Choosing the right cannabis consumption method is all about finding what you’re comfortable with while understanding the different dosing and effects of each consumption method.


Dried flower is one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis. After inhalation, the cannabis can create a noticeable effect within minutes and can last for several hours. Due to the quick onset of consuming flower, many people choose flower as their main way to consume cannabis. Kaya Connection is pleased to offer the Parksville community the best cannabis flower variety around.

Flower buds are typically broken up with a grinder or scissors. The cannabis can then be rolled into a joint, or packed into a pipe, bong or vaporizer.

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Prerolled pile of cannabis joints


A joint is dried cannabis flower wrapped in paper and is intended to be smoked. Many people prefer to roll their own joints themselves or by using a machine or a pre-rolled cone.
For ease and convenience, flower is also available for purchase in pre-rolled joints. Pre-rolls are offered in packages with a single pre-roll, double or multiple pre-rolls.


Some people choose to consume cannabis flower by smoking a pipe or bong. Both pipes and bongs are typically made from glass or silicon, but can be made from other materials too. The design includes a “bowl” to place the cannabis flower into and a mouthpiece through which a person inhales the product. The cannabis flower is lit with either a butane lighter or a hemp wick. Pipes tend to be smaller than bongs and usually fit in your hand. Bongs can come in any size, but always have a little bit of water in the bottom creating a bubbling effect during inhalation.

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Cannabis infused beer and beverage cans


Cannabis beverages come in many flavours and varieties including sparkling and flat waters and juices, tea bags and powders – all containing THC or CBD, or a mix of both. The beverages (excluding the tea bags) are made from cannabis extract or concentrate and there is an emulsification process used to make the extracts soluble. The effects of beverages can take a while before the user feels them. Onset can be instant to 4 hours, with duration lasting up to 12 hours.


Cannabis vaporization is growing in popularity among people interested in consuming cannabis in an easy, discreet manner. The rise of vaporizers in the cannabis industry can also be attributed to studies leading to the belief that vaporization is a healthier alternative to smoking flower. Vaping cannabis involves heating cannabis flower or concentrate with a vaporizer to a temperature that turns the active compounds (cannabinoids and terpenes) into vapor to be inhaled by the consumer. Most cannabis vaporizers are portable but some are tabletop versions. There are many choices of pre-filled cannabis vape cartridges, disposable pens and vaporizers as well as all the vape accessories you can think of available at Kaya Connection.

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Cannabis oil and bud


Cannabis oil is made from cannabis extract and mixed with a carrier oil creating a liquid. Oilcan be consumed by placing the desired amount under the tongue to consume sublingually, by swallowing or by adding the desired amount to your favorite food creating a smokeless experience. Oil requires precision measuring so a dropper or syringe is usually provided with your purchase. Cannabis oil can provide long lasting effects. The effects can take anywhere from up to 30 minutes to 2 hours to begin and can last up to 12 hours. Start low and go slow!


An even more precise way to consume cannabis. Each spray of the nozzle offers a very precise amount of cannabis oil to be distributed to the consumer. Sprays tend to come in a higher potency of the active compounds that cannabis users seek so that precision is needed. To be ingested, the spray can be put under the tongue or into the cheek offering the consumer a smokeless cannabis experience. A cannabis spray will have the similar onset and duration as cannabis oil.

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Cannabis CBD and THC capsules


Don’t have time for precision? Try cannabis oil capsules otherwise known as softgels in the cannabis industry. Cannabis oil is mixed with a carrier oil and put into a gelatin casing. Capsules are designed with exact THC/CBD doses and are a great way to start consuming cannabis. Capsules are a hassle-free way to enjoy cannabis oil. Onset time can be within 30 minutes of consumption but may take longer. A consumer could feel the effects for up to 12 hours.


Dabbing has quickly become one of the most popular consumption methods amongst long term cannabis users. It offers a high potency and flavour packed experience. Dabs are portions of cannabis concentrates that you vaporize using a dab rig – a glass chamber similar to a bong that uses a “banger” instead of a “bowl”. Consumers use a butane torch or e-nail to bring the banger to a temperature where the dab can vaporize instantly.This process is known as “dabbing”. The concentrated form of cannabis is usually much more potent than cannabis flower. Forms of dabs include shatter, live rosin, and hash rosin. Dabbing is for experienced cannabis users only as onset is instant and duration can last up to 12 hours, giving the user a sometimes intense experience.

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Cannabis edibles chocolate and marijuana leaf


Edibles are quickly gaining popularity among cannabis users. Edibles combine cannabis distillate with premium ingredients to create a delicious way to consume cannabis in a smokeless experience. Yummy cannabis gummies, chews, varieties of chocolates and mints have found their way to our shelves at Kaya Connection Parksville. You will be sure to find something to suit your tastes. Edibles can take longer to take effect on the body depending on your metabolization. Its recommended to start with 1 edible and wait at least 4 hours to see how you feel before consuming more when trying a new product.


Cannabis topicals are products such as lotions and oils that have been infused with cannabis extracts and are meant to be applied to the external surface of the body. They contain THC or CBD, or a mix of both cannabinoids. When cannabis extracts are applied topically, the effects will generally only be felt where the product was applied and can be instant. The duration will depend on your body’s metabolism rate. Most people feel effects locally for up to 6 hours.

Cannabis topical lotions and oils