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Different cannabis compounds

Some of the newer cannabis dispensaries are moving away from distinguishing products by sativa, indica and hybrid.

The different strains are getting classified by chemovars.

Chemovars are distinguished by their unique cannabinoid and terpene content. The type or category of cannabis can be a good indication of the effects it provides. For modern dispensaries, products are separated as Type I (high THC content), Type II (THC/CBD combined) and Type III (high CBD content). Cannabis plants contain hundreds of natural chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. They are responsible for the effects. The two most well-known and abundant cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is psychoactive and causes the high. Levels of THC have steadily increased as growers create hybrids with intense concentrations of the compound. CBD avoids the psychoactive effects and has been linked to all sorts of curative properties. More and more people are using CBD to treat pain, inflammation, nausea and migraines. It is being studied for its potential to treat seizures and cancer. Cannabinol (CBN) is gaining attention for its ability to ease symptoms of seizures, epilepsy and muscle stiffness. Tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA) is a lot like THCA but without the psychoactive effects. It has shown promise in reducing inflammation due to arthritis and autoimmune diseases. THCA can also be effective in treating Parkinson’s disease and ALS. Cannabigerol (CBG) can work to lessen anxiety and symptoms of PTSD, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Becoming familiar with the variety and potential of the different cannabis compounds helps to determine the ideal product for the individual. Along with paying attention to cannabinoids and terpenes, the consumption method also affects the experience.

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Understanding indicas, sativas and hybrids

Whenever I shop at the cannabis dispensary, I notice that the products are categorized by sativa, indica and hybrid.

For a long time, I had no idea what those terms actually meant. Sativas are associated with invigorating, energizing effects and a cerebral high. Sativa actually refers to the origin of the plant. It is typically found in hot, dry climates with lots of sunny days, such as Africa, Central America, Southeast Asia and areas of Western Asia. The sativa plant grows upwards of twelve feet, takes longer to mature than other types of cannabis and features thing, finger-like leaves. Sativa strains usually offer lower doses of CBD and higher percentages of THC. People choose sativa strains to feel more productive, creative and social. Some of the more popular strains are Durban Poison, Panama Red and Acapulco Gold. Indica plants are native to the harsh and dry climates of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey and India. The plants are normally short and stocky and feature wide and broad leaves. They mature more rapidly than sativa and provide more buds. The majority of indica strains have higher levels of CBD but the THC percentage isn’t necessarily low. They are popular for relaxing effects and can help alleviate pain and nausea. Indicas are better for nighttime use. Some of the more popular indica strains are Granddaddy Purple, Afghan Kush and Hindu Kush. Hybrids are unique strains that come from various combinations of parent plants. They are the result of crossed sativa and indica strains and are frequently grown to deliver specific effects. Some are specifically created for higher THC percentages while others focus on the curative properties of CBD. They can be indica-dominant, sativa-dominant or a balance of the two. Some of the more popular hybrid strains are Pineapple Express, Blue Dream and Trainwreck.

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Gaining a better understanding of cannabis

I’ve been shopping at the same dispensary for the last several years.

I have figured out my favorite brands, strains and consumption methods.

I feel quite knowledgeable about cannabis. Just recently, the dispensary offered a free educational consultation with one of their budtenders. I figured it was a great opportunity to learn something new and have a better idea of how to shop for my specific needs. The information was fascinating. I learned that THC and CBD are just two of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. They are the most abundant and well-known cannabinoids. There are also over 400 known naturally-occurring terpenes. While cannabinoids and terpenes are two very different compounds, they interact with each other to create what’s called the entourage effect. It is believed that the full spectrum of cannabis compounds work synergistically to deliver the various effects and sensations. Their hypothesis suggests that a combination of CBD and THC is more effective for curative properties than either CBD or THC alone. Because of this consultation, I’ve been paying a lot closer attention to the labels on the packages. Most of the cannabis brands offered at the dispensary include the terpene profiles and concentrations along with the percentages of cannabinoids. I’ve seen that beta-caryophyllene is helpful for treating symptoms of anxiety. Humulene is beneficial for energizing effects. Myrcene offers antifungal and antibacterial properties and also provides sedating effects that can treat insomnia. Because I’ve gained a better understanding of cannabis compounds, I’m getting more out of my purchases.
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Learning about terpenes

