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Denver Dispensary Explains the Entourage Effect

December 12, 2018

When we talk about cannabis, it’s often in terms of how much THC and CBD a strain has. Some strains have more THC while others may be CBD-dominant. The one you choose to purchase at Denver weed shops is largely a matter of personal preference. In fact, different strains may give you different types of highs—some you’ll love, but others you may find less than ideal. For many people, high concentrations of THC can lead to a more stressful or anxious high than strains that use CBD. Combining CBD oil with the high THC strains can help mellow out those highs. This process is known as the Entourage Effect. Here’s what you need to know about this fascinating process.

CBD and THC Both Stimulate Your Body 

In medical marijuana treatments, patients typically look for strains that incorporate both CBD and THC. This is because the whole plant is thought to be the most beneficial. Though both THC and CBD extracts or strains can have positive effects, they’re typically weaker than they would be when combined. 

When taken separately, CBD and THC extracts work in isolation. This means they may not be able to address or help the same issues as they would when combined. However, when they’re taken together either as combined concentrates or in a single strain with both, the CBD and THC work together in what is known as the Entourage Effect. The benefits of one are believed to enhance the other. Does this mean that taking straight THC or CBD products is bad? Not at all.

The Entourage Effect May Make the Cannabis More Effective 

Many holistic practitioners believe that using the entire plant offers a more effective and efficient treatment option. This is because the plant naturally has both THC and CBD in some concentrations. It’s the most natural form. 

The entire plant contains a combination of terpenes, flavonoids, and countless other compounds, many of which we’re still discovering and learning about. For many people, this is reason enough to opt for a strain of cannabis that provides both THC and CBD. The thought is that the Entourage Effect enhances the natural effects of both the THC and CBD, making each smoking, dabbing, vaping, or edible experience more complete and may even enhance the quality of the high you get. 

After all, if you’re chasing a true high, why not enjoy the entire plant? It’s no surprise that since both CBD and THC impact your body, indulging in them together will make the experience more pleasant. Not sure where to start? Speak with your budtender to find a strain that has both CBD and THC. These strains are available in everything from edibles to concentrates and tinctures. 

Ready to experience the Entourage Effect yourself? Stop by one of our three locations today and speak with our budtenders to find the right strain for your desired high. Want to save some green when replenishing your stash? Join our Frequent Flower Miles program. You’ll earn points on every purchase and receive special email offers reserved just for members!