Kinfolk Farms
Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie
LACONTES - Washington
Apple Fritter, Big Bubba Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Slurricane
MAGNOLIA ROAD - Boulder
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Blue Sherbert, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, LA Kush Cake, Layer Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Pudding Pop, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Strawberry Milk, Strawberry Shortcake, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops, Wedding Crasher, Wookie Fruit
NATURES MEDICINE SALIDA
Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (44th)
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (EVANS)
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle
Primal
Colorado Cool-aid, Koko Puffs, Unicorn Poop
ROCKY MOUNTAIN - RIDGWAY
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream
ROOTS RX BASALT
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX EAGLE/VAIL
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX EDWARDS
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX GUNNISON
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX Leadville
Cookies N Cream, Pineapple Blast
Rocky Mountain Blaze
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Papaya Cake, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Rocky Mountain Cannabis - Denver
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Item #9, Koko Puffs, Slap N Tickle, Triangle OG
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Craig
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Triangle OG
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Dinosaur
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Garlic Breath, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Triangle OG
SOLACE MEDS LLC - FC
Apple Fritter, Big Bubba Diesel, Bubba Berry, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Koko Puffs, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado, Strawberry Shortcake, Wedding Crasher
Solace Meds Broadway
Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Wedding Crasher
THE JOINT BY CANNABIS
Apple Fritter, Cookies N Cream, Koko Puffs, Wedding Crasher
THE KIND CASTLE
Apple Fritter, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Headband Kush, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie
The 404
Apple Fritter, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Veritas Cookies
The Dispo (REC)
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Strawberry Shortcake, Tart Pops, Triangle OG, Wedding Crasher
The Happy Camper Palisade
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Headband Kush, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie, Scooby Snax, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Wedding Crasher
Tumbleweed Carbondale
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Veritas Cookies, Wedding Crasher
Tumbleweed Craig
Apple Fritter, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, LA Kush Cake
Tumbleweed Debeque
Bananaghani, Cookies N Cream, Pineapple Blast
Tumbleweed Frisco
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Pineapple Blast
Twin Peaks - REC
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Wedding Crasher
A Cut Above - rec
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Veritas Cookies, Wedding Crasher
BACKCOUNTRY CANNABIS COMPANY
Apple Fritter, Bubba Berry, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Scooby Snax, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel
BUDDY BOY - Walnut St
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Garlic Breath, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Veritas Cookies
BUDDY BOY - York St
Forbidden Melonz, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie
BUDDY BOY -38th
Forbidden Melonz, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie
Buddy Boy - N. Federal
Forbidden Melonz, Poon Tang Pie
Buddy Boy - S. Federal
Forbidden Melonz, Papaya Cake, Poon Tang Pie
Callie's RiNo
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Garlic Breath, Koko Puffs, Slap N Tickle
Canna Cabinet
Apple Fritter, Big Bubba Diesel, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Gas Tanker, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, LA Kush Cake, Papaya Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops, Triangle OG, Unicorn Poop, Wedding Crasher
CannaCo II
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
Cannacura
Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Slurricane
Cherry Peak
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Papaya Cake, Purple Papaya Punch, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Cookies Commerce City
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Cookies Denver
Apple Fritter, Cherry Hills, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Sour Rado, Strawberry Milk, Tart Pops
Cookies Pueblo
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
EUFLORA 16th Street
Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Pineapple Blast, Strawberry Shortcake
EUFLORA Buckley Rd
Strawberry Shortcake
EUFLORA Gun Club Rd
Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Pineapple Blast, Strawberry Shortcake
EUFLORA Longmont
Big Bubba Diesel, Pineapple Blast
Elevated
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Cherry Punch, Koko Puffs, Tart Pops
Golden Meds - Sante Fe
Apple Fritter, Colorado Cool-aid, LA Kush Cake, Slap N Tickle, Strawberry Shortcake, Wedding Crasher
Herbal Healing
Banana Kush, GG4, Garlic Breath, Miracle Alien Cookies, OG Sin, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
High Plainz Strains 2
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Strawberry Shortcake, Wedding Crasher
KIND CARE OF COLORADO LLC
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Karma
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher

March 5, 2021

Why Some People Are Swapping Cannabis Edibles for Sublinguals

Dispensary shelves are loaded with an array of non-smokable cannabis options, leading to a key question: Are sublinguals better than edibles? 

