What is the Entourage Effect?
The Entourage Effect is a perfectly normal, and even desirable effect. Many cannabis and hemp enthusiasts look to achieve with cannabis products, to enjoy their fullest therapeutic benefits. The Entourage Effect is defined as a proposed mechanism by which cannabis compounds other than THC, work together to modulate the overall psychotropic effects of the plant.
THC and CBD are the most prevalent cannabinoids within the plant, but the cannabis and cannabinoids within it are much deeper than simply these two. Cannabinoids and terpenes work together acting on the cannabinoid receptors within our brain in order to give the user a number of desirable effects.
The Entourage effect is also showing great progress in terms of mental health treatment, and has assisted in expanding the breadth of smaller holistic medicines such as essential oils. Cannabis strains have grown and changed rapidly over the years, but what truly makes each strain unique is its presence of a full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes.
Full Spectrum CBD products, or using a conjunction of different cannabinoids, from Delta 8, to CBD, or CBG, are some of the best ways to achieve this effect. The different compounds in cannabis are what make the cannabis plant what it is. A plant with a numerous amount of benefits that could positively impact an individual’s life.
Is this Possible with Hemp?
For sure it is possible with hemp. Cannabis extracts, as well as hemp derived ones, have come a tremendously long way, in particular within the last 5 years. There are concentrates now that are almost 100% pure THC. As well as this, there are CBD oils with up to 10,000 MG of CBD, and CBD isolate that can reach up to 99.9% pure CBD.
The hemp industry has come a tremendous way from its inception, as hemp cultivators have worked hard in conjunction with the 2018 Farm Bill in order to create a greater array of cannabinoid products. Dr Ethan Russo, one of the most well known and versed in the world of terpenes and cannabinoids has worked with companies such as True Terpenes in order to create this effect.
It is important to note that while this effect is certainly desirable to many, this is not to say that it is impossible to have side effects. Some of the side effects may include but are not limited to: Dry Mouth, Munchies, Red Eyes, Short Term Memory Impairment.
As such, it is important to state that while attempting to achieve this effect, one should not be operating a motor vehicle or other form of heavy machinery. While one can just take CBD, and CBN, and technically not be intoxicated in a classical sense, it has been shown that cannabinoid exposure can harm driving performance, so caution is recommended.
What Products do you Recommend?
Here at Ghost Vapors we carry a wide array of cannabinoids, however, there are a few “writers choice” products that I would like to feature for the entourage effect.
What better place to start than with our Delta 8 Cartridge. Our Delta 8 carts pack a punch, being that they are 94% Delta 8 THC, what else would one expect. Our formulation works wonderfully with our array of delicious terpenes, from Skywalker OG, to Cherry Pie, there is a cart to satisfy any smoker’s tastes and needs. This is a great way to get Delta 8 working within the entourage effect, as it is so highly concentrated, and tasty too.
Following this, I would recommend some Matterhorn CBG Hemp Flower. Our Matterhorn CBG is cultivated for one of the most desirable cannabinoids on the market, cannabigerol. Cannabigerol, or CBG, has shown a tremendous amount of therapeutic benefits, including as a method of preventing anxiety.
CBG use has shown promise medically, helping treat conditions such as IBS, and due to its causing of a drop in eye pressure, it has potential in glaucoma treatment as well. Our Matterhorn is noted for its pleasant citrus aroma, and piney inhale. Users report feeling calmer, at ease, and have their overall mood boosted after the use of CBG.
Want to read more about CBG? Check that out here.
Finally, I would recommend the Black Jack CBD Flower as an option to help achieve this effect. Our Black Jack is a beautiful bud, with hints of orange within a bright green flower. This is a hybrid strain, however, it most definitely presents itself as a sativa in comparison to its Berry Blossom counterpart within our line of CBD products.
CBD has anti inflammatory properties, as well as anti anxiety properties. It will not, however, get the user high. I’m sure we have all been around someone that has gotten too high, and uncomfortable, without much solution.
CBD could actually help bring that person down, and dull the high. For many, CBD is the only cannabis product they use and with good reason. The pros easily outweigh the cons, if there are any.
The Entourage Effect is one of the most desirable in cannabis, and is good for both rookie and veteran smokers alike. We hope that you achieve that effect with us, and continue to enjoy our products.