Although people have used marijuana almost perennially, the wave of legalization sweeping through the US means more people have legalized access to cannabis than ever before. Whether new to cannabis or a veteran, here are some cannabis 101 basics, a marijuana education for every user.
Cannabis is the formal name of the sativa and indica plants. Typically, the following characterizes the cannabis plant, height, the divided serration of its leaves, and glandular hairs growing from the plant’s trichomes. Historically, people have used cannabis to produce hemp fiber as a medicinal aid and as a psychotropic drug.
While the term ‘cannabis’ refers to the cannabis plant itself, the term ‘marijuana’ typically refers to the dried leaves and female flowers of the cannabis plant consumed both recreationally and medicinally. Nowadays people use the term interchangeably.
Psychoactive cannabis plants have two different classifications: Sativa and Indica. Each delivers its own signature dosing experience.
Indica strains deliver a deep and relaxing body high ideal for those coping with chronic pain or insomnia. Typically dosing with an indica strain will result in a feeling commonly called “couch-lock.” Similarly, the heavy, sedating effects of indica plants also make these strains an excellent choice for those seeking anxiety relief.
On the other hand, Sativa plants are more closely associated with euphoria, creative energy, and an uplifting cerebral high. The energizing and euphoria-inducing effects of Sativa strains make them ideal for providing energy and focus. Those coping with depression also turn to Sativa strains because of their uplifting effects.
Hybrid strains combine the genetics of the two plant varietals to create craft strains, often combing effects. For example, at Remedy, we specially choose our craft strains for their genetics and their therapeutic effects to design the most effective Remedies.
Do you know why weed gets you high? The answer is in the cannabinoids. These chemical compounds occur in all plants and in cannabis. They are also psychoactive components of marijuana.
So far, researchers have isolated around 100 cannabinoids that occur in marijuana alone. Of these, the most well-known is THC, although non-psychoactive CBD has gained popularity due to its dynamic and varied therapeutic capabilities.
Moreover, researchers have conducted and published more than 33,000 studies to explore cannabinoids’ potential to improve overall health. The results have been incredibly promising. Some of the ailments cannabinoids have been found to help include:
When it comes to how you dose, the modern cannabis consumer has more options than ever before. Although smoking is the most immediate (and easily controlled) method of consumption, cannabis products can vary significantly in concentration and dosing sizes. Talking to a budtender or reading dosing instructions also helps with a safe dosing experience. As a result, your remedying becomes more therapeutic and enjoyable.
Continue your education by reading about specific cannabis products or their properties.
Since recreational cannabis sales launched in July 2018 in Nevada, all adults 21 and older have access to our high-quality, medical-grade cannabis products. However, you must have state-issued identification. Remedy yourself and get your recreational and medical marijuana education firsthand at a Las Vegas dispensary near you!