GUIDE TO BUYING CANNABIS

The Cannabis plant can generally be broken into two unique products : THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol and CBD or cannabidiol. Both of these substances interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body and brain, and dramatically differ in their effects. THC has a psychoactive effect, or an elevated mental state. It is more if a head high, stimulating the imagination, creativity, and is considered more energizing. CBD is more of a body high, reducing nausea, headaches and is considered a sleep aid. CBD is non-psychoactive which means that it will not get the user high but is more of a body relaxer. Because of this trait, CBD appears more frequently than THC in dietary and natural supplements.

Categories of Cannabis

The three main categories to consider in choosing your THC cannabis product is SATIVA, INDICA and HYBRID. These 3 categories provide broad guidelines in choosing your product as each flower, oil or product has a range and amy vary, as does each user. In general, sativa has a greater mental experience with its psychoactive effect and brain activation. Indica is more body relaxing, or as some say it’s “in the couch”. A hybrid is a combination of the two. You will find most products will be labelled as one of these three differentiators. The market today also has many cannabis product lines that are categorized for the way they make you feel or ‘effects lines’, such as energy, calm, sleep or creativity so you an wither shop by category or effects desired.

Shopping at a dispensary will be with a budtender or product specialist to help guide you to the products that will best suit your individual needs.

Visiting A Cannabis Dispensary

Walking into a dispensary for the first time can be daunting as it is a different experience than any other retail store. All dispensaries require you to present a valid, US government issued ID such as a driver’s license to a receptionist and you will sign into a log book. Your personal information will not be retained or shared. You will then be allowed entrance through a locked door into the store and welcomed by a product specialist, who is there to answer any questions and make recommendations based on your individual needs. At Chalice Farms, we believe education is key for you to choose the best products for you. At check out, you will be asked to provide your ID once again to make sure you are 21 years or older. Most dispensaries are cash only business, and many have ATM machines handy. At Chalice Farms, we can also take credit and debit cards through the use of the Linx Kiosk which is subject to a $3 processing fee. You purchased goods are secured in an exit bag with a childproof clasp, which changes state to state.

Since cannabis is not legal nationally, any product containing cannabis cannot be shipped. At Chalice Farms, we have an online ordering and purchase with store pick up available to make your shopping quick and easy.

The three main categories to consider in choosing your product is SATIVA, INDICA and HYBRID. Generally speaking as each flower, oil or product does vary, sativa is more mental and pyscho-active effect, for more energy and brain activation. Indica is more body relaxing, or as some say “in the couch”. A hybrid is a combination of the two. Most products will be labelled as one of these three differentiators.

The market today also has effects lines of products that focus on the desired effect you are seeking, such as energy, calm, sleep or creativity,

Shopping at a dispensary will be with a budtender or product specialist to help guide you to the products that will best suit your individual needs.