Cannabis Basics

Cannabis Basics


1. Select your Method of Consumption. Each method will have varying degrees of dosing accuracy. For example, it’s much easier to dose by eating one gummy containing 10mg of Cannabinoids than attempting to dose 10mg of Cannabinoids by vaporizing oil or smoking flower.

2. Divide the total milligrams of Cannabinoids in a product by the total amount of milliliters, ounces, or grams of total matter in that product.

For example: 1000mg of CBD in a 30ml bottle = approx. 33mg/ml

In other words, 1 ml of the product will contain 33mg of CBD.

For example: 15% of CBD in 1 gram of flower = approx. 150mg/gram

3. Decide your dose based on Cannabinoid type and expected effects. The suggested dose will vary based on consumption method and the bioavailability of Cannabinoids, the type of Cannabinoids consumed, and the effects you would like to experience. 

CBD Dosing Chart

THC Dosing Chart


The main two methods of consuming Cannabinoids include ingesting and inhaling. You can also apply Cannabinoids topically, consume sublingually, or insert vaginally/rectally. Each method of consumption has varying dosing accuracy, onset time, and bioavailability.

1. Dose Accuracy: Ingesting and applying sublingually (under the tongue) are most accurate in terms of determining the actual dosage consumed. These methods of consumption are great for microdosing. Inhalation is the least accurate form of dosing; it’s more difficult to determine the dose consumed when smoking Cannabis.

2. Bioavailability of Cannabinoids: When consuming Cannabinoids the “true dose” is the amount of Cannabinoids that actually enter the bloodstream to produce a biological response and cause expected effects. Ingesting has the lowest bioavailability of about 15% of the dose consumed while inhalation has the highest bioavailability of about 40%.

3. Onset Time: The amount of time it takes to feel anticipated effects, whether immediately or within hours, depends on the method of consumption. When ingesting Cannabinoids you can expect a longer onset time while inhaling brings about effects almost immediately.

Cannabis Bioavailability


Chicago Cannabis Company® specializes in Cannabinoid-infused products containing less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC on a dry weight basis. Cannabis plants containing less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC are considered “hemp” plants by federal and state law and regulated as an agricultural product.

Cannabinoids are chemicals produced by Cannabis plants and can be extracted from Cannabis plant material. Cannabinoids mainly include CBD, CBG, CBN, and THC but there are many more! Cannabinoids are extracted from Cannabis plants, refined, and used to infuse products like oils, gummies, and balms.

Each Cannabinoid will trigger a unique response when interacting with our Endocannabinoid system, largely depending on the individual's biochemistry at the time of consumption. One of the major differences between Cannabinoids is whether they induce intoxicating effects.

For example, THC is known to have psychotropic properties which can provoke feelings of depersonalization, derealisation, drowsiness, amnesia, and altered internal and external perceptions, while non-intoxicating Cannabinoids like CBD and CBG do not cause these effects.



Chicago Cannabis Company® was founded in 2018, following the federal legalization of Cannabis containing less than 0.3% THC. The 2018 Farm Bill marked a new chapter in the U.S. Cannabis industry, which effectively legalized all Cannabinoids extracted from the Cannabis plant (so long as that plant has less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC).

Our Cannabinoid-infused products are similar to THC-infused products found in dispensaries. We infuse products with the same type of extracts and distillates, but with lower THC concentration, and offer a wide selection of Cannabinoid-specific formulations. We follow Good Manufacturing Practices, provide supplement facts, list product ingredients, and lab test our products for purity and potency.

Our mission is to create a cannabis company that Chicagoans can be proud of. We are building a company rooted in accountability, transparency, and workplace satisfaction in which workers share accountability for the work, authority over how goals are met, discretion over resource use, and ownership of information and knowledge related to the work. Thank you for your support on this journey!

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