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Proper Cannabis Consumption: Understanding Whole Plant Medicine

Welcome back to the Elevation cannabis dispensary blog! Today, we’re diving into a fascinating and increasingly popular topic in the world of health and wellness: whole plant medicine and cannabis. Even though we know that cannabis can bring us a sense of calm or a boost of energy, the way that it happens is complex and exciting. So, whether you’re a cannabis enthusiast, a newbie, or just here for the knowledge, there’s something to learn and appreciate about this incredible plant and the whole-plant approach to wellness. Let’s explore together! 


What is Whole Plant Medicine?

Whole plant medicine is like enjoying a whole orchestra instead of just a solo instrument. It’s all about using every part of the cannabis plant to get the full symphony of benefits.

So, why embrace the whole-plant approach with cannabis? For starters, it’s about getting a well-rounded experience. The combination of all plant compounds can offer more nuanced effects and potential health benefits. It’s like getting the full spectrum of what cannabis has to offer.

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Understanding Cannabis as a Whole Plant

Now that we understand whole plant medicine, let’s highlight the intricate parts of cannabis that make it such a powerful plant as a whole.

Introducing Key Cannabis Compounds

First off, we have the compounds that give cannabis its inner strength. The most popular compounds are cannabinoids, like THC (the stuff that makes you feel high) and CBD (the non-psychoactive component often praised for its health benefits). But wait, there’s more! Terpenes are like the plant’s essential oils, giving it unique aromas and flavors. 


They’re the reason some strains smell like citrus, pine, or even cheese! Flavonoids, on the other hand, are the compounds that give plants their vibrant colors. They’re found in a wide range of fruits and vegetables, and of course, in cannabis too! 

Enter: The Entourage Effect

Now, let’s talk about the entourage effect. Imagine the cannabis plant as a big, friendly potluck dinner where everyone brings something special to the table. This is what the entourage effect is all about. It’s the idea that all the different parts of the cannabis plant – like cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, work together to create a complete, decadent meal rather than a collection of sides.


Now, let’s compare. On one hand, we have isolated compounds – think CBD oil or THC extracts. They’re like solo artists, and they’re great at what they do. But when you use the whole cannabis plant, you get a richer, more harmonious blend of benefits because all the parts of the plant interact and enhance each other’s effects.

Considering Cannabis Strains

Each strain has its unique blend of THC, CBD, and terpenes, leading to different effects and experiences. Some, usually sativa strains, are bustling with energy (sativa strains), perfect for daytime use, giving you a boost of creativity and alertness. Then, there are the chill, relaxing indica strains, great for unwinding and catching some Z’s. And don’t forget the hybrid strains – these are the best of both worlds, offering a balanced mind and body high.


The Benefits of Whole Plant Medicine in Cannabis

Now that we’ve talked about what whole plant medicine in cannabis is, let’s get into the good stuff. Why should whole plant medicine be considered when we’re talking about cannabis? Here are all the benefits of whole plant medicine in cannabis that show why whole plant medicine is the whole-y grail.

Every Component Plays its Part

As we mentioned above, every component of the cannabis plant plays its part in the overall effect. You get not just the well-known benefits of THC and CBD, but also the subtle influences of terpenes and flavonoids, which can add their own touches.

More Natural, Less Processed

Whole plant medicine is like enjoying veggies straight from your garden – it’s all-natural and less processed. By using the whole cannabis plant, you’re getting a product that’s closer to what nature intended, with less tinkering and more wholesome goodness.

male worker in a greenhouse for the cultivation and production of legal medical marijuana cannabis

Tailored Experiences

Different strains of cannabis have different blends of these components, which means there’s a wide variety of experiences available. Whether you’re looking for something to help you chill out after a long day, manage discomfort, or just enjoy a sensory boost, there’s likely a whole plant option that fits the bill.

Elevation Recreational Marijuana Dispensary: Taking Your Whole Plant Medicine to a Whole New Level

At Elevation marijuana dispensaries, we’re all about celebrating the full spectrum of cannabis. Think of us as your friendly guides in this exciting world, where every visit opens up a new avenue of discovery. We handpick our products with care, ensuring that you get the best of what the whole plant has to offer. Our friendly staff are always ready to share their knowledge, answer your questions, and help you find the perfect match for your needs. 


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*The contents of this blog are intended for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.*


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