The Beginner’s Guide To Cannabis Flower

Flower 101

The first form of classifying cannabis is whether it is sativa, indica, or hybrid. In the past, you’d hear that sativa strains will energize you, and indica strains will relax and calm you down, while hybrids do a little of both. We now know that this isn’t the best way to describe all the different ways cannabis can affect you. When considering the type of cannabis you’re looking for you should ask yourself a few questions:

  • Are you looking for classic stony feelings of euphoria and happiness?
  • Are you looking to relax and give your brain a rest?
  • Or, are you seeking medical or wellness benefits?

In addition to the type of cannabis flower you’re dealing with, there is also the specific cannabinoid and terpene profile that go with each strain. The main two cannabinoid compounds to be aware of are THC and CBD.

THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that makes you feel high. It can also lend relief to nausea, bodily pain, and appetite loss. CBD is the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis that has shown to be extremely useful for wellness and therapeutic purposes. One of the biggest victories for CBD has been severely reducing epileptic episodes.


Terpenes are the last, and possibly most important aspect to consider. In the same way that all plant-based organisms (and the skin of fruit) contain terpenes, or essential oils, so does weed.

Aside from bringing notable flavor and scent to your cannabis, terpenes only add to your high. They have the ability to work in harmony with the cannabinoids to further energize, relax, or heal you. Here are eight terpenes you should get more familiar with:

  • Caryophyllene: Pepper and spice flavors; anti-inflammatory properties, can also relieve pain, and treat anxiety or depression.
  • Humulene: Hoppy, woody flavor that is present in beer; can have antibacterial and also anti-inflammatory qualities.
  • Limonene: Citrus and tartness; uplifting qualities such as euphoria and relief from stress and anxiety.
  • Linalool: Commonly found in lavender; floral flavors with pain relieving qualities. Popular among medical users.
  • Myrcene: Most abundant terpene in cannabis; earthy, sour flavors that give off typical cannabis effects such as sedation and muscle-relaxation.
  • Ocimene: Sweet, candy-like flavor; often used in perfumes, but can also have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Pinene: Strong pine flavors; also present in many other herbs such as rosemary; shows potential to combat memory loss.
  • Terpinolene: Fruity, berry-like flavor; shown potential to have anti-fungal and antibacterial traits.

Flower or Pre-roll?

Pre-rolls are one of the most popular forms of consuming cannabis on the go. They’re an undeniably great way to get a small injection of some of your favorite strains without having to bust out the bag and roll up. We have an inundation of customers mixing and matching pre-rolls for their daily cannabis journeys. Not to mention those visiting from out of town that are looking for a convenient way to partake in the local cannabis culture.

Joints have become highly evolved since legalization. These days there are far more options beyond flower rolled in standard papers. To name a few…there are dipped doobies rolled in hash, hemp blunts, cannagars, cannarillos, keif joints, oil-infused joints, caviar joints, and even more.

Whether or not the joint is infused, the only question is which one is the right one for you? Some come in multi-packs. Some come in multiple .5 grams or full grams. Some even come rolled in keif! Don’t hesitate to ask one of our knowledgeable employees to help you choose the best pre-roll if you’re ever unsure of the product, or your tolerance level.

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