Cannabis 101

Welcome to your source for all cannabis-related things. We cover common questions about everything related to cannabis including accessories and extracts. Read on so you can know more about this flower.

CANNABIS was cultivated and used for medicinal and spiritual purposes as far back as 10,000 years ago. In China, they even used it as an anesthetic for surgery. Because of its strength, hemp was originally used in the making of ropes, textiles and building materials. Even now, cannabis is being used for medicinal, spiritual, and recreational purposes. Learn more about cannabis below.

What is the difference between marijuana, cannabis and hemp?

They are different names for the same herb. Cannabis is the general name for a number of plants in the same family. Hemp is one kind of cannabis that will not make you high because it contains less than 0.3% THC. Marijuana is a type of cannabis that will give you a high because it contains high levels of THC.

Was cannabis legal before?

Yes, all types of cannabis used to be legal for centuries. They only became illegal from the middle of the twentieth century, which is only a few decades ago.

Will raw cannabis with high THC make me high?

No. Raw cannabis contains THC-A and CBD-A. Only the application of heat will convert CBD-A into CBD and THC-A into THC. That is when it becomes psychoactive.

Is the whole cannabis plant usable?

No. The dried female cannabis flower is the one where all the magic happens because it produces more cannabinoids than the male plants. Growers practice Sinsemilla, i.e. they make sure that female plants are not fertilized so that there are no seeds. Here is why. Pollination and subsequent seed development consume considerable plant nutrients and severely reduce cannabinoid and terpene production. Also, seeds tend to pop when smoked or vaped, producing uneven smoke which users dislike. The flower is also used to make extracts, concentrates, topicals and edibles.

So, if you see a rolled-up joint, or the little green buds, you are looking at the dried cannabis flower.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are more than 100 compounds that are produced in the flowers, sugar leaves and twigs of cannabis. The most known are cannabidiol (CBD) used for skin care and health benefits and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which gives a high and has many cosmetic and health benefits.

Besides smoking, how else can I use cannabis?

There are many smoke-free products that you can use. There are edibles such as chocolate, gummies, cookies, brownies and caramels. We also carry cannabis-infused beverages that are clear and refreshing. Edibles and beverages go through digestion so they take longer to act on the body than smoked cannabis. We also carry oils and concentrates.


How much edibles should I consume?

It is wise to be conservative. The strength of the edible is printed on the packaging. Read to find out how many milligrams of THC is in the edible. Generally, up to 10 milligrams is safe. Follow the advice: Start low and go slow.

What are concentrates?

Concentrates contain a high concentration of cannabinoids (more than 3% Total THC by weight), so they are the most potent category of cannabis. Solid and semi-solid concentrates such as wax, shatter, kief, and hash are usually dabbed, vaped, sprinkled into a bowl, or rolled into a thin tube around a joint. Liquid concentrates usually come pre-assembled and ready to vape in disposable vape-pens, or 510 vape cartridge.

What are cannabis oils?

Oil is made by extracting CBD and THC from cannabis, and then infusing it in olive oil, coconut oil or other medium-chain triglyceride oil base. Oils can be ingested as drops, edibles, capsules and sprays. They are a discreet smoke-free way of consuming cannabis, and they are a great way of measuring doses for microdose enthusiasts.

What are cannabis strains?

Cannabis Strains are names given to hybrids of cannabis that capture a particular set of displayed traits including smell and psychoactive effect. They may also be an indication of lineage.

Cannabis is like wine in which you have long lists of white wines and red wines. Just like grapes, cannabis plants have different strains grown in different areas under different conditions. Different strains contain different levels of cannabinoids and different terpenes at different levels. As a result, they look, smell, and taste different. So, you will come across interesting product names because of the different strains.

How do I know which strain is best for me?

Talk to our friendly and knowledgeable staff. They will help you to find the strain that will do what you want it to do. Our staff is highly attuned to new users, so they will quickly figure out what you need.