What are Sativa, Indica, THC and CBD?

Article by Francois Marchand, Macleans.ca via CityNews

Here are 10 key terms every budding consumer should know about marijuana — sorry, cannabis.

The two words refer to the same plant, though “marijuana” — which is Mexican Spanish in origin — became the U.S. government’s preferred term in the 1930s, when it wanted to scapegoat Latinos for the newly forbidden narcotic.


Marijuana in herb (bud) form.

Hash and Oil
Hash is the powdered form of the trichomes (sticky hairs) found on marijuana plants. Highly potent in THC and/or CBD. Processed in oil form, it can be used in cooking (edibles).

Wax and Shatter
Highly potent marijuana concentrates. Wax is dense and opaque, while shatter is translucent and brittle. Both can be melted into smoke and inhaled, a technique called dabbing.

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