A Beginner’s Guide to CBD/THC

How to Use CBD & THC

At Maxxcanna, we believe in the power of both CBD & THC as natural wellness supplements. While you may already know THC for its pain-relieving, sleep assisting and creativity boosting properties, CBD offers many of the same benefits but without the psychoactive effects.

But did you know that both are versatile in the way they can be consumed?

We offer a wide range of hemp and cannabis products to cater to the diverse needs of your lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a quick and convenient option or a more traditional method, we have a product that will work for you. But with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right CBD/THC product.

That’s why we’ve put together a guide to help you explore the different ways you can take CBD & THC and the products available in each category. 


A Note on Bioavailability:

“Bioavailability” is a term that refers to how effectively a compound is absorbed by the body. When it comes to CBD & THC, the method of delivery can greatly impact its bioavailability.

Vapes have the highest rate of bioavailability at round 60% of the THC/CBD being fully absorbed with each puff.

One example of this is the difference between taking Oil Tinctures sublingually versus blending them with food or drink. When taken sublingually, the CBD/THC enters the bloodstream quicker and the effects are felt sooner. On the other hand, when taken as a CBD/THC edible, the compound must pass through the digestive system, which can slow down the absorption rate.

It’s important to note that individual factors can also impact the CBD/THC’s bioavailability. These include things like your unique body type, metabolism, and prior experiences with CBD/THC. Additionally, the strength and type of product you choose, such as Full-Spectrum CBD, CBD Isolate or Delta-8/Delta-9 THC can also affect bioavailability.

In this discussion, we’re going to focus on the different methods of delivery for taking CBD/THC, as this plays a key role in how effectively the compound is absorbed by the body.

Sublingual CBD Products

The term “sublingual” refers to administering a product under the tongue. This is the method in which CBD or THC is absorbed through the capillaries located there. When taking sublingual CBD tinctures, the product is held under the tongue for 60 seconds to maximize absorption.

One of the main benefits of taking CBD/THC sublingually is that it enters the bloodstream quickly and the effects can be felt in as little as 15 minutes. This is faster than other methods such as edibles, which have to pass through the digestive system and can lose some of their potency.

Compared to CBD/THC edibles, sublingual CBD has a much higher bioavailability, which means that a higher percentage of the compound is absorbed into the bloodstream. The bioavailability can range from 15-35% depending on the carrier oil used. And using natural coconut-derived MCT oil can increase the bioavailability into the higher range.

Because of the high bioavailability, sublingual CBD allows you to lower your dosage while still achieving the same effectiveness as other products. Overall, sublingual is a solid and effective method of delivery for CBD.

CBD Oil Tincture

CBD tinctures are versatile in that they can be taken sublingually, or added to food or drinks. To take sublingually, extract the CBD oil with the provided dropper and place it under the tongue for 60 seconds for maximum absorption. Avoid eating or drinking for the next 10 minutes to allow any residual CBD oil to be absorbed.

When choosing a serving size, it’s important to start with the lowest possible dosage and gradually increase it until you find the right amount for you. It’s also important to not increase the dosage on the same day to avoid building up tolerance.

Our CBD tinctures come in a variety of strengths, ranging from 17mg CBD (in our 500mg bottles) to 100mg CBD (in our 6000mg bottles) per one-dropper serving. Keep in mind to store the tincture at room temperature, away from light to preserve the oil.

We offer two types of CBD Oils, each with its own advantages.

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Our powerful Full-Spectrum CBD Relief Drops makes full use of the entourage effect to give you most effective relief. Made with the full plant extraction which includes all the cannabinoids and other beneficial compounds found in hemp, offers the greatest possible benefits for sleep, anxiety, pain and more.

Our CBD Isolate Oil Relief Drops is the perfect product for those seeking the benefits of CBD but without any trace amounts of THC. While you will not get the entourage effect, CBD Isolate will still give you most of the same benefits for sleep, anxiety and pain relief.

CBD & THC Edibles

CBD & THC edibles, such as gummies, offer a convenient and tasty way to consume CBD/THC, but have a lower bioavailability rate compared to other methods. The CBD/THC must pass through the digestive system, which causes some of its strength to be lost. However, CBD/THC edibles have the advantage of staying in the system for a longer time, allowing the benefits to be experienced for a longer period.

For example, the average serving size of our CBD/THC Gummies is 1 gummy. If you are new to taking CBD or THC, you may choose to start with one gummy and gauge your tolerance before taking a full serving. Consuming CBD or THC edibles is straightforward, you simply eat them.

It is important to store your edibles in a cool, dry place and away from direct light to maintain their potency.

CBD Gummies

Why can’t all-natural relief also be delicious? We’ve got both CBD Isolate and Full-Spectrum CBD gummy options, and available in with 3 tasty flavours all together in one tasty package: Blue Raspberry, Peach Hearts & Sour Cherry!

Delta-8 THC Gummies

Looking for the same benefits of CBD, but with the creativity and mind-enhacing effects of the THC? Delta-8 is the perfect option if you want a more smooth-htting and mild version. Available in 2 yummy flavours: Blue Raspberry & Cola.

Delta-9 THC Gummies

Looking for the OG Delta-9 THC experience? Check out these tasty and mind & body altering candies available in sweet and tangy Blue Raspberry and caramely and fizzy Cola.

CBD & THC Vapes

Out of all methods, vaping has the highest bioavailability at around 60%. This means your body absorbs about 60% of all the cannabinoids consumed, compared to 30-40% with oils and 15-30% with edibles.

Out of all products, CBD & THC vapes hit you the fastest.

Vaping is also just a fun and convenient way to rapidly get your required dose of CBD or THC. So feel free to puff-puff pass-pass with our delicious and smooth-tasting vapes.


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Full-Spectrum CBD Vapes

Experience the healing mind & body relief of Full-Spectrum CBD in an easy to use and convenient package. This CBD Vape rechargeable and disposable, small and discrete and smooth hitting as well as super tasty! Available in both Super Strawberry and Blue Raspberry.

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Delta-8 THC Vapes

Experience the smooth, mind & body relaxing and enhancing effects of Delta-8 THC in an easy to use and convenient vape. This is for those wanting the experience as Delta-9 THC, but with a more mild high.  Available in both Super Strawberry and Blue Raspberry.

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Delta-9 THC Vapes

Soothe your mind & body and elevate your creativity with our smoothing tasting Delta-9 THC Vapes. This is for those wanting the OG Delta-9 THC experience. Also available in both Super Strawberry and Blue Raspberry.

Topical Products

CBD topicals, such as creams, balms, masks, and bath bombs, provide localized relief for dry skin, muscle and joint pain. These hemp-derived products are a natural and effective alternative to chemical-laden sports creams and bath products. They are also organic, cruelty-free, and free of GMOs. The bioavailability of CBD topicals can be quite high, up to 45%, making them a strong option for delivering CBD to the body.

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CBD Balms/Creams

Dealing with chronic muscle or joint pain, arthritis or even dry or irritated skin? Our CBD Topicals are the perfect choice for targeted relief of body pain and for treating irritated or distressed skin. Made with 100% pure and healing plant ingredients and CBD Isolate and available in a scent-free option and Lavender-Chamomile.

To Summarize

We hope that this guide has helped you feel more comfortable with exploring the various CBD and THC products available and finding the best one for your needs. Remember that CBD and THC have many potential benefits and we encourage you to take the time to discover which products work best for you. Wishing you all the best on your journey to wellness.

Ready to explore CBD & THC? Try one of our delicious, wellness-boosting CBD Gummies and THC Gummies!