Hey Stinky Leaf family! There’s nothing we love more than helping to educate you about products, culture, or just cannabis in general. To us, being a budtender is more than just ringing up your products, it’s cultivating a relationship with you so that you are comfortable to come to us when you have a question or want to learn more.
As soon as you walk into our doors, you’re family. We make it our priority to put you first, and you’re always welcome here.
We’ve heard all sorts of questions from customers, but we thought we’d make it easier for you guys to get to know more with this blog. These are just a few of the most common questions we get, but if we didn’t cover your question here, please feel free to come on in, and we’ll have an answer for you!
What’s the difference between THC and CBD?
You may have noticed on the labels of the products we sell that there’s often a comparison of THC and CBD, and more specifically, a ratio. But what are these acronyms, and what do they mean?
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are two kinds of cannabinoids naturally found in the cannabis plant. Both of these components interact with our bodies’ natural cannabinoid receptors, but the effects of each are vastly different.
THC is, to put it simply, what gets you high. THC is responsible for the body and head high that usually comes with relaxation, an altered state of mind, reduced aggression, and the munchies.
CBD is known as being non-psychoactive, which means it doesn’t get you high. However, it is known for its overwhelming medical benefits including pain relief, anxiety reduction, seizure and neurological disorder treatment, and much more.
If you’re a recreational customer, you’ll probably be looking for products that have more THC than CBD. If you’re a medical patient, you may tend to look for products that have more CBD than THC. So next time you’re shopping, keep an eye out for that ratio of THC to CBD to find the right product for you.
What’s the difference between sativa, indica, and hybrid?
There are three categories used to describe different kinds of cannabis: sativa, indica, and hybrid.
Sativas are known for a more uplifting and invigorating high. These are usually recommended for daytime use to stay social or creative.
Indicas are perfect for a relaxing night in, with its physically sedating and mentally relaxing properties.
Hybrids are a combination of both sativas and indicas, and could lean either way depending on their parent strains.
Each kind of cannabis is amazing for certain experiences, and not ideal for others. Next time you chat with your favorite budtender, they can recommend the right strain for the experience that you’re looking for.
Do I have to smoke it?
Nope! While smoking is the most common form of ingesting flower, that’s not your only option. You can also use it to cook into yummy treats!
There are also so many cannabis products available that don’t require smoking. Those include vape options, pre-made edibles, tinctures, topicals, and more. Each product allows for a different method, and each method comes with a different cannabis experience.
When it comes to the method of ingesting, you should never feel limited. There’s a little something for everyone, and that’s what our budtenders are here to help you find.
Why are your edible highs so different from smokeables?
Whether you’ve tried edibles before or not, you’ve either heard about, or experienced yourself, the fact that an edible high is one of the most unique cannabis highs you can experience.
This is because a different cannabinoid is formed in your body that makes for an extra-potent high. Approximately half of the THC that you eat in an edible gets turned into a more powerful version of it called 11-hydroxy-THC. This particular molecule has an easier time getting into your brain. When you smoke or vape, almost none of the 11-hydroxy-THC is formed
We know what you’re thinking – this “11-hydroxy-THC” molecule sounds a little intimidating…is it safe? We are always thinking about your safety, and would never try to sell you something that wasn’t safe to ingest, but we assure you, this is completely natural and safe. If you’re interested in learning more, feel free to read up some more about this interesting phenomenon.
A common question that your favorite budtender might hear is: What is the right dosing for me?
This depends on many factors such as previous cannabis experience, your weight, the method you’re ingesting, and the THC: CBD ratio in your product. While we would love to answer this question here and call it a day, everyone is different. With our commitment to keeping you safe, we can’t recommend any specific dosage without getting to know you first.
But our budtender advice is: Less is more when you’re first starting out. Start small and work your way up until you find an experience that you love.