When you’re just starting your exploration into the world of marijuana, it can be confusing and intimidating. Don’t sweat it; UpTop is here to help. We’ve compiled a few of the more useful weed terms for you, so that when you visit a legal marijuana dispensary, you’ll sound like an expert.

Marijuana’s Many Names

First things first, one of the most important things to understand is what you’re looking for in terms of products, strains, etc. Marijuana or weed, is derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant. You’ll commonly hear marijuana referred to as some of the following things: weed, marijuana, cannabis, dope, pot, bud, ganja, hashish, and/or hash. While these aren’t all the names that marijuana goes by, they’re some of the most popular ones. When visiting a marijuana dispensary, however, you can most likely just refer to marijuana as weed, cannabis, or just marijuana. 

Cannabis Strains Breakdown

Most marijuana dispensaries offer different types of cannabis, commonly referred to as strains. The three main strains of cannabis are indica, sativa, and a hybrid of the two. Indica strains typically make a user feel relaxed and sometimes sleepy. Sativa strains are known to provide more of a euphoric or joyful experience. And hybrid strains provide a mix of the two. When visiting UpTop, you may want to talk about the different strains. One of our knowledgeable budtenders will be able to tell you more and help you tailor the experience you’re looking to have. 

Marijuana Consumption Methods

One of the next things that will be important to know is what type of products you’re interested in trying. UpTop offers a wide variety of cannabis products, including flowers, pre-rolls, vaporizers, edibles, tinctures, topicals, and more. Here are some quick notes that explain the difference between each.

Other Useful Marijuana Terms

Along with the names for marijuana, different cannabis strains, and all of the different types of products to enjoy, here are a few other useful cannabis-related terms to know.

When you’re a beginner, shopping for marijuana might seem a bit intimidating. We hope this helpful information from UpTop will make you feel more at ease when visiting one of our Massachusetts dispensary locations. And don’t forget, we always have very knowledgeable Budtenders that can help you learn more, try more, benefit more, and enjoy more.