Cannabis Oils 101: What Canadians Need to Know

How are Cannabis Oils Consumed?

Cannabis oils can be used in many ways. Most oils on the market come with droppers, which can be used to place the liquid under or over your tongue. Under the tongue is called a “sublingual” application and this method enables the oil’s active ingredients to be absorbed by the mucous membrane in your mouth. Blood vessels under your tongue deliver the active ingredients straight to your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system.

Some consumers prefer to put the cannabis oil directly into food or drinks while others use it to make cannabis-infused butter or oil, which they then use for cooking. In this delivery method, the active ingredients pass through the GI tract, taking a longer route to the blood brain barrier than is the case with the tongue or sublingual application.

How Much Should I Take?

The ideal dosage varies from one consumer to the next

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