Cannabis Education

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 THC Distillate & How Do You Use It?
For some cannabis enthusiasts, potency is everything. They want the hardest-hitting cannabis product on the market with the most THC available. If that sounds like you, you’re going to want to pick up some THC distillate. In this guide, we’ll make sure you have all the details you need to pick out the right distillate for you and use it the way you
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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What are Cannabis Tinctures & How Do You Use Them?
If you’re interested in consuming your cannabis without smoking, vaping, or eating needless calories, marijuana tinctures are a great option. They’re fast-acting, long-lasting, and easy to enjoy. All you have to do is add them to your favorite food or drink or place them directly under your tongue. If you’ve never heard of cannabis tinctures or you
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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 Are Cannabis Concentrates: Types, How They’re Made, & How To Use
Concentrates have been around for thousands of years and consumed around the world. It’s fair to say, though, that our technology for making these unique marijuana products has improved since then. Today, we’re able to create concentrates that include every compound we love in cannabis, and we’re also able to create products that isolate just a sin
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Trichomes Explained: What Are They & How Do They Work?
Trichomes make cannabinoids and terpenes; protect the plant from outside influences, like creepy crawlies and windy days; and contain compounds researchers are studying as potential treatments for medical conditions. So whether you’re new to cannabis or you’ve been around the cannablock, you should get to know trichomes. What are Cannabis Trichomes
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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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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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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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Microdosing THC: What It Is & Why Do It?
Dear Budtender - I recently heard of “microdosing” THC, but I’m not sure what that means. How would you explain it? From, Curious ConsumerDear Curious Consumer - Microdosing THC has become more popular as cannabis legalization spreads across the country. Here are a few answers to help you decide if microdosing is right for you.What is Microdosing?M
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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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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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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