Common Questions We Often Get
- What is the difference between THC/CBD?
Although both THC and CBD are derived from the cannabis plant and are both cannabinoids (a group of natural compounds that can interact with the body's cannabinoid receptors), they differ in their effects.
CBD is the second most prevalent cannabinoid in cannabis. It has many potential health benefits but does not provide an intoxicating high. CBD products are usually derived from hemp which has less than .3% THC.
THC is the most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis and is the main psychoactive component. The psychoactive effects of the plant are released when heated. Heating converts the THCA naturally found in the plant, to THC - and thus the "high" associated with it.
CBD and THC are best used together, especially in combination with other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids naturally found in the plant. All these compounds work together in synergy (also known as the "entourage effect"), to achieve all the potential health benefits of cannabis.
- What are terpenes?
The National Cancer Institute defines "terpenes" as "strong-smelling" chemical substances that are found in specific plants, usually those that have cones. Essential oils are an excellent example of products that contain terpenes. When used in cannabis products, terpenes can help users figure out how different strains may interact with them individually.
- How long does it take for edibles to kick in?Edibles can take anywhere from 30-120 minutes to take effect. Once the edibles take effect, the results last approximately 4-12 hours. When consuming edibles the golden rule is "start low and go slow". This method refers to taking low doses/amounts of edibles and waiting an appropriate amount of time for the edible to take effect.
- What are full-spectrum extractions?Also referred to as "whole plant", full spectrum extractions aim to retain as many of the beneficial ingredients of the plant as possible. This includes cannabinoids, terpenes, esters and flavonoids.
- What are the ways of extracting?
There are 2 basic ways to extract : with solvents or solvent-less.
The most common solvents are CO2 , butane or alcohol. These use specific chemicals to dissolve the trichomes (primary elements) of the plant. The solvent is then removed, leaving behind an extract that can take the form of wax, vape oil or shatter.
Solventless extractions are more natural. By using heat and pressure instead of solvents, this method retains the purity of the cannabis itself while maximizing potency and concentration.
Munising Cannabis Company uses solventless methods in deriving our extractions. In making use of heat, pressure (and ice), our goal is to retain the plant in its purest form and retain all the beneficial compounds in the most natural way possible.