CANNABIS 101

INDICA vs SATIVA vs HYBRID

Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid are words that describe the classification of all Cannabis plants. What this is really refering to is how the plant itself physically looks and grows. Indica strains generally come from plants that are shorter in structure, have broader, wider leaves, and are better suited to grow in colder climates which cater to a shorter flowering period. Generally these strains are said to have a relaxing, sedative effect and body high. Sativa strains generally come from plants that are typically taller in struture, have narrower leaves, and are better suited to grow in warmer climates allowing for a longer flowering period. Generally these strains are said to have a more energizing, head high, great for sparking creativity or getting things done around the house.

Hybrid strains are exactly what it sounds like, a cross between a Sativa and an Indica strain. These plants usually look like something in between an Indica and Sativa, naturally having characteristics of both. Although many people associate the effects of getting high as being “sativa-like” or “indica-like”, all modern cannabis strains are technically Hybrids and therefore, it isn’t 100% accurate to describe the effects as such. Everyone is affected differently, meaning for some, an Indica-dominant strain may actually uplift rather than sedate and visa versa.

The previously stated generel effects are a great place to start if you are new to the plant and looking to acheive a desired feeling or mood-state. We do also recommend keeping track of these effects in a personal journal as cannabis does effect everyone differently based on their own biological makeup.

WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS?

Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis. The most notable cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most notable cannabinoid of the plant. At least 100 different cannabinoids isolated from cannabis have been identified, all exhibiting varied effects.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THC & CBD

THC is the compound in Marijuana that is known to get you high. CBD is a compound that is non-psychoactive, meaning that CBD alone will not get you high. However, once paired with THC, it is said that the medicinal benefits of CBD are heightened due to what is known as “The Entourage Effect.” The Entourage Effect suggests that all cannibinoids work more efficiently as a team, enhancing the effects they give you.

WHAT ARE TERPENES?

Terpenes are molecules produced naturally by all plants and herbs, including cannabis. These terpenes are responsible for the unique tastes and aromas a plant has and can add to the distinct effects produced when consumed. Terpenes can be identified by their citrus, skunky, spicy, diesel like, woody, pine like, or tropical aromas and flavors. Think the uplifting or sedative effects of essential oils.

FLOWER vs CONCENTRATES

Cannabis extracts (concentrates) are highly-concentrated, ultra-potent cannabinoid isolates. Extracts are made from flower that is compressed at extremely high pressures, and the cannabinoids within are isolated from the plant. The terms extract and concentrate are umbrella terms that house many different forms of extract. Oil, shatter, wax, rosin, hash, and even tinctures are all common cannabis concentrates. These different terms generally determine the texture of the extract and the method of consumption.

Cannabis extracts have been growing in popularity amongst cannabis consumers for some time. Although extracts and flower produce similar effects, several key differences set them apart. Extracts are much more potent than flower.

First and foremost, concentrates are much more potent than flower in terms of THC percentage. Flower generally contains between 10-25% THC but concentrates typically fall around the 50-80% mark. If you are inexperienced in the world of cannabis concentrates, keep this in mind. We do not recommend concentrates for people who are just starting out or who have very little experience.

YOUR BIOLOGY & YOUR TOLERANCE

Your tolerance to cannabis, the amount you consume, consumption method, and strain will all determine how marijuana effects you. Some general rules of thumb to help guide you along when choosing the right strain or product are:

Start low and go slow. Always wait for the full effects before consuming more.

If you want the desired effects to last a shorter amount of time, consider using methods of inhalation. If you want the effects to last a longer amount of time consider using an edible.

Try a strain high in CBD if you are susceptible to anxiety or other side effects.

When searching for your ideal strain, there are a few important details to keep in mind. Slowly ease into THC-dominant strains since these are more likely to cause anxiety and paranoia. Settle yourself into a comfortable & familiar place and start with a very low dose. If it’s your first time, take a very small hit and wait to feel its full effect before consuming more.

Many strains today climb towards a ceiling of 20-25% THC but those with less than 15% THC tend to provide a less overwhelming experience. Lab testing cannabis is the only way cannabis potency can actually be verified, so make sure you know where your cannabis came from. Also note that the potency can vary between strains and even between individual harvests of the same strains.

What works for you may not be the best option for someone else. Again, cannabis effects everone differently. These recommendations are however a great starting point for those looking for a more balanced & mellow experience. Make sure to always check the testing information specific to the item you are interested in purchasing. And another rule of thumb: If the product exceeds a potency of 20% THC, it is most likely going to be too potent for your use. Starting off low and slow will ensure you keep the good times rollin’.

METHODS OF CONSUMPTION

FIND WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU

SMOKING CANNABIS

Most people are introduced to cannabis by means of smoking it, as this method has typically been the most accessible. One advantage of smoking cannabis is that it offers an easy way to dose control, that is, it is easy to take a small amount and the acute effects usually subside within 20-30 minutes, but can last up to 2-3 Hours. One drawback is the harsh throat hit/burning sensation felt after your first puff. This may be a deterent for some people.

VAPORIZING CANNABIS

Vaporizing cannabis might be the most ideal method of consumption for someone who is new to the plant. It is typically much easier on the throat and lungs than smoking it and dosing remains easy. One advantage of vaporizing cannabis is that the flower’s flavors are much better preserved. Its effects are typically felt instantaneuosly. Vaporizing is also much more discreet than smoking as you don’t have that smoke smell that lingers after doing it.

