While the use of cannabis dates back to the third millennium BC, the ways that humans have experienced the plant haven’t changed dramatically. With legal medicinal dispensaries being welcomed into our communities, the selection and quality of cannabis products has improved vastly - but the fundamental experience of ingestible products has stayed basically the same. At long last, that’s about to change.
“Nanotechnology” may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but it’s actually the technology underlying one of the biggest advances in cannabis research in recent years. To understand how Nanotechnology works - and how it’s going to change ingestibles in a major way - let’s start with a quick refresher on how these products are absorbed by the body.
Traditional edibles are made by infusing a food or beverage with a fat-soluble cannabis oil. When consumed, this oil must be processed through the digestive system, meaning the liver is in charge of processing compounds like THC. When digested, the average person won’t typically experience full effects of the product for 1 ½ - 2 hours after consumption. In other words, they’re not quick.
Nano ingestibles also start with cannabis oil, but here’s the key difference: using Nanoemulsification, the cannabis oil is transformed into tiny water-soluble cannabinoids. When ingested, these tiny particles are so small that they bypass the digestive system entirely, and the cannabis compounds get absorbed into the bloodstream much more rapidly and efficiently, allowing onset times as fast as 15-30 minutes. Fast-acting ingestibles? Now this is technological progress at its finest.
Select Squeeze is one new product that takes full advantage of Nanotechology. This THC product comes in a discreet, compact bottle, and with its easy dose reservoir, it even takes the guesswork out of measuring doses addressing another longstanding gripe of patients familiar with ingestibles. Without the waiting time associated with traditional ingestibles, the flexibility that Squeeze is going to give patients is hard to overstate. Suddenly, relief is possible anytime. And with a range of tasty flavors, the options are delicious.
Major innovations in the world of cannabis don’t happen all that often. But in the case of Select Squeeze, it was definitely worth the wait.
Photography by: India Sleem