People use cannabis for a variety of different reasons. From relieving chronic pain to relaxing after a hard day’s work; there are endless strains to help you achieve your wellness goals. As cannabis becomes more well-known for its medical uses, more people are exploring the impact it has on well-being.
Choosing the best strain to enhance your well-being will depend on what you want to achieve. If you’re a Type A personality who finds it hard to stop working, you may be looking for a strain that offers a mildly sedating effect to help you switch off. Alternatively, if you have trouble overcoming the dreaded afternoon slump, you may prefer an energizing strain to help you stay alert, awake and mentally stimulated.
With so many varieties available, it can be tricky to find the best option for you. Fortunately, our exceptional budtenders have all the information you need. To learn more, why not visit our San Francisco dispensary and find exactly what you need?
Finding the right strain for you
You may know what effect you want your cannabis to have but how do you go about choosing the right strain? Understanding how cannabis has varying effects will help to prepare you for your first visit to our new San Francisco dispensary.
In order to have any effect at all, our bodies need to process the compounds within cannabis leaves. Fortunately, we have an in-built system capable of doing just that! The endocannabinoid system is our body’s way of processing cannabinoids. Although it primarily processes naturally occurring cannabinoids, it is also responsible for processing additional cannabinoids that are added to the system.
Essentially, this means that our body’s in-built endocannabinoid system also responds to the plant-cannabinoids present in pot. When you smoke or consume cannabis in any form, it is the endocannabinoid system that responds and creates the stimulating or sedating effect on your mind and body.
Understanding the endocannabinoid system
In simple terms, the endocannabinoid system springs into action when it needs to balance our bodies. Through a process known as homeostasis, your body monitors itself and makes adjustments according to its performance. What’s more – homeostasis enables your body to respond to external environments.
When you’re under stress, for example, your body’s natural hormone production is affected. Homeostasis enables your system to recognize this and adapt hormone production accordingly.
However, the body’s endocannabinoid system can’t always work as effectively as we might like it to – which is why a visit to our San Francisco dispensary is necessary!
By adding cannabinoids to our system, we can enhance the functioning of our endocannabinoid system and optimize the process of homeostasis. Now you know how the endocannabinoid system works, it’s time to take a look at what you can do to achieve the specific benefits you’re aiming for.
Cannabinoid receptors are a critical element of the endocannabinoid system and they’re found all over the body. However, there are various different types of cannabinoid receptors. CB1 receptors affect the central nervous system, for example, while CB2 receptors impact the peripheral nervous system, which includes the digestive system, muscles in your arms and legs and the immune system.
If you want your pot to have a mind-altering effect or get you high, you’re going to want to select a strain that targets CB1 receptors. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a strain that will improve your wellbeing via increased muscle relaxation, resolution of digestive issues and improved immune functioning, you’re going to need a strain from our San Francisco dispensary that targets CB2 receptors.
What does the endocannabinoid system control?
Many people assume that cannabis simply gets you high. In addition to this, the endocannabinoid system plays a significant role in numerous functions, including:
- Temperature regulation
- Motor control
Of course, this isn’t news to regular smokers. If you’ve been using cannabis for some time, you’ll already be familiar with the range of impacts it can have on your mind and body. For newer users, however, understanding just how widespread the effects of the endocannabinoid system helps to explain why people visit our San Francisco dispensary to enhance their well-being.
Selecting the perfect strain
We already know that removing THC from cannabis prevents you from getting high. For many people who want to use cannabis for medical reasons, the absence of THC is a significant benefit. However, we can go much deeper than that.
To facilitate cannabinoid processing, the body uses particularly enzymes. These enzymes are capable of breaking down some cannabinoids at quicker rates than others, which is why some strains offer longer effects than others.
Furthermore, an enzyme known as FAAH is unable to breakdown THC or CBD, which enables you to secure a longer high or enhanced relaxation, depending on the combination of properties. If you’re prone to anxiety, for example, CBD can offer increased relaxation because it is a cannabinoid that is broken down by FAAH, meaning it remains in your system for longer.
Contact Project Cannabis Today
As we learn more about the endocannabinoid system, the potential for cannabis to be used to enhance wellness increases even more. However, this is only true if you know exactly what strain you’re getting and what it’s been cultivated strong.
This is just one of the reasons why we favor a homegrown approach to cannabis production. Operating a seed to store philosophy, our experienced growers are committed to increasing transparency in the industry. As we have complete control over every aspect of production, we’re able to tell you exactly how particular strains affect your system and what impact you can expect them to have.
When you’re using cannabis to achieve specific wellness goals, it’s crucial to have this information and now you can. To learn more or for help finding your perfect strain, why not visit our San Francisco dispensary? Alternatively, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and learn more about our concentrates, pre-rolls, edibles, and vapes.