What You Should Know About Cannabis Before You Visit Roots Los Angeles Store

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We love having visitors here at our Roots Los Angeles store, both newbies and seasoned pros. If you’re new to us and dispensaries in general, there are some valuable things to know and understand before you come in, which will enhance your experience and ensure that everything is done according to industry rules and regulations. Here’s what you should know before you come see us.

The Basics of What to Know Before You Visit the Roots Los Angeles Store

Understanding some of the basics of cannabis is a good idea if you plan to pay us a visit. That way you have some knowledge of what you’re getting into and what you want out of the experience, which helps us guide you to choosing the right product. Here are some initial facts to keep in mind.

  • Cannabis is an herbal drug.
  • It contains both THC and CBD.
  • Cannabis and hemp aren’t the same thing.
  • Cannabis can be used to treat some health conditions, including pain, anxiety and depression, but should not replace medications, therapy or any other prescribed treatments.

Let’s look at this a bit more closely.

What is Cannabis?

Marijuana comes from a plant and is considered herbal in nature. It contains a plethora of cannabinoids, including THC and CBD. These cannabinoids bind to the nerves in the brain  and produce different effects for different users. Some of these might be increasing energy, inducing sleepiness, easing stress and boosting productivity and creativity. 

What Marijuana is Used For

At the most basic level, weed is used as a recreational drug, which means people choose it because of the way it makes them feel, whether it’s super relaxed and euphoric or it’s energized and productive. There is some research that supports cannabis being used to treat certain health conditions. Weed should never replace any prescribed medications or other interventions for these health issues, but are sometimes used in conjunction with them. Some such conditions include the following.

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Nerve pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Insomnia
  • PTSD
  • Alzheimer’s disease

If you want to try using cannabis for any health conditions, be sure you talk it over with your doctor first. 

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What Cannabis Isn’t

Many people make the mistake of thinking that cannabis and hemp are the same thing. While hemp contains THC, its levels are so low that they fall below legal standards. Both weed and hemp also contain CBD, but again, in much smaller amounts. Cannabis is considered a Class I controlled substance and illegal under federal United States law, though it’s legalized in many states for recreational use. Hemp is neither of those things. 

Before you visit our Roots Los Angeles store, it’s a good idea to know a little bit about cannabis so that you know what you’re looking for and we know what to offer in the way of choices. If you’re curious or have questions, feel free to contact us or come in and visit today and we’ll help you find the best weed experience.