Cannabis Education

STRAINS AND TERPENES

The type of cannabis strain and its terpenes significantly influence the outcome and feel of cannabis usage. Let's dive into the various strains like Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid, as well as the importance of terpenes. Our Cannabis Guide will help you discover ways to consume and the right amounts.

STRAINS

Indica: Typically associated with relaxing, sedative effects, and body high. May be suitable for evening use or treating pain, insomnia, and anxiety.
Sativa: Often linked to uplifting, energizing effects, and cerebral high. May be suitable for daytime use or promoting creativity, focus, and socialization.
Hybrid: A blend of Indica and Sativa strains, offering a balance of effects. May be tailored to specific needs and preferences.

TERPENES

Organic compounds responsible for the aroma and flavor of cannabis. Influence the overall effects and therapeutic benefits of a strain. Some common terpenes include:

Myrcene: Known for its earthy, musky aroma and potential sedative effects.
Limonene: Exhibits a citrus aroma and may offer mood-enhancing and stress-relieving properties.
Caryophyllene: Characterized by a spicy, peppery scent and may provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits.
Pinene: Recognizable by its pine-like aroma and may promote alertness and memory retention.

Strain & Terpene Guidance:

  • Strain selection should be based on individual needs, preferences, and desired effects.
  • Experiment with different strains and terpene profiles to find the best match for your needs.
  • Consult with knowledgeable staff at our cannabis dispensary for personalized recommendations.

CONSUMPTION & DOSAGE

Understanding the various consumption methods is essential for a safe and enjoyable cannabis experience. This section will provide an overview of the common ways to use cannabis.

SMOKING

Traditional and popular method of consumption.
Fast onset of effects (within minutes).
Allows for easy dose control through inhalation.
Can be harsh on the lungs and throat.

VAPORIZING (VAPING)

A healthier alternative to smoking, heat cannabis without combustion.
Fast onset of effects (within minutes).
Discreet, produces less odor than smoking.
May require a higher initial investment for a vaporizer device.

EDIBLES

Consumed orally in in food or drinks.
Slow onset of effects (1-2 hours).
Long-lasting effects (4-8 hours).
Can be challenging to control dosage, so start low and go slow.

TINCTURES

Place under tongue or added to food or drink.
Faster onset of effects than edibles.
Easy and discreet consumption method.
Allows for precise dosing.

TOPICALS

Applied directly to skin in the form of creams, balms, & lotions.
Ideal for localized pain and inflammation.
Does not produce psychoactive effects.
Onset time varies depending on the individual.

Dosage Guidance:

  • Start with a low dose, especially for beginners or those sensitive to THC.
  • Gradually increase the dose to find the optimal amount for desired effects.
  • Track your consumption and effects to help determine the right dosage for you.
  • Consult a healthcare professional if you have concerns or questions about your cannabis use.
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