Indica strains are typically a more physical high, often giving feelings of body relaxation; these strains are believed to help with chronic and or severe pain and aches, anti-inflammatory, muscle spasms, seizures. Many of our patients who suffer from diseases like multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and insomnia tend to benefit greatly from Indica strains.
Sativa strains are said to be more inspirational, uplifting, and often helps with energy and creativity. Sativa strains are believed to help the most with depression, energy levels, migraines, glaucoma, nausea, chemotherapy, and other conditions.
Hybrid strains usually have traits directly related to the genetics in their lineage and can be broken down into three basic categories:
CBD strains have traditionally been very rare as they don’t have the same intoxicating effects as THC dominant strains. Our in-house AC/DC regularly tests at ~20% CBD with <1% THC
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a Phyto cannabinoid, and other than THC is the most prevalent and sought-after of the 100+ identified cannabinoids other than THC. Unlike THC, CBD does not give that “stoned” or intoxicated feeling associated with cannabis. Instead, it is commonly known as a therapeutically potent and non-intoxicating option for those who are cautious about trying cannabis for the first time. CBD has been known to aid with illnesses like chronic pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, epilepsy, high blood pressure, diabetes and many other ailments.
We invite you to learn more about CBD at projectcbd.org.
Cannabidiolic acid or CBDA is the precursor to CBD, which means you can’t have CBD until you decarboxylate or apply heat to CBDA. A crucial component of activating the psychoactive compounds found in cannabis; this cannabinoid is non-intoxicating until being heated to appropriate temperature
Cannabigerol or CBG is only found in small amounts in cannabis. A non-intoxicating compound that binds directly to both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, much about CBG and its potential is still being researched.
Cannabinol or CBN is known to aid sleep. When cannabis is exposed to heat and oxygen, THC is being broken down into CBN: this is why older marijuana may lose potency as THC decreases and CBN increases.
Terpenes are found in all plants (not just cannabis) and can be thought of as the essential oils of the plants. Terpenes in cannabis are secreted from the same glands as THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids. Each individual terpene can produce unique effects (just like essential oils for relaxation, energy, focus, etc.) — so make sure you’re shopping with your medical goals in mind. You can rely on asking our knowledgeable team to assist you in finding the right cannabis with the correct terpene profile for your the best possible cannabis experience.
Marijuana concentrates are highly potent forms of cannabis and should be used by experienced cannabis users, they are not recommended for new or inexperienced cannabis users. Click here for more information on the risks and precautions associated with using marijuana concentrates.
In order to purchase, possess, or use medical marijuana, you must have a valid medical marijuana card issued by the state of Colorado. If you are over 21 and do not possess a medical marijuana card, you may still shop at recreational dispensaries, including Colorado Weedery.
Only certain chronic conditions qualify for medical marijuana – AIDS, cachexia, cancer, glaucoma, HIV, persistent muscle spasms, PTSD, seizures, severe nausea, severe pain, and other pending conditions are all qualifiers. If you live with any of them, you will need to make an appointment with a certified physician for an evaluation. Once you’ve been given the referral for a medical marijuana card, you’ll need to submit an application to the state.
Or you can find a list of certified physicians here. Some doctors’ offices like Healthy Choices Unlimited will help you submit your application. Otherwise, you can submit it electronically here or mail it in. Online applications typically take 1-3 days for approval; mailed applications take 6-8 weeks for processing.
No, Colorado is a “non-reciprocating” state. You may still purchase and use recreational (21+) cannabis.
It’s illegal to share your medical marijuana with anyone. If you share, you could have your medical marijuana license revoked or face jail time.
Licensed retail locations (dispensaries and caregivers) are the only legal places to purchase medical marijuana. It is illegal for any individual to buy or sell marijuana without a state and local marijuana license.
Coloradans can grow marijuana in their homes for personal use. Up to 12 plants are allowed per medical marijuana patient, with as many as six plants flowering at one time. Plants must be grown in a secure, locked location, not in a yard. Counties and municipalities can pass stricter laws. Check your local laws for specific details.
Using marijuana in any form (smoking, eating or vaping) isn’t allowed in public places, including amusement parks, ski resorts, sporting and music venues, state and national parks, campsites, playgrounds, sidewalks and roads, marijuana retail businesses, bars, restaurants and outdoor or rooftop cafes. Marijuana is legal in Colorado. Federally? Not so much. If you’re on federal land, such as a national park or a national forest, you can’t even have it in your possession.
So where can you use it? Marijuana use is legal within the confines of private property. Just keep in mind that property owners, landlords, and rental companies can ban the use and possession of marijuana on their premises.
It’s illegal to leave Colorado with any marijuana products. Additionally, Denver International Airport has banned the possession of marijuana products on its property.
If you have marijuana in your car, make sure it’s sealed, unused, and out of reach. It’s illegal to open and use any marijuana in a vehicle. That goes for both the passenger and the driver. Stay legal and safe—keep it sealed.
It’s illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana. If you get caught, you could be charged with a DUI. By law, you can’t drive if you have five nanograms or more of THC in your system. As a rule of thumb, if you’re smoking, wait at least six hours before driving. If you’re ingesting, wait at least eight.
There is no known safe amount of marijuana use while pregnant or breastfeeding. Speak with your doctor before using cannabis.