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Organic Care of California BLOG

 Here is a few Blogs written by the owners Chaz & Shantel Cornellier about the industry and things they have experienced or learned while owning a cannabis delivery service in Chico, Ca in 2017 under Prop 215 and then moving to Sacramento to own a State Liscensed Delivery, C9-0000003-LIC, immediately in 2018. It has been a crazy ride and Chaz loves to explain what the market is doing and how he sees the company doing in the near future.

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Smoking Cannabis vs. Cannabis Edibles

As the owner of a cannabis dispensary in California, I've seen firsthand the growing interest and curiosity surrounding the use of cannabis, particularly in the forms of smoking and edibles. Both methods offer unique experiences and benefits, but they also come with their own set of drawbacks. Let's dive into the pros and cons of smoking cannabis versus consuming cannabis edibles.

Smoking Cannabis: The Immediate Experience


Rapid Onset of Effects: Smoking cannabis provides almost immediate effects. This immediacy is beneficial for those seeking quick relief from pain, anxiety, or other ailments.
Easier Dosing Control: When smoking, it's easier to gauge how much you've consumed and to stop when you've reached the desired effect.
Variety and Tradition: There’s a wide variety of strains available for smoking, each offering a unique flavor and experience. Plus, smoking has a traditional aspect that many enthusiasts appreciate.


Respiratory Risks: Smoking can irritate the lungs and throat, especially for those with respiratory issues.
Stronger Odor: Smoking cannabis produces a distinct smell that can linger and be less discreet than other forms of consumption.
Shorter-Lasting Effects: The effects of smoking cannabis tend to wear off quicker compared to edibles.

Cannabis Edibles: The Slow Build


Longer-Lasting Effects: Edibles offer a longer-lasting experience, which can be more economical and beneficial for those needing extended relief.
No Respiratory Risks: Consuming cannabis in edible form eliminates the risk of lung irritation.
Discreet and Convenient: Edibles are discreet, don’t leave a lingering smell, and are easy to consume without needing additional accessories.


Delayed Onset of Effects: The effects of edibles can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to manifest, making it harder to gauge how much to consume.
Potency and Dosing Challenges: Edibles can be quite potent, and because the effects take longer to kick in, there's a risk of overconsumption.
Longer Duration Might Not Always Be Desirable: For some, the prolonged effects of edibles might be too intense or inconvenient.


In conclusion, whether you prefer smoking cannabis or consuming edibles largely depends on your personal needs and preferences. Smoking offers quick, controllable effects, while edibles provide a longer, more discreet experience. It's important to start with a low dose, especially with edibles, and gradually increase until you find the right balance for your needs. As always, responsible consumption is key, and it’s crucial to stay informed about the laws and regulations regarding cannabis use in your area.
Remember, everyone's experience with cannabis is unique. If you're new to cannabis or considering switching between smoking and edibles, it's always a good idea to consult with knowledgeable dispensary staff who can guide you based on your specific needs and circumstances.