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More About Cannabis


Entering a cannabis dispensary can be an over whelming experience. There are various devices and terminology being used that can make it seem like you’re in another world.


To help, the following is a glossary of cannabis terms that may help you on your visit:


• Cannabinoids: A combination of natural chemical compounds made by the cannabis plant that gives cannabis its range of effects.


• CBD: Cannabidiol. Unlike THC, CBD leaves the user clear-headed, which is advantageous to those who want the medicinal benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects.


• BG: Cannabigerol. Helps with inflammation, glaucoma, pain, and nausea.


• CBN: Cannabinol. Helps to facilitate a restful sleep.


• Concentrate: Cannabis extracts made by concentrating the resinous oil in the plant. Gives the enjoyable aspects of cannabis, like taste and feel, without the plant's vegetation.


• Extract: Cannabis oil products that have been concentrated using solvents to produce a rich amber oil.


• Indica: Strain associated with relaxing and calming effects.


• Infused: When concentrates are added or infused into a cannabis product.


• Sativa: Strain associated with stimulation and cerebral effects.


• Terpene: Diverse group of organic compounds made by plants. They give cannabis its variety of aromas and flavors as well as working with THC and CBD to give the "entourage effect."


• Tincture: Liquid cannabis elixirs that can be taken orally, added to food or drinks, or directly to the skin.


• THC: Tetrahydrocannabinol. Gives the psychoactive “high” commonly associated with cannabis.


• Topical: Products like creams and lotions that are infused with cannabis that are applied to the skin. Used for soreness, inflammation, and pain.


• Vape: Pre-filled oil cartridges that when paired with a battery are easily and discreetly consumed.

Hopefully knowing these terms will help you better navigate the dispensary to the product you’re after. If not, our staff at ERBA Markets can aid in getting

you there.


By Stephen Freedman

Stephen Freedman is the General Manager at ERBA Markets. Locations include the Woods, Los Angeles, Venice, Lompoc, South Bay, and WeHo.


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