain, can be either relaxing or invigorating.

More: Besides the main categories, there exist other innovative ways of consuming cannabis, like topicals, tinctures, and sprays. Each product serves a unique purpose and, depending on your needs, there’s a method of consumption that’s perfect for you.

The world of cannabis can become labyrinthine without a good understanding of the basics. With this guide, we hope to provide you a start, a base for your foray into the multifaceted cannabis world. At The Farm Dispensary, we’re here to continue this conversation and guide you through our extensive selection of quality cannabis products. Remember, everyone is different, and what works for others may not always work for you. Start slow, find your balance, and enjoy the journey to discovering your unique cannabis experience.