What is the difference between medicinal and recreational cannabis?

Medical cannabis usually has a higher CBD content and does not create the euphoric effects as recreational cannabis which can have much higher THC content

What is CBD and THC?

CBD – Cannabidiol (Canna-Bi -Dial)
THC – Tetrahydrocannabinol (teh·truh·hai·druh·kuh·na·buh·nuhl)

How much Cannabis can I buy at one time?

  • 30 grams of dried cannabis
  • 450 grams of edibles
  • 2100 grams of liquid
  • 7.5 grams of concentrate
  • 30 seeds

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are what gives cannabis strains their distinctive flavours. They are the aromatic oils secreted by the cannabis plant that give each strain its unique taste and smell and that make it taste fruity or minty, give it an earthy or citrusy aroma or can make it smell like cheese.

So far, more than 100 terpenes have been identified. And, like snowflakes, each one is different. Common terpenes include:

  • Limonene
  • Myrecene
  • Alpha-Pinene
  • Beta-Pinene
  • Delta 3 Carene
  • Alpha Bisabolol
  • Linalool
  • Borneol
  • Caryophyllene
  • Eucalyptol
  • Terpineol
  • Cineole

Best of all, each and every one has its own distinct property. So whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, pain, insomnia, lack of appetite, or some other ailment, there’s probably a terp to treat it.

How do terpenes work?

We know that THC binds to our brain’s receptors causing the psychoactive effects of cannabis. Terpenes can actively affect those brain receptors and the way they work. Terpenes have been found to influence how much THC enters the brain through the blood-brain barrier. Most importantly, science has shown how terpenes can directly influence the brain’s neurotransmitters in various ways.

Not all types of terpenes work the same. Some types may influence the brain in a way as to relax us while others have the opposite effect, lifting our mood and energy levels.

Cannabis strains containing limonene, for instance, can produce a stimulating effect. In the same way, linalool will produce a more relaxing and sedative high from the plant.