So here we find ourselves ... whether you’re a newbie or you’re seasoned, there’s just some fun facts every stoner should know. You ask what? Well let’s start with grams, ounces, & pounds. Hehehe now no one is saying buy or deal w this much, or do, I meannnn do you boo 😘. But lets break this down, shall we?
We start with 1 gram. There are 28 grams in an ounce ( rounded ) and 16 ounces in one pound. What else should we know in this realm? Well typically a gram goes for $10-12 ( depending where you’re located & such ) & the rule of thumb is the more you buy the cheaper it gets.
We move on into cannabis plant strains which would fall under Sativa, Indica, or a Hybrid.
Typically, Sativa is known to be an “upper” experience. Sativa strains are usually a lighter green hue than their Indica counterpart. Some of the associated benefits to Sativa Strains are increased focus and creativity, anti-anxiety and anti-depressant, and it’s said to treat chronic pain.
When we’re talking about Indica’s ( which happens to be my personal favorite of cannabis strains ) they’re known to be “downers” or “relaxers.” Indica plants are known to grow faster and have a higher yield than Sativa’s. Indica’s are known to be more potent and treat symptoms such as sleep deprivation, pain relief, reduce nausea, increase appetite, & fight depression. If you’re looking for an evening toke, I would suggest looking into a “Grandaddy Purple” or “Blue Cheese!”
Hybrids are as they are by definition, a mix or cross. In order to grow hybrids, a master grower takes his best sativa and indica strains and crossbreeds them. They can turn out either a Sativa or Indica dominant hybrid, with the new plant tending to have the effects of the dominant strain.
One of the things to always keep in mind when choosing what to consume and how, is that these strains are most different in effect once consumed. Whether using cannabis recreationally or medicinally, until the user is seasoned and knowledgeable, it is wisest to choose a strain with the desired effects.
When speaking of cannabis consumption, multiple things can be meant. You can smoke flower in multiple ways from a bong, joints, blunts, spliffs, pipe, t blunts, one hitters, etc. You can have an edible, which in this fine day and age can mean almost anything. There are chocolate bars and candies as there are now also cannabis chefs and fully curated multi course meals ( offered by us here at SJ ). There are concentrates which would fall under “dabbing” on a rig or with a mobile dab piece and should be considered another way of smoking cannabis. There is also “RSO oil” which in my opinion, should be viewed as a form of hybrid. Usually considered to be an edible, it can also be dabbed and used topically. Be forewarned, this is very strong and should be used with caution.
Finally, we move into CBD. While not something I use regularly everyone is speaking on CBD or infusing it with just about everything, making it a relevant topic worth mentioning here, for which we will dissect further in upcoming posts.
Much like THC, CBD is a cannabinoid also extracted from cannabis. It’s the second most abundant cannabinoid within cannabis, and happens to be non psychoactive. CBD often induces a sensation people describe as “not not high.” CBD is used to alleviate things such as pain, inflammation, anxiety, and other chronic conditions. CBD is also consumed just as a thc strain, from smoking to eating and even dabbing. It is also available in multiple topical forms, much like THC strains.
Now don’t be shy, we’re not all ready to jump two feet into the cbd realm. But if you’re ever curious, you can always get a 1:2 or 2:1 ratio flower. This means there is either a one cbd to a two thc ratio, or a two to one. Some high cbd strains to look out for are “ACDC, Harlequin, Canna-Tsu, Remedy, & CBD Mango Haze.”
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