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Frequently Asked Cannabis Questions

What do I need to shop at Native Roots Cannabis Co.?

In Colorado for recreational use, you will need a valid government issued photo ID and be 21 years old. For medical patients, you will be required to provide a Colorado issued "medical card" and a physician's recommendation.

How much cannabis can I buy in Colorado?

Adult use - Adults 21 years or older are allowed to purchase up to 1 ounce (28 grams) in a single transaction. You can buy a mix of products including; flower, edibles and concentrates.

Medical use - Medical cannabis users can purchase up to 2 ounces of flower, 40 grams of concentrate, or 20,000mg active THC in infused products (like edibles, beverages and transdermal skin & body products).

Because some products (like concentrates) have a higher level of THC than flower, you won't be able to purchase the same amount in both forms. The 'Marijuana Equivalency' rules equate 1oz of retail (recreational) flower = 8g of concentrate (shatter, wax, etc.) or 800mg of active THC in an infused food or beverage

It's important to remember that these regulations apply to sales, not possession. As per the Colorado Constitution, you are allowed to legally possess 1oz (or 28g) of THC at any one time.

Can I smoke cannabis in public in Colorado?

No, not legally. Colorado law restricts consumption of marijuana to private areas only, like a home or 420-friendly hotel room. 

Can I return or exchange a defective product?

Any issue in regard to a defective product or to product quality please email cs@nativerootsdispensary.com.  Someone will reach out and be happy to help.

Can I travel with cannabis?

Cannabis is not legal at the federal level in the United States, so travel outside of the state of Colorado with cannabis products is not advised.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Hemp and Marijuana are in fact the same species, and are often even the same subspecies.  The primary distinction between hemp and marijuana is the amount of THC found in each individual plant.  Where marijuana has higher percentages of THC, cannabis must contain less than 0.3% THC to be considered hemp.  Hemp is commonly richer in CBD, though the regulatory definition of hemp does not require a particular level of CBD.

THC versus CBD?

While THC is known to get you “high”, CBD is non-psychoactive. CBD is a great choice for consumers who prefer a non-psychoactive experience.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most common active ingredient or cannabinoid found in cannabis, whether from hemp or from marijuana. Unlike THC, the most common cannabinoid in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive and will not cause a “high”.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is a term used to refer to the concentrated Cannabidiol that has been extracted from the hemp plant. CBD oil is often used to create edibles, capsules, tablets, vape cartridges, and tinctures.

Can I give CBD to my pets?

Speaking with your veterinarian is the best place to start if you're considering giving your pet CBD. Check out our animal-friendly offerings here.

Does CBD Interact with my medications?

First, we would like to stress the importance of discussing cannabis use with your doctor and/or pharmacist.  The best bet for identifying potential health issues related to cannabis use, including drug interactions, is by trained medical professionals.

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are aromatic molecules produced naturally by a multitude of plants, including cannabis, that are responsible for their unique tastes and aromas. Blends of these terpene molecules created by individual cannabis strains create the unique aromas and flavors of each strain and can add to the distinct effects produced when consumed. No matter how you consume marijuana or hemp, terpene molecules contribute to the; citrus, skunky, coffee, spicy, herbal, diesel, woody, pine, or tropical aromas and flavors.

Terpenes equally do more than just provide aroma and flavor. They also support other molecules such as THC and CBD in producing desired effects. This is called the “entourage effect”.

What is the entourage effect?

The “entourage effect” refers to the beneficial effect of terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids and fatty acids naturally found in cannabis working together to create an interactive synergy, or benefit greater as a whole than any single compound can offer. This is also sometimes referred to as “Whole-plant” or “Full-Spectrum”, terms used to describe using the whole plant, not just isolated parts to create the most effective cannabis products.

What does "Full Spectrum" Mean?

Some products come in “Isolate” varieties and some come in “Full Spectrum” varieties. When you see “Isolate” or “CBD Isolate” on the packaging, it means that CBD is the only cannabinoid present at a measurable level in the product. “Full Spectrum” means that the product contains a similar range of cannabinoids as the cannabis plant from which it was extracted.

What's the difference between Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid strains? 

