Cannabis Education

Methods of Consumption


This method involves heating dried cannabis, a cannabis extract, or cannabis distillate to activate the THC and other cannabinoids. Expect a quick onset lasting 2 to 6 hours depending on the type of product.


Infused edibles are becoming increasingly popular, offering potent physical and psychoactive effects in many different formats. Start with caution and expect effects within 30 minutes to 2 hours after ingestion.


Targeting healing areas effectively, this format is ideal for arthritis, inflammation, skin irritation, and pain. Our use of organic fractionated coconut oil ensures superior bioavailability and nutrient absorption.

Sublingal Absorption

Cannabinoids can be ingested through tinctures, candies, and similar oral products for rapid effect. Oral mucosal, buccal, and sublingual dosing provide quick results within 10-45 minutes.
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Strain Types

Indica and sativa are often used to describe the effects of a strain based on its lineage. These words actually refer to the different species of cannabis. Sativa refers to cannabis plants with tall and slender leaves. Indica refers to cannabis plants with short broad leaves.

Sativa strains generally produce uplifting and energetic effects.

Indica strains generally produce sedative and relaxing effects.

Hybrid strains are a cross of indica and sativa. They are often bred to provide the most desirable effects of the indica and sativa parent strains. Other hybrids may have balanced effects that make the strain uniquely different from the parent strains.


Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds in cannabis that interact with the endocannabinoid system in the body to produce different effects. THC, CBD, and CBN are all cannabinoids that effect the body in unique ways, based on which endocannabinoid receptors they bind to. CB1 receptors are found in the brain and central nervous system, where the CB2 receptors are associated with the immune system and digestive tract.

The cannabinoids in cannabis replicate the properties of naturally occurring endocannabinoids that maintain internal stability. Cannabinoids, in combination with terpenes, are the reason strains have specific effects on the body.

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Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary psychoactive compound found in cannabis, responsible for producing the characteristic “high” associated with marijuana use.


Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating compound derived from cannabis that has gained popularity for its potential therapeutic benefits, such as reducing pain, anxiety, and inflammation.


Cannabigerol (CBG), is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that is gaining attention for its potential medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and neuroprotective effects.


Cannabinol (CBN) is a mildly psychoactive compound that forms as THC ages When combined with THC it is potentially useful for promoting sleep and relaxation.

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Terpenes are the aromatic elements found in the glands of plants, including cannabis. Terpenes are responsible for the smell and flavor of cannabis. In combination with cannabinoids, like CBD and THC, terpenes can allow different strains to have different effects. We believe terpenes are an often undervalued element of the cannabis plant, which is why we make our lab results available for every product.

There are over 100 different terpenes found in various strains of the cannabis plant. Below are the 4 most prevalent terpenes found in a many cannabis strains.

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Limonene naturally occurs in orange and lemon rind. It’s a highly aromatic terpene that is often categorized as energizing and citrusy.

Mood Elevation

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Caryophyllene is found in black pepper, clove, and cinnamon. It has the unique ability to bind to CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system.

Pain Relief
Digestive Aid

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Pinene is found primarily in pine needles. The most commonly occurring terpene in nature, it may have beneficial effects on the respiratory system.

Memory Aid

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Myrcene, primarily found in hops and mangos, is the most prevalent terpene in the marijuana market with effects that have often been described as calming.

Muscle Relaxant
Sleep Aid