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So, what do all of the letters actually mean? We are going to give you a run down of each of these, so when the conversation comes up you have a firm grasp on the differences, similarities, and uses for both. 


THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol, and is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, this compound is what makes people feel the oh so euphoric feeling of being “high”.  THC levels in marijuana (also referred to as weed, pot, dank, etc.) can range anywhere from 3-30% and sometimes even HIGHER. While many flowers have THC levels that measure about 12% we have strains here in the shop  that are upwards of 38-40%(with most averaging ~20%). These higher THC % are great for those of you who have a high tolerance or are battling chronic conditions. While marijuana is commonly associated with recreation, there are many medicinal benefits to this plant as well.  As a matter of fact 33 states have legalized marijuana for medicinal uses. THC has proven to help treat several conditions and diseases, here is a short list of some of the most common conditions that THC can aide:

                                              • Nausea
                                              • Pain
                                              • Loss of appetite
                                              • Insomnia
                                              • Inflammation
                                              • Stress
                                              • Anxiety
                                              • Glaucoma

Those that consume THC may have a medicinal reason in mind, or maybe they just enjoy the euphoric high that you can experience from smoking or ingesting this plant. Currently 11 states have legalized THC for recreational use and we are hopeful that more states will be added to that list sooner than later. 

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Next up we have CBD which stands for cannabidiol.  CBD is the other most prominent compound found in cannabis but does NOT evoke a high when consumed. THC and CBD are both found throughout the seeds, stalks, and flowers of both hemp and marijuana and the two exist in cannabis plants in a wide range of proportions. 

Unlike marijuana, hemp’s chemical makeup is dominated by CBD. By definition, a hemp plant’s THC content is no more than 0.3 percent, this is 10 times less than the least potent strain of marijuana, further proving the fact that CBD and hemp does NOT get you high.  Because CBD does not evoke the “high” feeling, these products are typically used for medicinal uses. The list of conditions CBD may help with is steadily growing as more research is devoted to it. Today some of the more popular uses of CBD are to manage the following symptoms and conditions:

                                                • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
                                                • Pain and inflammation
                                                • PTSD and anxiety
                                                • Crohn’s disease
                                                • Multiple sclerosis
                                                • Opioid withdrawal

For those of you who do enjoy the high feeling but also are looking for the strong medicinal benefits both THC and CBD products can be used in conjunction with one another for best results.  Additionally, there are many strains of THC that include higher CBD levels. Next time you stop by the shop chat with one of our budtenders and they are sure to find you a product with a mix of both.  We offer THC and CBD dominant edibles, tinctures, oils, concentrates, and more! We would love to help you find your perfect match.

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