What Can Affect Your Cannabis High?

The cannabis experience is as varied as its users. There are many reasons why people choose to consume cannabis, and they all have to do one way or another with the effect the plant has on their bodies. Some look for the mellow, relaxing state, while others are in for the focused, energetic vibe it conveys. However, the list can go on.

What is more interesting is that the effect for the same user’s experience can vary over time. One time you feel relaxed and mellow, another you feel like you could walk for miles and eat a whole cake by yourself.

This article is dedicated to explaining what are the factors that influence that variation. They have to do both with the product itself, but also with your own body.

Mood and surroundings

The main word here is comfort. The level of comfort can affect your high. If you find yourself in uneasy social situations, or if you feel stressed, these states could affect your experience with weed. Paranoia is another factor when considering the experiences with weed. That is because weed intensifies your mood, be it positive or negative.

Become aware of the environment you find yourself in, and how you feel in that moment, so you can prepare for the best experience. Being taken by surprise while intoxicated is not the best idea. So, being in control of your surroundings is the first best step towards an enjoyable experience.

Delivery method

There are differences in the method of how one consumes the cannabis product. Smoking, vaping, eating edibles, consuming oils and tinctures all affect the body differently. It is because of the manner in which the body assimilates the cannabis compounds.

For instance when it comes to edibles, the effect has been reported to kick in later, last longer and manifest more intensely. In contrast with smoking, there is more control over dosing. That means that one can go step by step – or puff by puff – and thus control their high better. That is also because when smoking, the high is felt quicker.

However, there is also something to say about how the body absorbs the psychoactive compounds in cannabis. When smoking, a significant amount – between 60 to 63% – is lost in the smoke. When it comes to edibles or oils, the absorption rate is much higher.


To some degree, dosage goes hand in hand with the delivery method in terms of how much control one has over absorbing the cannabis compounds. It is usually a good idea to start low and gradually increase, because each body reacts differently to the cannabis compounds. So if you only start experimenting with cannabis now, the best strategy is to test how your body reacts to different dosages.

The Cannabinoid Profile

Beyond dosage, another factor that significantly influences your high is the cannabinoid profile of your product. This includes the concentration of compounds such as THC and CBD. These two compounds are the most researched components of the cannabis plant, and have proven to affect the body in various manners.

THC is responsible for the psychoactive effects of weed. In contrast, CBD has relaxing properties which do not influence the consumer psychoactively. There are other compounds, such as Anandamide, Cannabichromenes (CBC), Cannabigerols (CBG) that influence the body differently. Most scientific research focused on THC and CBD and there is still a long way towards understanding the fullness of how cannabis interacts with our bodies.

Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system that facilitates the absorption of the cannabis compounds through various receptors distributed throughout the nervous system. When THC, CBD and other compounds enter the body, they attach to the endocannabinoid receptors. Depending on the composition of your cannabis product, these compounds will compete, so to say, for a spot on the receptors.

That is why it’s important to look at the ratio between THC and CBD, as the latter could lessen the intense psychoactive effects of THC. At the same time, if it is a product that only contains THC it’s significant to take into account the concentration.

The way in which cannabis affects the body is not solely dependent on the concentration of THC. Instead, marijuana acts as an ensemble – which is named in the field as the entourage effect. This entails that other compounds of the plant, such as terpenes will affect your high.


Terpenes are responsible for aromatic quality and flavour. It is the lemon aroma in your Lemon Haze, or the fuel strain of the Sour Diesel. Recent studies showed that terpenes can also play a role in your high. Just as lavender has a relaxing effect due to its smell, that effect is also due to its terpenes. More research is needed in this direction, but you can keep the flavours of weed in mind in crafting your cannabis experience.

Final Thoughts

There are multiple factors that influence your high, both external factors relating to the environment, specific factors related to the plant, and internal factors relating to each consumer. There is an equilibrium that needs to be reached for an ideal cannabis experience.

But being aware of all the factors at play means taking control of your experience, and being its crafter. Picking a quality product is a second guarantee of a pleasant experience. That is why, you must check out the FullSesh variety today!

Can Cannabis Make You Paranoid?

There are many reasons why people choose to consume cannabis – from giggles and tickles, to relaxation and mental unwind. There is one reason that everybody would like to steer away from – paranoia. And at the same time one of the most frequent reasons why people consume cannabis is for anxiety relief. So isn’t it ironic that the same substance can be responsible for both paranoia and anxiety relief?

