Cannabis 101

Sativa is more likely to provide more uplifting and cerebral effects that pair well with creative, social, and physical activities. 

Indica will generally have a calming and relaxing effect.

Hybrid strains bring together the best of both worlds! A great Hybrid will be uplifting, mellow, creative, and calm. Ultimately, it boils down to personal preference. Hybrids can be Sativa or Indica dominant and have the effects to match.

Marijuana Consumption Tips
Cannabis can be consumed and enjoyed in many different ways. No matter which way you decide to start experimenting with cannabis, make sure to take things slow. Here are some of the routes you can take to enjoy excellent bud.

Within smoking, there’s a lot to try and experiment with. You can explore all of the different papers, blunts, bowls, bongs, and bubblers available on the market. Or if you want a no muss, no fuss approach, you can check out pre-rolls. These are joints that come ready to smoke with no assembly required.

If you’re looking for a way to try cannabis that’s discreet, vaping might just be the choice for you. Purchase a vaporizer cartridge loaded with cannabis oil and a battery attachment, and you’re good to go. Vape strains come and go in small batches. Check with one of our budtenders or peruse our menu to find a strain that’s right for you.

A dab is a dose of concentrate that is heated on a hot surface and then inhaled through a glass rig or electronic dab pen. Dabs are hard-hitting, so start with one and sit with it for awhile. Just like with flower, we recommend starting with a lower potency concentrate and slowly working your way up.

Edibles are various types of food and drink that have been infused with cannabis. They are slow acting products, which means that it can take up to two hours to feel their effects. Start slowly! You can always eat more later if you don’t feel the effects.

Topicals are cannabis-infused balms, salves, and oils that users apply directly to their skin. Most topicals are non-psychoactive, so they’re great for people who want help in dealing with aches and pains without the high of other delivery methods.

When it comes to trying cannabis, there’s a method for everyone. Just remember, if you’re new to cannabis take it slow, and when in doubt, ask an expert. Our friendly budtenders are always eager to answer any of your pressing questions.

Some Cannabis How-Tos

Prepare a Bowl

Grind the Weed
Place a small amount of cannabis in the grinder and twist it a few times.

Anatomy of a Bowl
A traditional pipe has three holes. These include the mouthpiece, the bowl, and a small hole on the side of the bowl called the carb. 

Smoke Your Bowl
Hold the pipe so you can easily place a finger or thumb over the carb. Briefly, hold the lighter flame to a small section of the packed bowl to light it while slowly inhaling. Once the pipe is full of smoke, you should remove your finger from the carb and inhale to clear the smoke fully.

Evenly Smoke a Pre-Roll

  • Gently roll the joint between your fingers to loosen the tightly packed flower in the pre-roll.
  • Take a lighter and evenly apply the flame to the tip while slowly rotating the pre-roll with your fingers. Your goal is to create an even red cherry at the end of the pre-roll.
  • Start with a few puffs and see how you feel. If you don’t finish, you can tamp out the cherry and store it in your pre-roll tube for future use.
  • Don’t light and inhale your pre-roll at the same time. It reduces the chance of an even burn.
  • When you’re done, make sure to put out the end of the pre-roll before throwing it away.

Enjoy an Edible
Many edibles have multiple servings and direct you to consume only a portion. They can take up to two hours to feel and can deliver a long lasting high. Start slowly with a lower dose to see how it affects you before you eat more. Work your way up slowly. Edibles can really sneak up on you.