Cannabis Education

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Dab Pen vs Cartridge: Choosing the Right Device for Concentrates
Dab pens and cartridges both turn cannabis concentrates into vapor that can be inhaled, but they are very different devices. A dab pen, also called a wax pen, lets you manually load cannabis concentrate – whether it’s wax, budder, shatter, or sauce – onto a heating element, offering flexibility and control. A cartridge, or cart, comes pre-filled wi
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Cannabis Store vs Marijuana Store vs Dispensary: Are They The Same?
The cannabis world can be confusing, especially with the variety of terms used to describe the places where you can purchase cannabis products. Cannabis store, marijuana store, dispensary—are they all the same? In this guide, we’ll explain what you can expect from state-licensed dispensaries, as well as break down other types of stores that may app
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What is a Dab Pen (or a Wax Pen) & What Does It Do?
Dab pens are simple, portable, and practical devices to consume just about any type of cannabis concentrates. Read on to learn more about dabbing, how to use a dab pen, and how they work.What’s a Dab Pen & How Does It Work?Dab pens, also called wax pens, are portable, easy-to-use tools for smoking cannabis concentrates. These devices have a cha
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What Are Cannabis Concentrates & How Do You Smoke Them?
Cannabis concentrates are flavorful, aromatic products that contain large portions of cannabinoids and terpenes that make them extremely potent. By condensing the trichomes found on the marijuana plant, cultivators can create different forms of concentrates that can be smoked or consumed in a variety of ways.To put it simply: more of the stuff you
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What is THC Distillate & How Do You Use It?
THC distillate is a very potent type of cannabis extract that contains a high concentration of THC. Both versatile and discreet, this guide will cover everything you need to know about THC distillate.What is THC Distillate?THC distillate, also called liquid gold, is a highly refined form of cannabis extract that contains a very high concentration o
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What are Cannabis Tinctures & How Do You Use Them?
A tincture is a plant extract or herb that has been soaked in a solution, and, in the case of cannabis tinctures, it is a time-honored way of consuming the active compounds in marijuana. Herbal tinctures have been around for thousands of years,1 and today they are known as a discreet and versatile option for both medical patients and recreational c
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What is Hashish and How Do You Smoke It?
Hash, or hashish, is one of the oldest and most revered cannabis concentrates. It’s extracted from the resin of the cannabis plant and celebrated for its intense potency and rich historical heritage. In this guide, we explore what is hash, what is in hash, how to smoke hash, and more.What is Hash?Hash, short for hashish, is a concentrated form of m
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Microdosing THC: What It Is & Why Do It?
Microdosing cannabis is the process of ingesting small doses of THC to achieve desired effects–which can be different for every consumer–while minimizing potential intoxication. As cannabis legalization has become increasingly common across the country, more and more enthusiasts have taken to microdosing their favorite THC products. In this guide,
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Trichomes Explained: What Are They & How Do They Work?
If you’ve ever looked closely at your favorite plants or flowers, you’ve probably noticed that they’re often covered in tiny, hair-like structures. These are called trichomes, and they’re what give plants their distinctive smell–including cannabis! Cannabis trichomes produce the complex chemical compounds that we all know and love, including THC an
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Citrus-Flavored Strains for Summertime
Have fun in the sun and add a zesty burst of citrus to enhance those long, lazy summer days. Make your taste buds zing with our favorite summer canna-flavors.What Are Citrus Terpenes?Terpenes, produced in the resin glands of the cannabis flower, are aromatic compounds that contribute to the cannabis plant’s flavor, scent, and effects. The terpenes
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What is Bubble Hash & How is it Made?
Bubble hash refers to a specific type of hashish that is made through a solventless process called ice water extraction. But what exactly is this unique concentrate, and how is it made? In this guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about bubble hash.What is Bubble Hash?Bubble hash, also known as ice water hash, is a solventless cannabis co
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What Are THC Diamonds & Liquid Diamonds?
