Visiting a Michigan Marijuana Dispensary for the First Time … – The ‘Gander

This guide to a few common terms you’ll hear in any dispensary will help you feel like a more informed cannabis shopper.

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MICHIGAN—Dispensaries—called provisioning centers in Michigan—are designed to educate customers as a core principle of business. But it never hurts to have a little know-how going into the game. 

Armed with a few simple terms you’ll most likely hear come up before hitting your very first cannabis dispensary, you’ll be more prepared to have a truly organic conversation with your budtender (yep, that’s a term too—think bartender, but someone who serves cannabis) so that you can get to the good stuff. 

THC: This is the primary psychoactive component that can be extracted from a marijuana plant. It’s not the only one, but it’s the most buzzed about (and stigmatized) as the one that gets you “high.” It’s definitely been mostly portrayed as a party experience – but there’s plenty of research and acceptance about the many medical benefits of using psychoactive plants, including marijuana.  CBD: The second most abundant component of cannabis

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