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Education

We’ve done our best to provide answers to all of the most common cannabis related questions. This is simply an educational resource and does not qualify as expert medical advice. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for please contact us.

Where can I buy Green Treets?

There are several dispensaries that carry our products. Find us all around Colorado and use the Store Locator to find a retailer close to home.

Licensed to sell Cannabis products in Colorado?

You betcha’. Interested in manufacturing our products outside of Colorado? Please enquire directly. Green Treets is a national brand and we would be happy to discuss a potential partnership.

Cannabis Information

What is Sativa?

Sativa cannabis strains are known for their stimulating effects and help with relief from depression, migraines, pain, and nausea. In most cases, sativa strains will have a higher level of THC content than Indica strains. The result of these strains are typically a psychoactive and energetic high. Many consumers prefer to use this type of cannabis during the day to avoid drowsiness. However, at nighttime, it could interfere with sleep and may keep the user awake. Our energize line is sativa dominant. Sativa’s are also used to enhance both creativity and focus. Sativa is often used to stimulate our mind to be able to generate ideas beyond what they normally might, through its effects in elevating mood and increasing awareness. Sativa’s can also boost attention to detail and focus, allowing for an increase in productivity.

What is Indica?

Indica cannabis strains are known for their relaxing effects on the body when smoked or ingested. Indica strains have a moderate level of THC and higher levels of CBD compared to sativa strains. They relax your muscles and are a great choice for consumers who suffer from insomnia. Indica plants also help relieve stress, anxiety, muscle spasms, and nausea. Consumers who suffer from diseases such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, lupus, and sleep apnea tend to benefit from the effects of indica-predominant strains as opposed to sativa or hybrid strains. This particular strain is typically associated with a feeling throughout the body, and generally is used to calm or induce feelings of sedation. Many people experience more therapeutic results after using indica and often feel sleepy or tired as a result. Our pain and sleep line are indica dominant. There are many benefits associated with indica outside of the overall sense of calm that it induces, many of which align with Sativa, as well.

Indica can be used to alleviate muscle or bodily stress and can be helpful in the following ways:

  • Relaxation: Some of the most common uses for indica involve reducing stress and increasing relaxation of the mind and muscles alike. In addition to helping keep stress from overtaking you, indica also can assist with sleep disorders and insomnia.
  • Appetite: In many cases, indica can reduce nausea and vomiting, making it a great alternative to other medication for those enduring chemotherapy. Additionally, it can stimulate appetite, which can be very beneficial for anyone unable to properly sustain themselves due to sickness.
  • Pressure: Eye pressure and issues within the brain can be lessened and reduced with the use of indica. Those suffering from epilepsy or frequent seizures and convulsions could potentially see those ailments reduced.

What is a Hybrid?

Marijuana strains are either pure breeds or hybrid varieties of cannabis. Strains are developed to highlight specific combinations of properties of the plant to create a desired effect. This is especially helpful when a consumer has a preference for certain cannabinoid content, such as low THC content or high CBD content. Adding sativa to an indica strain will help decrease sedation and add mental clarity, while adding indica to a sativa will decrease stimulation and can reduce anxiety. The main advantage of hybrids is the ability to customize and to choose between a wide variety of strains for various effects on the body. Our relax line is a hybrid strain.

Cannabis Products

Is ingesting cannabis different than smoking?

Ingesting cannabis affects you differently than smoking, but not all edibles affect you in the same way either. It depends on the potency of the edibles, your tolerance, your body chemistry, and even how much you’ve had to eat before ingesting. Users may be caught off-guard at the intensity and long lasting effects of edibles if they aren’t used to them. It’s recommended to start with a smaller serving size than normal and allow at least two hours to feel the full effect. A maximum single-serving dose in Colorado is designated as 10mg, and because homogeneity testing is required for each product, you can be confident that one part of your edible won’t be more potent than the other. However, although the dosage is labeled, everyone is different. Depending on the type of ingredients, not all edibles are created equal. Our edible products will be dosed differently, so the consumer can enjoy more of our product.

Tell me more about edible ingestion?

Edibles are a popular way to ingest marijuana without smoking or vaporizing cannabis. Cannabis is put into different tasty and recognizable food products. Many people choose this method because it’s a more discreet way to medicate, but many people prefer the long lasting effects compared to the fast fading effects of smoking. Consumers can use edibles for treatment for autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, muscle inflammation, nervous system disorders, insomnia, and nausea.

Although there are a lot of different types of edibles, they can be categorized into three different categories:​

  • Gastrointestinal Uptake: Any edible such as brownies, cookies, chocolate bars, etc. falls into the category of gastrointestinal which means that it’s digested through the stomach.
  • Oral Uptake: Tinctures, lozenges, gum, etc. fall into the oral uptake category and can affect a patient almost immediately.
  • Hybrid (both gastrointestinal and oral): Some items such as drinks fall into the hybrid category because they are absorbed by both the stomach and mouth. The benefit of these hybrids is that they offer fast acting relief, but can last for four or more hours.

What are concentrates or extracts?

A cannabis extract or concentrate is any by-product that is a concentration of the plant’s chemical compounds such as THC or CBD or a combination thereof. Concentrates reproduced through a variety of extraction processes that involve solvents such as butane, C02, hexane, isopropyl alcohol, and ethanol to retain certain cannabinoids of the cannabis plant. The end-product results in a highly potent ‘oil’ of varying consistencies indicated by their name that allow users to choose their preferred method of medicating.

What is Bubble Hash?

Bubble Hash is a term given to pressed hash made from pure trichomes. When you fire up traditional hashish, impurities in the resin will burn. Pure, unadulterated cannabis-trichome resin will bubble and melt like butter when a flame is applied. Collected trichomes, also called kief or resin powder, easily press into solid pieces of hash. This can be done many ways but if done correctly can create the cleanest most pure hash using only water and ice.

