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March 31, 2022

Cannabis oil comes from the cannabis plant, but can be made into many forms. Both cannabis oil and flower are exceptional products that can be used to manage a number of medical and psychological conditions.

Cannabis oil comes from the cannabis plant, but can be made into many forms. Both cannabis oil and flower are exceptional products that can be used to manage a number of medical and psychological conditions. They can also be used as part of holistic wellness regimens for individuals in states where medical marijuana or recreational cannabis is legal.

Potency Differences

To make a comparison is difficult, as cannabis oil is a form of concentrate. The process involves removing the beneficial compounds from the marijuana plant and concentrating before combining with a carrier oil. The concentrate formula of most cannabis oils includes THC amounts of between 50 and 80%, while the THC amounts in flower usually fall between 10 and 25%. This is a clear difference in dosage depending on the tolerance level of those consuming. Those new to cannabis oil should start slow with a low dosage.

Consumption Options for Cannabis Oils and Flower

Cannabis oil can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, including sublingually which is called tincture. This is the easiest method, requiring only a small amount placed under the tongue for longer-lasting effects. Vaping cannabis oil delivers fast results that are not as long lasting. Cannabis oil can also be added to food, ideally in cold beverages or foods, to reduce the risk of any loss of potency from heating. If you’re a cannabis connoisseur, oil can also be added to a joint or the top of a bowl to enhance the experience! Dabbing is another popular consumption method that uses a metal or quartz nail to heat up the oil.

Flower is typically smoked, but it can also be vaped through specialized types of vaporizers. Many consumers are moving away from the traditional form of smoking marijuana as other options are more discreet and convenient. Flower can also be decarboxylated to be used in baking and cooking, but it is important to keep the temperatures low in these processes. Take a look at How to make Canna Butter to add to your favorite dishes!

In most cases, choosing cannabis oil or flower is really a personal choice. Oils offer a more potent product, while flowers is a more traditional, natural option.

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