Cannabis Types

Indica

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Indica strain are known to help with insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety and loss of appetite. Can be physically sedating good for relaxing or at bedtime.

Hybrid

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Hybrids fall somewhere in between the indica-sativa spectrum, depending on the traits they inherit from their parent strains.

Sativa

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Sativa strains can help with depression, fatigue, a creative block and lack of focus. Pair well with physical activity, social gatherings and creative projects.

How to Consume Cannabis?

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Flower

Cannabis flower is one of the most familiar products on the market and the most versatile. Cannabis flower can be smoked or vaporized, or used to make concentrates and other infused products.

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Concentrates

Concentrates -- also referred to as extracts -- come in a multitude of textures and consistencies. Concentrates are valued for their versatility and high concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes.

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Edibles

Edibles, which come in many forms from baked goods to beverages, are a popular way to consume cannabis for those who don’t wish to smoke or vaporize flower or concentrates.

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Topical

A lotion or ointment that is applied directly to a part of the body. Topicals are utilized for fast-acting localized relief of inflammation and pain.

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Tincture

Medication made by dissolving cannabis in coconut oil. Tinctures contain a range of cannabinoids and are administered orally, sublingually, or in tandem with a beverage.

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Capsule

A pill-sized, dissolvable cylinder used as a vehicle to administer medication through ingestion. Capsule shells, of which there are many variants, can contain any form of cannabis, even decarboxylated flower.

Terms

Cannabinoid

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Chemical compounds found in cannabis and produced by the human body that interact with our body’s receptors. Endocannabinoids, or internally produced cannabinoids, are an essential component of our bodies cannabinoid system that is largely responsible for maintaining internal balance. Phytocannabinoids, or cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant, mimic the functions of our endocannabinoids and are responsible for the euphoric effects that are associated with THC.

Decarboxylation

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The process of heating a cannabinoid to the point of removing a carboxyl group that enhances its ability to interact with the body’s receptors. Decarboxylation is dependent on time and temperature. For example, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) will naturally decarboxylate into THC over time, or immediately after being exposed to an open flame.

Terpenes

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Organic compounds that provide aroma and flavor in cannabis and a variety of other organisms, including plants and insects. Terpenes are responsible for the aroma and flavors of cannabis and interact with cannabinoids when cannabis is consumed, which influences the effect. Terpenes are formed inside cannabis trichomes and increase in production with light exposure.