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Learning
about
Cannabis

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There are many different ways to enjoy cannabis, whether you are using it recreationally or for medicinal purposes. The plant comes in all shapes and sizes, colours, flavours, and strengths. We know the stigma is still out there and we want to make a comfortable setting for everyone, feel free to come in to browse and ask questions!

Types of Cannabis

We have categories of Indica, Sativa, and hybrids of the two. When helping our customers explore the exciting range of possibilities, we first like to find out which type of experience they are looking to have.

Indica

​Indicas strains are best known for being associated with relaxing and unwinding at the end of the night. They typically make people feel:

  • Relaxed

  • Sleepy

  • Sedated

  • Hungry

  • Heavy bodied

Sativa

Sativa strains have uplifting effects and can be described as making people feel:

  • A “mind high"

  • Energized

  • Productive

  • Creative

  • Eased stress

The definitions of Indicas, Sativas, and Hybrids are somewhat aged, Even today, Budtenders and consumers the world over still use the terms “Indica,” Sativa,” and “Hybrid” to refer to effects—Indicas are thought to be calm and sedating; Sativas, energetic; and Hybrids, a mix of the two. 

However, these terms actually refer to the plant’s physical structure, not its effects. Instead, a strain’s effects are a result of its chemical profile (its mix of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds). That chemical profile will also interact with each person’s body in a different way.

A great way to know, is remembering how it smelled or tasted. Was the strain fruity, floral, spicy or did it smell like gas? These aromas and flavors are what is referred to as Terpenes, the essential oils found in ALL living plants. These terpenes interact with each person differently and play a major role in the effects. At Downtown Cannabis, our Budtenders have the knowledge to direct you to the product to suit your needs.