Frequently Asked Questions

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The classic and versatile consumption method that works with flower or concentrates, vaporization or smoking. A quick onset within 15 minutes, effects typically lasting 2-4 hours.


When you enjoy an edible or add tincture to a smoothie, the cannabinoids move through your digestive tract. Onset within 1-2 hours, with long lasting effects for 6-8 hours.


Tinctures that go under the tongue are absorbed through tissue in the mouth, then move into the bloodstream. Relatively quick onset of 15- 30 minutes, effects lasting upwards of 4 hours.


Localized application of cannabinoid-infused creams, balms and salves to help relieve discomfort. Effects are typically felt within 15 minutes and last about 2 hours.


Topical products that are designed to penetrate all layers of the skin to reach deeper muscle tissue and enter the bloodstream. Effects are felt within 30 minutes and can last many hours, depending on the specific product formulation.

Cannabis dosages are highly individualized and vary from person to person. They also vary depending on your method of consumption. Finding the best dosage for you will require some time and effort. We like the “start low and go slow” approach to dosing: By starting with a low dose and gradually working your way up over time you can find your individualized sweet spot for effectiveness and a positive experience. Questions about dosage? Our trained Budtenders are here to help guide you!

Cannabinoids are the primary active compounds in cannabis. While THC and CBD are often the most abundant cannabinoids found in any particular strain, there are over one hundred different cannabinoids in cannabis plants including CBC, CBG, THCV and CBN, for example.

THC and CBD are the two most widely known and studied cannabinoids in cannabis and hemp plants. THC is known for producing the euphoric and intoxicating high that people commonly associate with cannabis. CBD does not produce the same intoxicating experience as THC, though some people experience a mild cerebral buzz. Both CBD and THC offer their own therapeutic benefits.

Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in abundance in nature: You come across terpenes when peeling an orange, smelling a lilac or enjoying a beer, for example. Terpenes are also what give cannabis strains their distinct aroma and flavor profiles. Through scientific research, we are starting to uncover how terpenes provide therapeutic benefits of their own, while also working synergistically with other compounds in cannabis to provide benefits.

Different strains of cannabis contain different proportions of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other chemical compounds – and therefore have different effects on the body. When selecting a strain, it helps for the patient to know what type of effects they want to experience. 

Indica – The general effects are on the body. Indicas generally produce sedated feelings, and are preferred for nighttime use.

Sativa – The general effects are on thoughts and feelings. Sativas generally are stimulating, and are preferred for daytime use.

Hybrid – Strains bred from crossing two or more varieties – typically one dominant. For example, a sativa-dominant cross may stimulate appetite and relax muscle spasms. Crosses are reported to work well to combat nausea and increase appetite. 

Learn more about cannabis strains from the Indica vs Sativa vs Hybrid: What’s in a Strain blog

Full-spectrum refers to a cannabis extract that has preserved the full complement of active compounds found in the plant from which it was extracted, including cannabinoidsterpenes, flavonoids and other compounds.

Get up to date with all cannabis-related terms with our Beginner’s Guide to Weed Terminology blog

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