Beginner’s Guide to Marijuana
Cannabis 101: Everything You Need to Know About Weed
Even if it’s your first time smoking, or you’re only looking to get caught up on new innovative weed strains (like dabs, vape pens, edibles or topicals), we have got you covered. Our budtenders have put together some words for marijuana’s benefits, how to use it to meet your needs, and whats safe for you to try at baby stages.
Why Consume Marijuana?
Daily activities made better
The ultimate muse: Free your imagination and look at things with a new and refreshed perspective.
Uplift Your Mood
Cannabis increases focus, boosts creativity, keeps you going all day, with an energetic, cerebral buzz.
Weed provides body relaxation effect of Indica and cerebral euphoria, indicative of Sativa strains
Insomnia / Sleep
Insomnia is one of the most common reasons people seek marijuana as it can be a splendid sleep aid.
The music enhancer: Close your eyes and go on a sonic adventure—find deeper connections with the lyrics and bob your head to the bass.
The cinema cruiser: Enhances special effects, makes jokes funnier, and warps you into fantasy worlds—no surround sound needed.
Health Benefits of Marijuana
Medical marijuana is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional pain-relieving medications, including opioids.
Cannabis is often medically and recreationally used it for mood enhancement, effectively avoiding major depression.
Studies on cancer cells suggest that cannabinoids may either slow down the growth of or kill some types of cancer.
Cannabis acts on the same pathways in the brain as anandamide, which is known for giving you the feeling of bliss.
Types of Marijuana Strains
Sativa plants have tall and thin leaves and thrive in temperate regions closer to the equator. Sativa is a favorite of people who use cannabis for medical reasons as it has been known to relieve issues such as depression, ADD and mood disorders. The high from this plant is energizing, making it great for people battling fatigue. Pinene or lemonene terpenes in sativa strains gives the user an uplifting effect. Sour Diesel and Super Silver Haze, both available, are two variations that exemplify the qualities of sativa.
Indica plants have short and bushy leaves and can withstand much harsher growing conditions. This plant has a calming and somewhat sedative effect and is known for providing relief from a variety of symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia. Many people who suffer from chronic pain use this strain to help alleviate their discomfort. If you are looking to relax or have sleep issues, this is the strain for you. HelloGanja grows many popular varieties, including Grape Ape and Northern Lights.
Hybrid strains have fairly equal amounts of key terpenes. They are created by combining both sativa and indica strains for flowers that have characteristics of both strains of cannabis. Hybrid strains are, unsurprisingly, used to treat complex health issues. This strain is perfect for illnesses such as anxiety and depression combined. Hybrid strains can also be used to calm chronic pain issues while still giving you the energy to complete tasks. Blue Dream and Cherry Pie are both excellent variations offered for sale.
CBD flower is cannabis bud that helps people relax without feeling out-of-their-mind high. In fact, if you do feel out-of-your-mind high from a high THC product, you can even use CBD to bring you back down to equilibrium. Today’s indica and sativa strains contain as much as 25 percent THC, much higher than mom and dad’s schwag from the 60s. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is just one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and CBD also makes up a sizable portion.