The Basics of Cannabis
What is (Medical) Marijuana?
Marijuana is the flower from the Cannabis plant species.
Cannabis has two main sub-species, Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa. Hybrids are marijuana strain mixes from different strains of indica and sativa. A hybrid carries certain characteristics – such as how the marijuana appears, tastes, smells, and its different effects.
Marijuana has been used recreationally and medicinally for thousands of years by various civilizations. Recently, Arizona legalized marijuana for medicinal use, allowing patients state-wide to take advantage of it's ever-expanding list of benefits.
The friendly and experienced staff at Local Joint is happy to help guide you through finding the perfect strain and methodology of consumption
Know your Cannabinoids
The most well-known cannabinoid and the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana, found to be neuroprotective and have pain relieving properties
Provides a majority of the medicinal benefits. Can inhibit cancer cell growth, relieve anxiety, suppress muscle spasms, reduce pain, and more.
Methods of Consumption
- Quick and easy to consume.
- Ability to dose in small or large increments.
- May cause irritation of lungs/throat.
- Widely available in dispensaries.
- Largest selection of strains.
- Gives patients better control over pain management.
- Easy and controlled dosing.
- Less lung and throat irritation than smoking.
- Provides immediately relief, similar to smoking.
- Medicine contained in a vaporizer concentrate typically lasts longer.
- Longer duration of effects.
- Indica strains can help stop spasms and insomnia when taken before sleep.
- Edibles are a great alternative for those who prefer not to inhale/smoke cannabis.
- Start with a low dose. Edibles tend to hit users much harder.