Modern research suggests that certain terpenes might have potential benefits for certain mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder

Cannabinoid, indica, sativa, hybrid and strain are common cannabis terms. Just recently, when I visited my local dispensary, the budtender mentioned terpenes. I didn’t know what he was talking about. I thought I was fairly knowledgeable about cannabis, but there is always more to learn. Terpenes are another naturally occurring chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. They determine the flavors, aromas and even the colors associated with a variety of types of vegetation. There are terpenes in citrus fruits and aromatic herbs, such as thyme and sage. For cannabis, terpenes are responsible for the unique smell and taste of different strains. Terpenes help to protect the plants from predators and harsh weather. It is believed that the terpene profile of a strain works in partnership with the cannabinoid content to achieve the effects associated with specific strains. It’s possible for two different strains with equal levels of THC to produce very different experiences. This is because of the terpenes. While some are considered to be psychoactive, because they affect the brain, terpenes don’t cause a high sensation. It is believed, however, that terpenes impact the effects of THC. I’ve realized that I was focusing too heavily on THC content when choosing a strain to purchase. I am now more interested in the terpene profiles. Modern research suggests that certain terpenes might have potential benefits for certain mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. There are approximately 400 recognized terpenes in cannabis, but only a handful have been linked to exact effects so far.

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Topicals help with leg cramps

I started having issues with leg cramps about a year ago.

Shortly after I lay down in bed at night, my calves begin to ache.

The pain is severe. There is no chance of sleeping through it. I need to get out of bed, stand on a cold floor and flex my toes. I have tried a wide variety of over-the-counter ointments, gels and lotions. I’ve taken Aleve and Tylenol. I’ve looked into home remedies such as drinking herbal teas and eating raisins and kiwi. I’ve increased my intake of water and adjusted the intensity of my daily workouts. Rather than running and jumping rope, I’ve focused more on biking, kayaking and swimming. None of my methods seemed to help. A friend of mine suggested that I try cannabis-infused topicals. I wasn’t even aware that there was such a product. I was familiar with smoking dried flower, vaping and edibles. I researched and learned that cannabis-infused topicals work by way of the cannabinoids interacting with receptors in the body. CBD and CBN are cannabinoids that have proven effective in alleviating pain and inflammation. Topicals are available in ointments, balms, lotions, sprays, roll-ons and even bath bombs. They are non-psychoactive, easy to apply and allow multiple applications throughout the day. Because most of these products are infused with essential oils, the topicals don’t smell like medicine. They also include helpful terpenes such as limonene and pinene that offer soothing properties. I’ve had success with cannabis-infused topicals. I rub in an ointment right before bed and it helps to prevent the pain.

 

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Cannabis delivery is convenient

I have worked construction for nearly thirty years.

I’ve experienced my share of injuries.

A couple of years ago, I fell off a scaffolding and ended up in the hospital. I went through surgery and ended up with pins in my elbow and shoulder. The recovery was slow and painful and kept me off from work for nearly six weeks. I am extremely fortunate that the local cannabis dispensary delivers. I was unable to drive. There was no way I could have made it to the dispensary to shop for natural remedies. I was unwilling to risk pharmaceuticals and the harmful side-effects. I did my research and learned the benefits of cannabis. CBD in particular is good for treating pain and inflammation yet doesn’t cause psychoactive effects. I was able to take CBD products without impairment of my balance or judgment. The local dispensary is quite expansive and offers a wide array of CBD products. I can navigate their menu entirely online and add items to my cart with a few clicks of the mouse. The checkout process is super quick and simple. I have an account so the dispensary already has my date of birth and address. They send me a text message to confirm my order and also provide an estimated time of arrival. The dispensary delivers the same-day and there are no additional fees. The driver shows up right at my door with my order discreetly packaged. The transaction is convenient, smooth and rewarding. I’ve found that cannabis is very effective in treating my injuries and has helped me to get back to work.

 

 

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Different cannabis compounds

Some of the newer cannabis dispensaries are moving away from distinguishing products by sativa, indica plus hybrid.