The concept of Cannabis induced paranoia is a short term reaction to consuming large amounts of cannabis (for your system at least). This can manifest as increased suspiciousness, mistrust, inability to relax, or hypervigilance. In this article we’ll explain the mechanism behind Cannabis-induced paranoia, how it can be mitigated, and avoided altogether.

How Does Paranoia Come About?

The whole story starts with the endocannabinoid system, a mechanism of the human body involving a complex network of receptors, lipids and enzymes governing our state of homeostasis and how we get to experience cannabis. This system has three main components – cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), endogenous cannabinoids (produced by one’s own body), and enzymes that facilitate the breakdown and use of cannabinoids.

Both marijuana-induced anxiety, and the soothing effects it can have on anxiety and even pain are both results of weed’s interaction with the endocannabinoid system. When consuming cannabis, the different compounds in the plant (or refined products such as edibles or tinctures) get attached to the cannabinoid receptors of the body. The star compound of cannabis and the most researched one as well, THC, attaches to the CB1 receptors, which are responsible for one’s emotions, memory, executive functioning, and reward system.

When consuming cannabis, its compounds will bind to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in various parts of the brain, central nervous system, and the amygdala (a complex net of cells in the brain in charge of processing of emotions and memories associated with fear). Depending on how the cannabis compounds attach to the receptors, the body’s response will vary in terms of fear, anxiety, stress, or to use one word, paranoia.

What Can You Do About It?

More studies are needed on the topic because there is currently no consensus – but somewhere between 30 and 50% of cannabis consumers would have experienced some form of cannabis-induced paranoia at some point. The point is that it’s in fact not exceptional that a short term feeling of paranoia might catch one over (although they are guaranteed to feel better by next morning).

In such situations it’s better to be familiar with a few techniques to mitigate the unwanted effects. Start with your surroundings and slow things down. If you have the opportunity, lay down, preferably in a familiar situation. Another idea might be to take a shower in order to restore the sense of physical comfort. Having a snack, like a piece of fruit, or sandwich can also be effective in slowing down the cannabinoid system’s overstimulation.

On the topic of fruits, there is another strategy you can try – drink some lemon juice (or make yourself a lemonade). The reasoning behind this is that lemons contain the terpene limonene, which block the body’s receptors for THC, thus easing the sensation of being too high.

Other useful terpenes for this case are pinene and caryophyllene – found in pepper and cinnamon. Chewing or sniffing (fresh) peppercorns may help with easing a paranoid weed episode. These terpenes bind to the same receptors in the endocannabinoid system, interfering this way with THC’s action.

CBD can be another great solution, if you have it handy. A pre-roll high in CBD, or a tincture of a quick onset can make one feel better once the paranoia is already set in. The primary condition is to avoid additional THC altogether. Start in small doses and continue until you feel better.

How Can Paranoia Be Avoided?

There are of course methods for you to avoid the paranoia to set in, so you won’t have to be chewing on peppercorns or squeezing lemons down your throat. The key is in the dose – everybody’s bodies react differently to cannabis, so there really is no one size fits all rule, and you have to try step by step what you feel comfortable with.

The first step in proactively combating paranoia is to go low on the THC concentration and balance it out with a higher ratio of CBD. The reason why is that CBD does not bind to the CB1 receptors in the same way as THC does. CBD rather modulates the receptors and makes them less receptive to THC. In a way, CBD blunts THC’s psychoactive effects. By filling up the CB1 receptor, CBD leaves no extra “space” for THC, so the latter does not attach to the receptor anymore. A visual representation would be that the two compete for a space in the receptors.

The second avoidance strategy is to go slow with dosing. If inhaled, take it puff by puff waiting for the effect to come about until you reach your desired state. If you prefer edibles, start with doses of 2,5mg, also known as microdoses, and slowly work your way up.

It is also useful to be mindful of the terpene profile of your strains. Not that terpenes on their own would have an effect on your high, but because of the entourage effect of weed – according to which the effects of weed depend on the whole range of compounds. Terpenes such as pinene, caryophyllene, myrcene and limonene are known for their anxiety relief properties.


While weed-induced paranoia is a reality and a possibility, it is not impossible to overcome. There are strategies to avoid the feeling of paranoia setting in, like being mindful of your THC concentration, and opting for a higher CBD ratio, as well as going slow and steady with the dosage. If however, paranoia manages to set in, you can ride it out more easily by finding a familiar environment, having a shower, a snack, or even drinking some lemon juice or smelling freshly ground peppercorns.

The bottom line is that the short-term discomfort can be navigated and overcome. It’s always important to remember, even in this case, that cannabis is a constellation of compounds, and their sync creates the effects experienced by our human body. For a complex experience, check out the range of FullSesh products now!