INGESTING CANNABIS

Edibles include products such as cookies, brownies, candies, and beverages that contain cannabis. It may take roughly one to four hours to feel the effects of an edible after consuming it, and those effects may last longer than expected. How they impact you depends on your metabolism, the amount you eat, and medications or alcohol used at the same time. The amount of THC in edibles also can differ product to product — for example, one cookie or brownie may contain multiple servings, so be sure to check the packaging for dosage information before consuming.

APPLYING CANNABIS

Topicals are cannabis-infused lotions, balms, and oils that are absorbed through the skin for localized relief of pain, soreness, and inflammation. Because they’re generally non-intoxicating, topicals are often chosen by customers who want the therapeutic benefits of marijuana without the cerebral euphoria associated with other delivery methods.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

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WARNING STATEMENT

CANNABIS HAS NOT BEEN ANALYZED OR APPROVED BY THE FDA. THERE IS LIMITED INFORMATION ON ITS SIDE EFFECTS AND THERE MAY BE HEALTH RISKS ASSOSCIATED WITH USING CANNABIS PRODUCTS. CANNABIS SHOULD ALWAYS BE KEPT AWAY FROM CHILDREN. ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CANNABIS SHOULD NOT DRIVE OR OPERATE A VEHICLE OR MACHINERY. CANNABIS CAN IMPAIR YOUR DRIVING SKILLS BY SLOWING YOUR REACTION TIME, COORDINATION, AND CONCENTRATION. DRIVING AND OPERATING MACHINERY [M.G.L. c. 90, § 24] UNDER THE INFLUENCE IS ILLEGAL. YOU CANNOT USE CANNABIS IN ANY FORM – INCLUDING SMOKING, VAPORIZING, OR INGESTING – IN PUBLIC PLACES OR ON FEDERAL LAND. CANNABIS MAY ONLY BE CONSUMED IN A PRIVATE SPACE WHERE SMOKING AND/OR VAPORIZING AND/OR INGESTING IS ALLOWED. MASSACHUSSETS LAW PERMITS YOU TO CARRY UP TO (1) OUNCE OF CANNABIS OR (5) GRAMS OF CANNABIS CONCENTRATE. YOU MAY POSSESS UP TO (10) OUNCES IN YOUR HOME. IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN (1) OUNCE OF CANNABIS IN YOUR HOME, IT MUST BE LOCKED IN A SECURE PLACE. YOU MAY NOT RESELL THE CANNABIS YOU HAVE PURCHASED FROM GREATEST HITS CANNABIS CO. TO ANY INDIVIDUAL. FOR FIRST TIME OFFENDERS, POSSESSING OVER (1) OUNCE OF CANNABIS WITH THE INTENT TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE, DISPENSE, OR CULTIVATE IS PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF $500 – $5000 AND/OR IMPRISONMENT OF UP TO (2) YEARS. DO NOT MIX CANNABIS WITH ALCOHOL. DO NOT CONSUME CANNABIS INFUSED PRODUCTS ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO CONSUME CANNABIS INFUSED PRODUCTS ON A FULL STOMACH AS IT HELPS IN LOWERING THE INTENSITY OF THE EFFECTS. ALWAYS STORE ALL CANNABIS PRODUCTS IN A LOCKED AREA THAT IS OUT OF SIGHT AND REACH OF ALL CHILDREN AND PETS. KEEP CANNABIS IN THE CHILD-RESISTANT PACKAGING FROM GREATEST HITS CANNABIS CO. OR A THIRD-PARTY CHILD-RESISTANT/LOCKABLE CONTAINER. NEVER USE CANNABIS AROUND CHILDREN. SECONDHAND CANNABIS SMOKE CONTAINS THC AND OTHER CHEMICALS THAT CAN AFFECT THE HEALTH OF CHILDREN. SOME PEOPLE WHO USE CANNABIS LONG-TERM AND ARE TRYING TO QUIT REPORT MILD WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS THAT MAKE QUITTING DIFFICULT. SOME PEOPLE MAY ALSO EXPERIENCE ADDICTION AND SHOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF DRUG ABUSE: AN INABILITY TO STOP USING SUBSTANCES, USE AND ABUSE OF SUBSTANCES DESPITE HEALTH PROBLEMS, DIMINISHED PERFORMANCE IN SCHOOL, AT WORK, OR WITH RESPONSIBILITIES AT HOME, DROPPING HOBBIES AND ACTIVITIES, FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES AND IRRESPONSIBILITY, AND AVOIDING CONTACT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS LEADING TO SOCIAL ISOLATION.

IF MARIJUANA BECOMES A PROBLEM, SEEK TREATMENT.

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Please Consume Responsibly. This product may cause impairment and may be habit forming. For use only by adults 21 years of age and older. This product has not been analyzed or approved by the FDA. There is limited information on the side effects of using this product, and there may be associated health risks. Marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding may pose potential harms. It is against the law to drive or operate machinery when under the influence of this product. KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. The intoxicating effects of edible products may be delayed by 2 hours or more. In case of accidental ingestion, contact poison control hotline 1-800-222-1222. This product may be illegal outside of MA.
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