Health & Education
HOW DOES CANNABIS AFFECT THE BODY?
Cannabis contains over 113 active chemical compounds, called cannabinoids. These influence brain functions such as appetite, memory, pain sensitivity and mood. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the primary agents in cannabis, and exert the greatest influence on the way the plant affects a user. While THC is known for its psychoactive effects, CBD is not mood altering. Because of its ability to act as a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory and even reduce the number of seizures a patient has, CBD is largely used for its medicinal benefits.
HOW DO STRAINS DIFFER?
The two most widely-consumed species of cannabis are Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. Sativa strains are known for generating an active, energetic and cerebral experience, while Indica strains tend to produce more of a mellow & relaxing response. Hybrids, comprised of both sativa and indica strains, combine the effects of both.
Just as different cannabis strains have different effects on the user experience, so too do different methods of intake. Organa Labs products are designed to utilize the wide range of benefits that come from different cannabis delivery systems.
Inhalation consists of vaporizing Organa Labs cannabis oil using an O.penVAPE pen or go.pen plus. In recent years, vaporizing has emerged as a popular alternative to smoking thanks to several user-friendly attributes. Vaporizing lacks the harsh, irritating effects that smoking can have on the lungs and throat. Additionally, vaporizing uses cannabis oil that’s ultra-purified and highly concentrated, eliminating the need to inhale unwanted plant material. Vaporizing is virtually odorless and produces relatively little smoke, making it a discreet delivery system that can be used in a variety of settings.
Ingestion involves the eating or drinking of cannabis-infused products like Magic Buzz elixirs or Organa Labs Applicator oil. Because ingested cannabis products pass through the stomach before reaching receptors in the brain, this process involves a slower onset — though it generally produces the longest-lasting experience.
Sublingual intake occurs when products are placed directly under the tongue and absorbed through mucus membranes. Though sublingual intake delivers a faster onset of effects than ingestion, both methods can be performed discreetly and with ease, making them ideal for medical patients or everyday users.
Topical delivery involves the application of raw cannabis oil directly onto the skin. Topical products offer local relief without inducing the mind-altering high, making them ideal for treating rashes, sores, and other skin-level discomforts.
Cannabis affects everyone differently. Because of the wide variety of factors that influence the cannabis user experience— including method of intake, strain of cannabis, tolerance and personal history — there is no singular recommendation on appropriate dosage. We encourage all users to begin with moderation, especially when consuming through ingestion. For more information on how to make smart choices regarding use and dosage, visit the Consume Responsibly website.