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A licensed cannabis boutique in Vancouver & the Okanagan

Activists since 2014, we redefine what it means to experience & grow through cannabis

Medical vs Recreational

Prior to legalization, a large percentage of cannabis available in Canada was cultivated for medicinal purposes. Although many cannabis smokers also enjoyed the “recreational” aspect of cannabis (getting high), the vast majority of consumers were using cannabis to help alleviate one or more medical conditions and/or ailments. It was the proven medicinal benefits of cannabis that later allowed for the legalization of recreational consumption. Cannabis strains high in cannabidiol (CBD) like the variety known as “Charlottes Web”, when extracted into oil instantaneously stopped seizures in young children, adults and pets. The use of CBD oil for children suffering from these seizures helped to shift stigmas and became one of the driving forces behind the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes. The opioid epidemic further drove the push to legalize cannabis for pain and opioid addiction.

Ways to Ingest Cannabis

For those who may want to consume cannabis but aren’t into smoking, we get it. That’s why there’s edible products and tinctures, also called cannabis oils. Both of these products are similar in that there is a delayed reaction in feeling them. While both edibles and tinctures may contain a slight cannabis smell or taste, it’s far less than what dried cannabis provides, making them a great option for those who want to consume without the scent or taste.

Cannabis, a Seed of Creation

Marijuana contains more than 490 compounds, with Cannabinoids and Terpenes arguably being the most significant and well recognized. 

 

There are over 20,000 terpenes in existence and the cannabis plant has at least 100 of them across many plant varieties. You will recognize many if not all the terpene profiles in cannabis as they are no different then the profiles you find in your favourite fruit, vegetables and plants. For example, Limonene one of the most abundant terpenes found in cannabis gives it a citrus smell and taste—like lemons. Limonene has powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Limonene can also help to decrease stress and enhance mood. Strains high in Limonene include Sour Diesel and OG Kush as well as Super Lemon Haze.

 

Another terpene is Linalool; if you’ve ever used lavender for its relaxant effects, then you’re familiar with the terpene linalool. Linalool is widely known for the stress-relieving, anti-anxiety, and anti-depressant effects. Linalool can help to balance out the anxious side effect sometimes produced by THC and this makes it an ideal terpene for the treatment of anxiety. Linalool is present in strains like Special Kush, Amnesia Haze, and OG Shark. 

 

Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) a Cannabinoid stimulates cells in the brain to release dopaminecreating euphoria thus producing the “high” associated with recreational cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) is another Cannabinoid, but unlike THC it is a non-psychoactive compound—meaning it does not get you “high”, but still offers therapeutic effects. The relationship between the 400+ different cannabinoids and 100+ terpenes on our bodies when consuming cannabis is multifaceted and complex, our Cannaseurs understand this and are here to help you seed your perfect cannabis connection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone has a different tolerance and desire for effects when it comes to Cannabis, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all.’ Our Cannaseurs are eager to help curate the best experience for you. Cannaseurs will evaluate the type of mood or effect you desire, the strength that would be best for your level of experience and the type of consumption best suited for you, this could be dry flower, edibles or tinctures. As there are many varying factors, we are eager to help you discover your unique journey with the sacred cannabis plant.