We’re watching the end of cannabis prohibition here in the United States. Multiple states, including Colorado, have already given adults over the age of 21 and above the ability to enjoy legal cannabis recreationally. Even more, states have progressed enough to allow medical marijuana.
As legal cannabis becomes more accessible throughout the country and especially here in Colorado, many people are starting to have questions about it. Here are some of the most common questions we get at our dispensary in Federal Heights.
What’s the Difference Between Cannabis, Hemp, and Marijuana?
Both marijuana and hemp are types of cannabis plants, but we use different words to describe them here in the United States. Hemp is used to describe cannabis plants with no more than 0.3% THC, while marijuana is used to describe plants with higher THC levels. This distinction is vital because hemp is legal throughout the United States. You can buy hemp-derived CBD products in all kinds of physical stores or online, but you can only purchase marijuana products at a dispensary.
What Are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are natural organic compounds that occur in the cannabis plant. There are many different kinds of cannabinoids, but CBD and THC are the most popular by far. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is what people who buy hemp products usually are looking for. CBD isn’t psychoactive, and it’s legal on a federal level in the United States. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. Most of the customers who visit our Federal Heights dispensary are looking for products with high THC levels.
What Is the Difference Between Medical and Recreational Marijuana?
Even here in Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal, there are still a few reasons some people choose to become medical marijuana patients:
- Taxes are significantly lower for medical marijuana than recreational marijuana, which leads to lower prices. People who buy a lot of marijuana may be able to save money this way.
- Medical marijuana products may have more THC. Recreational and medical products are held to the same high standards for quality, but recreational edibles are normally limited in THC content. Medical marijuana edibles can come with much more THC in one package.
How Much Marijuana Can I Buy at One Time?
Recreational marijuana customers are allowed to buy up to one ounce (28 grams) at a time. Tourists used to be restricted to seven grams per transaction, but that restriction has since been lifted. Medical marijuana patients are allowed to have up to two ounces (56 grams) of medical marijuana at any time. If you plan on purchasing a mix of flower, edibles, and concentrates, the dispensary will be able to help with conversions.
How Do I Find the Best Dispensary in Federal Heights?
Here at Green Sativa, we pride ourselves on offering a wide selection of the best cannabis products we can find. We work with the best growers, edibles companies, and concentrate extractors in the state of Colorado to get premium strains, concentrates, and edibles. Our experienced staff is very knowledgeable about all of our products and marijuana in general, so they’ll be able to answer any additional questions you may have.
We’re conveniently located for residents and visitors in the northern suburbs of Denver. It’s only a short drive from Westminster, Thornton, or any of the surrounding areas to our dispensary in Federal Heights. Start placing your order online, or come by in-person to have one of our informed members walk you through all of the options.