Diamonds are a type of cannabis concentrate that earned its name due to its crystalline appearance. Available as both a solid and a liquid, these popular extracts are extremely potent, so it’s important to fully understand THC diamonds before partaking. In this guide, we’ll explain everything about THC diamonds and liquid diamonds.How Are THC Diamo
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How to Make Canna Oil in 5 Steps
Are you looking for a new edible delight or a smoke-free option to make your recipes special? Whether you want to elevate an everyday recipe or bake a special treat, canna oil could be right for you. While you can buy canna oil at your favorite dispensary, making it at home allows you to tailor it to fit your cooking and consumption needs.What is C
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What is a Joint Roller & How Do You Use It?
Do you dream of rolling the perfect joint? This rolling-rite-of-passage is within your reach in a few easy steps with the aid of a joint roller, which can give you the perfectly rolled joint every time. Find out more about the simple, yet ingenious device and how to use a joint rolling machine.What is a Joint Roller?A joint roller is a small device
Cannabis flower being rolled into hemp paper to create a blunt
What Are Blunts & How Are They Different from Joints?
If you’re a cannabis connoisseur, you know all about how blunts are an OG classic with their own culture. Or, you may be new to the scene and wonder “what is a blunt?”. In this guide, you’ll learn everything there is to know about blunts, blunt wraps, and the differences between blunts, joints, and spliffs.What is a Blunt?A blunt is a marijuana rol
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What is a Marijuana Grinder & How Do You Use It?
It’s fun to admire the big, beautiful buds you purchased at your local dispensary, but cannabis consumption means pulling that precious flower apart. There are plenty of everyday objects that you can use to break up your flower–scissors, nail clippers, your own hands–but we highly recommend purchasing a cannabis grinder. What is a Cannabis Grinder?
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What is a Pre-Roll, or Pre-Rolled Joint?
Pre-rolls are one of the most popular products sold at dispensaries around the country. A simple yet enjoyable creation, pre-rolled joints make marijuana flower more accessible to cannabis shoppers. In the guide, we’re going to explain the ins and outs of this fan favorite. What is a Pre-Roll?It’s all in the name! A pre-roll is a ready made cannabi
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Best Marijuana Strains for the Springtime
April showers bring May flowers, but cannabis flower is the best no matter what month it is! With the change in season comes new flavors to try. Give your buds a springtime makeover with some of our favorite canna-flavors.Spring Cannabis TerpenesTerpenes are the famous compounds that give cannabis strains their unique flavors and aromas. But did yo
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Cannabis Etiquette 101: Beyond the “Puff Puff Pass”
You're sitting in a circle with friends, passing around a cannabis flower joint, but wait—is there a right way to do this? Welcome to the world of cannabis etiquette, where the unspoken rules of smoking marijuana can make or break your smoking experience. Let's delve into what cannabis etiquette is all about and why it's more than just "puff puff p
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Cannabis & Sleep: What We Know and What We Don’t
Are you one of those people who toss and turn at night, desperately trying to catch some ZZZs? If so, you're not alone. Sleep issues plague millions of individuals worldwide, leading them to seek solutions in various forms, including the use of cannabis. But what's the deal with cannabis and sleep? Does it really help, or is it just another fad? Le
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How to Read a Cannabis Product Label
You can read a thousand articles on just as many blogs, and at the end of the day, the most important thing to know about buying cannabis is this: check your label. Understanding the information presented on a cannabis product label is crucial for making informed choices and ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. In this guide, we'll break down
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How Much is a Gram of Cannabis & What Can You Do With It?
When you’re getting into the world of cannabis flower, knowing the basics is crucial, especially when it comes to measurements. Among the various units of cannabis, the humble gram is often the starting point for many beginner enthusiasts. But what exactly is a gram of flower, and what can you do with it? In this guide, we’ll ensure you know all ab
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How to Roll a Joint: With & Without a Filter
Rolling a joint is an art form that many cannabis enthusiasts take pride in mastering. In this guide, we'll delve into the essentials of joint rolling, exploring the materials and gear you need, the step-by-step process, alternative rolling methods, and even the debate about using filters. Introduction to Joint Rolling: The BasicsThere is very litt
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What is THC Syrup & How Do You Use It?
