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Cannabis 101 from Our Mission Viejo Dispensary

Welcome to our beginner's guide to cannabis, your comprehensive introduction to the world of this fascinating plant. Whether you're curious about cannabis's medicinal properties, interested in exploring its recreational use, or want to learn more about its history and cultural significance, this guide will provide you with all the essential information you need as a beginner.

Cannabis, also known as marijuana or weed, has been used for thousands of years for various purposes. It contains chemical compounds called cannabinoids that interact with our body's endocannabinoid system, producing multiple effects. From pain relief and relaxation to euphoria and creativity, cannabis has diverse potential benefits.

As a beginner, it's important to understand the different types of cannabis products available, including flower (commonly known as buds), concentrates (such as oils and waxes), edibles (infused food and beverages), and topicals (creams and lotions). Each product offers a unique experience and dosage considerations. So let's dive in together and discover what this incredible plant has in store for us!

  • FlowerWeed Flowers Variation

At the heart of cannabis consumption is the flower, which contains various compounds that contribute to its effects. The flower is harvested from female cannabis plants and can come in different strains, each with unique characteristics and benefits.

When choosing a cannabis flower, there are several factors to consider. The strain type plays a significant role in determining the effects you can expect. Indica strains are known for their relaxing and sedating properties, while Sativa ones are more energizing and uplifting. Hybrid strains combine elements of both indica and sativa for a balanced experience.

  • Vaporizers

VaporizersVaporizers have gained significant popularity in recent years as a preferred method of consuming cannabis. These innovative devices offer a discreet and convenient way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without the drawbacks associated with traditional smoking methods.

These devices heat-dried cannabis flower or concentrates to a temperature that releases its active compounds in vapor.

  • EdiblesEdibles - Cannabis Infused Gummies

Edibles refer to cannabis-infused products that are consumed orally, such as gummies, chocolates, cookies, or beverages. They provide an alternative way to experience the effects of cannabis without having to smoke or vape it. That makes them a convenient and discreet choice for those who prefer not to inhale. 

When you consume an edible, the active compounds in cannabis called cannabinoids are absorbed through your digestive system and metabolized by your liver. It's important to note that edibles can have a delayed onset time compared to other consumption methods - it may take 30 minutes up to two hours to feel the effects.

Before trying edibles, it's crucial to understand proper dosing and start low and slow. Edibles can be more potent than smoking or vaping cannabis due to their processing in the body. Start with a small THC dose of 5-10 mg and wait two hours before taking more to avoid unwanted effects.

  • Topicals

Topicals - Cannabinoid Infused OilCannabis topicals refer to multiple products infused with cannabinoids, such as THC or CBD, and are designed to be applied directly onto the skin. These products come in various forms, including creams, lotions, balms, salves, and bath soaks. Unlike other cannabis consumption methods like smoking or ingesting edibles, topicals work by interacting with the endocannabinoid receptors found in our skin.

One of the key benefits of using cannabis topicals is their localized effect. They can deliver concentrated relief from pain, swelling, soreness, and even skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis by applying to a specific body part. Topicals don't cause psychoactive effects since they don't enter the bloodstream.

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