Beginning with the 2019 Fall harvest the online market has seen a new type of Cannabis for sale. CBG (Cannabigerol) hemp flower refers to the female flowers of hemp plants that are bred to produce primarily CBG rather than CBD.
The stereotype is that marijuana makes you stupid. This certainly seems to happen in the short run. A 2016 study led by Staci Gruber, Ph.D. suggests that medical marijuana may actually improve executive functioning in adults.
If you are interested in edibles there is one really easy way to get started. The easiest edibles are “firecrackers.” These consist of graham crackers, peanut butter and cannabis.
Raw, unheated cannabis contains mostly CBDA and THCA. They are in an “acid form” and not available at THC or CBD to the body.
I’ll list three methods that can be used at home. Before you start you should decarb most or all of the plant material (unless you want to include some THCA and/or CBDA in the tincture).
The slow method:
Mix your flower or extract in a mason jar with high-proof alcohol (such as Everclear)
How much CBD or hemp oil should you take? Nobody really knows. There are standard doses for people using the prescription form of CBD called Epidiolex to treat seizures, and these doses are very high. Most people taking CBD for anxiety and chronic pain take much lower doses.
If you are making your own CBD oil you can tailor your blends of terpenes to include terpenes that are activating for morning use and terpenes that are sedating for evening use.
All cannabis (including marijuana and hemp) is now considered botanically to be Cannabis sativa. Differences between strains are largely due to different combinations of cannabinoids and terpenes (and possibly other substances).