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Cannabis 101

New to the world of cannabis? No worries! We got your back. 

Learn about the basics below and find out more in our weed wisdom section.

What is Cannabis?

  • Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes three primary species: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.

  • It has been used for various purposes for thousands of years, including medicinal, recreational, spiritual, and industrial uses.

Components of Cannabis

  • Cannabinoids: Chemical compounds found in cannabis, such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), which interact with the body's endocannabinoid system.

  • Terpenes: Aromatic oils responsible for the distinct smells and flavors of different cannabis strains.

  • Flavonoids: Compounds that give cannabis its color and may have potential health benefits.

Effects of Cannabis

  • Physical Effects: Relaxation, altered perception of time, increased appetite, and energy level differences depending on strain.

  • Psychological Effects: Euphoria, mood changes, altered sensory perception, and potential anxiety or paranoia, especially at high doses.

  • Medical Uses: Relief from pain, nausea, muscle spasms, inflammation, and certain neurological conditions such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.

Legality and Regulation

  • Cannabis laws vary widely between countries and regions, ranging from complete prohibition to legalization for medical and/or recreational use. New Jersey permits cannabis for adult using, meaning anyone over the age of 21 can purchase and use cannabis products.

  • Regulations often govern cultivation, distribution, sale, possession, and consumption of cannabis products.

  • It's important to understand and abide by local laws and regulations regarding cannabis.

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