Frequently Asked Questions
Our drinks are made with a combination of indica, sativa and hybrid strains. We use sungrown cannabis whenever possible. We also infuse additional terpenes back into certain products to restore strain-specific attributes that are lost in the heating process. (see: What are terpenes?)
Yes and no. To create psychoactive cannabis drinks, we have to heat the cannabis oil in a process called decarboxylation. Without going into too much detail, decarboxylation basically makes the THC in cannabis psychoactive, but it also gets rid of the terpene molecules that give indica, sativa and hybrid strains their distinctive attributes. Once decarboxylated, most strains are rendered indistinguishable, so the oil that manufacturers put in their edibles has no strain-specificity. In order to honor some of the the diverse benefits cannabis can provide, we infuse a complex array of terpene profiles back into our drinks after the decarboxylation process. If you see “indica” or “sativa” on our drinks, that’s because it’s the real deal.
Across the industry, most edibles companies are adopting the standard that a single dose contains 5-10mg THC. This is a good rule of thumb but note that everyone’s tolerance is different when it comes to cannabis. Many people new to cannabis will find that 10mg THC is too much and prefer to start with 1-5mg THC. Always start with a small amount and wait at least two hours to feel the full effects. Most of our products contain multiple doses. We recommend pouring just a small serving and starting with a small amount. Be patient! Going slow will help ensure a pleasurable experience.
Cannabis affects the body differently depending on how it is ingested. The key differences between edibles and smoking or vaping cannabis is that edibles take longer to affect you, last longer and the effects can be more intense. That’s because when swallowed, cannabis is processed by the liver which changes the structure of THC slightly and produces a more psychoactive effect. Smoking and vaping, on the other hand, introduce THC directly to the bloodstream so effects are felt more quickly and don’t last as long.
Without getting too nerdy on you, the liver converts Delta-9-THC to 11-hydroxy-THC and this changes the length and intensity of the effects of swallowed THC (through a beverage or edible) rather than THC absorbed sublingually or inhaled. Another way you can bypass the liver is by taking cannabis in the form of a suppository. They exist, and we are not making this up (“insert” joke here). Nope we don’t sell suppositories but we are always honored to educate you.
Sublingual simply means “under the tongue.” In addition to smoking, vaping and swallowing, this is another way that cannabis can be consumed. This is why drinking cannabis is a preferred consumption method for many people–cannabis beverages start to take effect quicker than edibles which take more time to absorb. Savoring a drink in your mouth lets the cannabinoids be directly absorbed into your bloodstream instead of passing through the liver.
Start with a small dose and wait at least two hours before consuming more. If you have not consumed cannabis before, we recommend starting with no more than 5mg THC. Always wait a full two hours to feel the effects before consuming more.
Both THC and CBD have therapeutic qualities. Some are shared and some are different. THC is the cannabinoid that is responsible for the feeling of euphoria. CBD alone does not create this effect. CBD can help relieve the feelings of anxiety sometimes associated with THC for a more gentle, relaxing experience. To learn more about the benefits of CBD and THC, visit projectcbd.org.
Terpenes are a class of organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants, not just cannabis. Terpenes give different strains of cannabis their distinctive smell and taste. The most common cannabis terpenes include alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, myrcene, limonene, caryophyllene and linalool. Terpenes may also be responsible for the different effects that different strains of cannabis can have. Myrcene, for example, is a terpene known to help with relaxation whereas limonene is a terpene associated with elevated mood. Most terpenes are lost during the process of decarboxylation (heating cannabis to make it active) and need to be added back in later to maintain the characteristics of the strain. For example, our Nighttime Berry Lime shot includes a proprietary terpene mixture similar to those found in certain Indica strains. Various terpenes are known to promote restful sleep.