One of the most popular ways to get high is with premium THC cartridge. They’re an easy way for people who don’t like smoking weed but still want a buzz. They come in various sizes and strengths, so you can customize your dosage. Here are some things to know about these THC cartridges before you buy.
What Are THC Cartridges?
THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, which is one of the cannabinoids found in marijuana plants. These cannabinoids interact with cannabinoid receptors inside our brains. By doing this, they can relieve pain, help with sleep disorders, and give us those all-around “munchies.” Cannabinoids also have anti-inflammatory properties, making them great for treating joint pain.
THC cartridges let you take full doses of CBD or THC in liquid form without actually smoking anything. Because cannabis doesn’t burn as easily as tobacco, this makes it safer than vaping or dabbing, where the product gets heated up to release cannabinoids into vapor that then inhaled into the lungs.
It’s important to note that while cannabis concentrates from different methods of extraction may be labeled as “dabs,” “shatter,” “butane hash oil,” or “CBD wax,” they all contain THC. So, if you’re looking for pure CBD, you should look for products that say so on their labels. And if you’re looking for something that has less than 0.3% THC, we recommend sticking with regular flower instead.
Which Cannabis Products Can I Use With My THC Cartridge?
Theoretically, any cannabis product that contains THC could work with your THC cartridge. However, there are some caveats:
- You won’t get the same high quality as you would with a whole plant extract (like a tincture).
- You won’t be able to use edibles, because your THC dose will be too low for the THC levels to activate the receptors.
- You won’t get the benefits of using the whole plant (unless you make your own concentrate), since you won’t have enough THC to fully activate your endocannabinoid system.
If you’re interested in getting more information about how to use cannabis safely, check out our guide to safe dosing. For now, let’s focus on what works best with THC cartridges.
How Much THC Should I Get From Each Cartridge?
The amount of THC in each cartridge is typically measured by milligrams (mg) and milliliters (ml). A standard serving size is usually 1 mg per ml. This means you should aim for between 2 and 4 servings at once. If you choose to consume more than 4 servings at once, you risk overdosing.
This is why people tend to stick with lower doses when using cannabis. It’s easier to control the dosage and avoid having too much THC floating around in your bloodstream.
Are There Any Side Effects When Using THC Cartridges?
Because THC is psychoactive, it does have side effects. However, they should only appear after you smoke or vape it.
Some of the common side effects include:
- Dry mouth
- Mood changes
- Changes in appetite and weight
- Muscle aches
- Heart palpitations
For minor symptoms, such as dry mouth and heart palpitations, you should try to treat the symptoms first. If the symptoms do not go away, talk with your doctor about alternative treatment options.
Can THC Cartridges Be Used In Combination With Other Medicines?
A lot of people combine their THC cartridges with other medicines. For instance, some people combine them with CBD to make a stronger effect. But keep in mind that combining THC with CBD might cause some unwanted interactions. The THC in the cartridges interacts with the CB1 receptors, which could potentially interfere with the effects of the CBD. That said, many people find that it helps them feel calmer during stressful times, so it’s worth trying.
Is It Possible to Overdose When Using THC Cartridges?
When you smoke or vape THC, it enters your blood stream quickly, which means you can experience a strong high very fast. This is why it’s important to be smart about how much THC you take. If you overdose, you run the risk of feeling uncomfortable or even having a panic attack.
Keep in mind that the higher the concentration of THC, the stronger the high. If you’ve never smoked before and you decide to start with THC cartridges, we recommend starting with smaller doses and working your way up slowly. Start with half a serving and increase it every week until you reach the maximum recommended dose.