The Best Strains to Make You Feel Inspired and Creative


September 20, 2017

Has a friend ever told you about an incredible experience he had when his favorite strain sparked his creativity and inspired him? Many people are unaware that they can have this type of high, but it’s true. If you want to experience a similar type of high where you feel motivated to express your creativity, here are some of the best strains for you to try:

Chemdawg

This is a perfect strain for experienced smokers who are looking for an intense high that will make them feel like creative geniuses. After a few inhales of Chemdawg, you may begin to look at the world in a new way as dozens of thoughts rush in and out of your head. If you’re not an inexperienced smoker, the high from Chemdawg can be a bit overwhelming, so consider this before buying this strain from Denver marijuana dispensaries.

LSD

As its name suggests, the LSD strain is a hybrid that can lead to a powerful trip. Smokers who try this strain get to explore their imagination like never before. On this psychedelic journey through your imagination, you may perceive colors to be more bright and vivid than usual and see a distorted view of the things around you. For some, this can be frightening, but for others, it can be inspiring. After smoking LSD, you may want to pick up a paintbrush, play an instrument, or mold clay in order to express yourself creatively. Learn more about the hybrid LSD strain.

Space Queen

Do you want your creativity to run wild? Try the Space Queen strain, which is known to give users a strong head high that will unleash their creativity. Many users report that the Space Queen strain produces an uplifting high, so you may find yourself inspired by the beauty of the world around you.

Jack Herer

If you want to finish a song, painting, or poem that you’ve been working on, but can’t seem to find the inspiration or motivation to do so, try smoking Jack Herer. Unlike other strains that spark creativity, Jack Herer will not only inspire you, but it will also help you focus. Take a few deep inhales of Jack Herer and then spend the afternoon putting the finishing touches on your creative work.

Narnia

This strain is named after the fantasy world of Narnia, so it’s not surprising that it has the power to boost your creativity and make you feel as if you are exploring an entirely new world. Narnia produces a long-lasting high, so this is a good choice for people who want their creative juices to be flowing for hours. There is no limit to your imagination when smoking Narnia, so be prepared for an unforgettable experience that will definitely inspire you.

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The Best Fruit-Flavored Strains


September 13, 2017

Every strain has a unique taste, and some of the most popular strains have a sweet and tangy fruit flavor. If you’re interested in trying a fruit-flavored strain, here are some of the strains you should keep an eye out for:

99 Pineapples

This hybrid strain that is found in our Denver dispensary is a cross between Pineapple and Cinderella 99. It has a sweet, citrus flavor and a high THC content—around 21%—so you should expect to feel an intense high. Most users report feeling more of a body high than a head high with 99 Pineapples, so this is a great choice for people who are trying to wind down and relax.

Cherry Diesel

Cherry Diesel is a hybrid of Cherry OG and Turbo Diesel, which are two powerful and popular strains. This strain has an incredibly sweet, fruity smell that fills the room, but it also a slight earthy flavor that lingers in your mouth after you take a hit. Cherry Diesel is known for producing an uplifting high that will boost your spirits while keeping you calm and relaxed. Learn more about Cherry Diesel here.

Grapefruit Diesel

The Grapefruit Diesel strain is an indica-dominant hybrid of NYC Diesel and Grapefruit. You should be able to smell Grapefruit Diesel strain from across the room thanks to its distinct citrus smell. Fortunately, this strain tastes as good as it smells. Expect a tangy flavor and a strong high that will give you a boost of energy and make you feel focused and on top of the world. This is a good choice for people who need to take their mind off of a stressful situation going on in their lives. After smoking Grapefruit Diesel, all of your problems will temporarily fade away.

Orange Cookies

One of the most flavorful strains is Orange Cookies, which as its name suggests, has a strong, orange-fruit flavor. Orange Cookies is a cross between Orange Juice and Girl Scout Cookies. The result is a strain that will satisfy your sweet tooth, enhance your creativity, and produce an intense head high.

Raz Kush

Raz Kush is an indica strain with a sweet flavor that tastes just like raspberries. Even though it is an indica strain, some users have reported that they feel energized and upbeat after smoking it. This strain is ideal for people who are hoping to channel their creative energy into finishing a work of art or poem. It’s also a good choice for people who want to engage in deep, lively discussions with friends.

Blueberry

The Blueberry strain is well known among regular cannabis users, mainly because it has won awards for being one of the best indica strains. Your taste buds will love the sweet and smooth blueberry flavor of this strain, and your mind will love the euphoric high that it produces.

Ready to learn more about cannabis? If so, we encourage you to stop by Altitude Dispensary, a top Denver dispensary. Our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!
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THC vs. CBD


September 6, 2017

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are two cannabinoids that you should know about. It’s important to understand the differences between these two cannabinoids so you know what to look for buying products.

An Introduction to THC

THC is known as the psychoactive cannabinoid, which basically means that it is the chemical responsible for creating the high that is associated with marijuana. It is the most common cannabinoid found in marijuana, and produces a wide range of effects, including relaxation, hunger, fatigue, altered sense, and a sense of calm. THC works by imitating the actions of anandamide, which is a neurotransmitter produced in your body. This means THC binds to cannabinoid receptors in your brain and activates neurons to produce the different effects associated with a marijuana high. For example, THC can impact your coordination by binding to the cannabinoid receptors in your cerebellum.

