Our budtenders are awesome. Not only are they compassionate people who offer great service to everyone who comes through our doors, but they’re also very knowledgeable about cannabis. Because of this, our customers feel comfortable asking them a variety of cannabis questions. We figure if some people are asking these questions, then there are probably many others who are wondering the same thing. So here’s a roundup of some of the current questions our budtenders are fielding. If you have a cannabis question that didn’t make the list, feel free to ask us on our live chat on the website or to give us a call! And if you have several, we’re offering cannabis consultations.
Questions About CBD
How long do I have to wait until I start to feel the CBD?
One of the amazing things about the cannabis plant is that it affects people differently. If you’re using CBD, you may feel a slight headiness or you may not think you feel anything. Many people notice a difference right away, whether it’s a quieting of their thoughts or the ability to fall asleep more quickly.
Also, it’s important to note that because you may be taking CBD to reduce unpleasant symptoms like anxiety or to get to sleep, you may not feel an effect, per se. Rather, you may notice less anxiety or realize that you’ve been sleeping better.
Many individuals who thought that their CBD wasn’t working found that the negative symptoms they were treating came back when they stopped their CBD usage, indicating that the CBD was actually working.
Will a high CBD tincture come out in my drug test?
Right now, current drug tests only check for THC. However, many high-CBD tinctures may contain some THC. If you’re worried about drug testing at work, make sure to read the label on any products you use to ascertain the percentage of THC in the product. Look for low-to-no THC tinctures and refrain from ingesting or inhaling other cannabis products.
What can I take to help me fall asleep but not get me high?
Many people have turned to CBD for help sleeping because it doesn’t get them high. If you’re interested in trying it, take a CBD product 30-60 minutes before you want to go bed. Start low and go slow, and increase your dose gradually.
We also have a CBD page where you can learn more about this cannabinoid.
General Cannabis Questions
I want to start smoking but is a cartridge better for me than smoking flower in a pipe or joint?
We’re still waiting on researchers to weigh in further here. However, because vaping does not require the combustion of plant matter like smoking flower does, it does appear that vaping may be better for your lungs than smoking. A study from 2007 comparing vaping and smoking seems to say this as well.
One thing we know for sure, though, is that it’s always better to get vape cartridges from a licensed dispensary.
Strain and Product Recommendation Questions
What’s gonna make me feel happy?
Euphoric strains tend to be high in pinene. Dosilato, Melted Gelato, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake are great!
What strains are best for being creative, focused, and productive while working from home in quarantine?
When you want to get work done, consider energizing strains that contain limonene.
Some great strains like Lemon Cake and Lemon Diesel may fit the bill, just don’t take large hits or it won’t matter that these strains are limonene-rich sativas!
What will help me sleep?
Relaxing strains with plenty of linalool and myrcene can help you doze better. Lavender Kush, Gods Gift, and Granddaddy Purple are great strains to start with.
There are also some products formulated for sleep, like Dosist Sleep.
What strains do you recommend for depression?
First, if you’re suffering from severe depression, first check with your doctor whether cannabis is right for you.
If it is, look for uplifting strains with a combination of linalool and pinene, which can have an anti-depressant effect, according to the NIH. Check out Gods Gift or Purple Gorilla.
What strains are best for sex?
While we’re not saying it’s time to tie the knot, why not try some Wedding Cake before jumping in the sack?
What do strains you recommend for anxiety?
If you become anxious or paranoid when using cannabis, make sure you start with a low dose and go slowly. You can also try strains that are lower in THC or that feature a higher CBD percentage. Try Strawberry Cough, Grandaddy Purple, Harlequin, or the classic, Jack Herrer.
What other products do you recommend for anxiety?
CBD products have plenty of anecdotal evidence backing up their use. Tinctures are also great for microdosing throughout the day to help manage anxiety.
You can see which of the above products are in stock and easily order online from our Sherman Oaks dispensary menu.