All about THC strips

Published Apr 4, 2019 10:36 a.m. ET

THC strips are less common on the recreational cannabis products market than dried bud flower, but they are slowly gaining popularity among both the medical community and others. Especially popular for those in search of a way to consume high doses of the cannabinoid THC in a healthier manner, using easy to predict pre-measured doses. Unfortunately, these are one of the few products that you won’t be able to get a prescription for yet, but until that option is available, you can look online to find them sold by several trusted websites that will ship worldwide. Here we will talk about what THC strips are, how they are used to treat medical conditions, how to use them yourself and  how the cannabinoids interact with a person’s system once the THC has been absorbed.

What they are

THC strips are often labeled as THC infused breath freshening strips since so many contain flavors and colors to make the experience of using THC more enjoyable. They are a portable option that doesn’t require heat or fancy tools to use and generally come in packs that contain multiple single dose THC strips that can range anywhere from 5mg to a whopping 100mg of THC each.

How THC strips work

THC strips are taken and absorbed orally which makes the process of processing the cannabinoids take longer than when they are smoked or vaped. This is made up for by the intensity of the THC hitting all at once when it does make it to the user’s bloodstream. When THC strips are used the THC is partially absorbed in the stomach, but most of the cannabinoids will make it to the stomach and be processed there. The THC is absorbed by the stomach lining and makes its way to the liver before the effects can be felt. THC strips can take up to two hours to fully take effect, and the results will typically last anywhere from 6-12 hours.

What THC strips are used for

Even though current regulation keeps THC strips from being offered to patients through their healthcare provider, they seem to be used just as often for medicinal reasons as they are by recreational cannabis users. THC is psychoactive but also displays characteristics that are helpful in the relief of pain, depression, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and many other medical conditions.

How to use THC strips

THC Strips will usually come in a pack that dispenses one single strip at a time. The packaging should list the THC content to give you an idea of what to expect from the effects. One piece at a time can be placed underneath the tongue and left there until it has completely dissolved. The number of THC strips you will want to take at any one time will depend on your tolerance and the reasons you have for using it. Recommended guidelines to start within are divided by a person’s previous experience with THC.

Beginners

If you don’t have any experience with THC or cannabis products than a low dose of 5 mg-10 mg is an excellent starting point.

Intermediate

Those that have used cannabis or THC products on a semi-regular basis or have some prior history with it may benefit from a slightly higher range of 20mg-50mg of THC.

Expert

Seasoned regular cannabis or THC products consumers will have built a tolerance to the cannabinoids over time and are safe starting in a much higher dose than beginners, anywhere from 60 mg to 100 mg of THC.

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