If you’re looking for versatility, potency, and discretion in your cannabis products, look no further than THC syrup. It’s the perfect addition to your repertoire if you enjoy cooking with cannabutter or canna-oil, but it can also be added to drinks or taken on its own. In this guide, we'll break down what THC syrup is, how it can be used in variou
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What are the Best Cannabis Rolling Papers?
Whether you're a seasoned joint enthusiast or a beginner looking to explore the art of rolling, understanding the nuances of rolling papers is crucial. From the material and size to additional features like flavor and thickness, the options are diverse. So, what are the best cannabis rolling papers for you? Let's talk about what to look for when de
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Shopping Tips for 420 Sales
As April's iconic 420 celebration approaches, cannabis enthusiasts across the country eagerly anticipate the festivities surrounding this cultural phenomenon. Beyond the communal spirit, 420 is a prime opportunity to indulge in exclusive deals and promotions offered by dispensaries. In this guide, we'll explore strategic tips to enhance your 420 sh
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How Much Cannabis Can You Buy in Michigan?
If you find yourself in the Great Lakes State and are curious about Michigan's marijuana laws, you're in the right place. Whether you're a resident or just passing through, understanding the rules around purchasing and possessing marijuana can save you from any potential legal hiccups. So, let's dive into the details of Michigan's marijuana purchas
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How Much is an Ounce of Cannabis & What Can You Do With It?
Understanding the lingo and measurements can be a journey in itself when it comes to diving into the cannabis world. One term you might hear regarding marijuana measurements is "ounce." While most people easily understand what an ounce is, it’s hard to figure out exactly how much an ounce of cannabis flower equates to when you’re in the dispensary.
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What is a One Hitter & How Do You Use It?
Whether you're a seasoned cannabis enthusiast or just starting to explore the world of marijuana, it likely won’t take long before you hear about one-hitters and for good reason—the one-hitter pipe is a discreet and convenient tool worth adding to your arsenal. In this guide, we'll delve into the basics of one hitters, explore the different types a
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How Much is a Quarter of Cannabis & What Can You Do With It?
If you’re new to the world of cannabis, one of the first things that you’ll notice is that it’s rich with terminology and measurements. And oftentimes, they’re really confusing; especially when it deals with measurements. When you’re purchasing cannabis flower, one term you’ll encounter is a “quarter.” In this guide, we'll break down what a quarter
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What is Popcorn Flower & Is It Worth It?
While top-shelf flower gets the most attention for its giant nugs and rich terpene profiles, it’s also much more expensive. You can get the same terpene and cannabinoid profile for a lot less money, without downgrading to marijuana shake, if you opt for popcorn flower. In this guide, we'll delve into the world of popcorn flower, understanding its c
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A Beginner’s Guide to Cannabis Flower
We’ve all been there. You step into a dispensary for the first time and there it is—cannabis flower—lining the shelves in all different varieties. There are giant buds and smaller buds, different stains and prices. So what do you do next? How do you know what to get? In this beginner’s guide, we’ll delve into all the basics of this fundamental form
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How Much is an Eighth of Cannabis & What Can You Do With It?
You walk up to the counter at your dispensary, with your choice of marijuana strain in mind, and the inevitable “How much would you like?” question comes from your budtender. If you don’t understand marijuana measurements, this could send you into a tailspin. That’s why we’re here to help. One term you'll inevitably encounter when buying cannabis f
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Where Can You Enjoy Cannabis in Colorado?
Colorado, renowned for its progressive approach to cannabis legalization, offers numerous opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy their favorite strain of green. That said, there are still rules to follow and places where you can and cannot partake in your favorite cannabis products. In this guide, we'll delve into the various spaces wher
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How Much Cannabis Can You Buy in Colorado?
Colorado, a pioneer in cannabis legalization, boasts a thriving recreational and medical cannabis industry. But whether you're a local or a visitor, it's essential to understand the regulations surrounding cannabis purchase limits. In this guide, we'll break down the permissible quantities of cannabis products, from flower to cannabis concentrates,
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How Long Do Edibles Take to Kick In?
