If you've taken a look at our curated collections, you've probably noticed there are a few products with ratios — displayed as numbers separated by colons — in their product titles.
The first and most important thing to note is that every ratio is based on a CBD:THC breakdown, where CBD comes first in every equation.
- 3:1 ratios contain 3mg CBD for every 1mg THC.
- 5:1 ratios contain 5mg CBD for every 1mg THC.
- 1:5 ratios contain 1mg CBD for every 5mg THC.
These ratios make it easy to identify and select your ideal blend of cannabinoids and therapeutic agents — the last thing we'd want is for you to order a 1:5 edible expecting a CBD-dominant experience... then finding yourself in a psychedelic wonderland.
What are the benefits of cannabinoid ratios? Enter entourage effect.
The entourage effect is essentially the concept that cannabis’ effects are not caused by a single compound (such as THC), but are instead the result of a team effort by all of the compounds present in a single specimen of cannabis. This explains why different strains can make you feel completely different things, even though they are the exact same plant.
In practical terms, it means that the terpenes, flavonoids, and minor cannabinoids contribute to the effects just as much as THC and CBD do. If you’ve ever tried a cannabinoid isolate such as THC isolate, you might notice intoxicating effects, but those intoxicating effects might have no “character.”
Click the button below for our article on the entourage effect. We summarize
- What it is,
- Why it's so difficult to research, and
- The argument for holism (whole-plant) versus reductionism (isolated ingredients)