Cannabis 101

Cannabis has been used medically and recreationally around the world for thousands of years, but misinformation and prohibition long kept us from fully exploring this remarkable plant’s true potential. 

Now that the taboos are falling away and cannabis is rapidly becoming more mainstream, our scientific understanding of marijuana is improving on a daily basis. Below, you’ll find an introductory guide to the subspecies of cannabis, the various ways to consume it, and the current laws and limits governing its use in the state of Colorado. 

Subspecies

Marijuana strains are broken up into three categories: indica, sativa, and hybrid. Sativas tend to provide more energetic, cerebral effects, whereas indicas contribute to a more relaxing body high. Hybrids tend to fall somewhere in between, depending on the traits they inherit from their parent strains. 

Sativa

  • Mind-dominant
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Anti-depressant
  • Activating
  • Uplifting
  • Energizing
  • Increases alertness
  • Enhances creativity

Indica

  • Body-dominant
  • Relaxing
  • Sedating
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Treats acute pain
  • Reduces nausea
  • Increases appetite
  • Increases dopamine

Hybrid

A cross between sativa and indica

Products

Flower / Bud

Flower, or bud, is the smokable portion of the female cannabis plant. Flowers are the sticky, red-haired, crystal-covered “nugs” harvested from the cannabis plant that are dried, cured, and trimmed to perfection before being smoked for their medical and psychoactive benefits.

Concentrates

Concentrates are a potent form of cannabis that has been refined and purified from the flower/bud through a delicate extraction process. Concentrates are available in a variety of forms and consistencies, including shatter, wax, butter, live resin, hash, and cartridges.

Colorado Cannabis Laws & Limits

Recreational

Recreational customers must be 21 or over with a valid, non-expired ID limited to the following:

Driver’s license or identification card issued by any US state or territory, US military ID card, passport, or Colorado tribal ID.

One ounce per day

Anyone 21 or over with a valid government-issued photo ID may purchase up to 1 ounce of recreational marijuana product(s) per day.

Medical

Medical patients must have a valid marijuana card. Learn more about our medical patient program.

Two ounces per day

Colorado medical marijuana card holders may purchase up to 2 ounces of marijuana product(s) per day.

Customers or patients can consume cannabis on private property that is not open or accessible to the public.

All marijuana products purchased in Colorado are prohibited from crossing state lines.

All marijuana should be transported in sealed child-proof containers and kept in the trunk of the vehicle. If no trunk exists, marijuana should be stored in the farthest back portion of the vehicle.

As always, please use marijuana products responsibly.