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.
Cerebral or “head high” feeling
Energetic, can stimulate paranoia
Usually recommended for day time use
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.
Physical body high or “In the Couch” feeling
Deep relaxation or sedative feeling
Usually recommended for night time use
Hybrid strains usually have traits directly related to the genetics in their lineage and can be broken down into three basic categories:
Sativa-dominant hybrids: Cerebral high with relaxing body effects
Even hybrids (50/50): Ideal strains for people seeking a perfect balance of head and body high. Versatile use for either daytime or nighttime based upon user preference.
Indica-dominant hybrids: These strains may provide full-body pain relief, with a relaxing head high.
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.
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.
Limonene is most noticeable within citrus rinds of oranges, lemons and grapefruits. When peeling an orange, you get sweet fruit scents; these are terpenes being released. Research has shown limonene to be antimicrobial and antifungal, making this terpene highly sought after for cannabis users looking for a boost to their immune system. It has been suggested that it may play a role in aiding cancer patients going through chemotherapy.
Myrcene is known for being a dynamic anti-inflammatory and sedative terpene. This terpene works in tandem with THC creating, fostering and delivering an amplified psychoactive effect. Myrcene can be found in mangoes, hops and lemongrass; it has an all natural earth like smell. Myrcene has been suggested to improve conditions such as osteoarthritis and other physical illnesses.
Terpinolene is present in lilac, sage, rosemary, nutmeg, cumin, apple and tea trees. Hard to pinpoint a distinctive smell, terpinolene is known to contain multidimensional aromas. To some, terpinolene is smelled as a woodsy earth combined with citrusy pine notes. In terms of therapeutic properties, this cannabinoid has been suggested to help coronary heart disease as well as its antifungal properties.
Caryophyllene is an element of black pepper and is associated with a spicy aroma. Activating cannabinoid receptors within your skin or parts of the body that react to the environment such as your skin. It shows promise in treating inflammation, pain, the buildup of cholesterol on artery walls, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
Pinene is the most common terpene found in nature. Associated with the scent of pine trees, pinene is found in various plants such as rosemary, oregano, cinnamon, basil, and bountiful others. It has been suggested to be useful for memory retention and cognitive function. Scientists are looking at pinene for helping with conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Linalool is found mostly in lavender and has been suggested to produce calming effects that greatly reduce anxiety and agitation. Disorders such as PTSD, acute stress, generalized anxiety, depression, panic and other phobias have been known to benefit from linalool. Recently, it has been found to counteract epileptic seizures with which there are many medications but no known cure.
Humulene is originated in hops, basil, coriander, cloves, ginseng and ginger. Quintessentially known for the hoppiness flavor in beer, it can be described as having a woodsy or earthy smell and or flavor. Researchers have found it to possess impressive anti-inflammatory properties.
Ocimene is in plants and fruits such as guavas, papayas and also found in pine. Woodsy with a sweet undertone can be described as an aroma. Ocimene can also be found in herbs like mint, parsley and basil. Because of the rarity of ocimene terpene, cultivars are growing strain specific cannabis such as Super Lemon Haze which is rich with this terpene.
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 herefor 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.
New patient or time to renew your card?
We recommend using Healthy Choices Unlimited for your medical cannabis evaluation Click the button below to go to their website or call 720-443-2420
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.
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.
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.
For more detailed information on Colorado’s cannabis laws, regulations, and guidelines, please visit Responsibility Grows Here – an online resource from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment OR give us a call @ 970-424-5844 and we will get your questions answered!