The growing popularity of pre-rolls

Unless someone has spent a lot of time practicing, rolling a joint can be difficult, messy and frustrating. There’s waste and specialized gear required. If the finished product isn’t perfect, there are problems. A joint that won’t stay lit, burns way too fast or develops an overly long ash wrecks the experience. Fortunately, dispensaries offer recreational smokers a solution. A pre-roll is...

How to spot good quality cannabis flower

For recreational cannabis devotees, good quality flower is important. The manner in which the bud was grown, harvested, dried and packaged makes a difference in the smoking experience. Whether the weed is packed into a pipe, bong, joint, blunt or vape, the flavor, smell and potency are all influenced by the integrity of the strain. Today, most cultivation processes are pesticide-free and wholly...

Types of cannabis classifications

Shopping at the cannabis dispensary typically offers three categories. The different strains are referred to as indica, sativa or hybrids. These classifications actually indicate the origin of the plant rather than the effects. Sativas are taller with long, slender, light green leaves. Indicas are shorter, bushier plants with wide, dark green leaves. Due to extensive cross-breeding over hundreds...

Scientific information about CBD

Scientists are gradually expanding their understanding of how cannabinoids interact with the body’s natural endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are very similar to the cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant. Their unique interaction through receptors and enzymes located in the brain and body may result in a more balanced operation of the ECS. The ECS initiates and regulates processes that...

How the Endocannabinoid System works

Visiting a dispensary and purchasing cannabis for the first time can be intimidating. There are a lot of unfamiliar terms and products. Terpenes, cannabinoids, the endocannabinoid system and all sorts of labels are confusing to decipher. Knowledge and understanding of the options ensures confidence in making choices and a superior overall experience with cannabis. The best place to start is with...

Some Cannabis Basics

While not everyone has heard of cannabinoids and terpenes, they are very important in the world of cannabis. The cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, are responsible for the effects produced from consuming cannabis. THC is most well-known for causing the psychoactive effects but also offers curative potential. CBD is gaining notoriety for curative properties. It is non-psychoactive and helps to...

How to spot good flower

Whether for recreational enthusiasts or medicinal patients, dried cannabis flower remains the most popular delivery method. Smokable weed is available in a nearly endless array of indicas, sativas and hybrids. Strains of a wide variety of well-respected brands represent targeted cross-breeding, innovative grow practices and meticulous harvest procedures. Answering public demand, the bud on the...

First trip to medicinal cannabis dispensary

CBD is non-psychoactive, offsets some of the negative effects associated with THC and offers exceptional curative potentialAcquiring a medical marijuana card is a relatively straightforward and swift process. The card provides access to the medicinal marijuana dispensaries in the patient’s home state. However, this qualification doesn’t supply education or information about medicinal...

The stigma against medicinal cannabis

However, the damage was already doneThe use of cannabis for its medicinal properties is not new. There is evidence of marijuana used for healing in ancient times. During the early 60s, the “Hippie Culture” brought on an increase in the use of psychoactive drugs such as cannabis, LSD and peyote. An initial stigma was centered in racism and prejudiced opinions of users. Propaganda was built...