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Cannabis 101

CANNABINOIDS:
in simple terms

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. The two most prominent ones are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Both compounds interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system in different ways. THC binds with the body’s CB1 receptors to produce a sense of euphoria or high. CBD creates a weak bond and is non-psychoactive while providing many benefits and no noticeable side effects.

COMMON CANNABIS TERPENES

Terpenes are organic aromatic compounds found naturally in cannabis and other plants that give the plant its distinctive aroma and contribute to its flavor. Terpenes are believed to provide a range of therapeutic benefits to the user. Here are the top terpenes found in cannabis and the reported effects of each.

EFFECTS: how & why

Terpenes play a significant role in the benefits and effects of the cannabis plant – they interact with THC and CBD to create an “entourage effect.” The aromatic compounds work in synergy with the chemical compounds to create a combined impact that improves the overall effect of the cannabis. In fact, terpenes are why certain strains may make you feel extra energetic and creative, while others make you feel calm and relaxed. Cannabis has a different effect on every user. It is wise to follow the adage: start low and go slow. There are many factors that will impact the effect cannabis will have on you: Terpene Benefit, Dosage, Environment, Method of Use, Mindset, Experience, and Cannabinoid Benefits.

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INGEST

Edibles, capsules and tinctures are all ingested. Tinctures can be placed under the tongue to feel the effects almost as quickly as smoking or vaporizing…or swallowed for a longer-lasting effect with less euphoria. An edible sends the THC through your digestive system before going to your bloodstream, so it can take up to two hours to feel the effects which are more intense and last longer.

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SMOKE

Smoking is one of the quickest ways to feel the effects of cannabis. The cannabinoids from the plant travel to your lungs and the THC is sent directly to your bloodstream. Expect the effects to last anywhere from one to four hours depending on your tolerance level, the THC content of your flower and how much you smoke.

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TOPICALS

Cannabis-infused lotions, balms and oils are applied to the skin and absorbed for localized relief of pain or inflammation. Topicals are non-intoxicating (even if they contain THC) as they don't pass into your bloodstream. Topicals are used for their therapeutic benefits.

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VAPE

A discreet method of inhalation. You’re inhaling a more concentrated form of the plant making it more potent and the cannabinoids are sent directly to your bloodstream. You will feel the effects almost immediately and they can last from one to four hours depending on your tolerance level.

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