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A Beginner’s Guide to Cannabis

Cannabis 101
Cannabis 101

With the legalization of cannabis in Canada and the ability to easily buy weed online, it is important to properly understand some the basics of cannabis.

There are over 100 different chemical compounds in the cannabis plant called cannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most well-known cannabinoids and are most often referred to on websites when you buy cannabis online in Canada. THC is the element that provides the psychoactive affect and is what produces the high or euphoric feeling while CBD is associated with the more therapeutic effects of the plant such as pain management, improved sleep and anxiety management etc. In short, a higher level of THC is sough by those looking to “enjoy” their experience while a greater level CBD is used by those seeking therapeutic relief. In both cases, whether you buy your cannabis in a store or through an online dispensary in Canada, options are available depending on your needs.

When deciding to buy weed in Canada whether at the brick and mortar store, with a mail order marijuana service or you are buying marijuana online, you will notice strains are broken into three groups; indica, sativa and hybrid. Indica is ideal for those who are looking to have a more laid back experience, sativa for those who want an uplifting effect and hybrid comes in between offering a balance of both worlds. Indicas are usually associated with higher levels of CBD whereas sativas are known for greater THC amounts. If you are new to the experience or have decided to experiment by buying edibles or shatter online, start with a strain with CBD only. When shopping for your weed in person or buying your bud online, pay attention to the product description as it will give you an indication of the experience you might be in for.

Another thing to keep in mind is that cannabis is available many shapes and forms. If smoking the traditional joint does not appeal to you, vaping is an option with cannabis oils cartridges readily available through any online dispensary in Canada. Dabbing is also an option and buying shatter online and all the equipment necessary to enjoy the experience has never been easier. What is most popular now at the brick and mortar store as well as online marijuana dispensary are cannabis infused products. When buying edibles online you will be surprised by the sheer variety and volume of products such as gummies and chocolates available to consumers looking to buy cannabis online.

How do you know what is right for you? Asking questions at the counter, reading product descriptions provided by an online marijuana dispensary and experimenting. Start small to gauge your tolerance level. When trying edibles, look for one with a small dose of THC such as 3mg or less and buying edibles online from a reputable online marijuana dispensary will offer more assurances. Micro-dose with one hit, a one to two second inhale and then wait 10 minutes before trying another. Most importantly, remember there is no right or wrong when it comes to finding out what works for your needs.

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