Over 30 states in the US have legalized medical cannabis, while 11 states have approved marijuana for recreational use. Turns out, cannabis isn’t as bad as many believed. The cannabis plant contains a bunch of chemical compounds, called the cannabinoids, which interact with the endocannabinoid system of our body. Of all the cannabinoids, only THC is the one that’s psychoactive, which means that it can produce the high that cannabis is known for. Besides THC, CBD or cannabidiol is the other cannabinoid that interests users and researchers. If you have been prescribed marijuana for medical needs, you need to apply for a card, following which you can buy your supplies legally from a medical cannabis dispensary.
In this post, we are sharing a few details worth knowing about using cannabis and weed products.
Buy from the right source
This is one aspect that most users forget, often because they don’t mind using cannabis as long as its cheap. Cannabis, in its purest and processed forms, can have many advantages, especially for those suffering from stress, anxiety, and pain. Always buy your cannabis from a licensed dispensary that you can rely on.
Know the strains
Cannabis strains can be categorized into three categories – Indica, Sativa and Hybrids. Sativa strains produce a more energetic and mood-enhancing high and are best suited for daytime use. Indica strains, on the other hand, are more calming and relaxing, and you can use these strains to sleep better at night or simply to unwind after a long day. Hybrids are a mix of both. You will find both sativa & Indica-dominant hybrids in the market.
As a new cannabis user, or someone who has never used medical marijuana, you need to know the strain. For example, if you want pain relief, you may want a more balanced strain, that contains more of THC and CBD. Then there are CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC and are absolutely safe for anyone. You can use CBD products for many purposes, but you wouldn’t get a high. There are also shatters, concentrates and oils, which contain varying amounts of THC, and these must be used in a particular way. Before buying cannabis, ask the budtenders, or check the website of the dispensary to know the possible effects and what to expect from a strain.
Always start slow to know how your body reacts to cannabis.