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How To Use Cannabis Oils or Topicals

Cannabis oils, or topicals as they are often referred, are extracts from cannabis plants. Unprocessed, they contain the same 100 or so active ingredients as the plants, but the balance of compounds depends on the specific plants the oil comes from. The two main active substances in cannabis plants are cannabidiol, or CBD, and delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. The Strains Dispensary team is here to tell you how to use them, and be sure to browse our inventory of oils today!

Using Cannabis Oil

The most effective way to take cannabis oil or topicals is sublingually, where the oil is placed under the tongue with a dropper and absorbed by the mucous membranes that lead directly to the bloodstream. This method allows it to bypass the stomach, which raises the bioavailability (the number of cannabinoids that make it to your bloodstream when your body absorbs the medicine) and takes about 15 to 30 minutes to kick in.

You can also use cannabis oil like you would an edible or a capsule by adding it to food and drinks. While this method is effective, the bioavailability of anything you ingest is generally lower, meaning you won’t absorb the cannabinoids as thoroughly because they must pass through the stomach and the liver. Ingesting cannabis oil can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to kick in depending on things like what you’ve eaten and the speed of your metabolism.

Cannabis Oils For Sale at Strains Dispensary

Whether it’s cannabis-infused topicals, edibles, flower, or any accessories for all your CBD or THC needs, we encourage all our medical patients and recreational consumers to visit Strains Dispensary for top-quality products and information. We have a range of products for veterans or newbies. 


Contact us today or visit our SoCal location and chat with our professional, knowledgeable budtenders serving the Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, and Temecula areas. Remember to check out our FAQs and read up on California Cannabis Laws before planning your next visit!

STIIIZY Cultivation Process

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

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