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Answers to Common Questions About Cannabis

October 18, 2021

With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, more and more people are giving the pot a try. The stigma of pot use limited to the junk-food-craving stoner is vanishing, but there are still plenty of myths surrounding marijuana. For those who might be new to using weed, here are some common questions—along with detailed answers.

What’s the difference between CBD and THC?

Cannabidiol, which is commonly referred to as CBD, and tetrahydrocannabinol, which is better known as THC, are two of the naturally occurring elements found in plants that are part of the Cannabis genus. The molecular structures of CBD and THC are similar but the way they interact with the body is very different. The main difference between the two is that CBD is a nonpsychoactive compound, so it doesn’t make a person high. TCH is a psychoactive compound, which is why it provides the high that cannabis users enjoy experiencing.

What is the best way to consume cannabis?

While smoking pot and ingesting foods that have been enhanced with a pot are the two most common ways people consume cannabis. But with the legalization of weed comes a slew of new products being developed. These include topical creams and ointments, lotions, balms, and bath bombs, and salts with CBD, so they do not produce a high.

How does cannabis consumption impact the body?

Many factors go into how a substance affects the body. This can include a person’s previous experience with the substance, their genetic makeup, the way it is ingested, and the properties of the substance. Pre-existing healthy conditions and medications a person is taking can also factor in. 

Does the strain of cannabis you choose make any difference?

In short, yes. Many people are aware that there are two common strains of the cannabis plant: (1) cannabis indica and (2) cannabis sativa. Both strains are associated with providing a different type of high. For example, one strain will contribute to a more relaxing high while the other creates more of an energetic high. Since cannabis is a natural product that grows, strains will vary naturally. Your best bet is to talk with a knowledgeable budtender if you are seeking a specific type of high.

Can you overdose on cannabis?

Overdosing among adults who use cannabis is highly unlikely. There have been no documented cases of anyone dying from using too much pot. But pot should still be used responsibly, much like alcohol, so driving or operating machinery while under the influence should be avoided. Pot should also be stored properly and kept away from children and pets.

Is consuming cannabis good for your health?

Many people use cannabis to ease symptoms caused by other illnesses and conditions. Even in states where marijuana for recreational use is illegal many have laws allowing people to use medical marijuana.

Stop by Your Favorite Denver Dispensary

If you have more questions, we welcome you to ask when you come to one of our three Denver area locations. We have all the products you need and our friendly budtenders are here to help. Stop by to check out this week’s specials!