Cannabis 101 / Learn more about the basics of cannabis in this Cannabis 101 series:
Cannabinoid Conversations / Curious about cannabinoids like CBD and THC? Check out this series:
Talkin’ Terpenes / Did you know that cannabis shares some properties that are also found in oranges or even lavender? Watch this series to learn how and why:
Flavonoids / Cannabis can have a range of scents and flavors – learn how in this series:
Common Cannabis Terms
Curious about some of the terms and words that you’ve heard in relation to cannabis? We’ve gathered a list of some of the most common cannabis terms to help you become more familiar with the cannabis industry!
These Items are used to administer, process or store medical cannabis products.
Pipes: Available in glass, wood, metal, silicone and stone.
Vaporizers: These have many forms. Some are 510 thread batteries to pair with your cartridges. Others are used for on-the-go dry flower or concentrate consumption. It’s an alternative to smoking.
This is the smell that typically accompanies quality cannabis. Flower and concentrate vary in the type of smells thanks to terpenes (explained below).
An alternative name for “flower.” This is the flower of mature cannabis that contains cannabinoids.
Frontline retail associates in our dispensary. They’re knowledgeable about cannabis and different products in our store. You’ll work with them 1-on-1 to determine the best products for your specific needs.
Active compounds in cannabis that can trigger a myriad of effects in our bodies. The most well-known cannabinoids are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). They’re both psychoactive with additional benefits to our bodies. Other potential therapeutic cannabinoids include cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG) and delta-8-THC. We talk about cannabinoids in our Cannabinoid Conversation series, an example is featured below.
Also 3.5 grams, this is 1/8 of an ounce of cannabis.
Induces vibrant colors in plants like the blue/purple of blueberries or red in roses. In cannabis, this brings out colors like green, purple and orange. It also contributes to the unique flavors and smells of each strain, interacting with major cannabinoids like THC and CBD to create specific effects. On Fridays we premier new installments in our Flavonoid Fridays video series – check out an example featured below.
The term is often used in legal cannabis retail spaces to describe bloomed buds of a cannabis plant. It contains the largest concentration of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.
Also 14 grams, this is 1/2 ounce of cannabis.
Cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC, mandated by federal law. This species of cannabis is legal and comes in 2 different forms: ingestible and textile. CBD products outside of our medical cannabis program are made from ingestible hemp. That includes oil, gummies and body care products. Textile hemp can be used for construction and manufacturing products like rope, bricks, paper and may replace plastics in the coming years.
Also 28 grams, this is the standard that eighths, halves and quarters are derived from.
Common in most plants, terpenes are aromatic oils that give plants their distinctive fragrance. An example of our Talkin’ Terpenes series is featured below. Check out this series to better your experience and maximize desired effects.
The crystal-like glands on cannabis flower that produce resin, cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. They exist in the hundreds.
A device that heats flower or infused concentrates to produce a water vapor to inhale. This is an alternative to smoking.
Application / Administration Methods
There are typically four categories for medical cannabis usage: Topical, Sublingual, Oral, and Inhalation.
Topicals can come in the form of salves, balms, oils, and lotions that are applied directly to the skin. The cannabinoids present in those products can work to reduce inflammation and related pain. These products have been known to work effectively against localized pain and are non-intoxicating.
Sublingual products take advantage of the many number of blood vessels within the mouth that can absorb cannabinoids. These types of products can include tinctures, lozenges, or sprays.
Oral products can encompass edibles, capsules, or oils. In most cases the onset of effects is a bit slower but stronger than other methods, including inhalation.
Inhalation is the fastest way to take advantage of the effects of medical cannabis and many patients cite this as their preferred method. Inhalation can be done by smoking or vaporizing cannabis.
“In a 2012 article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the authors studied over 5000 participants over 20 years, and found that “occasional and low cumulative marijuana use was not associated with adverse effects on pulmonary function.” – DrugPolicy.org
At Peake ReLeaf we’ve had a clinical director since our opening – and we’re excited to make telemedicine available for our patient community. We believe telemedicine will reduce the need to travel, provide meaningful clinical support – and it will lead to improving patient outcomes! NOTE: Our Clinical Director does not provide patient certifications.
After downloading the app, create an account by selecting “Sign Up” at the Login Screen. After creating an account and logging in you will then register with additional information – your name, address, contact information, and medical history. You will then be presented with a list of medical providers to set up tele-appointments with. When you select the Filter and enter “Gamez” our clinical director, Dr. Wilfredo (Will) Gamez will then be shown.
Select “Book Appointment” to find an available appointment. And that’s it! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free us to Peake ReLeaf!
NOTE: The app is FREE, and Peake ReLeaf’s telemedicine service is FREE – but because the app hosts other providers and medical professionals you will be asked for credit card information. You will NEVER be charged by the app or Peake ReLeaf – only by a different provider that is charging for their telemedicine services not Peake ReLeaf!
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