Bud School – Your Quick Guide to Cannabis

Bud School – Your Quick Guide to Cannabis

strain basics

A strain is the variety of plant within a species. Strains define a specific cannabinoid profile: the mixture of THC, CBD and other elements within it. Each strain has its own physical characteristics, or phenotypes, such as height, leaf structure and color. Depending on the strain and its corresponding cannabinoid profile, the plant will deliver varying effects and possible benefits. Strains can be pure Sativas, Indicas or a hybrid of the two.

what are terpenes?

Terpenes are fragrant oils that give cannabis plants their unique beneficial qualities and flavor. There are more than 200 known terpenes each with a different profile and set of effects. Terpenes bind to the endocannabinoid system throughout the brain and body to deliver beneficial effects.

what are trichomes?

Trichomes appear on cannabis buds as crystal resin and develop with the specific purpose of protecting plants against natural elements and predators. Trichomes are small in size but tremendously important as they store cannabinoids. They’re also beautiful!

ready to try cannabis?


There’s more to cannabis than just flower and navigating the landscape can be intimidating.  We are here to guide you on your journey whether you are new to cannabis or an experienced consumer.  We have a library of educational information to help you along the way.

what is cannabis?

Cannabis has a variety of benefits for the mind and body. It can aid in managing pain for various ailments, help reduce symptoms or be a source for overall well-being. The use of cannabis and its cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, show significant potential in providing an array of positive effects. Cannabis has been used for centuries for medicinal and spiritual purposes. With its legalization in Massachusetts and many other states, it’s a time of new and exciting possibilities for fully understanding all of cannabis’ benefits.

what are thc and cbd?

THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol. The most well-known cannabinoid, THC, is the main psychoactive component in cannabis. Its possible benefits include:

  • Stimulating the mind
  • Relaxing muscles
  • Increasing appetite
  • Relieving pain

CBD stands for cannabidiol. CBD is gaining a huge amount of attention for its role in the treatment of neurological disorders and mitigating THC’s psychoactive effects. Its possible benefits include:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Enhancing sleep
  • Controlling seizures

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