Coastal Dispensary works tirelessly to spread acceptance, awareness, and accurate information. In just a few short years, we’ve come a long way. Continuing to offer our clients quality products and a secure shopping experience, we also provide a welcoming environment where you can ask questions, express concerns, and learn more about the amazing potential of cannabis.

Cannabis Education & Advocacy

We invite you to stop in and consult with our knowledgeable budtenders or give us a call at (805) 380-7730. With locations across Santa Barbara, CA and surrounding areas, we’re always a convenient destination and we’re always thrilled to share information. Whether you’re just getting started or are an experienced consumer, there’s definitely more to learn, try, and experience.

What is cannabis? What are terpenes?

To simplify, we’ve put together a short list of the most common terms associated with cannabis and their definitions.

  • Cannabidiol (CBD) is non-psychoactive and the second-most prominent cannabinoid found in cannabis. It is gaining notoriety for the potential to treat inflammation, anxiety, pain, seizures, tumors, and more.
  • Cannabinoids are a chemical compound produced by our bodies and also found in cannabis. They interact with our bodies’ endocannabinoid receptors, which manage functions such as stress, pain, energy metabolism, appetite, reproduction, cardiovascular functions, sleep, and more.
  • Entourage effect is when separate compounds found in cannabis, such as CBD and THC, act together to deliver greater benefits and minimize negative effects.
  • Hybrid describes a cannabis plant bred for phenotypes that are sativa-dominant, indica-dominant, or an equal balance of the two.
  • Indica is a strain associated with a more physical than cerebral high and usually indicates sedating, relaxing, haziness, and heavy physical effects.
  • Sativa refers to cannabis products with an uplifting, cerebral, and energizing effect.
  • Terpenes are what give each strain of cannabis their unique aroma and flavor. They are organic compounds that impact effects by interacting with cannabinoids.
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most abundant and well-known cannabinoid in cannabis and induces psychoactive and therapeutic effects. It is responsible for the cannabis “high.”

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