CANNABIS EDUCATION

STRAIN BASICS

Generally thought to have originated in Central Asia and have been used by humans for thousands of years. Farmers of cannabis sought to grow plants beneficial to their community and over time cultivated different varieties or strains of cannabis. These strains typically fall into three categories:

Generally thought to deliver relief from anxiety and depression.

CBD

Generally thought to deliver a relaxing, sedating effect.

INDICA

Generally thought to increase energy.

SATIVA

Generally believed to deliver effects in between Sativa and Indica.

HYBRID

THC & CBD

The two most prevalent cannabinoids found in cannabis are CBD and THC. So far, scientists have identified over 100 different cannabinoids. THC and CBD interact with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), the largest receptor network in the body. The ECS system affects much of what goes on in the body including:

- Appetite - Mood - Memory - Pain - Muscle Spasticity - Sleep -

ECS receptors connect with their cannabinoid match and may result in relief. Although THC and CDB are both cannabinoids, they affect the body differently. THC affects receptors found primarily in the brain and central nervous system and produce the euphoric or psychoactive effect.

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TERPENES

Terpenes are essential oils found in plants. Cannabis terpenes give each strain its unique aroma and flavor. Terpenes also influence the effect of a particular strain— the Cannabinoids and terpenes work together synergistically to create the “Entourage Effect.” The synergy created with terpenes and cannabinoids may affect specific conditions or symptoms.

Myrcene

Must, Cloves, Herbal, Citrus

Sedating, Relaxing, Enhances THC Psychoactive

Caryophyllene

Pepper, Wood, Spice

Very limited physical effects

Linalool

Floral, Citrus, Spice

Sedating, Relaxing, Enhances THC Psychoactive

Pinene

Sharp, Sweet, Pine

Memory Retention, Alertness

Humulene

Woody, Earthy

Suppresses Appetite

Limonene

Citrus, Lemon, Orange

Elevates Mood, Relieve Stress

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