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A Guide To Cannabis Type Products

A Guide To Cannabis Product Types

There is mounting evidence that concludes cannabis can relieve the symptoms of many chronic illnesses. The medicinal uses of cannabis continue to expand, leading more people and medical professionals to explore the possibility of relief it provides. 

However, even if you want to use cannabis, you may not want to smoke it. Fortunately, lighting up is not your only option.

Today we will answer the question: “What are the different types of cannabis products?” and explore the different cannabis product types to ensure you know  your options.

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Cannabis Product Types: Edibles

Cannabis edibles get absorbed through your digestive tract. Therefore, it takes between twenty minutes and three hours for you to start feeling the effects. Yet, once they kick in, you should feel it for a few hours before it dissipates.

While you can make various products into edibles, the taste and potency depend on the strand and amount.

For instance, some gummies have a distinct “pot” taste, while others are indistinguishable from non-cannabis products.

Out of the types of cannabis products, it is important to take a lot of care with edibles. Many people think they aren’t working when they just haven’t kicked in yet, taking more. If you do this, it will intensify and elongate the high, making for an uncomfortable experience.


Tinctures are cannabis extracts infused into an alcohol base. This method makes it possible to use a dropper to administer it under your tongue. Since tinctures are discreet, odor-free, and fast-acting, they are popular with medical cannabis users.

Tinctures get absorbed directly into your bloodstream, so you can start to feel the effects about 15 minutes after taking a dose. The potency and the dose will determine the length and extent of the high you garner from Tinctures.


Cannabis Concentrates are what they sound like; concentrated THC and CBD extracts from a cannabis plant. Concentrates, especially ‘Dabs, which are highly potent concentrates, should be used with caution.

Most Cannabis products use the flower, which has a potency of between 10 and 25 percent. However, concentrates have a potency of between 50 and 90 percent. Therefore, even veteran cannabis users can experience unpleasant effects with concentrates if they are not careful. 

Yet, the cleanliness, strength, purity, and ease of dosing make Concentrates an excellent option for medicinal purposes.


While vaping is a form of smoking, it is a very different experience from rolling up a doobie. Vaping works by heating the dry flower, extracting cannabis plant liquids or concentrated oils, and inhaling them.

Heating the flower turns the THCA into THC, which unlocks the properties, both medicinal and otherwise, that make these types of cannabis products great.

Vaping is a good alternative to smoking because it burns at a lower heat. Therefore, it preserves more terpenes by vaporization without as many toxins.

Plus, you have a lot more control over the intensity of each hit when you vape. 

The discretion of vaping is also appealing to many. There is no second-hand smoke (or high) with vaping and no lingering scent. So, you can partake as much as you need without worrying about the recognizable smell of Cannabis.


In summation, there are a lot of different options when it comes to different types of cannabis products. And there are a lot of intricacies with which you need to contend. Hopefully, this comprehensive guide will help start you on your journey to a better, easier life with cannabis.

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Author: J.P. Carrol

J.P. is an accomplished writer with a lifelong passion for a range of subjects, including medical marijuana. As lead copywriter at, he writes daily for an audience of 100k+ and is deeply committed to helping businesses achieve their full potential with his guidance and expertise.