Safe & Responsible Consumption
Cannabis education is an important approach to how we serve our customers at GoHi. We believe that cannabis is best enjoyed when the consumer understands some of the science and principles behind its consumption: what it is, what it’s made up of, how it’s used, and how it may affect the body and mind when consumed.
The following is a guideline to some of the most common principles surrounding cannabis and its safe and responsible use. At GoHi, we empower customers to learn as much as they can about the cannabis plant through their own research. It’s quite incredible how much there is to learn about the plant when one goes down the cannabis rabbit hole, but for now, we’ll equip consumers with the basics to legally, safely, and most importantly, enjoyably consume cannabis.
What Is Cannabis?
In the way its classified by Canada’s government, the plant of the genus Cannabis refers generally to three varieties, which are Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Ruderalis. C. sativa and C. indica are the most commonly used in cannabis varieties or strains for cultivation. The genetics of the different cannabis strains are widely mixed or cloned to create cannabis hybrids. Cannabis contains a number of active elements, including cannabinoids such as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC , cannabidiol (CBD), and terpenes, which are aromatic compounds or chemical markers.
Cannabis goes by a number of names including marijuana, pot, weed, ganja, kaya, and grass, just to name a few. In recent years, the cannabis industry has widely acknowledged that the term “marijuana” has racist roots and thus has turned to generally calling the plant by its biological name of cannabis.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are the compounds contained in the cannabis plant that act on the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to produce physiological changes in the body, that are also experienced within the mind.
There are potentially over 200 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, including the more well-known compounds such as delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). There are also dozens of lesser-known cannabinoids, such as cannabinol (CBN) and cannabigerol (CBG), that act in synergy with THC and CBD.