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Cannabis 101

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What to know

The endocannabinoid system or ECS is made up of receptors (CB1 and CB2) that work to send signals between the brain and the body for the purposes of maintaining homeostasis. CB1 and CB2 receptors are found everywhere in the body, including brain cells, bloodstream, immune system, and nervous system. The ECS produces natural cannabinoids for the purpose of regulating mood, appetite, pain, stress levels, inflammation, and more.

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.

Cannabis Strains

When shopping cannabis at [name], 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. [name] is here to help and provide the most rewarding experience possible.