Common Cannabis Questions and Answers for Beginners

What is a Cannabinoid?

A cannabinoid is a chemical compound produced in both the human body and the cannabis plant. THC is the chemical compound produced in a marijuana plant that is absorbed when inhaled or consumed.

What is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main cannabinoid produced from the cannabis plant. When consumed or inhaled, THC binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain that activate neurons that make users feel high.

What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is another cannabinoid produced in the cannabis plant as well as the hemp plant. CBD does not provide users with the same high feeling that they would get from THC. Pure CBD has been legalized in most US states as it has been shown to offer unique health benefits for a number of health conditions.

How is THC commonly consumed?

THC can be consumed in a variety of different forms. Smoking cannabis flower is the most common method of consumption but edibles are a closed second. THC infused chocolate, hard candies, gummies, lollipops, and so much more are available at many dispensaries around the country. Vapor cartridges and tinctures are common at many dispensaries as well as concentrates and topicals.

How is cannabis flower priced?

Cannabis flower is typically priced and sold by the gram or ounce. A typical pricing structure for a dispensary would price by the gram, eighth of an ounce, quarter ounce, half ounce, and full ounce.

How are edibles priced?

The type of edible or size may influence price but the most significant factor is the milligrams of THC contained in the treat. The more milligrams of THC, the higher the price. If you’re new to edibles, its best to start with low THC products, between 1-5 milligrams.

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are aromatic oils produced with THC and CBD in a cannabis plant that gives the flower a distinct smell and flavor.