Cannabis with Purpose
The cannabis plant is composed of hundreds of chemical compounds that create a unique harmony of effects, which is primarily led by cannabinoids and terpenes. Cannabinoids like THC and CBD (the two most common) are the main drivers of cannabis’ therapeutic and recreational effects.
THC (Δ 9-tetrahydrocannabinol):is the component in cannabis that is primarily responsible for its intoxicating, psychoactive effects.
THC interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Your ECS is made up of two things:
1) Cannabinoid receptors, present in nearly every region of your central nervous system and brain, as well as many other areas of the body, including your immune system; and
2) Cannabinoids that you naturally produce (called endocannabinoids).
The Cannabinoid receptors and Cannabinoids connect together to carry messages between your cells. THC temporarily replaces your own endocannabinoids, but with different effects. These may include:
CBD (cannabidiol): Unlike THC, CBD generally has no intoxicating effect. CBD interacts with the human Endocannabinoid System by encouraging the release of our own endocannabinoids.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are produced naturally in our bodies and in some plants; they’re called endocannabinoids in humans and phytocannabinoids in plants.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most common cannabinoid in cannabis, and although it can have an effect on both mind and body, it has little to no intoxicating effect. It’s found in the trichomes on the flower of many cannabis strains, including hemp.
Strains are commonly broken up into three distinct groups: indica, sativa, and hybrid. Most consumers have used two of these three cannabis types (indica and sativa) as a way to predict effects.
While cannabis producers may link the use of their products to specific desired effects, such as energy, calm, sleepiness or hunger, these claims have not been backed by substantiated scientific studies. Here is what is generally accepted as true among cannabis consumers.
Effects of Cannabis:
Cannabis effects depend on many factors, such as your genetic makeup, frequency of use, age, sex, current mood and personality, and any existing mental health conditions.
Customers should do their own unbiased research when shopping for and choosing cannabis products Ultimately, the best way to know how cannabis will affect you is through personal experience.
Begin with a product that is lower in THC and CBD potency, and use a small amount to see how it affects you.
At WeedAdvisor we help educate our customers by summarizing this information and categorizing products so our clients can shop by purpose:
Click on the Purpose to learn more:
Sativa dominant varietal containing high levels of THC and low levels of CBD.
Sativa Leaning: Sativa leaning
varietals containing mid-high levels of THC and low levels of CBD
Break: 1:1 Sativa/Indica: Balanced varietals containing relatively even quantities of THC and CBD
Even: Indica leaning: CBD dominant varietals containing high levels of CBD and low levels of THC
Soften: Indica Dominant: Indica dominant varietal containing high levels of THC and low levels of CBD
Secreted in the same glands that produce cannabinoids like THC and CBD, terpenes are aromatic oils that color cannabis varieties with distinctive flavors like citrus, berry, pepper, mint and pine.
Terpenes may play a role in differentiating the effects of various cannabis strains. Some terpenes might promote relaxation and stress-relief, while others potentially promote focus and acuity.
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Herbal. Also found in hops, mango and lemongrass
Pine. Found in pine needles, rosemary, basil and dill.
Peppery. Found in black pepper, cloves and cinnamon.
Citrus. Also found in fruit rinds, rosemary, juniper, peppermint.
Fruity. Also found in nutmeg, tea, tree, cumlin and lilacs. SATIVA