Here is everything you need to know about cannabis in CT – Hartford CourantPosted by On

Connecticut’s first adult-use cannabis dispensaries are open to the public, bringing everyday consumers as well as medicinal clientele.

For many new to recreational marijuana, however, it can be daunting to know what you are looking for. What’s the difference between sativa and indica strains? Should I get a vape or an edible? What gives a full-body high, or helps relieve anxiety?

While dispensary staff are helping new consumers through their myriad of questions today, we have gone ahead and collected info on what to know with all things THC and CBD. Above all, make sure to do your due diligence and know what you are getting for yourself.

Erick Wichert, (left) of Plainville, makes the first purchase of adult use recreational cannabis on the first day of sales of legalized recreational cannabis in Connecticut, at Fine Fettle Dispensary in Newington, January 10, 2023.  “It’s about time,” said Wichert about the long-awaited opening. “It’s long overdue.”  Photo by Cloe Poisson/Special to the Courant

In simple terms, cannabinoids are the chemical compounds in cannabis plants. They produce the effects of cannabis use.

The two biggest cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and cannabidiol, or CBD.

THC is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis plants. It is what gives you that “high” feeling. More recently, growers have been increasing THC in hybrid plants; a lot stronger then what you might have had back in…

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