Flower is the heart and soul of cannabis. It is the progenitor and the reason for every single cannabis product. When out on a hike, laying in bed after a long day, having a painting session, or otherwise, having the right flower is important to give the experience you need. Medically or recreationally, there are so many reasons why people love and enjoy cannabis. However, there is also a lot to learn too.
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What is “Flower”?
Flower is an industry term that refers to the cannabis plant’s little, green buds that are cultivated after a long incubation period, then harvested and dried. Flower can be ground and used in pipes or rolling papers. It also can be frozen and processed into wax to be made into edibles or live rosin for dabs.
Cannabis flower gives a lot of effects to each consumer. The “high” you always hear about is the psychotropic euphoria given by the cannabinoid THC. What are cannabinoids? Cannabinoids are chemical compounds in the cannabis plant that attaches to receptors in your brain and produce certain effects. THC is the cannabinoid that gives the “high” feeling. Mild hallucinations, euphoria, energetic boosts, and couchlock are all given by THC. THC is the main reason why people seek out the wonders of flower. There are other cannabinoids as well, such as CBD, CBN, CBG, and hundreds more. Scientists are constantly discovering new corners of the plant. THC levels average between 5% on a lower MMJ end, too a low 30% in stronger strains. If you are new, start with a lower amount, like 15%. Otherwise, the sky is the limit.
Because of these various effects, some love to use it for medical reasons and others recreationally. Medical marijuana, while there is so substantial proof of benefits, is a sought-after solution instead of prescription medication. Medical patients typically use MMJ to ease ailments like chronic pain, glaucoma, neurological disorders, and more. To purchase MMJ, you must get a doctor-approved dispensary card. Then you buy certain strains that come in flower, edibles, tinctures, and more. Otherwise, the majority of folks use marijuana for recreation and overall enjoyment. You must be 18 with a medical card or 21 to purchase recreational cannabis.
You also recognize the smell of the bud and the crystalline or cheesy appearance of the flower. The aroma and taste profiles are called terpenes. Terpenes are also compounds that give each strain a significant aroma or taste. When a strain smells fruity or tastes earthy, those are the terpenes at work. The cannabinoids and terpenes blend to create the overall experience of the strain, which is called “the entourage effect.” That’s why every strain feels different when you smoke it.
Cannabis is categorically divided into three types: Sativa, Indica, and hybrid. Hybrid is usually grown by cross-breeding a parent Sativa and Indica to make all sorts of wonderful strains.
Sativa is a type of flower that produces a “head high.” Sativas are popular for folks who want to actively create, have a boost of energy to see nature, and can cause incredible divergent thinking. Creatives and outdoor aficionados love Sativa for its uplifting and bright feeling.
OG Medicinals has a fantastic variety of Sativa from our in-house grown supply. We take great pride in our flower, cultivating each plant in our 26,000 foot vertical grow facility and producing 1,000 pounds of flower and trim monthly. This ensures quality and high-grade flower, so you are sure every puff will be incredible.
Our Sativa strains include the classic rocker of Casey Jones, Pineapple Express, and our popular Sour OG. Ask our budtenders about whatever is available.
Indica flower is notable for its “couchlock”. You’ll always hear the adage, “in-da-couch”. Indica consumers use it for its relaxed body high. It may help with sleep and will unwind you after a long day. Indica also may increase appetite too.
Our Indica strains include Conspiracy Kush, Frosted Glue, or the cosmic Sensi Star.
Hybrid strains give you the best of both worlds. It can be balanced, Sativa- or Indica-dominant, and produces any number of different mixed effects. You may get a nice cerebral jolt, then start to feel a heavier body low. Each hybrid strain will be different. We have tons of great hybrids such as Bee Cookies, Double Lollies, or Grape Stomper.
Any of our flower, and in any other dispensary, is available for purchase in pre-rolls, eighths, quarters, or ounces. Those are the typical measurements that dispensaries use to sell cannabis.
We welcome new patients and returning customers from all walks of life. Our Denver dispensary is your one-stop cannabis shop for all your needs. We offer curbside pickup, membership deals, and a convenient location. Stop in today and find out why we are beloved by Colorado. We are right off the Denver International Airport and have over 50 award-winning genetic plants to choose from. Since 2019, we have served all the patrons of Park Hill, Green Valley Ranch, and the Peoria area.
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