More and more, unique cannabis products are being introduced to the market almost daily or weekly. With the push to legalize cannabis for medical and recreational use gaining momentum and support in almost every state, cannabis-infused products that cater to every need and use preference are making their way into dispensaries everywhere.
One can find cannabis edibles and products such as candies, cereal bars, cookies, brownies, snack bars, soups, foods, oils, ingestible oils, butters, wax, tinctures, topical creams…you name it and there’s probably a cannabis-infused product for it.
Liquid weed (or liquid THC: Tetrahydrocannabinol), isn’t the newest form of cannabis on the market, but it’s quickly becoming a very popular and preferred method of smoking medicinal or recreational cannabis over more traditional ways. One reason why it’s becoming so popular is that it can be smoked with considerable discretion. In liquid form, cannabis is smoked with a handheld vaporizer, or vape pen, which is a fairly nondescript apparatus, and that, when used to smoke the cannabis, produces a colorless smoke vapor that doesn’t have much of an odor.
What’s in a Name?
Liquid THC (also called liquid cannabis or liquid weed), goes by other names such as liquid THC or Cannabis E-Juice. The reference to the liquid form of the cannabis has to do with the extraction process that removes the THC compound (the compound that produces the psychoactive high) from the marijuana flowers.
How’s it Made?
There are a number of ways to make liquid THC, but generally speaking, liquid THC is achieved by dissolving the flower buds in alcohol., This process allows the buds to release the THC, the psychoactive particles in cannabis that produce the euphoric high (the opposite is liquid CBD, which is non-psychoactive).
Liquid THC is typically bought in liquid-filled cartridges that can be inserted into a vaporizer pen and smoked. Because the cannabis is vaporized, the smoke that’s produced is colorless and practically odorless, so it’s easy for someone who needs to take hits while in public discreetly.
So What Does It Do That’s Different?
Because the cannabis is liquid, it’s more concentrated, which means its potency is greater. It will affect your mind and body in the same manner as normal herb-form cannabis, but your high comes in harder and in much less time.
If you placed drops of liquid THC under your tongue, the effect would almost be immediate. This is partly why it’s become so popular with medicinal cannabis patients who need and desire almost immediate relief from symptoms or conditions associated with their illness. The amount of THC in liquid cannabis can be as high as 90%, while in herbal form only contains about 20%.
The important thing to remember is that to get the most effective result from cannabis, whether you’re using it as a liquid, for cooking, or in edibles, is to decarboxylate it! Decarboxylation is important in that it removes a carboxyl group and carbon dioxide (CO2), so that the THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid) can be transformed into the pure THC that provides an effective high.
Choose the Best Option for Your Needs!
When you’re taking cannabis for medicinal purposes, it may not always be necessary for you to have the high associated with it, but for the medicinal properties that alleviate the negative effects of symptoms from your medical condition. In this case, choosing a liquid cannabis with a greater amount of CBD than THC might be a better option. The CBD will give you much of the advantages of healing and relaxation that cannabis can provide without the psychoactive effects.
Using vaporized cannabis in the form of liquid tinctures is actually one of the best ways to ingest cannabis, especially if you’re using it for medicinal purposes. And with today’s vape pens and handheld vaporizers, the business and culture of marijuana—especially from a medical standpoint, is changing and becoming considerably more respectable!