Cannabis edibles might be one of the most famous ways of consuming cannabis–everyone knows the brownie edible depicted in our favorite cannabis-friendly movies and shows. And that’s just the tip of the edible iceberg. More and more types of edibles are coming out every year, including savory snacks like popcorn, crackers, pretzels and more. There a
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Full Spectrum THC: What Is It & How Does It Work?
There are a lot of products on the market that claim to be full spectrum, but if you’re not purchasing the product from a dispensary, it’s likely not a full spectrum cannabis product. To be full spectrum, an extract has to have all the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and additional compounds natural to the plant. How’s that possible? In this gu
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What Is "the Munchies" & What Do We Know About It?
Have you ever experienced a craving for snacks after consuming cannabis? This infamous phenomenon is commonly referred to as "the munchies." But is there any science behind this curious occurrence? Maybe. While it's a widely recognized aspect of the cannabis experience for some cannabis enthusiasts, the specific causes and effects of the munchies a
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Best Way To Store Marijuana Flower
When it comes to cannabis, whether you’re a recreational marijuana consumer or a medical marijuana patient, proper storage is vital to ensure its longevity and quality. Improper storage can lead to a loss of potency, flavor, and even the growth of mold. In this guide, we’ll dive into the importance of cannabis storage, the general rules to follow,
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What is a Bong & How Do You Use It?
There are some devices in the cannabis world that need no introduction. You know them by their look, and when it comes to a marijuana bong, you know them by the sound they make when being used. That glug-glug-glug of bubbling water in your bong actually has a benefit—creating a smoother smoking experience. In this guide, we’re going to get into the
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What is Budder & How Do You Smoke It?
Budder—or live budder if it’s made from flash-frozen marijuana—is one of the most popular concentrates on the market today. It’s prized for its sensory experience, providing both the flavors, scents, and potency that cannabis consumers crave. In this guide, you’re going to learn all about this beginner-friendly concentrate, including what it is, ho
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What Are Medical Provisioning Centers in Michigan?
Knowing where and how to get your cannabis is about more than just the rules and regulations of the state. It’s also about the terminology used. In this guide, we’re going to explain how Michigan uniquely differentiates between dispensaries and provisioning centers. What is a Provisioning Center?You might think that “provisioning center” and “dispe
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Best Marijuana Strains for the Holidays
The holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the year, but there’s one thing you don’t need to stress about—finding the perfect holiday strains for all your celebrations. Whether you’re snuggling down on a cold winter night or looking to liven up the festivities for eight fun-filled nights, we’ve got a strain for you to make this a merry
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What is Crumble Wax & How Do You Smoke It?
Do you love concentrates but you don’t love the moist, sticky mess they can make? You might want to give cannabis crumble a try. This cannabis concentrate is one of the driest cannabis products available, making it easy to gently handle, scoop, and add to your favorite current method of consumption. In this guide, we’ll cover the versatility of cru
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What is Live Resin & How Do You Use It?
A concentrate is a concentrates, right? Not quite. There are different grades of concentrates, with some looked at as higher quality than others. Live resin is one of those concentrates that cannabis consumers everywhere regard as a premium product that every dabbing enthusiast should try. In this guide, we’re going to teach you everything you need
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What is a Marijuana Vape Pen & How Does It Work?
Ready to try vaping? You’re not alone. Marijuana vaping is a billion-dollar industry, and it is only growing. If you’re ready to shop for your marijuana vape pen and cannabis cartridges, this is the perfect guide for you. We’ve got the answers you need to make an informed purchase at your next dispensary stop.What is a Marijuana Vape Pen?A marijuan
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Thanksgiving & Cannabis Pairings
There are certain things that just go together: Fall and pumpkin spice. Cool weather and warm jackets. Corn husks and gourds. Now, we’re introducing a newly popular pairing: Thanksgiving and cannabis. For this holiday, don’t put away the cannabis. Rather, check out all the ways you can bring your favorite bud into the festivities. Cannabis and Dank
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Best Cannabis Strains for Beginners
Listen, if you’re new to cannabis, you shouldn’t start with a high THC strain like White Widow, but then, what are you supposed to try? Whether you plan on microdosing or having a full-on session, we’ve got you covered. Think of us as your cannabis sherpa—we’re going to guide you through the things to know—and the things to avoid—to make the most o
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What is Shatter & How Do You Smoke It?
There are all different cannabis concentrates on the market, but shatter is a real fan favorite. Its unique appearance coupled with its potency make it a must-have for any dabber. Add to that the fact that it's easy to load onto the nail because it’s a solid piece of concentrate? You’ve got a recipe for just why shatter is so popular. In this guide
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Moon Rocks: What Are They, How Are They Made, and How Do I Smoke Them?
It seems like with every new day, there’s a new product on the market that’s making waves. While moon rocks aren’t entirely new, they are growing in popularity. In this cannabis glossary entry, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about this unique combination of flower, concentrate, and kief. What are Moon Rocks?Moon rocks are a product off
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What Are Cannabis Topicals & How Do They Work?
If skincare is your thing, you’re going to want to stop what you’re doing and read this. Cannabis topicals are becoming more and more popular, and they come in a bunch of different forms, ensuring most cannabis enthusiasts can find a product that works for them. In this guide, we’ll demystify this unique form of cannabis and explain everything you
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What is Butane Hash Oil & How Do You Smoke It?
In recent years, the world of cannabis consumption has seen a surge in the popularity of various concentrates, and one of the most widely used and sought-after products is butane hash oil. Butane hash oil, often referred to as BHO, is a potent category of cannabis concentrates known for their high THC content and versatile applications. In this art
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10 Spooky Strains for an Infused Halloween
What’s not to love about Halloween? It means cooler weather, longer nights, creepy movies, and haunted decorations. While we could go on about our favorite ghouls and goblins during this scary season, we’re going to celebrate in the only way we know how—sharing our top 10 chilling cannabis strains. Now, you can make sure you incorporate marijuana i
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Rick Simpson Oil (RSO): What is It, How is It Made, & More
Spend any time in the concentrate world, and you’re going to hear about Rick Simpson Oil (RSO). Its famed reputation spans both the recreational marijuana world and the medical marijuana market. For this addition to the cannabis glossary, we’ll share everything we know both about RSO’s storied past and the ways it’s being consumed today. What is RS
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Cannabis Decarboxylation: What Is It, How It Works, Why It’s Important
When you first get into cannabis, you might think that people smoke flower because it’s convenient, and it’s their preferred way of consuming marijuana. While those things aren’t necessarily untrue, there’s actually a reason cannabis needs to be heated, or decarboxylated. In this entry to our cannabis glossary, we’re going to talk about decarboxyla
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Kief: What Is It, How It's Made, What Is It Used For, & How To Consume
If you're a cannabis enthusiast who enjoys flower, you’ve probably heard the term kief, and you likely know that it’s a prized part of your flower. Kief contains much of the magic of marijuana, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, so it’s worth learning about, and if you love top-shelf flower, it’s definitely worth collecting. Here, we
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What is Dabbing Concentrates & How Do You Do It?
Fascinated by concentrates like budder, shatter, rosin, and wax? If you’re planning on trying different types of concentrates, you’ll also want to polish up on your dabbing skills. Dabbing, the latest addition to our cannabis glossary, isn’t the only method you can use to consume some cannabis concentrates, but it is one that is growing in populari
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Infused Pre-Rolls: What Are They & How Are They Made?
Do you love flower and concentrates, but don’t want to have to just pick one? Love smoking flower, but hate rolling your own products or packing a pipe? Infused pre-rolls are the perfect solution for you. You can enjoy your flower and your concentrate without the mess of grinding and rolling your own marijuana. In the latest entry to our cannabis g
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What is Marijuana Shake: How It’s Made & How to Consume
When it comes to cannabis flower, every part is valuable and useful–even those small pieces that naturally fall off the bud as it’s being handled or stored. This product is called marijuana shake, and it’s the next topic in our cannabis glossary. In this guide, we’re going to celebrate all the great things about shake, as well as how cannabis enthu
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What Is the Entourage Effect & How Does It Work?
There’s a reason we talk about all our favorite cannabinoids in our cannabis glossary—they each have their own individual effects when they enter our body. The same is true for the terpenes and flavonoids found in marijuana. While these little compounds are powerful on their own, they are even more powerful together, which is why it’s important to
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What is Cannabis Sativa: Characteristics, Top Strains, & More
One of the first terms you’ll learn when building your own personal cannabis glossary is “sativa.” It’s quickly followed by “indica” and “hybrid” because they are the three prominent classifications for how you’ll purchase your marijuana at a dispensary. But what does sativa actually mean? What does science say about what sativa can do in the body?
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What is Cannabis Indica: Characteristics, Top Strains, & More
If you plan on going to shop for marijuana, you’re going to discover quickly that it’s classified in three different ways—indica, sativa, and hybrids. Here, we’re going to break down what we know about indica marijuana for our cannabis glossary, sharing everything from what it is to the ways it’s different from the other classifications. And of cou
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THC Cartridges: What Are They & How Do They Work?
There are few cannabis products on the market that are as easy to use and convenient as THC cartridges. From their portability to their customization (just about anyone can find a formula and strain they enjoy), THC cartridges are popular for a reason. Here, we’ll give you the details you need to give THC vape cartridges a try.What are THC Vape Car
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What is Hybrid Cannabis: Characteristics, Top Strains, & More
There are two ways strains come into this world—landrace, which means they grow wild in a particular location, and hybrids, which means somewhere along the line, two strains were crossed to make something unique. We’re here to talk to you about those unique strains and dive deep into the topic of hybrid cannabis.What is Hybrid Cannabis?Check any ca
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Cannabis: What is It, Uses, Types, & More
It’s pretty easy to assume that we’re all here right now because we love marijuana. The smell. The taste. The effects. There are a variety of reasons why cannabis is a billion dollar industry in the United States. But what is it? How do we use it? What can the cannabis plant be turned into? These are just some of the questions we plan to answer in
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THC Explained: What Is It, How Does It Work, Types, & More
Do you know that feeling you get when you consume marijuana? It’s sometimes hard to describe outside of using the slang term “high” or, more acceptably, “intoxicated.” That feeling you get is because of THC, among other cannabinoids. That tiny compound can cause anything from a mild to an intense reaction inside our bodies, throwing our endocannabi
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What Are Cannabis Edibles & How Do They Work?
Outside of terpene-rich cannabis products like top-shelf flower and high-quality concentrates, edibles are probably the most delicious cannabis products stocking our shelves. They’re the perfect option for cannabis enthusiasts who prefer not to inhale their product or who simply want to infuse their favorite treat or candy with cannabis extract.Wha
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What is Medical Marijuana & How Can You Purchase It?
Consuming marijuana for medicinal purposes isn’t new—people have been doing it for centuries. Over the last couple of decades, however, states across the US have been both exploring and enacting medical marijuana programs. So let’s talk about it.What is Medical Marijuana?Medical marijuana is cannabis that is recommended by healthcare providers for
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Guide to Cannabidiol (CBD): Understanding What It Is & How It Works
It’s hard to walk into any store these days and not see some kind of CBD product. It might be a CBD candle or CBD deodorant, it could be CBD oil or CBD gummies. The industry is growing exponentially, but what is CBD? How does it work? And, more importantly, does it actually work? These are just some of the questions we’re going to answer in this gu
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What is the Endocannabinoid System & What Does It Do?
We all know that things feel a little different after we consume cannabis, but no two experiences are the same. A strain may make one person feel incredibly tired, while a different person may feel ready to take on the day. The differences in cannabis experiences are directly related to how cannabis interacts with our endocannabinoid system. This r
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What is the Difference Between Indica and Sativa?
