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How You Can Get the Cannabis Experience You Need

More and more people are starting to have wider access to legal cannabis, thanks to the legalization of medical marijuana in 29 states, and both medical and recreational marijuana in 8. Sixteen other states — Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the U.S. Virgin Islands -- have also lowered their penalties for possession of cannabis for non-medical purposes.

Even with these developments, however, getting the exact cannabis experience you want can be a complicated path. There are close to 800 different strains of cannabis from all over the world, both pure and hybrid, as well as various consumption methods such as smoking, vaporizing, and eating just to name a few. There is also a vast array of products, such as flowers, premade edibles, cannabutter, and cannabis oil.

All of this is to say that there is not one cannabis experience that is exactly right for everyone. However, there are a few key things you can take note of so that you achieve your desired effects.

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What Kind of Experience Do You Want

This is the first thing you have to address. Do you want to consume cannabis to banish negative emotions and feel happier? Do you want to improve your mood or increase your motivation? Perhaps you just want to manage chronic pain so you can relax and sleep better at night. Once you’ve figured out the kind of experience you want, it’s a lot easier to choose a strain, determine the right cannabis dosage, and the way you want to consume it. Here are some of the most common effects of cannabis that you may also be looking to experience.

Happy

Most sativa strains of cannabis, which usually contain high levels CBD or cannabidiol, are associated with happiness and high energy. However, there are also several indica strains that are high in the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that elicit happy, positive emotions, coupled with both a physical and mental state of relaxation.

CrEATe has a special blend of cannabis oil, specifically developed to encourage social interactions by reducing anxiety, improving one’s mood, and uplifting the spirit. Using this culinary oil in your cooking may even help you boost intimacy with your partner.

Elevate

If you need a creative kick, THC is your friend. This specific cannabinoid has been associated with the production of new ideas as well as divergent thinking for more unique concepts. As it binds with your body’s own cannabinoids, THC gives you a boost of mental stimulation to quickly turn you from uninspired to productive. 

CrEATe’s “Elevate” high-end culinary oil can help you achieve the right state of mind to boost your productivity. This oil is designed to improve your focus and attentiveness, relieve stress, and manage depression, all of which can combine to give you the motivation you need to accomplish all your tasks.

Relax

Today’s busy world seems to leave no room for slowing down. It’s all about work-work-work — or is it? With the help of CrEATe’s “Relax” culinary oil, you can whip up dishes that help you manage symptoms of anxiety and depression, and combat stress, helping you relax at the end of a long and tiring day at work.

Coupled with a doctor-approved health plan, CrEATe oils can also help you manage the negative effects of attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD and ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and bipolar disorder. 

Sleep

There are many reasons behind sleep difficulties, such as sleep disorders, high levels of stress, and body pain, among others. Thankfully, CrEATe has a culinary oil blend that’s formulated to help you get a good night’s sleep by combating insomnia, dealing with sleep apnea, and enveloping your body in a state of relaxation.

THC is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, which is responsible for the relaxing, even hypnotic effects, of some strains. In tandem with other cannabinoids, THC works to relieve pain and relax the muscles to help you get a good night’s sleep to refresh and rejuvenate your mind and body.

Relief

One of the most popular effects of cannabis is pain relief, and CrEATe has crafted a culinary oil that delivers just that. From relieving pain from migraine headaches (and even reducing their frequency) to dealing with neuropathic pain and stopping inflammation, you can experience a full-body relief with the help of cannabis.

If you’re battling appetite loss or nausea, or are dealing with gastrointestinal disorders, pain caused by sports injuries, arthritis, or muscle cramps, you can also rely on CrEATe culinary oils to alleviate these symptoms and conditions.

Soothe

If you’re in need of something beyond relief, then you need CrEATe’s culinary oil that’s meant to soothe. Cannabis has proven positive effects to those who suffer from epilepsy and seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis and muscle spasticity, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS, and even Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Cancer patients can also benefit from various cannabinoids, to help them deal with the negative side-effects of chemotherapy and anti-cancer drugs.

Various effects of this soothing oil include full-body relief, deeper and almost dreamless sleep, and decreased muscle contractions and cramping.

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How Do You Want to Consume It

The most common way to consume cannabis is, of course, through smoking. This method is the fastest way for the cannabinoids to take effect, since they are delivered straight to the brain after it’s processed in the lungs. However, smoking cannabis doesn’t allow the experience to last long. What’s more, smoking a joint or even using an e-cigarette has several negative effects to your health. These include mouth sores, bronchitis, and emphysema. Another downside of smoking cannabis is that when you come down from your high, you are more likely to feel tired or burned out.

