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What are topicals/edibles/sublinguals?


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They’re all products made using the aforementioned cannabis concentrates, but they work in different ways. Let’s go through them one-by-one.


Topicals are cannabis-infused products that are applied directly to the skin for ease sore or tired muscles. Unlike most cannabis you consume orally or through vaping or smoking, topicals have no psychoactive effects, meaning they don’t get you “high.”


Edibles are cannabis-infused products like baked goods or sodas that you can eat or drink. They generally take 30-90 minutes to take full effect. Edibles are a great option for those who want the beneficial effects of cannabis in situations where smoking or vaping wouldn’t be socially acceptable.

Everyone’s experience is different, but the standard edible serving size in Washington and Colorado includes 10mg of THC. Processors like Zoots create products as low as 2.5mg for novice consumers who aren’t looking to overindulge.

Remember: Be patient! Depending on your body chemistry, it can take up to 90 minutes to feel the full effects of an edible.


Sublinguals are cannabis-infused products that are dissolved under the tongue or consumed using a dropper. Sublinguals typically take between 20-60 minutes to activate.

Whichever method you choose, remember to consume responsibly, and start slow, by having less than you think you might want. You can always try another dose later!

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