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Chronic Therapy Marijuana Flower

Marijuana

\ˌmer-ə-ˈwä-nə\

The dried flower bud of the Cannabis plant.

Indica

Indica dominant marijuana strains provide a body high, resulting in a variety of benefits: muscle relaxation, as well as relief from body pain, stress, anxiety, headaches, and insomnia. Some strains also result in increased appetite. Indica strains tend to have a strong sweet or sour odor.

 

Hybrid

Hybrid marijuana strains are a mix of Sativa and Indica strains. Different hybrid strains result in different highs, depending on the composition of the strain.

 

Sativa

Sativa dominant marijuana strains provide an uplifting, energetic and “cerebral” high that is best suited for daytime smoking. A sativa high is one filled with creativity and energy; being high on sativa can spark new ideas and creations. Sativa strains tend to have a grassy odor.

Cannabinoid

\kə-ˈna-bə-ˌnȯid\

Any of various chemical constituents of cannabis or marijuana.

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol

The primary psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant

 

Terpenes

Organic hydrocarbons that are the main building blocks for the cannabis plant’s odors, hormones, vitamins, pigments, steroids, resins, and essential oils.

 

CBD (Cannabidiol)

Shown to be effective in treating inflammation, diabetes, cancer, mood disorders (PTSD to ADD) and neurodegenerative diseases.

 

CBN (Cannabinol)

Demonstrated results shown for those suffering from muscle spasms, inflammation, and insomnia.

 

THCa (Tetrahydrocannabinol – Acid)

Has demonstrated to be a non-drowsy pain reliever & anti-spasmodic; and shown to inhibit cell-growth in tumors & cancer cells.

Cannabis Concentrate

\ˈka-nə-bəs\ \ˈkän-sən-trāt\

A Cannabis product procured through an extraction process, typically containing a high percentage of cannabinoids.

Kief

The Cannabis flower’s resin glands (or trichomes), containing a high concentration of psychoactive cannabinoids such as THC. Just a sprinkle of powdery kief on a bowl of bud will greatly intensify your high.

 

Hash

A compressed or purified form of kief, the Cannabis flower’s resin.

 

Hash Oil

Cannabis resin purified through a solvent extraction process, popularly consumed for dabbing and other vaporization methods.

Hash Oil comes in a few forms:

• Shatter has a hard, amber-like consistency • Wax or Budder is soft and goopy

• Cartridges are often pre-filled with oil, and used in a vaporizer pen

 

Tincture

A liquid concentrate procured through alcohol extraction. Consumers should apply a few drops of tincture under the tongue. Full effects will be felt within an hour, at which point more tincture can be applied as needed.

Edible

\ˈe-də-bəl\

Food or drink infused with cannabinoids.

 

Marijuana edibles are very potent, inducing a strong body high that typically lasts several hours. Be cautious when consuming edibles; they are slower to take effect than marijuana consumed through smoking. Chronic Therapy recommends that first-time consumers ingest a 10 mg serving and then wait two hours in order to gauge the edible amount that works best for you. Don’t fret, though, if you feel you’ve consumed too much. Sleep it off and consume less next time.

Topical

\ˈtä-pi-kəl\

Cannabis-infused product designed for application to the surface of a part of the body, usually in the form of a cream, salve, or ointment.

 

Cannabis has pain-relief and anti-inflammatory properties, making cannabis-infused topicals helpful for those suffering from arthritis, psoriasis, or allergic skin reactions. Topicals are not psychoactive, applying a topical to your skin will not get you high.

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