5 Things Everyone Should Know About Cannabis

Cannabis, along with its primary constituents like THC and CBD as well as other cannabinoids, comes in a variety of types and potencies, influencing individuals in different ways. Note that substance use isn’t universal among college students. For instance, the NIH reveals that a majority, approximately two-thirds of students at CU haven’t consumed cannabis in the last three months. Should you be contemplating, actively engaging in, or know people who are consuming cannabis, there are several aspects worth pondering.

Only Certain Cannabis Plants Induce Psychoactive Effects

Only the female variants of cannabis plants are capable of yielding buds with a high THC content, the primary psychoactive component that induces the “high” sensation. In contrast, male cannabis plants produce negligible THC levels and cannot develop buds. Thus cultivators prioritize the growth of female plants to harvest buds rich in their impactful properties.

Growers must eliminate male plants from the cultivation space before they reach the flowering phase and begin dispersing pollen. The emergence of male flowers on a plant poses a risk of pollination to the female plants, which can lead to premature flowering on a plant poses a risk of pollination to the female plants, which can lead to premature flowering throughout the cultivation area, detrimentally affecting the quality of the crop.

The Strength of Products Can Differ Significantly

The sizes of servings can differ across various marijuana product types. With the potency of marijuana escalating to four or five times what it was several decades ago, recognizing the impact of diverse products is crucial now more than ever.

The strength of marijuana can fluctuate across its different forms. If you decide to consume, opt for products that align with your tolerance. If the potency of a product is unknown to you, begin with a smaller amount until you grasp its effects on you more clearly.

Your dosage can be gradually increased based on the effects you have experienced. For instance, when you buy a large beaker bongs, it’s important to fill the chamber with just enough smoke for your liking and avoid overusing it. It’s also essential to note that edible forms of cannabis can take up to two hours before their effects kick in, so patience is key.


It’s crucial to recognize that, regardless of the state or states where you intend to operate, participating in the marijuana trade remains a violation of federal law due to its classification as a Schedule I substance, indicating it lacks officially recognized medical benefits. Engaging with cannabis means accepting the possibility of enforcement actions like confiscations and shutdowns, along with limited access to banking and insurance services.

The prohibition at the federal level also prohibits interstate transportation of cannabis. Despite the legalization of marijuana in 17 states (including the recent additions of New York, New Mexico, and Virginia), moving cannabis plant material across state lines remains illegal, even between states where it is permitted.

Nevertheless, opportunities for growth such as the interstate movement of your business’s intellectual property, packaging, and finances, can pave the way for partnerships and licensing agreements aimed at expansion. While hemp is allowed to be transported across state borders legally, distinguishing it from marijuana continues to pose challenges for law enforcement officials.

Medical Cannabis Exists in Reality

Embarking on a journey into the regulated cannabis industry brings with it an abundance of knowledge waiting to be discovered. Regardless of your intentions or goals, acknowledge the authenticity and effectiveness of medical marijuana. 

There are genuine benefits from a range of medical marijuana treatments. These include the use of vaporized flower to mitigate seizures and decrease opioid dependency, the application of suppositories for swift and significant pain relief, the use of calming balms for discomfort in knees and arthritic conditions, and the consumption of hemp-based CBD gummies for managing daily stress and anxiety.


The high costs associated with starting a business directly involved with cannabis are largely due to its illegal status at the federal level. Meanwhile, ancillary services like accounting firms, marketing agencies, packaging suppliers, and construction companies don’t face the same financial burdens related to cannabis-specific real estate and compliance costs.

On the other hand, businesses that directly handle the plant, such as dispensaries, cultivation and processing facilities, labs, and kitchens, must brace themselves for the significant expenses tied to operating within the semi-legal cannabis sector.

The regulatory landscape becomes increasingly complex as you expand your operations into new states. Navigating through the diverse and often conflicting regulations set by different state authorities becomes more challenging, necessitating strict adherence to remain fully compliant.


Cannabis not only captivates attention as both an economic and social phenomenon, but its effectiveness is also evident. The industry is also set on a trajectory of further expansion.

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