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Green Sativa provides an infographic detailing their explanation of the entourage effect of cannabis

What is the Entourage Effect?

The world loves and celebrates cannabis so much because of the head highs, relaxing qualities, and the feeling of connectivity you get with everyone else. Cannabis has a flurry of amazing and intricate strains of sativa, indica, and hybrids with their unique aroma, flavor, and energy. This is because of “the entourage effect.”

What is the Entourage Effect?

It has nothing to do with Jeremy Piven and everything to do with the entourage of terpenes and cannabinoids that combine forces in each cannabis plant. Cannabis is a plant that contains many chemical compounds called cannabinoids. They attach to receptors in your frontal lobe and produce the intended effects of the cannabis you lit up or consumed. The most common cannabinoids are THC, which is responsible for the “high” feeling, and CBD, which is non-psychotropic but mellowing. Cannabinoids aren’t the only part of the plant though. Every time you smell or taste certain scents and flavors in weed, those are the results of the terpenes. Terpenes are the compounds of the cannabis plant that give off certain flavor and olfactory components. When a strain smells piney or gassy, or when it tastes citrusy, those are the terpenes.

When you partake in a weed product, you are immersed in the swirl of both terpenes and cannabinoids that play off each other to give specific effects. That is the entourage effect. One of the basic examples of the entourage effect is the dynamic duo of THC and CBD. Both compounds work together to give you an intense high and to level it out over time. By themselves, individual compounds only have one effect. When they are bonded together, it augments the sensations. Think of it like a Lego set. Every block adds to the overall structure and profile of the final product. It’s why some highs are more mellow than others, because of higher CBD, and why certain highs don’t affect short-term memory loss. Still, other combinations are reported to be great sleep aids. Science hasn’t confirmed any health benefits, but we still are affected differently and more intensely by certain strains than others.

What Products Have The Entourage Effect?

 

Essentially all cannabis products have the entourage effect. Unless it’s pure CBD or THC, it will incorporate the entourage effect. Any traditional cannabis product will have a mix of terpenes with THC and CBD. CBD-only products tend to only have CBD in them and no terpenes. Adding CBD to other THC products or terpenes has been shown to enhance relaxing or soothing qualities too.

Green Sativa is the best dispensary in Federal Heights and it is because we carry a wide array of your favorite cannabis items. We have incredible and friendly budtenders to help you buy the best for your needs. There are plenty of entourage-ready products such as 2:1 CBD/CBG gummies. Some edibles have balanced THC and CBD. Try the Wyld Pear 1:1 CBD gummies that may help you feel more relaxed and less anxious. We even have bath time favorites like the 3-pack bath bombs by Coda Signature that are 45mg CBD and 45mg THC. You’ll get a nice, even high while soaking in the tub.

Discover for yourself What The Encourage Effect Is With Green Sativa

We have plenty of tinctures, oils, and edibles to aid your journey into the entourage effect. Stop into Green Sativa to explore today. We are open every day from 9am-11pm and we are located at 8411 Pecos St in Federal Heights, Colorado. Give us a call or also order online and pick up in-store to avoid the long waits. We have weekly specials for first-time and returning clients. Thank you for letting us teach you!

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