Cannabis 101

We here at Strovia are constantly researching and learning everything there is to know about the Cannabis plant to be on the cutting edge. Cannabis science does not have to be complicated. This page is here to help our patients understand exactly what is in our medicine and how it affects them. Cannabis can treat a wide variety of ailments if you know how to use it properly. The video to the right is a great place to start with basic information on cannabinoids from Leafly. 

Sublingual Administration

A Lozenge is the fastest and most accurate way to receive your daily dosage of Cannabis. Our method of delivery is referred to as sublingual, and in latin this literally means “under the tongue”. It allows for the absorption of THC and other cannabinoids through the tissues beneath the tongue. Not only is this the fastest method of medication but effects are felt throughout the entire body and your digestive system is bypassed.

 

Most edibles are immediately swallowed and must undergo first-pass metabolism in the liver before entering the circulation in your body. The acidity of your digestive system can reduce the potency of ingested edibles and not make for as accurate of a dosage as a lozenge. Therefore by sucking on a lozenge under your tongue you don’t risk degradation of the cannabinoids in the edible and you get a more accurate dosage.

 

Supercritical CO2 Extracts

The CO2 extraction process consists of pumping pressurized carbon dioxide into a chamber filled with plant matter. When carbon dioxide is subjected to pressure it becomes "supercritical" and has liquid properties while remaining in a gaseous state. Because of the liquid properties of the gas, the CO2 functions as a solvent, pulling the oils and other substances such as pigment and resin from the plant matter. This product is then further refined using lab techniques to create the purest and cleanest extract today, CO2 cannabis oil. 

 

At Strovia we only like the best, and that is why we decided to choose CO2 extract as our medium to introduce cannabis into our creations. Most extraction processes are crude and use dangerous chemicals which are left behind in the final product for the patient to consume. CO2 extractions are clean and quite elegant in the way they can select for certain parts of the plant while leaving behind the undesireables. 

 

Cannabinoids and Terpenes
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