Indica cannabis plants are characterized by their fat leaves and short height when grown. After flowering starts, they will mature in six to eight weeks. Indica strains are known for their relaxing effects on the body when smoked or ingested - check in with your local Aurora dispensary to find out what your options are and to learn more.
Indica strains have a moderate level of THC and higher levels of CBD compared to sativa strains. They relax your muscles and are a great choice for patients who suffer from insomnia. Indica plants also help relieve stress, anxiety, muscle spasms, and nausea. Patients who suffer from diseases such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, lupus, and sleep apnea tend to benefit from the effects of indica predominant strains as opposed to sativa or hybrid strains.
This particular strain is typically associated with a feeling throughout the body, and generally is used to calm or induce feelings of sedation. Many people experience more therapeutic results after using indica and often feel sleepy or tired as a result. There are many benefits associated with indica outside of the overall sense of calm that it induces, many of which align with Sativa as well.
Sativa is a type of marijuana strain that is categorized by the effects it has on a user as well as the characteristics of the plant itself. Sativa strain's effects are stimulating and help with relief from depression, migraines, pain, and nausea. In most cases, sativa strains will have a higher level of THC content than indicas. The result of this strain is a psychoactive and energetic mid-high. Many patients prefer to medicate with this type of cannabis during the day to avoid drowsiness. However, if used at nighttime, it can interfere with sleep and may keep the user awake.
The sativa cannabis plants are characterized by their tall structure and long, thin leaves. They take slightly longer to mature in comparison to indica strains and produce higher levels of THC, but lower levels of CBD.
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Marijuana strains are either pure breeds or hybrid varieties of cannabis. Strains are developed to highlight specific combinations of properties of the plant to create a desired effect. This is especially helpful when a patient has a medical preference for certain cannabinoid content, such as low THC content or high CBD content. Adding sativa to an indica strain will help decrease sedation and add mental clarity, while adding indica to a sativa will decrease stimulation and can reduce anxiety.
Your go-to Dispensaries in Denver can guide you through the products and explain the differences and nuances between each available strain. Get to know what Altitude the Dispensary has to offer by shopping our online inventory – or call one of our representatives to learn more about what we offer.
Edibles are a popular way to ingest marijuana alternatively without smoking or vaporizing cannabis. Cannabis is put into different tasty and recognizable food products that can be both used medically or recreationally. Many people choose this method because it’s a more discreet way to medicate, but many people prefer the long lasting effects compared to the fast fading effects of smoking. Patients can use edibles for treatment for autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, muscle inflammation, nervous system disorders, insomnia, and nausea.
Ingesting cannabis affects you differently than smoking, but not all edibles affect you in the same way either. It depends on the potency of the edibles, your tolerance, your body chemistry, and even how much you’ve had to eat before ingesting. Users may be caught off-guard at the intensity and long lasting effects of edibles if they aren’t used to them. It’s recommended to start with a smaller serving size than normal and allow at least two hours to feel the full effect. Each serving is designated as 10mg and because homogeneity testing is required for each product, you can be confident that one part of your edible won’t be more potent than the other. However, although the dosage is labeled, the potency isn’t always clear. Depending on the quality of ingredients, not all edibles are created equal.
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Marijuana infused drinks have become an increasingly tasty way of consuming cannabis. These drinks come in a variety of flavors and are available to both medical and recreational users. The simple process to ingest and partake in a drink as opposed to smoking or vaporizing appeals to people due to the familiar nature and dilution of the smell or flavor of cannabis.
Drinks are a great alternative and are a way to consume without drawing attention. Infused beverages have been recommended to first-time users who want to ease into the effects of THC while enjoying the familiar taste of flavored sodas. Packaging now allows easy dosage and recommended serving sizes.
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A cannabis extract is any oil that concentrates the plant’s chemical compounds such as THC and CDB through a variety of extraction processes. These extraction processes involve solvents such as butane, hexane, isopropyl alcohol, and ethanol to retain certain cannabinoids of the cannabis plant. The end product results in a highly potent oil of varying consistencies that allow users to choose their preferred method of medicating. Here are a few different extracts you can find at your local Aurora dispensary:
Before cannabis was banned in 1937, tinctures were the primary type of cannabis medicine. Tinctures are usually alcohol or ethanol extractions of the whole cannabis plant and contain all 80 of the essential cannabinoids. The extraction secures cannabinoids while leaving out as many of the terpenes and chlorophylls as possible. Depending on the tincture, the CBD (cannibidiol) content can actually decrease the psychoactive effects of THC. The dosage is controlled by a measured dropper that Is typically administered under the tongue. This is helpful for younger children that require certain cannabinoids but don’t want the cerebral effects of THC.
Many patients use tinctures as alternatives to smoking, however, when done this way, it’s absorbed differently. When smoking, cannabinoids are absorbed in the lungs within seconds. Tinctures are designed to address the problems of rapid medicine delivery and consistent dosing. Absorption by the arterial blood supply under the tongue is completed in seconds. If patients want the medicine to be absorbed into the GI tract, they can add it to tea or juice for easy delivery without the strong taste of the particular solvent – absorption is slower with this method.
Shatter is made from an extraction process that is achieved with the use of expert purging of the butane and cannabis solution. It’s a clear, smooth, and solid product that is pure and potent because the extraction process removes fats, lipids, and waxes. However, this means that terpenes are lost in the process. The process results in a product that can contain over 80% THC content.
Budder has a waxy whipped consistency and has a THC concentration in the 70% range. Because the process allows more terpenes to be retained, it has more flavor, but is less potent than shatter.
Oils are result of a resin solvent extraction process that has an end result that’s dark and sticky. The oil is consumed by ingestion, vaporization or smoking.
Altitude the Dispensary has a wide variety of products available for both recreational and medical use. Contact one of our dispensaries in Denver with any questions related to extracts, or visit our online ordering pages to get started on your next order today.
Working with the body, cannabis infused topical products can help with a various assortment of ailments including pain, itchiness, soreness, and chronic conditions. The cannabinoids in the topical ointment bind with receptors in your skin that help regenerate cells and allow wounds to heal faster. Throughout your body are a network of receptors called CB1 and CB2. They can be activated by cannabinoid compounds such as THC and CBD. Cannabinoids penetrate the skin enough to relieve arthritic and muscle pain, but don’t enter the blood stream or central nervous system. They are often chosen by patients who want the benefits of marijuana without a cerebral effect that’s associated with other delivery methods.
Strain-specific cannabis topicals are distinguished by different profiles of terpenes and cannabinoids which is important when considering transdermal products and potential medical effectiveness. They come in an assortment of oils, salves, balms, lotions, and sprays. Other uses include treating forms of psoriasis or eczema as well as acting as a reparative scar treatment. Treating the area should be performed similarly other balms and healing ointments by wrapping or bandaging the affected area and can even be combined with anti-inflammatory ointments for additional treatment. For any severe or open wound, it is always best to consult a professional before applying any type of ointment or treatment.
Topical cannabis treatments are a great way for patients to relieve pain or ailments without the negative side effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), a cannabinoid that effects your cerebral faculties. Topicals never actually cross any barriers into the brain, disallowing any uptake of THC. Confusion, paranoia, and disorientation are never a side effect of topical treatments which make them well suited for use while driving, working, or any activity that would regularity be effected by the side effects of THC.
Take a look at our selection of topical products to learn more about your alternatives for encouraging skin renewal and promoting pain relief. With varying product types and compositions to suit your needs, Denver dispensaries like Altitude the Dispensary can offer an alternative in relief for chronic pain or discomfort.