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The Leafly Starter Pack: A Comprehensive Guide to Recreational Cannabis

Whether you’re new to cannabis, or if it’s just been a few years since you last enjoyed it, this Leafly Starter Pack has everything you need to know about how to enjoy cannabis easily and safely. Check out our list of resources below, or talk to us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to find out more.

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Table of Contents

How to Get Started with Cannabis

  • Cannabis strain recommendations for beginners and low-tolerance consumers
  • 5 basic questions answered
  • Sativa, indica and hybrid: what’s the difference between cannabis types?
  • How to select the best quality cannabis

The Science of Cannabis

  • The anatomy of a cannabis plant
  • What makes a cannabis strain unique?
  • What’s a cannabinoid and why does it matter?
  • What’s a terpene?
  • What’s a landrace strain?

Different Consumption Methods

  • The complete list of cannabis delivery methods
  • Smoke-free ways to consume cannabis
  • Everything you’ve wanted to know about edibles
  • How does vaporization work?
  • What’s the difference between joints, blunts, and spliffs?
  • Ingest or inhale: the differences between edibles and flowers
  • What’s a cannabis concentrate?
  • What is cannabis oil, shatter, and wax?
  • What’s a cannabis topical?
  • What is dabbing?

Miscellaneous Tips

  • Best practices for cannabis storage
  • How to counteract a too-intense high

How to Get Started with Cannabis

Cannabis Strain Recommendations for Beginners and Low-Tolerance Consumers

sprouting plant

Are you new to cannabis, or have you had a bad experience in the past? There are ways to minimize your chances of having any kind of unpleasant experience with cannabis. These three basic tips will provide the perfect platform to have a great experience.

5 Basic Cannabis Questions Answered

cannabis questions

Curious about how cannabis will affect you, or where you can find medical or recreational cannabis? Get the answers to your most basic cannabis questions.

Sativa, Indica e Híbrido: ¿en qué se diferencian los diferentes tipos de cannabis?

indica vs sativa vs hybrid cannabis strains

Cannabis strains are sorted into three categories: sativa, indica, and hybrid. The three groups form the pillars of Leafly’s strain database, and can help consumers know a little more about what to expect from their cannabis.

How to Select the Best Quality Cannabis

inspecting a cannabis bud

Choosing good cannabis is a lot like selecting fresh produce or flower – you’re looking for something that looks appealing, has a good color, and produces an enticing aroma. Get the key points on how to asses the visual quality of your cannabis.

The Science of Cannabis

The Anatomy of a Cannabis Plant

growing cannabis plant

Due to restrictive laws, you may have never seen the sight of a real, living cannabis plant. But when you examine a bud up close, you’ll notice a complex knotting of different parts: from fiery orange hairs to sugary crystals and chunky knobs enveloped by tiny leaves. This guide to cannabis anatomy will break the plant down piece by piece so you’ll know exactly what you’re consuming and why.

What Makes a Cannabis Strain Unique?

leafy cannabis plant

Two things influence the structural formation of a cannabis plant: genetics and environment. This guide explores the evolution of the cannabis plant and unpacks the factors that go into making each plant unique.

What’s a Cannabinoid and Why Does It Matter?

Indoor cannabis plants

In this episode of Leafly’s Cannabis 101 series, learn about the chemical compounds that offer the wide array of effects and therapeutic benefits associated with cannabis; primarily, THC and CBD.

What’s a Terpene?

Fragrant spices and dried flowers

In this episode of Leafly’s Cannabis 101 series, learn about terpenes, the natural compound oils found in cannabis that give each strain their distinctive flavor and effects.

What’s a Landrace Strain?

Cannabis plants

In this episode of Leafly’s Cannabis 101 series, learn about landrace strains, the indigenous varieties of cannabis that make up the genetic backbone of today’s hybrid varieties.

Different Cannabis Consumption Methods

La lista completa de métodos de administración de cannabis

Cannabis flower

If you’re finding yourself confused by the multitude of ways to consume cannabis, this comprehensive list of ingestion options will set you on the right path.

