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Learn About Cannabis


There are more than 100 different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, and each provides a different effect, based on how they act with the cannabinoid receptors found in the Endocannabinoid system in the human body. These are compounds which provide the effects that people experience when usingTHC and CBD products. 

Endocannabinoid System

Essentially a cell-signaling system that helps regulate processes in the body, the endocannabinoid system reaches every part of the human body. Comprised of cannabinoid receptors, the CB1 receptors, mostly found in the central nervous system, and the CB2 receptors, found in the peripheral nervous system. These receptors are in organs, the brain, connective tissues, and immune cells. Endocannabinoid's bind with these receptors, and provide an effect, depending on where the receptors are located in the body. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) consists of 3 parts: cannabinoids receptors, endocannabinoid molecules, and metabolic enzymes. 


Peak Harvest Cannabis is happy to provide reference materials upon request, to help you in your efforts to learn more about how Cannabis works in the human body. 


Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds found in many plants. They are responsible for the aromas which are so pleasing to us, especially in the cannabis plant, and terpenes work with the cannabinoids to produce a variety of effects, which play a big role in how different strains actually differ from one another, allowing you to find just the right flower for yourself.


The main psychoactive compound in cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC, attaches to the Cannabinoid receptors which are concentrated in certain areas of the brain associated with thinking, memory, pleasure, coordination and time perception. This can affect a person's memory, pleasure, movements, thinking, concentration, coordination and sensory and time perception.


The precursor to THC, THCA occurs abundantly in live cannabis plants. THCA converts to THC with heat, such as when you light cannabis flower to smoke it, for example. New products are being introduced, such as crystalline THCA, to be added to other products to enhance your experience. 


The long standing favorite method of consuming cannabis, is to smoke it. Generally loose flower can be purchased and use in a pipe, or rolled into a joint and readily smoked. Or, you can buy ready-made pre-rolls, and infused pre-rolls for convenience. Many consumers find smoking a very enjoyable social activity with friends. One thing for sure, you have many options in flower and pre-rolls to find your favorite.

Vaping and Cartridges

The rise in popularity in Vaping is due to a number of things, but mostly due to how easy it is to use a vape, and get a strong THC hit without "lighting up". Typically, a vape cartridge consists of a glass container that houses a carrier oil (such as MCT oil), and a prescribed amount of THC oil. You can enjoy a wide variety of flavors with vaping, adding to their popularity. The vape device heats the oil to the point of vaporization, then you inhale the vaporized product and enjoy. 


Edible THC products include gummies, chocolates, baked items, lollipops, ice cream, and more! When consuming edibles, you will get a slower uptake of the THC initially, due to ingesting the products by eating them. Edibles have grown in popularity in large part due to how easy it is to get the amount of THC you want or need, by dosing, using the amount you consume as the measure.


THC beverages are becoming wildly popular. You can find amazing flavors and consume your favorite in a similar manner as an edible. Ask your Peak Harvest Budtender to show you the beverages we stock in store!

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