Merriam-Webster defines marijuana as the following: : the psychoactive dried resinous flower buds and leaves of the female hemp or cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa or C. indica) that contain high levels of THC and are smoked, vaped, or ingested (as in baked goods) especially for their intoxicating effect : CANNABIS
Although this definition answers the basic question of ‘what is marijuana?’ there are various other things to know about the amazing plant. We’ve put together a list of the most popular marijuana questions, so if you’ve been wondering any of these but are either too afraid or too stoned to ask, read on!
- What is the difference between THC and CBD?
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, therefore it will not get you high. THC or tetrahydrocannabinolis the compound responsible for delivering that ‘high’ feeling.
2. Can you overdose on weed?
The simple answer, it is extremely highly unlikely that you will overdose on marijuana. There has never been a reported case of someone overdoing, although if you do get too high, you will most likely feel sick to your stomach, dehydrated, ad dizzy. So in the beginning, go low and start slow if you aren’t used to smoking. You should also abstain from driving a vehicle when high, the same as when you are drunk.
3. How can you consume cannabis?
There are various ways to consume it. The most popular ways are: smoking, vaping, dabbing, eating it in edibles (don’t just grab a nug of weed and eat it.. it won’t produce any effect other than tasting really nasty), using topical lotions or creams, or tinctures.
4. What is the difference between sativa and indica?
Sativa strains are known for their uplifting, energizing effects. These strains are ideal for consumers who like to enjoy cannabis in the morning or daytime, as they produce the energy needed to get through the day. Indica strains are known for their relaxing and sometimes sleep inducing effects and are better used at night or in the evening when you don’t have any tasks you need to get done. NOTE: these statements vary from person to person. Every body reacts to cannabis differently and what may work for one person, may not be the same for the other. Speak to a budtender or customer service rep to discuss your individual needs.