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The Potency of Cannabis 2.0 Products
It’s What’s Inside That Counts: Potency of Cannabis 2.0 Products
With new products come new questions. And “What’s the potency?” is a great one to start with. If it’s your first time trying these new products, there can be a lot to learn. Read on to learn the max amount of THC and CBD that can legally be included within edibles, extracts (concentrates) and topicals, along with the key differences between legal vs. illegal cannabis.
How Much THC and CBD are in Edibles, Extracts (Concentrates) and Topicals?
That depends on the product. Each product may have different amounts of THC and CBD. Check the descriptions on Ashario.ca and the product labels carefully before consuming.
With these new cannabis products, there are limits set by the federal Cannabis Act for how much THC can be in cannabis products:
Including soft chews, chocolate, cookies, beverages, tea bags and more.
Each package of edibles may contain a maximum of 10 mg of THC, while there is no limit to how much CBD can be in edibles. The amount of THC in each piece depends on how many pieces are in a package.
Including vape cartridges, disposable vape pens, hash, resin and more
Concentrates may contain a maximum of 1000 mg of THC per package. As with edibles, there is no limit to how much CBD can be in concentrates.
Including creams, lotions, face washes, bath bombs and more
Topicals may contain a maximum of 1000 mg of THC per package, but there is no limit to how much CBD can be in topicals.
What’s the Difference Between the Potency of These New Products and What’s Being Sold on the Illegal Market?
With only legal edibles, extracts (concentrates), and topicals sold on Ashario.ca; you can always trust that the amount of THC and CBD displayed on the product package is correct. All products sold on Ashario.ca undergo rigorous testing, ensuring that the potency values are accurate and validated. Suppose you’ve consumed cannabis products sold on illegal channels. In that case, there’s no way to know for sure how much THC or CBD was in them -- which could make for an unpleasant experience.
As always, when trying new cannabis products for the first time, start low and go slow.
Another benefit of buying legal edibles, extracts (concentrates), and topicals are that Health Canada’s quality assurance processes ensure that the same amount of THC or CBD is in each product serving. This means that in a 10 mg chocolate bar with multiple pieces, you can expect a uniform amount of THC or CBD in each piece, allowing you to decide for yourself exactly how much you want to take at a time.
How Do I Know How Much to Take?
Everybody is different. And with products like edibles, there are a lot of factors that influence how your body processes THC, like what you ate that day. We’ve said it a thousand times, and we’ll repeat it: start low and go slow. Remember, it can take up to 4 hours for an edible to produce effects.
Based on how much you have smoked or vaped in the past, it’s not entirely possible to figure out how cannabis will affect you when you ingest it or smoke it. Ingesting cannabis may affect you very differently than smoking or vaping – so remember to start low and go slow.
Have More Questions About Potency?
Learn more about the potency of edibles, the potency of topicals, and the potency of concentrates in our other blog posts.