Cannabis, both recreational and medicinal, has played a significant role in human history, yet it is surrounded by many misconceptions. We, at Sacred Garden, your trusted Recreational and Medical Cannabis Dispensary, aim to shed some light on this fascinating plant and its potential benefits.
1. Understanding Cannabis
Cannabis sativa is a plant species with two main sub-species: Hemp and Marijuana. Both contain cannabinoids–compounds that interact with our bodies’ endocannabinoid system. While most are familiar with THC (the compound that produces the intoxicating “high”), there are over 100 different cannabinoids, including CBD. More about the endocannabinoid system here.
2. Recreational vs. Medicinal?
Recreational cannabis is consumed for enjoyment, much like a beer or glass of wine. Medical cannabis is used to alleviate symptoms of certain medical conditions. In states where both are legal, the same product can often be used for either purpose. However, medical cannabis users may have access to higher strength products.
3. Recommendations for New Users
For beginners, we recommend starting with a low dose and slowly increasing until you achieve the desired effect. Be patient–effects can take anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours to appear, depending on the product and route of administration. Always consult with a healthcare professional, especially when using cannabis for medicinal purposes.
4. Store Your Cannabis Correctly
To keep your cannabis products fresh and effective, store them in a cool, dark place away from direct light. Most importantly, keep them out of reach of children and pets. Remember that, like any other product, cannabis has an expiry date, so check the packaging regularly.
5. Stay Informed and Legal
Always follow your local laws regarding cannabis use. Regulations can vary significantly from state to state and even city to city. Also, remember that while cannabis is legal in certain states, it remains illegal federally. Stay informed about the latest changes in cannabis laws to ensure you’re using responsibly and legally.
At Sacred Garden, we’re here to guide you through your cannabis journey, whether you’re a first-timer or seasoned user. Make informed decisions about your cannabis use by visiting our dispensaries or reaching out to our knowledgeable staff.