Common Marijuana Terms and What They Mean

Common Marijuana Terms and What They Mean

This year has been a whirlwind for everyone. Our entire worlds have been
shaken like a snow globe and we’re left trying to make sense of our new
normal. In some ways, marijuana might just be our saving grace during the
turmoil of the year.

Our anxiety has been off the charts which reflects Oregon’s increase in
marijuana sales since March, when stay at home orders were mandated.
March isn’t an exception either, each month has shown a continued
increase in sales. The month of July in Oregon reaped an astonishing $106
million in marijuana sales.

Whether you want to ease your anxiety, or are bored and want to try
something new, if you haven’t dabbled with marijuana yet, now is as good
of time as any.

This post will explain common terms relating to marijuana to make the topic less scary or intimidating. There are no dumb questions at Greeley Gallery but knowing some basic terminology might prevent explanations from sounding like a foreign language.

Cannabinoids
These are the active chemical compounds within a marijuana plant. The
two most common types are THC and CBD.

THC
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the cannabinoid compound responsible for
making us feel high. It has a psychoactive ingredient which affects our
cerebral cortex of our brain, the area responsible for thinking, memory,
motor movements, pleasure, coordination, and concentration.
With proper dosage, you can expect feeling relaxed, in a good mood, calm,
or even euphoric. However, if the THC high comes on a bit strong, it might
result in dizziness, depression, anxiety or fatigue.
If you don’t have much experience, it’s always a good idea to start with a
smaller percentage of THC and work your way up. Our staff will be happy
to help you find a strain to fit your tolerance.

CBD
Cannabidiol is the second most commonly known ingredient of weed. CBD
does won’t get you high, but it makes headlines for its own reasons.
CBD is most commonly known for its health benefits. It’s been touted to
help anxiety, insomnia (both in falling, and in saying, asleep), and chronic
pain. According to Harvard University, it’s most prevalent and well
researched achievement, is its effectiveness in reducing and in some cases
stopping, epileptic seizures in children.

Indica

If you suffer from anxiety, chronic pain, or insomnia and you want to feel a high, then Indica is a good option for you. Indica is a type of cannabis
(marijuana) plant known to give you what’s known as a body high while
helping combat your physical stress. Be warned though, after smoking
Indica, you might not want to get off your couch.

Sativa

If you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps, and in need of a creative kick,
then you’ll want to check out some Sativa. You might want to think of it as
the opposite of Indica. Both are variations of cannabis, but while Indica
affects your body, Sativa is a mind high. Sativa strains can be used to treat
depression because they provide you with energy, focus, and often put you
in a better mood. It’s great to use during creative tasks like art, writing, or
even just going for a walk.

Final Thoughts
It’s important to note that you don’t need to smoke marijuana to reap the
benefits. Especially with COVID-19, we advise being extra careful with your
lungs. Instead of inhaling, try eating it. We have a variety of edibles and
tinctures, including vegan and vegetarian options, to choose from.
Whether you’re a professional or a novice, we welcome you to visit the
cannabis and marijuana dispensaries nearest you. If you live in north Portland near Rosa Parks or Arbor Lodge, then we’re right on the corner of
Greeley waiting for you.

Our world is a crazy place right now, but that doesn’t mean you need to
lose your mind along with it. Use this time to discover new things about
yourself, and what better way to do that than with weed.

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