There’s also a negative social stigma associated with smoking, so if you’re looking for a more socially acceptable way to consume cannabis, then it may be best to eat it instead. Apart from a more balanced distribution throughout the body (since the cannabinoids get distributed through the bloodstream), edible cannabis also provides longer lasting effects. Preparing your own cannabis-infused dishes and treats will also help you stick to your diet plan if you have one, since you know exactly what goes into your food and drinks.

You should note, however, that the effects take longer to kick in when consuming edibles, so it’s not advisable to consume large quantities at once in the hopes of speeding up the process. Eating cannabis on an empty stomach may help trigger the effects sooner, although it may also cause an upset stomach so exercise caution when doing this. A good tip for eating cannabis is to take it slow and ensure that you use or know the right dosage based on your desired effect and level of experience.

If you feel that you haven’t achieved the experience you want yet, you may either increase the consumption of the dish or drink itself or increase the dosage of the cannabis oil or other cannabis-based ingredients that you mix with your food. For the latter, remember to do it gradually so you don’t overdo it and end up with an unpleasant experience, odd-tasting food, or both.

Another key thing to remember is that it’s impossible to have a toxic overdose of marijuana. The negative effects of “overdosing” include dizziness, nausea and vomiting, excessive sweating, shortness of breath, mood swings, panic attacks, and prolonged psychotic episodes. These negative side effects are also among the reasons why eating marijuana is better than smoking (or even vaporizing) -- with the exact dosage present in cannabis oil and more precise dispensation methods, there’s an extremely low risk that you’ll get the incorrect amount.

What’s Your Experience Level with Cannabis

If you’re a first-time user, it’s ideal to start off with just small amounts of cannabis flower or perhaps a 5 milligram drop of cannabis oil in your recipes. Should you opt to buy premade edibles, make sure to ask the chef about the cannabis dosage they put in the dish. If you’re both a first-time user and an inexperienced smoker (or don’t want to develop a smoking habit), then going with low-dose edibles is probably the best way to ease yourself into a more regular consumption of cannabis.

For the much more experienced user, it all depends on preference. You may choose to smoke much more potent strains or include more drops of cannabis oil or other cannabis-based ingredients into your food and drinks. However, you should also take note that some strains — such as Nova OG with a whopping 35.6% THC and Strawberry Cough that tastes and smells wonderful but makes even the most experienced users erupt into coughing fits — may still prove to be a challenging smoke. 

Other Considerations

Another important factor you have to consider is where you’ll be getting your cannabis. If you’re in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, then you’ll have an easier experience finding a dispensary since recreational marijuana is already legal in these states. You may also find more suppliers in states where recreational use has been decriminalized. But wherever you may be, you should find a trusted dispensary and head shop; if you can find a “budtender” that you have a great rapport with, you might even get advance news about the latest strains and products you may be interested to try.

You can also opt for suppliers who have delivery services. This ensures that you get your desired products when and where you need them. Delivery services also make it possible for an even more personalized cannabis experience. For example, CrEATe delivers your chosen cannabis oils and recipe plans, right at your doorstep every month. You also don’t need to worry about privacy (or judgmental eyes), since the packaging is safe for work and childproof.

Finally, you may also want to consider the location and the people you’ll be spending time with. If, for example, you’re out in public with friends, vape pens may be the best option. If you’re going to stay home and want a cozier, more personal experience, then infused edibles are a good idea. You can even find products like scented, infused oils if you want a relaxing, luxurious bath. Candies and breath mints are good for personal, discreet consumption when you’re in the office or at the gym, for example. If you’re feeling a bit under the weather, you may benefit more from tinctures, medicated balms, or even massage oils.

Another way to enhance your cannabis experience is to know more about it. Ask questions from the experts and do your own research as well. From the various strains that you can experiment with, to how you can grow a plant of your own, to the various health and medical benefits that cannabis can bring, being more knowledgeable about cannabis can make using it more meaningful for you. What’s more, being aware of the facts rather than relying on hearsay will make it easier to convince others to try it and even advocate for legalization and responsible use of cannabis.

While some instances make using cannabis inevitable such as medical conditions that don’t respond to traditional medications, by and large, consuming cannabis is a personal choice. And much like all things that we choose to do, consuming cannabis also involves the careful consideration of the various things that can make the entire experience more personal and more satisfying.