What is Kief?

Also known as dry sift or pollen, refers to the resin glands which contain the terpenes and cannabinoids that make cannabis so unique. While marijuana sans kief still contains cannabinoids, the resin glands that develop on flower buds pack the biggest punch. This concentrate is made by sifting dry product and shaking undistributed cannabinoids off the plant.

What are Tinctures?

Before cannabis prohibition, tinctures were the primary type of cannabis medicine. Tinctures are usually alcohol or ethanol extractions of the whole cannabis plant and contain all 80 of the essential cannabinoids. The extraction secures cannabinoids while leaving out as many of the terpenes and chlorophylls as possible. The dosage is controlled by a measured dropper that is typically administered under the tongue. Tinctures can be made in a variety of different cannabinoid ratios.

Many consumers use tinctures as alternatives to smoking, however, when done this way, it’s absorbed differently. When smoked, cannabinoids are absorbed in the lungs within seconds. Tinctures are designed to address the problems of rapid delivery and consistent dosing. Absorption by the arterial blood supply under the tongue is completed in seconds. If patients want the medicine to be absorbed into the GI tract, they can add it to tea or juice for easy delivery without the strong taste of the particular solvent – absorption is slower with this method.

What is Oil?

Oils are the result of a solvent extraction process with minimal purging and without affecting the consistency. Typically oils range from light amber to dark black and are sticky-like glue. The oil is consumed by ingestion, vaporization or smoking. Usually we purge oil into different consistencies due to its oily nature and difficulty in user experience. This has led to the advent of many other types of extracts like shatter, wax, and budder.

What is Shatter?

Shatter is made from an extraction process using gas like butane or propane or a combination of both to extract the cannabinoids and then purge the product into its final form. It’s a clear, smooth, and solid product that is pure and potent because the extraction process removes fats, lipids, and waxes. The process results in a product that can contain over 80% THC content however, this means that some terpenes are lost in the process.

What is Wax or Budder?

This product has a waxy whipped consistency and has a THC concentration in the 70% range. Because the process allows more terpenes to be retained, it has more flavor, but is less potent than shatter. The extraction method is the same but the purging process is different for wax, budder, oil, and shatter.

What is Live Resin?

This product is extracted from fresh cannabis plants frozen right after harvest and is actually a form of BHO that focuses on maintaining a strong and pure flavour profile. Marijuana that is still fresh has a different collection of terpenes than dried cannabis. Live resin is extracted at very low temperatures. The product is then vacuum dried to remove the remaining solvent and other impurities.

What is Sugar?

This product is made of sugar-like crystals made with cannabis products. It essentially combines cannabis with sugar, using alcohol to pull the cannabinoids from the buds before mixing the alcohol with sugar, transferring those cannabinoids to the sugar crystals. The result is a slightly nutty, somewhat sweet sugar that can be added to edible products.

What are THC Diamonds?

Cannabis diamonds or THC diamonds are the crystalline version of tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THC-A), the non-psychoactive precursor of THC. This product must be heated or combusted to convert the THC-A to THC so that you can feel the psychoactive effects. THC diamonds are up to 99% purity level and should be used with caution.

What is Rosin?

Rosin is oil that has been obtained from marijuana pressed by a hot mechanical press. The oil that exudes out of the marijuana is gathered together in a dab and smoked. Rosin has gained popularity because the process does not require any foreign substances or solvents. Rosin can be as flavorful and potent as solvent-based extraction products.

What is CBD Isolate?

This product is the extraction of CBD from the cannabis plant so that the subsequent product is “pure” CBD. The cannabis plant contains about 85 cannabinoids, with the two most well known being THC and cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is non-psychoactive and comes with a lot of healing properties.

What is Caviar?

This product is also known as Moon Rocks and is made with nuggets of a specific strain (depending on the desired effects) and then soaked in hash oil (a.k.a. honey oil) and sprinkled with a thick layer of kief. Depending on the ingredients used, the resulting nuggets could have high THC levels or low THC levels. However, store-bought caviar tends to have higher levels of THC.

What are Infused Joints?

This product is a pre-rolled marijuana joint that is infused with hash oil, typically derived from the same strain as the marijuana. The combination produces an intense experience due to the high levels of THC. Infused joints can be infused with additional ingredients such as terpenes, flavonoids and other natural ingredients to enhance the flavor, effects and health benefits.

WARNINGS

Enjoy Green Treets!

Always use our products responsibly:

  • Start slow and use small amounts until you find what works for you.
    Stay hydrated.
  • Do not use alcohol or controlled substances when using marijuana.
  • Wait 2 hours after ingesting edibles. The effects can take a while to feel and you can never take less but you can always take more.
  • Always store our products in their original packaging. Keep them in a secure location away from children or anyone under 21 without a registered medical card.
  • There may be long term physical or mental health risks from use of marijuana including additional risks for women who are or may become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Use of marijuana may impair your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.

Regulations

Retail Marijuana Rules

Colorado’s Department of Revenue regulates retail marijuana through their Marijuana Enforcement Division. New rules became effective January 1, 2019 and can be found at: 1 CCR 212-2 Retail Marijuana Rules.

Medical Marijuana Rules

New regulations also went into effect for medical marijuana on January 1, 2019. The rules can be accessed here: 1 CCR 212-1 Medical Marijuana Rules.

Research and resources

The U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health offers helpful information on marijuana use and its beneficial components in its article titled “Marijuana and Cannabinoids.”

WebMD offers medical information about the health benefits of cannabis in their Marijuana FAQ.

All About CBD Oil – WebMD explains the ins and outs of CBD oil in an easy to view slideshow tutorial.

The Importance of Terpenes