Marijuana tinctures are becoming quite popular

Cannabis tinctures are becoming a go-to method for recreational consumers. They offer precision and efficient dosage with very little effort and can be transported and enjoyed just about anywhere. Cannabis tinctures are a form of extract that is created by soaking flowers in solvent. The process removes the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes from the excess plant material, resulting in a...

Trying to find the right cannabis edible for you

The selection of cannabis edibles has greatly improved and expanded since the original weed brownies recreational enthusiasts baked at home. With marijuana becoming big business, more brands and strains are being introduced all the time. A great deal of effort has been put into creating edibles with a pleasant texture and flavor. Today there are cannabis-infused cooking oils as well as beverages...

Up to date information on legal marijuana

In 2021, four more states legalized recreational cannabis. In 2022, only Rhode Island has crossed over to allowing adult-use weed. It is surprising that more states haven’t amended their laws considering public support and potential income. At this point, 19 states now allow full legalization of recreational marijuana. Nineteen others have instituted medical marijuana programs. The majority of...

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...

Cannabis laws are changing

Cannabis has a very long history, complex chemistry and sometimes confusing legal status. In recent years, the stigma against cannabis has begun to wear off. As more states throughout the country legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana use, more people become interested and intrigued by the plant. For anyone new to cannabis, there’s lots to learn. To start, cannabis is a psychoactive...

Preparing for a first time visit to the dispensary

For recreational beginners or medicine patients, the first time visit to the dispensary can be intimidating. The inside of  the dispensary is something few are familiar with. There are a lot more products on the shelves than just a few short years ago. There is a wide range of terms that are confusing and may seem mysterious. Plus, purchasing cannabis isn’t like buying over-the-counter...

The history of cannabis

Although there has been a stigma associated with marijuana for quite some time, its use as an herbal remedy dates back thousands of years. There is a written account of cannabis use by a Chinese emperor and healer from 2757 B.C.E. Wild cannabis plants were commonly used in meals, teas and pastes through Asia and northern Africa. It was seen as a treatment in the ancient eastern world for cramps,...

Getting to know terpenes

There are all sorts of terms surrounding cannabis. Many of these descriptions and categories are unfamiliar and slightly overwhelming to beginners. More and more, terpenes are playing a role in the effects and experience provided by different products. While most people haven’t heard of terpenes, they are actually found in a variety of plants. They are what give them unique scents and tastes....

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...

There are so many different options out there when it comes to cannabis

Of all the different cannabis consumption methods. The easiest might just be topicals. There is no requirement for rolling papers, grinders, batteries, lighters or any extra gear whatsoever. The application doesn’t create smoke, ash, odors or mess. They are totally discreet and yet provide a wide array of medicinal benefits. The cannabinoids in cannabis-infused topicals interact with receptors...