How do you get it into your body?
There are basically three ways you can get cannabinoids into your body — inhale them, absorb them topically, or ingest them.
Smoking THC-dominant leaf or oils, which can encapsulate anything from a poorly rolled joint to a diamond-encrusted vape pen, offers a high you’ll feel almost right away. You can also smoke CBD-dominant strains, the influence of which will be equally immediate.
Tinctures, which are absorbed into the bloodstream through the mouth, also offer a near-instant effect and a more controllable dose. It tends to be similar to smoking either THC- or CBD-dominant cannabis in terms of how you’ll feel the effects, but tinctures come without the harmful side effects that inhaling smoke does.
THC-infused drinks and foods take comparatively longer to get high on as it has to go through the digestive system and it can be harder to gauge how a dose will affect you, but the resulting high is often a lot more intense and all-consuming. And if you’re ingesting CBD edibles, the effects will also be more profound (such as lowering anxiety) than a topical would, which has the benefit of treating a specific area (such as an injury).
As far edibles are concerned, gummies and mints are two staples due to their convenience and effectiveness. PLUS offers a range of both with precision dosing and an exhaustive testing process, which, Dr. Mackler argues, provides its consumers with consistency. PLUS employs a 14-point testing system “which begins by testing all ingredients (third-party and in-house) and ends with four sequential tests for potency of the final product,” he says. PLUS CBD gummies include Balance, Sleep (containing CBD and melatonin), and Uplift (containing CBD and B vitamins).