An Introduction to CBD

CBD may be a cannabinoid, but it does not produce a high in the same way that THC does. Instead, CBD will relieve anxiety, reduce inflammation, and treat nausea. Because CBD offers these health benefits without producing a high, it is often found in high quantities in medicinal marijuana. In fact, many medicinal marijuana users look for high-CBD strains of marijuana to treat their depression, anxiety, and general pain. Many people who are experiencing discomfort due to cancer treatment also turn to high-CBD strains for relief from these unpleasant side effects. Read CBD vs. THC: why is CBD not psychoactive?  

But, you don’t have to have a serious health condition in order to enjoy strains that are high in CBD. Some recreational users prefer high-CBD strains because they can make you feel more relaxed without making you high. This makes it easier to get things done without worrying about looking or acting high.

Purchasing Marijuana

Before buying marijuana from weed shops in Denver, look at its THC and CBD content so you know what to expect. A strain that is high in THC will typically produce an intense high, which may or may not be what you’re looking for. A strain that is high in CBD but low in THC can be used to relax and relieve general anxiety. It’s important to note that CBD can actually counteract the effects of THC. This means if a strain is high in both THC and CBD, it won’t produce as intense of a high as a strain that is high in THC and low in CBD.

If you are interested in CBD or THC products, but don’t want to smoke marijuana, visit a dispensary and ask the budtender to see other options. There are ways to enjoy the effects of these cannabinoids without having to smoke. For example, you can get the same THC-induced high by eating edibles.  

Ready to learn more about cannabis? If so, we encourage you to stop by Altitude Dispensary, one of the top weed shops in Denver. The staff at Altitude can help you find the right medical or recreational product for your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!
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Does THC Really Impact Memory?


August 23, 2017

Smoking is often associated with fogginess and memory loss, but are the two really linked? A new study used mice to examine the effects of THC on memory, and the results were quite surprising. Here’s what you need to know about this research:

The Study

Researchers began the study by separating the mice by their ages, so there was one group of young mice and one group of old mice. Then, the researchers further divided the groups so some mice in each group received a daily dose of THC for 28 days, while the others did not receive any THC at all. THC is a cannabinoid found in cannabis products sold in dispensaries in Denver. This is the chemical that is responsible for producing the high effect that marijuana users experience, and many people believe it can also negatively affect users’ memory. Learn about the cannabis study: how THC affects learning and memory at different ages.

After the 28 days was over, the researchers performed a series of tests to determine if the mice’s ability to learn or remember things was affected by THC consumption. It’s important to note that none of the mice had any THC in their systems at the time of this test. This is because the purpose of the study was not to determine whether THC affects memory while it’s still in someone’s system, but rather if repeated use of THC has a permanent effect on memory.

The Results

Surprisingly, the old mice that had received daily doses of THC performed extremely well on the learning and memory tests. In fact, researchers found that the group of old mice that had consumed THC performed at the same level as the group of young mice that had not consumed any THC.

To confirm this finding, researchers studied the brain activity of the mice. They found that older mice that had been given THC had more neuron activity in the hippocampus than older mice that had not been given THC.

What do these findings mean? It could mean that the effects of THC will vary depending on the user’s age. Of course, this only one study, so more research is needed to determine if these results can be replicated. Additionally, this study was performed on mice, so there’s no way of knowing whether older adults will experience the same benefits from cannabis as the older mice in this study did.

Even though it’s too early to generalize these results, it’s still interesting to hear that THC may not affect memory in the way that we have always assumed that it does. Hopefully, other scientists will take interest in this subject and provide more research that marijuana consumers can use to better their lives.

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Tips For Using Topical Products


August 16, 2017

Topicals are incredibly useful products that are designed to provide instant pain relief, alleviate itching, and improve elasticity. Even if you don’t enjoy smoking or consuming edibles, you may get a lot of use out of topical products. Before you purchase a topical product, make sure you understand exactly how to use it. Here are some tips to help you get started:

Choose the Right Product

Walk into any Denver dispensary and you will quickly realize that there are many different types of topical products. Some will fight the signs of aging, while others will treat fungal infections or provide localized pain relief. It’s important that you read the label carefully to determine if you are choosing a product that will provide you with the benefits you need. If you are having trouble finding the right topical, don’t hesitate to ask a dispensary employee for assistance. Learn how topical cannabis can help you.

Prep the Area

Before applying topicals from a dispensary, it’s best to thoroughly clean the area to remove oil, dirt, and bacteria from your skin. Make sure that the area is completely dry after you have washed it.

Be Firm

You don’t have to be gentle when spreading the topical cream across your skin—apply a moderate amount of pressure as you massage it into your skin. Firmly massaging the product into your skin will help the chemicals penetrate through the top layers of your skin so they can begin to relieve pain as soon as possible. This should not be painful, so if the area is so tender that applying pressure will cause pain, skip over this step.  

Clean Up

After you’re done applying a topical product to your skin, be sure to wash your hands before making contact with any other part of your body. Many topical products contain ingredients that may sting or burn when they come into contact with your eyes, nose, or any other mucous membranes on your body. Prevent this problem by washing the product off of your hands as soon as possible.

Explore Other Options

If you don’t get the desired results with the first topical product that you try, don’t be afraid to explore other options. Some topical products only have CBD, while others have a combination of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids. Check the label to see what cannabinoids are in the product that you’ve already tried, and then look for another topical product that has a different combination of cannabinoids. Feel free to ask your friends for recommendations, but remember, what works on one person’s body won’t always produce the same results on your body. Be patient until you find the right product for your needs.

Are you interested in trying topical products or learning more about their many benefits? If so, we encourage you to stop by Altitude Dispensary, a leading Denver dispensary. Our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!
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