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Why is it called Flower? Isn't it just cannabis/marijuana? The word Cannabis refers to the actual plant. Flower is the correct term for these products as it references the smokable part of the cannabis plant. It is cultivated, harvested, dried and cured before making its way to the dispensary.
Depending on the source, Oils fall under various categories. Some classify it as their own, some as an edible, some as topicals. Oils are just that, oil created by extraction from a cannabis plant. Oils can be consumed on their own or by dropping them onto a product of their choice to consume.
Edibles are cannabis-infused food or drinks that can be made with either cannabis flower or cannabis concentrate. They come in nearly every form you could imagine, including baked goods, chocolate bars, oils, mints, gummies, beverages, and more!
Concentrates are made when you remove the excess plant material and other impurities from the cannabis plant, leaving only the most desirable plant compounds, namely cannabinoids and terpenes. Concentrates have a much higher proportion of cannabis terpenes, and cannabinoids than cannabis flower as most of the other materials have been removed. This is the reason why you will notice on concentrate packaging mentions of what the flower equivalent size is.
Topicals are cannabis-infused products like lotions, balms, sprays and other methods that can be applied directly to the skin. Unlike other cannabis products, THC topicals provide localized effects to the specific area of the body where applied without a high.
Vaping cannabis means heating flower or concentrates to the temperature required to release its active ingredients to consume before it combusts. Since there is no combustion, there is no smoke.
There are many Vape options, the more common being: