Cannabis Education

Budtender Answers Top Cannabis Questions
Budtender Answers Top Cannabis Questions
It’s thanks to the fun, passionate, and knowledgeable staff in our retail stores that LivWell is where we are today, no doubt about it. Budtenders are deep wells of cannabis knowledge and are a huge help to our customers, who rely on them to answer any questions or concerns on a daily basis. That’s why we asked one of our seasoned budtenders to ...
What are Cannabis Concentrates?
What are Cannabis Concentrates?
Picture a cup of drip coffee, versus a shot of espresso. That’s basically what we’re getting at when it comes to traditional marijuana flower versus cannabis concentrates. While their unfamiliar form can seem confusing at first, these products bring plenty of unique benefits to the table.Concentrates are more potent.The most notable difference b...
Pectin vs. Gelatin: What is in Your Gummy?
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 made from "horses...
Terpenes Explained: What They Are and What they Do
Terpenes Explained: What They Are and What they Do
If you’re taking the time to smell cannabis flower before deciding which strain to bring home, you may have noticed a distinct smell. So what exactly is the reason why some strains smell so unique? The short answer is terpenes.Terpenes are Aromatic Oils Found in Plants.Terpenes are a naturally occurring substance found in all kinds of plants, th...
First Visit to a Cannabis Dispensary? Here's how to get what you need.
First Visit to a Cannabis Dispensary? Here's how to get what you need.
As one of the first states to legalize, Colorado has led cannabis’ move out of the realm of taboo for years. Now more than ever, people are exploring all that cannabis has to offer. For some, however, the thought of visiting a dispensary can still seem intimidating. Follow our tips for your first dispensary visit to feel comfortable and make sur...
What Are Cannabis Tinctures?
What Are Cannabis Tinctures?
Tinctures are something of an unsung hero in the cannabis world. With a rich history, easy dosing, and a variety of ways to consume, there’s a lot to love about these unique products. Let’s dive in!A Rich HistoryThere’s a long, often forgotten history around cannabis tincture in America. Before prohibition, tinctures were the most widely used fo...
What Is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
What Is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
When we talk about the medicinal and euphoric effects produced by THC and CBD, what we’re really talking about is how those chemicals interact with our body’s endocannabinoid system. So what is the endocannabinoid system exactly?The ECS keeps your body’s systems “just right.”The endocannabinoid system (ECS) got its name in the late 1980s when re...
Dabbing Explained: Nails, Bangers, and Rigs, Oh My!
Dabbing Explained: Nails, Bangers, and Rigs, Oh My!
After traditional smoking, dabbing is arguably the fastest-growing method of consuming cannabis. And it’s not hard to see why. Because you are inhaling concentrated marijuana, dabbing allows you to feel the strong effects of THC very quickly, which is especially helpful if you’re seeking rapid relief from significant pain or extreme nausea.*“Dab...
Beyond Smoking: Other Ways to Consume Marijuana
Beyond Smoking: Other Ways to Consume Marijuana
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 ...
How to Talk to Your Parents About Legal Cannabis
How to Talk to Your Parents About Legal Cannabis
It’s no secret that legalization has brought massive changes in public opinion of cannabis. When most of our parents were growing up, marijuana was just a subculture, and wasn’t mainstream or as commonly discussed as it is now. Consumption methods were limited to smoking, or eating a pot brownie when a measured “dose” was not even a thing. Even ...
How Cannabis Can Help with Sleep this Summer
How Cannabis Can Help with Sleep this Summer
Summertime is finally here, and along with it comes the peak of summer sunshine. While the long days are welcome for fun outdoor activities, all the extra light can keep your bedroom too bright and make it hard to get to sleep.How Light Interferes with SleepAccording to the National Sleep Foundation, lightness and darkness are strong signals tha...
Beyond THC & CBD: A Look at Some Other Popular Cannabinoids
Beyond THC & CBD: A Look at Some Other Popular Cannabinoids
When people talk about the power of marijuana to get you high or help you deal with various ailments, they’re technically referring to the power of cannabinoids.Simply put, cannabinoids are chemical compounds produced by cannabis plants. Like keys, they connect with various receptors in your body to “unlock” numerous medicinal effects.There are ...