The main differences between indica and sativa cannabis plants are how they look and their genetic traits. These determine things like effects and aromas. However, almost all marijuana strains today are hybrids.Effects and factorsThe effects of sativa dominant strains are often described as cerebral, euphoric, uplifting, and energizing. The effects
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Visiting a Colorado Cannabis Dispensary for the First Time
So you’ve finally decided to make your first trip to a Colorado dispensary, but you have no clue what to do, what to ask for, or what you even need to bring. Don’t stress, you’re not alone. We get calls all the time from new cannabis enthusiasts who are looking for advice and insight before they visit one of our dispensaries. To make it a little ea
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Marijuana Buying Guide for Michigan Tourists
Michigan residents were thrilled when recreational marijuana was legalized in the state, and naturally, it also drew the attention and excitement of some of our neighbors who are interested in experiencing marijuana but can’t get it at home. This interest grew into a cannabis tourism industry in Michigan—one you can benefit from as long as you know
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What is a Bubbler & How Do You Use It?
There are so many terms, both official and slang, that cannabis enthusiasts use to describe their marijuana, the tools they use to consume it, and even their fellow enthusiasts. “Bubbler” just happens to be one of those terms. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. What is a Bubbler?A bubbler, also known as a glass bubbler or bubbler pipe, is a smaller,
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Budtender Tipping Etiquette 101: How Much Should You Tip?
Dear Budtender - I’ve seen tip jars sitting out on the dispensary counters, but I’m never sure how much to contribute! What do you recommend? From, A (not cheap) CustomerDear (not cheap) Customer - An excellent and much-appreciated question! There’s a ton of information to go through here, so we’ll try to cover everything for those who want to know
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What Are The Different Types of Cannabinoids And What Do They Do?
Cannabinoids are one of the key reasons why our locations around the country are so popular among cannabis enthusiasts. Every day, people pop in looking for the experience these little compounds can provide for them. But what actually are they? You probably know THC and CBD, but how do they work? What do they do? What do we know about them? You’ve
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Cannabis Strains and Sandwiches
Cannabis strains and sandwiches—they go together like peanut butter and jelly. And just like perfect pairings, we’ve met one of our matches—the holy hoagie heads over at Cheba Hut. With over a dozen locations across Colorado and many more in 15 other states, Founder Scott Jennings created Cheba Hut as a shop that serves up munchie-matching sandwich
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Marijuana and Music: Examining the Relationship
Many people know that a good song and marijuana can be a match made in heaven. Learn why that may be, and a brief, yet rich history of music and weed. We also suggest some cannabis strains to try with different music genres to help you find some bliss.Cannabis and music go togetherYou may be gearing up to finally go to a live music concert with fri
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How to Be a Smart Marijuana Shopper & Save Money
Dear Budtender - My dispensary runs are getting expensive! Can you give me some tips on how to save money on marijuana?  From, Budget Shopper Dear Budget Shopper - Nothing’s cheap these days, and marijuana is no exception. To help our customers, and customers of dispensaries around the country, we’ve put together a little guide to help you get smar
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Marijuana and Food Pairings
Cannabis and food, as many know, go hand in hand. Besides just satisfying your munchies, matching aroma and flavor profiles can accentuate or complement the tastes and effects, creating exquisite experiences.Here are some recommended consumption methods, and ways to choose the best strains for cannabis and food pairing. So, get to smelling, orderin
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Becoming A Budtender: Everything You Need To Know
Dear Budtender: I want to work in a dispensary–what should I know ahead of time? From, Aspiring Budtender Dear Aspiring Budtender: We get this question all the time: what would it be like to work at a dispensary? You get to be around all of your favorite strains; learn about new cannabis products; and help both beginner and experienced cannabis ent
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7 Marijuana Fun Facts You Didn't Know
You don’t have to be a botanist to appreciate the plant we all know and love. Here are a few fun science facts about this fascinating plant.1. Cultivators are obsessed with the plant's sexCannabis plants are diecious - meaning there are both female and male versions of the plant. ‘It’s a girl!’ if wispy pistils (female plant parts) are present, whe