They both involve putting a cannabis product in your mouth, but there are large and important differences between edibles and sublinguals. Sublinguals, far from being just another type of edible, are a unique way to tap into the power of cannabinoids.

The difference between edibles and sublinguals: Absorption

The differences between sublinguals and edibles all stem from how the two are absorbed and processed by the body. 

Edibles take the familiar route down to your stomach, where some of what you eat is broken down and eventually passed into the bloodstream. This takes time, hence a wait of 30 to 90 minutes for edibles to kick in, and causes you to lose a significant portion of the good stuff (aka cannabinoids such as THC and CBD) in the digestion process. 

Sublinguals, however, enter the bloodstream through a different passageway: the membranes under your tongue. The area by your salivary glands has a high density of blood vessels, and is an excellent spot for absorbing tinctures and other sublingual medicines. The same is true of the nasal cavity, which is why it is sometimes a landing spot for various pharmaceutical medicines.

Before you go sticking a cannabis chocolate bar under your tongue, be aware of another key difference between edibles and cannabis sublinguals: Many sublinguals coming on the market are prepared in a specific way so that the extracted cannabis oil is atomized into microscopic component parts that can more easily slip into the bloodstream, a process called nanoencapsulation. With traditional edibles, the cannabis oil, not to mention the food it’s in, are generally not going to get too far sublingually.

By taking a shortcut into your blood vessels, sublinguals can have a much quicker onset time: typically 10-20 minutes. This makes them easier to anticipate and time the overall experience, and ramp up gradually according to where you want to land. Sublinguals typically last for around two to four hours, but as always, each person, plant and experience is unique, and your mileage may vary.

The sublingual experience

If smoking cannabis is like jumping over a threshold, with a clear kick-in moment, sublinguals are more like going for a brisk walk while the scenery gradually changes. The onset is quick enough to feel, but gentler than smoking and even some edible experiences. The experience tends to be less intense and easier to dial in than edibles.

Consuming sublinguals may not have the same sense of tradition-steeped ritual around it as other consumption methods, partly because it is a relatively new way of enjoying cannabis. However, what it lacks in history, it makes up for in ease and discretion. Consuming cannabis can be as simple and unobtrusive as placing a strip under the tongue until it dissolves, or a dropperful of liquid and then holding it there until it’s absorbed. 

More bang for your buck

Smoking and vaping rise to the top as far as efficient consumption methods go, but many people would rather spare their lungs and seek out alternatives. 

Anyone who has ever made their own edibles knows they can take a LOT of flower, and results can vary widely because of the home preparation methods. Even with edibles purchased at a dispensary, one must account for differences in our metabolism from moment to moment, not to mention that most of the cannabinoids are lost in the digestion process. For all their merits, edibles are a relatively inefficient delivery system for cannabis. 

Because of the way they work, sublinguals are much more efficient than edibles, and allow for more precise dosing.

When one eats an edible, you can’t know exactly how much THC or CBD will be absorbed into the bloodstream. While the same is technically true for sublinguals, the uncertainty is in a much tighter range. Because it is more efficiently absorbed, sublinguals can be more precisely administered, and you can have a better sense of the amount of cannabinoids you are consuming.

There are more ways than ever to consume cannabis, but the smoothness, subtlety and precision of sublinguals are making them an ever-more popular option, especially as an alternative to traditional edibles.
Learn more about cannabis and cannabinoid products on the Veritas blog.