Visiting a Michigan Marijuana Dispensary for the First Time? Knowing These 10 Terms Might Help.Posted by On

This guide to a few common terms you’ll hear in any dispensary will help you feel like a more informed cannabis shopper.

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MICHIGAN—Dispensaries—called provisioning centers in Michigan—are designed to educate customers as a core principle of business. But it never hurts to have a little know-how going into the game. 

Armed with a few simple terms you’ll most likely hear come up before hitting your very first cannabis dispensary, you’ll be more prepared to have a truly organic conversation with your budtender (yep, that’s a term too—think bartender, but someone who serves cannabis) so that you can get to the good stuff. 

  • THC: This is the primary psychoactive component that can be extracted from a marijuana plant. It’s not the only one, but it’s the most buzzed about (and stigmatized) as the one that gets you “high.” It’s definitely been mostly portrayed as a party experience – but there’s plenty of research and acceptance about the many medical benefits of using psychoactive plants, including marijuana. 
  • CBD: The second most abundant component of cannabis doesn’t produce any intoxicating effects at all. Sourced from both the marijuana plant itself and even more often from its cousin, the hemp plant (also sans the THC high), it’s used for its many…

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