Smoke-Free Ways to Consume Cannabis

various cannabis consumption methods

Not everyone likes to smoke, and those with compromised lung health may not even have the option. If you’re looking for a more health-conscious route to cannabis, consider this list of smoke-free experiences.

Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Edibles

dessert bar

Many of us new to cannabis-infused food fall victim to the same mistake: we eat too much. But when consumed responsibly, edibles can be potent and body-focused, making them perfect for people who suffer from pain, nausea, or lack of appetite. Brush up on your edible basics with this handy guide.

How does Vaporization Work?

CloudV vaporizer

Vaporization is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most popular consumption methods for new cannabis consumers. The reason? It bypasses the potentially harmful byproducts that come with cannabis combustion. Learn how to vape with confidence with this introduction to how and why vaping works.

What’s the Difference Between Joints, Blunts, and Spliffs?

cannabis joints vs. blunts vs. spliffs

All the buzz around vaporization has left little time to discuss the tried-and-true art of rolling. Learn everything you need to know about this minimalist, easily-accessible consumption method with this quick guide to joints, blunts, and spliffs.

Ingerir o inhalar: las diferencias entre los comestibles y las flores

flor de cannabis frente a comestible con cannabis

Los alimentos con cannabis abren posibilidades infinitas para los cannamantes, pero es importante saber de qué se trata sea lo que sea lo que consumas. Descubre las diferencias entre los aperitivos psicoactivos y las formas de cannabis inhaladas más familiares con esta útil guía.

¿Qué es un concentrado de cannabis?

concentrado de cannabis

En este capítulo de la serie Cannabis básico de Leafly, te presentamos las seis formas más comunes de concentrados de cannabis disponibles en el mercado actual y analizamos varios de los métodos que pueden usarse para extraer los concentrados.

¿Qué es el aceite, el shatter y la cera de cannabis?

shatter de cannabis

El mundo de los extractos de cannabis crece y crece sin parar al ritmo de la legalización del cannabis en todo el mundo. Un extracto de cannabis es cualquier aceite que concentre los compuestos químicos de la planta, ya sean el THC o el CBD. Prepárate antes de pasar a esta forma avanzada de consumo de cannabis, descubriendo cómo funciona el complejo proceso de extracción del cannabis.

¿Qué es un tópico de cannabis?

tópico de cannabis

¿Buscas los beneficios terapéuticos del cannabis sin la euforia cerebral asociada a la inhalación o la ingestión? Los tópicos son lociones, bálsamos o aceites con cannabis , que se absorben a través de la piel para aliviar de forma localizada el dolor , las molestias musculares y la inflamación.

¿Qué es el dabbing?

concentrado de cannabis para dabbing

El desarrollo de métodos de extracción de cannabis más avanzados ha propiciado una avalancha de concentrados de cannabis que han impulsado la popularidad del dabbing. Consulta varios de los temas relacionados con el dabbing, incluidos sus posibles beneficios medicinales.

Miscellaneous Tips

Consejos para el almacenamiento del cannabis

botes con cogollos de cannabis

Has encontrado la raza perfecta, te has pasado por el club social y estás de vuelta en casa. Y ahora, ¿ cómo guardas el cannabis? Hay varios factores importantes a tener en cuenta cuando quieres almacenar cannabis por un periodo prolongado.

Cómo contrarrestar un colocón demasiado fuerte

no te asustes

Si hay una sensación que no le gusta a nadie, es la de un subidón demasiado intenso. Tanto si ha sido por un comestible que ha tardado en actuar, por una calada muy profunda o al probar por primera vez un nuevo método de consumo, la experiencia resultante puede ser muy desagradable y lo bastante fuerte como para noquear incluso al amante del cannabis más experimentado. Afortunadamente, hay algunas formas de volver a bajar cuando sientes que has subido demasiadoo experimentas una sensación abrumadora o desagradable.

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