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Here at Sixbud, we want you to have the best recreational cannabis experience and to do that you need to learn more about cannabis. Click the button below to read about the basics of cannabis or if you are comfortable with cannabis you can dig deeper into this magical plant.
New to Cannabis
People come here for the Beaches cannabis vibe. Here’s a good guide to help you choose the right products the first time.
Choosing the right product
If you are looking to enjoy the intoxicating effects of THC then you need to know how to choose the right products. It all comes down to the effect you want to achieve.
You can smoke dried cannabis flowers in pre-rolled joints or get full buds to roll your own joints, smoke in a pipe, bong or vape. Then we have concentrated cannabis products which are buddar, wax, hash, shatter and a few others, but these products are stronger and have a greater effect.
There are different ways to ingest cannabis. You can buy drinks, capsules, tinctures, candy or chocolate cannabis products. All will give you a different effect and have varying ratios of THC and CBD.
You might have heard about the fantastic health benefits of CBD, but let’s dig a little deeper into this cannabinoid. CBD has been shown to help with many ailments and it does this without the psychoactive effects of THC, although it does interact with the endocannabinoid system in our brains and bodies. Unlike THC, CBD does not fit the cannabinoid receptors in our brain and does not create a euphoric “high” feeling.
Taking a concentrated CBD oil dose makes it much easier to ingest the required amount to experience its benefits. Since CBD is fat-soluble, it’s important to take a serving with some healthy fats for your body to absorb all the nutrients properly.
Vaping, get the effects without the smell
Vaping is a great option for those who want to be discreet. There are vape pens that look just like a standard e-cig, and they’re capable of vaping weed as well as oil or wax concentrates. The vapor from vaping is more subtle than the smoke from burning buds. Also, it doesn’t smell from meters away like good cannabis does when burnt, making it less likely for you to draw any unwanted attention. Perfect for smoking in public areas.
The primary benefit of vaping cannabis instead of smoking it is avoiding carcinogens and other dangerous chemicals. You also reduce your intake of tar and other harmful chemicals because vaporizing does not burn anything. Since vaping is much less wasteful than smoking, you will be saving money in the long run. Vaporizers can save as much as 60-90% of marijuana’s active ingredients. As a result, you don’t need to vape as much as you do when you smoke cannabis. The same amount of weed will last you much longer, and many people even report that it lasts twice as long!
Comfortable with Cannabis
The 3 main components of cannabis
As the cannabis industry grows you will start to see cannabiniods, flaviniods, and terpenes listed on the packaging. This is an introduction to help you become more educated about the kind of effects they produce.
Cannabinoids are a class of chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids interact with our endocannabinoid system through the cannabinoid receptors. We have two types of receptors: CB1 and CB2, both found in various parts of the body.
The majority of our cannabinoid receptors, called CB1, exist primarily in the central nervous system and brain. In fact, you can find them at even greater concentrations in the cerebellum, which is responsible for motor function. The function of the CB1 receptor is extremely complex, but we know that it’s responsible for controlling pain and inflammation signals.
CB2 receptors act primarily on the immune system and are abundant in peripheral organs like the tonsils. They play an important role in protecting cells by sending signals that suppress inflammation. In other words, CB2 receptors are responsible for the non-psychoactive effects of cannabis.
There are more than 6,000 known flavonoids found in nature. Let’s look at some of the most well-known ones found in cannabis
- Quercetin (citrus, apples, onions)
- Kaempferol (green leafy vegetables)
- Apigenin (chamomille, parsley)
- Vitexin (flaxseed, tree fern)
- Catechins (red wine, black grapes, apricots)
- Orientin (açai, passion flower, bamboo leaves)
- Silymarin (milk thistle)
Cannaflavins are unique flavonoids that are specific to the cannabis plant, and they do not exist in other plants or even other species of cannabis! They are found in varying levels between different strains. So far, Cannaflavin A has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties, while Cannaflavin B has shown antifungal activity. Cannaflavin C was only discovered in 2008 and is looking very promising.
Terpenes are hydrocarbons found in plants and essential oils. They give cannabis its smell, taste, and colour and help with the absorption of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD.
When terpenes are taken orally or smoked, they can be beneficial for many things, including appetite stimulation, anti-inflammatory properties, pain relief, mood enhancement, anxiety reduction and improved sleep quality. When burned, each type of cannabis releases a different combination of terpenes that are beneficial for different types of symptoms. For example, cannabis containing high levels of limonene (citrus-scented terpene) is perfect for managing stress, mood elevation, and combating depression.