Common Cannabis Questions
Cannabis is an annual flowering plant that people consume for recreational and medicinal purposes. Cannabis plants are typically labeled as being indica or sativa, and the plants themselves possess chemicals called cannabinoids that provide different effects. The three most popular cannabinoids are as follows:
– THC is the principal cannabinoid in cannabis and is chiefly responsible for
the psychoactive properties than cannabis possesses
– CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is believed to provide both
physical pain and stress relief (read more here)
– CBN is older THC and through the aging process it becomes CBN. CBN is
known to provide effects of drowsiness when consumed. (read more here)
Cannabis can come in many different forms and products. While the buds from a cannabis plant are available, cannabinoids can also be extracted into
different forms of concentrates and oils. To do this a solvent or solventless extracting process is employed, the most common being BHO extraction. (read more here)
Smoking/Vaporizing – cannabis flower can be ground and smoked out of different items such as water bongs, pipes, and even rolled into joints. Concentrates are also vaporized through pens or dab rigs to achieve a very potent form of smoking. These methods are achieved through decarboxylation which is the activation of cannabinoids through the application of heat (torches and lighters)(read more here)
Edibles- Concentrate forms of cannabis can be incorporated into food to feel the effects of cannabis without ever smoking it. There are numerous edibles available today as it has become very popular. Edibles do not typically have an immediate effect but can have a very potent feel.
Topicals- Cannabis can amazingly be incorporated into different creams and lotions for use. It is thought that these creams tend to help with things such as joint inflammation, arthritis, and overall soreness relief.
The main theory behind medical cannabis is known as the Entourage effect. The belief is that cannabinoids work in tandem when consumed to provide a
myriad of health benefits such as pain relief, stress management, improved sleep and many other effects. The reason for this is there are numerous
natural receptors to our endocannabinoid system that we react with when utilizing cannabis. These receptors are found throughout the body and
cannabinoids seek them out when we consume cannabis. This is then thought to cause a reaction of beneficial effects for the body. (read more
Cannabis has numerous potential effects such as pain relief, stress/anxiety relief, improved sleep and many more. While these benefits are commonly
talked about, there is still much we do not know due to the lack of research. We hope to see this change in the coming months as a Result of President
Joe Biden’s Medical Cannabis Research Bill.(read more here)
Edibles can have very potent effects, and dosage is very important to avoid a green-out. The popular strategy is to start low and slow then increase the
dosage as you see fit. Concentrations in edibles are measured in milligrams(mg). For those with low tolerance it is recommended to start at 5-10 milligrams.
Lab testing cannabis involves testing potency of cannabinoids such as THC, CBD, and CBN, but also for contamination to ensure compliance with state
regulation. Per state regulation farms must lab test every single batch of cannabis. We see this as an utmost necessity for our customers to help ensure
that the products you are receiving are 100% legal and safe for consumption. By lab testing cannabis we also further establish transparency with
customers, especially those who care about sustainable farming methods in their cannabis products.
Cannabis in Oregon can be purchased at retailers who have been licensed by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC).
Cannabis can be consumed on private property. Homeowners and landlords can ban cannabis use on their property. Cannabis consumption is prohibited with 1000 feet of a daycare, pre-school, or youth center where children are present.
The “munchies” refer to the intensified cravings and hunger for food when consuming cannabis. This is a result of the interaction between THC and the
CB1 receptors in the brain. This interaction can heighten the senses which allows for a more vivid sense of taste and smell.
As the two most popular cannabinoids THC and CBD often have some misconceptions between the two. THC is the main psychoactive cannabinoid
found in cannabis plants that provides elevating effects, while CBD is the non-psychoactive compound that is known to provide pain and anxiety
relief.(read more here)
Sativa and Indica is terminology that refers to the physical traits of a cannabis plant. It can also be associated with the effects that different
cannabis will provide. Sativa is often more associated with energetic, and psychoactive effects, while Indica tends to be associated with a more
sedating bodily elevation. A way to remember the effects of each are the phrases Saturday Night Sativa, and In the Couch Indica. (read more here)
Synthetic weed aka K2/Spice is exactly as the name suggests. Shredded plant material is taken and sprayed with different synthetic chemicals that
are meant to resemble cannabinoids. Synthetic weed is thoroughly illegal and so it is an unregulated product with no way of knowing what chemicals
were used in the process. Common side effects of synthetic weed include paranoia, anxiety, high blood pressure, tremors, and even psychotic episodes. It is an illicit drug that we do not endorse in any way shape or form. We see it as something completely contrary to all the potential benefits and amazing things that natural cannabis has to offer.
While a green out can occur from overconsumption, overdosing on cannabis is impossible. There has never been one recorded fatal case of a cannabis overdose, however cannabis can impair judgment and coordination so make sure you are careful not to accidentally injure yourself when enjoying cannabis. (read more here)
Important Cannabis Laws
You can legally possess up to an ounce of flower or concentrate (from a legal retailer) on your person. Furthermore you can possess up to 16 ounces of edibles in a solid form and up to 72 ounces in a liquid form.
It is permitted in Oregon to have cannabis in your vehicle. We recommend keeping it packed away in a sealed container and far out of reach. Be sure to check with your local laws to ensure that you are up to date on regulations in your area. One helpful tip is treating it like alcohol. Open container alcohol in motor vehicles is illegal, and so you should treat your cannabis the same. (read more here)
Driving a motor vehicle under the influence of cannabis is 100% illegal, and is not something you should do. Cannabis has the ability to impair focus, and slow reaction time making driving under its influence incredibly dangerous. Law enforcement is allowed to pull you over and conduct a field sobriety test if they suspect that you have been driving under the influence.
Cannabis is Federally illegal in terms of interstate travel, even if it is between two legal states such as California and Oregon. We do not recommend taking cannabis out of the state that you purchased it in.
With over 40 locations in Oregon and more opening all the time, our motto is there is Never a Nectar to Far Away. You are only a quick “dispensary near me” search from finding your local Nectar to satisfy your cannabis needs. If you are in Oregon be sure to keep a look out for our patented Gold Leaf so you can experience the Nectar difference in cannabis shopping.
Nectar has 11 unique brands that we own and manufacture. These amazing brands can only be found in Nectar stores and are a key part of our integrated seed to sale model that allows for the best deals and best accessibility to high quality cannabis in our dispensaries. (read more here)
The 5 farms that grow our unique Nectar branded products can be found in Southern Oregon. Southern Oregon is known for its mediterranean climate which contributes to having incredibly fertile soil. Historically Southern Oregon has been famous as wine country due to the amazing climate, but in recent years cannabis has become the most popular crop. This spike in popularity has led to some of the most high quality outdoor grown cannabis in the world!
Nectar has been fortunate to experience unprecedented growth in the past few years, and as a result we are accepting applications to be a budtender. Be sure to submit an application so you have your opportunity to work and grow with the largest cannabis dispensary chain in Oregon! (read more here)
Store hours are typically from 7:00 am-10:00pm, but some of our locations feature different hours due to local regulations. Be sure you check the store hours of your local Nectar to ensure that you don’t miss out on a premium cannabis shopping experience. Furthermore, so you don’t miss out, Nectar has a policy of being open 365 days a year so you always have access to our stores!