Beyond Smoke: Cannabis Oils

It can be a relief to learn that marijuana doesn’t need to be smoked to be enjoyed. The industry has evolved quickly to offer a variety of easy and effective options for medical marijuana consumption.


Cannabis concentrates are derived directly from the cannabis flower. Concentrates are versatile providing an easy way for beginners to enjoy cannabis discreetly. Concentrates can be found in many formats including oils, tinctures, capsules, vaporizers, hash, wax, and dabbable oils. Beginners often gravitate towards vaporizes and ingestible oils for their ease of use and smaller controlled doses.


Below are the top 3 recommendations for beginners.


Vape cartridges

What it is: A smoke-free way to inhale medical marijuana with a portable pre-filled vape pen. Pens consist of a prefilled cartridge and a battery.

BenefitsEasy to use for beginners. Smoke free. On-the-go portability.

What to expect: Choose your flavor, your strain, your potency.

How to dose: Manage dosage slowly. Titrate up as needed.

How long to feel the effects: Feel the effects almost instantly, in about 2 – 5 minutes after consumption.



What it is: A liquid concentrate.

Benefits: While creating a tincture, the beneficial cannabinoids are pulled out and concentrated.

What to expect: Choose your strain and your potency.

How to dose: There are 3 ways to dose tinctures. 1) Apply under tongue, Hold there for 15-20 seconds. 2) Swallow. 3) Infuse in foods or beverages.

How long to feel the effects: Feel the effects in about 20-30 minutes.


Ingestible Oil Capsules

What it is: Liquid oil in a digestible capsule, like a pill typically used for medicine.

Benefits: Precisely defined dosage in a familiar format that is easy to take on the go.

What to expect: Enjoy a predictable experience by providing precise measurements of cannabinoids

How to dose: Start at 5mg and gradually increase to define the perfect dose for you.

How long to feel the effects: Feel the effects in about 30 minutes – 2 hours. Practice patience to find proper dose.


Vape cartridges, tinctures, and capsules all offer discreet ways to consumer medical marijuana in a predictable dose so you can find what works best for you. Don’t let the depth of options intimidate you. Experiment until you find your perfect smoke-free cannabis experience.