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...

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...

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...

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...

The many ways of consuming cannabis

Cannabis affects each person in different ways. Some people prefer smoking flower or vaping while others choose products that offer easier dosing, such as capsules or tinctures. The rapidly-growing categories of options provides plenty of opportunity to cater to tastes, tolerance level, lifestyle and effects. There is no single product that is ideal for everyone and no dosage that fits every...

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...

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...

Did you know that cannabis can help with arthritis?

While there is a long way to go before we fully understand and unlock the potential of the cannabis plant, more and more patients are taking advantage of this natural opportunity for medicinal remedies. New brands and strains are continually being introduced, many of them hybrids targeted at specific health concerns. There has also been new innovation in consumption methods. Today’s flowers...

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...

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,...