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Ascend is a multi-state cannabis store covering both medical patients and adult-use customers. We believe in offering a wide selection of products at the best prices with a consistent and convenient shopping experience. Our team of passionate associates are knowledgeable and can help guide you to the best products to suit your needs. Ascend believes in best-in-class digital tools that allow our customers to easily browse our menus, order online and conveniently pick-up their products in-store. All of our products are all locally grown and meticulously tested so you can trust that you’re buying the cleanest and highest-quality cannabis. Ascend is currently operating in Illinois and New Jersey, with plans to quickly expand within both states and Massachusetts. Illinois The first Ascend store in Illinois opened in Springfield in November 2020, with an additional store in Fairview Heights later in 2021. Ascend Illinois (formerly known as Illinois Supply & Provisions) is currently the sixth-largest dispensary group in the state. Ascend currently operates three retail locations, the flagship (serving the St. Louis area) and two stores within Springfield. Ascend is also looking to open a store in Fairview Heights in 2021.
Marijuana for Dummies
Our Mission at LeafyMate is to provide a seamless customer experience and educate people about cannabis. With an online marketplace, telehealth solution, dispensary directory and delivery platform we aim to provide legal access to Cannabis products. You can explore, review, purchase carefully selected products from licensed retailers and schedule a pick-up or delivery subject to availability in your area. We are here to help you learn about cannabis and its benefits for your body and mind. We also connect you with licensed medical marijuana doctors for medical cannabis card evaluations in your state. Everyone knows about cannabis, right? Of course not. We are not born with ancestral memories. We do not recall the time when we emerged from our straw huts, saw the bud growing in the garden, and decided to apply it to all manner of life. So, we turn to the internet and stumble upon this comprehensive guide on marijuana for dummies.
Want Marijuana Information but Not Sure Who to Ask?
You're not alone. With marijuana legalization spreading across the states the use of marijuana is getting a little daunting out there. The experienced marijuana consumers are flocking to dispensaries while those of us who are not sure where to go, who have always wanted to try but don’t know where to start or who have never even considered it but curious, now you have LeafyMate to help. The Marijuana for Dummies guide will give you a good foundation but continue exploring to learn more. We are here to introduce you to marijuana for beginners. We'll try to keep it simple but don’t hesitate to reach out to LeafyMate gurus to learn more and ask questions.
What are the different types of cannabis?
The first important step for marijuana beginners or even enthusiasts is to discern between the types of cannabis being offered. There are many types of marijuana, all sorts of ways to take it, and all sorts or varieties in strength. Let's cover the very basic differences without going into too much detail.
Sativa | Sativa is a type of strain that is used to stimulate energy, uplift your mood, improve focus and increase your senses. This strain will help you get your day moving along and give you the boost of energy needed for every occasion, including a run, party or for any reason you have to stimulate your senses.
Indica | Indica is the type of strain that that is used for relaxation and is known to be taken before sleep. Overall, this strain reduces anxiety, increases appetite and provides an overall relaxing affect.
Hybrid | Blended mix of strains that provide you a balanced relaxation and increased boost. The combination of Sativa and Indica come in different proportions with either Sativa or Indica dominating the balance.
CBD | CBD is popular and is used for a variety of reasons including inflammation reduction, exercise recover and overall well being. A cannabis plant is made of two main compounds, there are a ton more, but let's talk about these two. One of these is CBD (Cannabidiol) and another is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD extract has no psychoactive properties and will not get you high. You will get all the health benefits of cannabis but without the strange woozy feeling or the munchies.
How to Take Marijuana If You Don't Smoke?
Fortunately, it's not like the old days anymore. You don't 'need' to smoke a joint to indulge in some prime weed. For beginners, a joint is probably a good starting point because you have a lot of control over how much you intake. Weed can take a short amount of time (maybe 20 minutes) to kick-in and last 1 – 6 hours, so you may want to take it easy on your first few tries until you figure it out for you body. If you don't smoke, THC and CBD oils are available. These are generally used for medicinal purposes or those who don’t smoke. This is best taken by simply placing drops of oil under your tongue and let it absorb into your mouth (most oils will come with simple instructions on the dosage you should take).
Edible marijuana treats are a fantastic alternative to smoking joints for those that want the benefits of cannabis but don’t prefer to smoke. Edibles come on much more slowly, could have a more intense effect depending on the THC/CBD mix your take, and are likely to provide a shorter-term affect. Be aware that it is very, very, very, very easy to eat too much. Limit yourself to a smaller amount, wait an hour, then have another if you feel the need. Have regular snacks on hand for when the munchies hit you and have water handy to dilute the affects as needed.
Using a vaporizer might be your preferred method. A weed vaporizer won't produce nearly the same amount of smoke that an electronic cigarette style vape pen will do. It will produce a light tickle on your throat. The marijuana is placed inside a chamber that is heated to release the vapor into your body. Again, vaping weed is an alternative to smoking a joint. It's definitely too easy to take too much so pace yourself. Aside from these methods, you can take marijuana in a variety of forms including a soda can, feel free to explore the right method for you.
Why do people use marijuana?
Besides some people being curious and try marijuana for the sake of trying there are other reasons for people using marijuana. To list a few, energy, relaxation, increase in focus and healing are some popular ones. Some people make marijuana as part of their daily routine and others have it from time to time. People are using marijuana to cut back on alcohol, opiates, tobacco or other medicine that aids in sleep, appetite, focus and many more.
More Marijuana Information For Beginners
You need more than that? Oh, of course, we were so focused on having a good time that we forgot to talk about the others using marijuana to heal their mind and body. There are many reasons people use marijuana and here are some: Anxiety, depression, Nausea, Appetite loss, Migraines, Insomnia, Muscle Aches, Chronic Pain, Arthritis, PTSD. These are just some of the conditions that we listed but there are many others that people have and use marijuana.
Dispensary Near Me
Do you often wonder where is the nearest dispensary near me? You're not alone. With marijuana legalization spreading across the states it is challenging to know where these dispensaries exist and their availability. If you are not sure where to start we are here to help. With our dispensary directory, you can easily search for the dispensary near you and go shopping at the dispensary that is closest to your home. Don’t waste your time, search at LeafyMate today and find the right dispensary for you.
What Else Should You Know?
Probably a hundred, million other key facts. However, now you know enough to be able to identify what you are buying and how you want to take it. You might even be able to hold a weed-based conversation. Welcome to the ranks of knowing a bit about cannabis. Continue browsing LeafyMate.com for your pre-order or delivery of weed (subject to availability).
The information reported in this Guide is based on customer feedback and third-party sources. LeafyMate does not conduct clinical studies. All orders on LeafyMate.com are fulfilled by licensed dispensaries. LeafyMate is not a cannabis retailer. Keep out of reach of children. For use only by adults 21 years of age and older.