When you arrive at SWC Arizona in Prescott, we understand there are a lot of products to choose from. Especially when you are a first-time patient, you may have plenty of questions. We are here to provide you with all the answers and we want to get you started.
Flower is the most common form of cannabis consumed. As a matter of fact, without flower, cannabis wouldn’t exist. Cannabis flower grows in the shape of tiny buds that are on tall, leafy plants. The plants are harvested, cultivated, and cut, then sold in dispensaries like ours.
What Type of Flower Is There?
Not only are there specific strains, but there are entire species. The three species of cannabis flower you may be familiar with are sativa, indica, and hybrid. Each type has a different effect on the body and mind.
Sativa flower is what gives the famous “head high.” Sativa emboldens the consumer, usually causing higher energy, uplifted mood, creative flow, and magnified focus. Popular sativas include Sour Diesel, Tangie, and Strawberry Cough.
Indica flower is for the hard-working, laid-back consumer who wants to unwind at the end of the day. Typically indica may cause sleepiness, appetite increase, and that deep couch locked feeling. If you like indica, try strains such as Northern Lights or Bubba Kush.
Are you a best of both worlds type of person? You want a full spectrum of effects? Different growers breed hybrids to combine certain profiles and give a balance of sativa and indica. They are immensely popular for that reason. Hybrid strains include Pineapple Express and Trainwreck.
There’s a Science to It
The reason why cannabis gives the patient effects that are mildly hallucinogenic and even soothing. Cannabis contains chemical compounds called cannabinoids that attach to receptors in the brain, producing the desired results of the strain. Every strain has a different percentage of cannabinoids, and there are well over 100 cannabinoids. The most well-known are THC and CBD. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for the intense “high” effect. CBD stands for cannabidiol and is the mellowing ceiling for THC. Cannabinoids cooperate with each other to give the consumer the effect of the specific strain, called “the entourage effect.”
The other part of the plant that gives each strain a unique palette is called terpenes. Terpenes are the chemical compounds that emit the flavor and aroma profile. If you notice that the cannabis tastes or smells fruity or citrusy, even piney, those are the terpenes at work. You get the full terpene profile in the flower but as soon as it is processed into wax or rosin, the terpene percentage can be distilled heavily.
How Much Flower Can I Buy?
While different dispensaries can carry different brands of cannabis, all dispensaries are uniformly packaged and sold. Flower can be bought in grams, eighths, quarters, halves, ounces, and pounds. You won’t find pounds at dispensaries on the shelf usually, but you can still take home plenty of cannabis to share with friends or save for a rainy day in Prescott. Eighths are the most commonly purchased amount. An eighth is 3.5 grams.
Flower is also ground and rolled into packed joints or pre-rolls at dispensaries too. Those are perfect for the on-the-go aficionado or if you don’t want to bring all your equipment with you somewhere.
Visit SWC Arizona to get Quality Cannabis in AZ
Whether you want flower, pre-rolls, or otherwise, find any reason to stop into SWC Arizona. We always have promotions for first-time patients and returning customers. We also offer online ordering, in-store pickup, and a wide menu of options, including flower and pre-rolls. Our knowledgeable sales associates will help you choose what is best for you, and you will be set to enjoy the road ahead.
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