Sativa and Indica simply refer to the lineage of the plant. Indica and Sativa describe how cannabis plants physically look and grow, but do not speak to effect. For example, Sativa dominant strains typically are taller in structure, have narrow leaves, are better suited to grow in warmer climates and have longer flowering periods. Indica dominant strains are typically shorter in structure, have broad leaves, are better suited to grow in colder climates and have shorter flowering periods.

Where the “indica vs. sativa” debate continues to create controversy,  it’s still valid to describe effects as “sativa-like” or “indica-like”.  The effects of the high produced by a certain strain as pertaining to sativa, indica, or hybrid actually doesn’t provide much predictive ability around effect and ignores the deeper science involved. In fact, all modern cannabis strains are technically hybrids.

We often suggest to our medical patients to document the effects of different strains as you try them in a journal.  Documenting the effects of each cannabis strain and/or cannabis products to better understand what works for you can be a very beneficial activity in finding the right product to consume to achieve the most desired effects.

How should I store my cannabis products? 

When storing cannabis flower, there are four main variables you need to control; light, air, temperature, and humidity. The optimal storage solution for your cannabis flower will take each of these variables into account. We suggest you use airtight containers made out of glass, metal, silicone, or plastic. And be sure to store your containers in a dark, cool location away from heat or direct light. The same can be said for concentrates, joints, spliffs, blunts, and vape pens.

What are cannabis concentrates?

Concentrates are products made from the cannabis plant that have been processed to keep only the most desirable plant compounds (primarily the cannabinoids and terpenes), while removing excess plant material and other impurities. Ounce for ounce, marijuana concentrates have a higher THC content than marijuana flower.

Concentrates can also help increase the potency of your flower. The next time you pack a bowl with cannabis flower, try sprinkling kief on top, or add drops of concentrate oil to cannabis flower before rolling your joint. Cannabis concentrate products can also be consumed on their own. For example, concentrates can be vaporized using a portable vaporizer or dab rig (this activity is referred to as “dabbing”). Dabbing has quickly become one of the most popular consumption methods on the market. 

What is dabbing?

Dabbing is the process by which more potent cannabis concentrates are vaporized using high heat and a dab rig - a glass chambered water pipe similar to a bong. 

Dab rigs typically require a titanium, ceramic, quartz or glass nail, also known as a banger or bowl. Consumers use a butane torch or e-nail to bring the banger to a temperature that almost instantly vaporizes the concentrates as a high-dose rapid-acting inhalation.

Dabbing typically offers a more potent high and more immediate effects than smoking flower. It will typically produce a strong flavor and terpene-rich aroma.

What is a vape?

Vaporizing, or vaping involves heating cannabis flower or concentrates to a temperature that turns the active compounds (cannabinoids and terpenes) into vapor without combusting it, therefore no smoke is created. Vaporizing as a process is typically invisible, and doesn't create a cloud. Vape pens are popular for their ease of use, portability, and because they offer an opportunity for more consistent dosing than other methods of inhaling marijuana. Most vaporizers also have heat settings that allow you to choose the temperature, which can affect the amount of terpenes versus cannabinoids that are consumed as they have different temperatures when they become a vapor.

Liquid and solid concentrates vaporizers actually aerosolize the concentrates, rather than vaporize them. This is more similar to water hitting a hot pan and flashing into tiny water droplets that float up as visible 'steam.' Vaporizing cannabis or hemp flower is the only 'true vaporizing' that happens in the cannabis/hemp world. Dry flower contains the entirety of the plant , meaning you’re getting all of the naturally occurring terpenes and cannabinoids found in the plant itself. Many cannabis consumers proclaim that vaping the flower is a fuller, richer experience that can’t be mimicked by vaping cannabis oil. The psychoactive effects may be different as well with the effect or “high” more similar to that of smoking a joint or bowl.

What type of information does a warning label have on it?

Not approved by the FDA. This product was produced without regulatory oversight for health, safety, or efficacy. There may be long term physical or mental health risks from use of marijuana including additional risks for women who are or may become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Use of marijuana may impair your ability to drive a car or operate machinery. Inhaled product.