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Cannabis-Infused Game Day Recipes
The big game day is almost here and however you are watching, it’s a must to have excellent appetizers and drinks.These easy game day cannabis-infused recipes are made with cannabutter or cannabis tincture and are sure to delight you and your adult football-loving buddies. You may even get a cheer or pat on the back for bringing the perfect game da
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3 Easy to Make DIY Cannabutter Cookie Recipes
If you love to bake, you must check out these tasty cookie recipes that are cannabis twists on some favorite traditional treats, compliments of our friends at Sweet Grass. The secret ingredient is Sweet Grass Cannabutter, full-flower cannabis-infused butter for a clean mind and body high that lasts. Now roll up your sleeves and dive into making the
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Ultimate Guide to the Anatomy of the Marijuana Plant
Although you may be familiar with the marijuana buds that we covet, many people have never seen a marijuana plant, let alone know about its anatomy. The cannabis plant is made up of many different structures and this post is meant to provide a brief introduction to the main parts of this amazing plant.FlowerCannabis flowers (a.k.a. buds) are the mo
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The History of Cannabis in Colorado
The Early Days of Cannabis in ColoradoCannabis has been utilized for a variety of purposes throughout American history and was legal throughout the United States in the 1800s. Cannabis was legal at the time Colorado became a state in 1876 and remained legal until the early 1900s. In the late 1800s it was not uncommon to find cannabis tinctures in a
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Marijuana Buying Guide for Colorado Tourists
Colorado has been a long-standing participant in recreational marijuana consumption (and even longer for medical marijuana) since the first recreational dispensaries opened their doors on January 1, 2014. Now, Colorado is one of the most popular places for cannabis enthusiasts to visit from all around the country. If you’re one of the many people p
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How do Cannabis Drinks Compare to Traditional Edibles?
Have you ever considered drinking your cannabis? If not, you’re not alone. For many, it’s unchartered territory. However, cannabis-infused drinks are growing exponentially in popularity. Why?Cannabis-infused drinks have progressed leaps and bounds in flavor and consistency over the last decade. People are looking for an alternative to alcohol and w
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Summertime Cannabis Recipes
This summer you may be preparing food and drinks for your BBQ, going camping, or want something to cool off. Look no further — we have some cannabis-infused recipes that are fun homemade edible options! Below are five of our favorite summertime cannabis recipes of appetizers, desserts and beverages to help you enjoy summer. Remember to start low an
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Pectin vs. Gelatin: What is in Your Gummy?
There are a lot of criteria when choosing cannabis gummies: CBD/THC content and ratios, flavors, consistency. But there's one criterion that perhaps you've never considered: whether the gummies are made from animal by-product. A  majority of cannabis gummies use gelatin as a base.While it is often said that gelatin is a protein made from "horses' h
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Guide on the Different Ways to Consume Cannabis
While smoking flower remains the most popular and well-known way to consume marijuana,  some people are looking for something a bit more discreet, others are turned off by the smell, and health-conscious users may be cautious about what they put in their lungs.Luckily, as the demand for legal marijuana has grown, so have the number of ways you can
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Dear Budtender: Cannabis Strain Guide for Your Next Date
Dear Budtender: I want to incorporate cannabis into my date night plans, but I want to choose a strain that will match the activity. Like if we’re going hiking. What do you recommend? From, Dating in DenverHi there, Dating in Denver! We often get questions about pairing strains with certain activities or social situations, as you want to get the ri
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7 Cannabis Holiday Gift Ideas
With the gift-giving season in full swing, it’s time to knock the some gifts off your shopping list. If you’re like a lot of people, then there’s probably at least one person you’ve yet to find the perfect gift for. Perhaps they’re a minimalist who prefers experiences over things, or maybe they’re practical and only a useful gift will do–or they co
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5 Cannabis-Infused Mocktail Recipes for Home
As the leaves begin to turn from bright green hues to warmer tones of red and orange, many Coloradans will be headed to the mountains to see the aspens signal the true arrival of fall.If you’re a fan of all things autumn, this year you might want to add something new to your list of fall traditions. We recommend finding time to practice the Danish