Cannabis & Me
Find the cannabis product that’s right for you.
- At BEYOND/HELLO we believe whether you are purchasing cannabis products as a medical patient or as an adult-use customer (where allowed) you should have ALL the informational and educational resources at your fingertips, at all times in order to make the best decision for you!
- Our ONLY priority is to GO BEYOND to support each and every unique reason you have chosen to incorporate cannabis in your life!
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The #1 Rule
“START LOW & GO SLOW!”
Always keep in mind:
- Effects of different cannabis products are not always felt immediately!
- You can always consume more; you can’t consume less!
- Different strains and product types have different effects on the body!
- Not all types of cannabis products are available in every state
Knowledge is power!
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The Endocannabinoid System(eCS):
The Endocannabinoid System of your body is a network of receptors that help to regulate homeostasis or balance by interacting with and supporting a variety of major bodily functions.
The eCS Receptors
The two main receptors of the endocannabinoid system are known as the CB1 receptor and the CB2 receptor.
The CB1 Receptors
The CB1 receptors are found primarily throughout the brain and central nervous system. CB1 receptors are also found within the kidneys, liver, lungs, digestive tract and even our eyes.
The CB2 Receptors
The CB2 receptors are found primarily throughout the immune system. CB2 receptors are also found within our peripheral tissues that exist in our stomach, muscles, glands and even our ears.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are secreted by the cannabis plants trichomes during the plant’s growth process. THC & CBD are the most well-known Cannabinoids but there are many others, such as: CBN, CBG, THCA, etc.
Cannabinoids work by bonding with the receptors of the eCS and either support what the receptors intended function is or supplement to help change or modulate a receptors function(s) if the eCS is out of balance or other reasons.
THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most well-known cannabinoid. THC is the primary psychoactive component of the marijuana plant and also has many potential health benefits.
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is the second most well-known cannabinoid. CBD is known to have many potential health benefits and is also known to “mitigate” the psychoactive effects of THC.
A cannabis strain is a genetic variant of a cannabis plant. Most cannabis strains can be classified as either Cannabis Sativa or Cannabis Indica. Today, we also see many strains classified as Hybrid due to the genetic combination of both Indica and Sativa strains in a singular plant.
The more we have come to understand the unique effects of different strains and combination of strains it has become widely accepted that much of the different experiences and effects that cannabis has on the body is largely the result of the terpenes that a specific strain may or may not have.
Terpenes much like cannabinoids are secreted by the cannabis plant’s glands during the growing process. Terpenes can be found in any strong-smelling plant or flower, not just cannabis and contribute to the aroma, flavor/taste and effect when the plant is consumed.
Terpenes bind to the endocannabinoid system in the body and brain to produce unique and potentially beneficial effects.
In today’s cannabis world there are many different types of consumption methods. Each method produces its own unique effect. These effects include:
- How quickly the effects of cannabis are felt
- How long the effects of cannabis can last
- What part of your body is affected the most
- Typical forms include: Inhalation, Oral, Edible and topical
Effects are typically felt almost immediately or within only a few minutes and effects typically last between 2-4 hours
Edibles refer to any cannabis product that is consumed like food or beverage. There are many different forms, such as capsules/pills, chocolate, gummies, and drinks.
- Come in a variety of strengths and flavors
- Effects typically can take up to 2 hours to be felt
- Effects typically can last up and even longer than 8 hours.
Oral cannabis refers to products that are typically absorbed into the body sublingually/under the tongue. Forms include sprays, tinctures, oral solutions, strips and tablets.
- Come in a variety of strengths and flavors
- Effects typically can occur within 15-20 minutes
- Effects typically can last several hours
Topicals are applied directly to the skin and come in a variety of forms such as lotion, cream, salve and patches. Topicals are a great option to target your cannabis consumption.
- Contain multiple rations of THC vs. CBD for a specific application
- Applied directly to the area of the desired effect
Note: Individual results may vary.
There are many important factors that contribute to what your experience will be when consuming any form of cannabis. Always take into consideration:
The quantity you consume will directly contribute to how strong and how long the effects of your experience will be!
DIFFERENT METHOD DIFFERENT RESULTS!
Even cannabis effects people differently. If you have experience using cannabis or cannabis products, consider that experience when selecting a cannabis product.
Since different cannabis products commonly result in different experiences, consider the time of day, your state of mind and your physical environmental when selecting a cannabis product.
Everyone’s body processes things we consume differently. What one person experiences can be radically different from what someone else’s experience may be.
ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL!
We all experience a wide array of emotions on a daily basis. How you are feeling, or your mindset can greatly impact what your experience will be even if you have consumed a product more than once.