The different strains are getting classified by chemovars, then chemovars are distinguished by their certain cannabinoid plus terpene gratified. The genre or genre of cannabis can be a enjoyable indication of the effects it provides. For current dispensaries, products are separated as Type I (high THC gratified), Type II (THC/CBD combined) plus Type III (high CBD gratified). Cannabis plants contain hundreds of natural chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. They are responsible for the effects. The 2 most well-known plus abundant cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) plus cannabidiol (CBD). THC is psychoactive plus causes the high, then levels of THC have steadily increased as growers create hybrids with intense concentrations of the compound. CBD avoids the psychoactive effects plus has been connected to all sorts of curative properties! More plus more people are using CBD to treat pain, inflammation, nausea plus migraines. It is being studied for its potential to treat seizures plus cancer. Cannabinol (CBN) is gaining attention for its ability to ease symptoms of seizures, epilepsy plus muscle stiffness. Tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA) is a lot like THCA but without the psychoactive effects. It has shown promise in reducing inflammation due to arthritis plus autoimmune diseases. THCA can also be effective in treating Parkinson’s disease plus ALS. Cannabigerol (CBG) can work to lessen anxiety plus symptoms of PTSD, depression plus obsessive-compulsive disorder, but becoming regular with the variety plus potential of the different cannabis compounds helps to determine the ideal product for the individual, and along with paying attention to cannabinoids plus terpenes, the consumption system also affects the experience.

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Understanding indicas, sativas plus hybrids

They can be indica-dominant, sativa-dominant or a balance of the 2

Whenever I shop at the cannabis dispensary, I notice that the products are categorized by sativa, indica plus hybrid, but for a long time, I had no idea what those terms really meant, but sativas are acquaintanced with invigorating, energizing effects plus a cerebral high. Sativa really refers to the origin of the plant, however it is correctly found in hot, dry climates with lots of sunny mornings, such as Africa, Central America, Southeast Asia plus areas of Western Asia… The sativa plant grows upwards of twelve feet, takes longer to mature than other types of cannabis plus features thing, finger-like leaves. Sativa strains usually offer lower doses of CBD plus higher percentages of THC; People choose sativa strains to think more productive, creative plus social. Some of the more popular strains are Durban Poison, Panama Red plus Acapulco Gold. Indica plants are native to the serious plus dry climates of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey plus India. The plants are normally short plus stocky plus feature wide plus broad leaves. They mature more abruptly than sativa plus supply more buds. The majority of indica strains have higher levels of CBD but the THC percentage isn’t necessarily low. They are popular for unbelievable effects plus can help alleviate pain plus nausea. Indicas are better for nighttime use. Some of the more popular indica strains are Granddaddy Purple, Afghan Kush plus Hindu Kush, and hybrids are certain strains that come from several combinations of parent plants. They are the result of crossed sativa plus indica strains plus are frequently grown to supply certain effects. Some are recognizably created for higher THC percentages while others focus on the curative properties of CBD. They can be indica-dominant, sativa-dominant or a balance of the 2. Some of the more popular hybrid strains are Pinepear Express, Blue Dream plus Trainwreck.

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Learning to look for great bud

Before heading to the cannabis dispensary to shop for smokable flower, I wanted to familiarize myself with regular terms.

Flower refers to the dried as well as cured female cannabis plant’s blooms.

They are sporadically called buds or nugs. The flower are normally intoxicating because of the level of THC. The percentages of THC indicate the intensity of psychoactive effects. There are strains of flowers with lower THC levels as well as higher CBD content. Those strains aren’t as potent yet provide beneficial curative properties. There are lots of weird cannabis strains on the market, as well as each one offers unique characteristics, but when shopping for flower, it’s important to know great weed from bad; One of the factors to consider is the trichomes. They are genuinely tiny, mushroom-shaped crystals that coat the surface of the bud. The more trichomes, the higher the THC content. Trichomes contain the cannabinoids as well as terpenes that directly impact potency, flavor as well as effects. Weed that has been officially dried as well as cured will present a dense coating of trichomes. The flower will look green in color, maybe with flecks of orange or orange. There should be plenty of orange hairs. Those pistils evidence a well pollinated as well as mature plant. If the weed looks brown, it won’t be as good. It might even contain pesticides or other harmful chemicals. If there is any sign of mold or bugs, it’s best to avoid it. Most dispensaries are genuinely careful in the quality of their flower as well as the products are lab-inspected as well as third-party verified. Premier flower will have genuinely few sticks as well as stems as well as no seed. The thicker the bud, the better it is. I’ve l gained to look for a well-trimmed flower without extra leaves.

