How does cannabis work in the body?
When cannabis is ingested or inhaled, cannabinoids from the plant (such as THC and CBD) bind and interact with the receptors throughout the body to create a variety of effects. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary, active ingredient in cannabis and includes psychoactive properties. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most abundant chemical compound and does not cause any feelings of euphoria but is known to relieve feelings of anxiety.
When shopping cannabis at Hana Dispensaries, you may notice strains are mainly categorized by indica, sativa and hybrid. Indicas are generally associated with sedating, relaxing effects while sativas are considered energizing, with uplifting, cerebral effects. Hybrids can be any mix of the two. However, the chemical compounds of each strain (cannabinoids and terpenes) are what determines the effects.
It’s important to explore different strains and combinations as every individual will experience different effects. Some strains labeled as indicas may be the boost of energy you need to get through your day while varied strains labeled as sativas are the perfect nightcaps.
Recreational & Medicinal Cannabis
Whether for medicinal or recreational purposes, your cannabis expectations are unique. It may take some time to figure out consumption methods, THC and CBD levels and terpenes. By learning more about the different strains of cannabis, asking questions of our knowledgeable staff and responsibly experimenting, you’ll discover favorites that work best for your specific needs and preferences. Hana Dispensaries is here to help and provide the most rewarding experience possible.