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Different cannabis compounds

Some of the newer cannabis dispensaries are moving away from distinguishing products by sativa, indica as well as hybrid.

The weird strains are getting classified by chemovars! Chemovars are distinguished by their unique cannabinoid as well as terpene content.

The type or category of cannabis can be a great indication of the effects it provides. For current dispensaries, products are separated as Type I (high THC content), Type II (THC/CBD combined) as well as Type III (high CBD content). Cannabis plants contain hundreds of natural chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. They are responsible for the effects. The 2 most well-known as well as abundant cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as well as cannabidiol (CBD). THC is psychoactive as well as causes the high, and levels of THC have steadily increased as growers create hybrids with intense concentrations of the compound. CBD avoids the psychoactive effects as well as has been linked to all sorts of curative properties, and more as well as more people are using CBD to treat pain, inflammation, nausea as well as migraines. It is being studied for its potential to treat seizures as well as cancer. Cannabinol (CBN) is gaining attention for its ability to ease symptoms of seizures, epilepsy as well as muscle stiffness. Tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA) is a lot like THCA but without the psychoactive effects. It has shown promise in reducing inflammation due to arthritis as well as autoimmune diseases. THCA can also be effective in treating Parkinson’s disease as well as ALS. Cannabigerol (CBG) can work to lessen anxiety as well as symptoms of PTSD, depression as well as obsessive-compulsive disorder… Becoming usual with the variety as well as potential of the weird cannabis compounds helps to determine the ideal product for the individual, but along with paying attention to cannabinoids as well as terpenes, the consumption system also affects the experience.

 

 

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Gaining a better understanding of cannabis

I’ve been shopping at the same dispensary for the last various years.

  • I have figured out our favorite brands, strains & consumption methods.

I assume quite proficiencyable about cannabis. Just recently, the dispensary provided a free educational consultation with 1 of their budtenders. I figured it was a superb opportunity to learn something up-to-date & have a better plan of how to shop for our particular needs. The information was fascinating. I l gained that THC & CBD are just more than one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. They are the most abundant & well-known cannabinoids. There are also over 400 known naturally-occurring terpenes. While cannabinoids & terpenes are more than one absolutely unusual compounds, they interact with each other to create what’s called the entourage effect. It is believed that the full spectrum of cannabis compounds work synergistically to supply the numerous effects & sensations. Their hypothesis suggests that a combination of CBD & THC is more effective for curative properties than either CBD or THC alone. Because of this consultation, I’ve been paying a lot closer attention to the labels on the packages. Most of the cannabis brands provided at the dispensary include the terpene profiles & concentrations along with the percentages of cannabinoids. I’ve seen that beta-caryophyllene is helpful for treating symptoms of anxiety, then humulene is beneficial for energizing effects. Myrcene offers antifungal & antibacterial properties & also provides sedating effects that can treat insomnia. Because I’ve gained a better understanding of cannabis compounds, I’m getting more out of our purchases.

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Learning about terpenes

Cannabinoid, indica, sativa, hybrid and strain are official cannabis terms.

Just recently, when I visited my local dispensary, the budtender mentioned terpenes.

I didn’t know what she was talking about. I thought I was fairly comprehensionable about cannabis, however there is constantly more to learn. Terpenes are another naturally occurring chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. They determine the flavors, aromas and even the colors friendd with a variety of types of vegetation. There are terpenes in citrus fruits and aromatic herbs, such as thyme and sage, however for cannabis, terpenes are responsible for the certain smell and taste of odd strains. Terpenes help to protect the plants from predators and severe weather. It is believed that the terpene profile of a strain works in partnership with the cannabinoid pleased to achieve the effects friendd with particular strains. It’s possible for 2 odd strains with equal levels of THC to produce easily odd experiences. This is because of the terpenes… While some are considered to be psychoactive, because they affect the brain, terpenes don’t cause a high sensation. It is believed, but, that terpenes impact the effects of THC. I’ve realized that I was focusing too heavily on THC pleased when choosing a strain to purchase. I am now more interested in the terpene profiles, modern research suggests that certain terpenes might have potential benefits for certain mental health complications, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. There are approximately 400 recognized terpenes in cannabis, however only a handful have been connected to exact effects so far.

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