A Useful Guide to Pre-Rolls

Rolling a joint is serious business… However, pun aside, it can take you a few tries until you get the hang of rolling up, and sometimes even if it looks like you got it right, it might be already clogged. The point is, if you’re just getting into weed now, thankfully, we are past the era of DIY rolling. Because dexterity in your hands should not be a prerequisite to enjoying the wonders of the cannabis bud. That is why, opting for a pre-roll might be the best idea for you.

This article is dedicated to highlighting the benefits of pre-rolls, and some tips for you to know how to pick the best ones.

The Benefits of Pre-rolls

Pre-rolls are ready to smoke, already rolled up joints, perfect for the contemporary busy consumer who is not necessarily keen on taking their time to roll. Pre-rolls are usually assembled by a machine to ensure a compact product, packed tighter than a hand-rolled joint.

While in the past pre-rolls might have gotten a bad reputation because their composition wasn’t the best one (leftover vegetal pieces would be used for these products), nowadays brands use high-end material for an elevated, high-end experience. The reason why this matters is because if fresh buds are used, instead of leftover shake, the pre-rolls may have a higher concentration of THC and fresher terpenes to guarantee for a more flavorful experience.

The advantage of pre-rolls is not only that it saves time, but also some hassle – you don’t need a proper setting, a flat surface, space away from privy eyes. In fact, it’s the perfect solution for the smoker on the go. In that sense, pre-rolls are great for portability. Their cigarette-like look makes them easy to transport and fit into any pocket or your cigarette pack.

Beyond practical reasons, pre-rolls are a great way for testing new strains. With the market expanding with new flavors all the time, it’s hard to keep up with all the novelty. That’s why going for pre-rolls can be a great way to sample new flavors, until you find the perfect one for you!

As a plus, pre-rolls are becoming better, ready to offer a more complex experience. For instance, they are sometimes infused with oils, or concentrates, like resin, for an extra kick to your high.

What to Know When You’re Buying Pre-rolls

Shopping for pre-rolls is not that different from shopping for regular flowers. It all starts with the strain – so the indications are similar. You should be looking at the THC concentration you prefer (if you are new in your cannabis journey, you might consider starting small), whether it’s sativa, indica or a hybrid, and have a glance at the terpene profile.

Usually, you should be able to read up on all this information, and some more, but sometimes all you might find out is whether it’s indica or sativa – so a more generic description. Other times you can find variety packs that contain multiple strains together – which is great if you feel experimental.

Size is one thing to consider as well. Pre-rolls are found in multiple of .25 grams – and you can find sizes ranging from .25 grams up to 2+ grams. Traditionally 1 gram is the standard measurement, but for many smokers, 1 gram is too much in one go. So don’t feel shy to opt for the smaller sizes like .75 or .5 grams. Do what feels right for yourself!

Lastly, the packaging should not be ignored. Packaging can be a useful indicator of your pre-rolls quality. Packaging that is not entirely airtight may not be the best medium for your product, as the pre-roll could dry up and not burn as well as it should.

Final Words

Nowadays pre-rolls are not the doubtful product they used to be. Instead, they become a high-end, very versatile product, that’s perfect for smokers of all levels. If you’re a beginner, pre-rolls are a great way to experiment with cannabis without committing too seriously to one strain or another.

And then, if you already are a seasoned smoker, trying out pre-rolls powdered in kief, or infused with other concentrates is a great way to spice your smoking experience up. Whatever smoker you are, take a look at the FullSesh for a complex smoking experience!

Is THC Good for Pain?

When it comes to pain relief and cannabis, it is usually CBD that is the star compound responsible for the medical reasoning of consuming weed. The truth is, as demonstrated by increasingly numerous recent studies, that THC also plays a role in pain alleviation.

In this article we’ll explain how THC contributes to pain relief and what the studies show – because a simple yes to the question is not enough.

What is THC?

First things first, it’s important to know that Tetrahydrocannabinol, or commonly known as THC, is a compound discovered in 1964, and responsible for the psychoactive effects of the marijuana plant. Back then, it was found that when smoked, THC is absorbed into the bloodstream and after traveling to the brain, it attaches to the endocannabinoid receptors, in parts of the brain responsible for pleasure, movement, and coordination. Today, technology and further studies showed how THC can be consumed without necessarily having to be smoked, yet conveying the same effects on the body.

On the other side of the cannabis spectrum, there is CBD, which affects the body differently, without carrying any psychoactive effects. Recent studies show that CBD plays a part in reducing inflammation and anxiety alleviation. To compare the two, THC impacts how the mind perceives the pain, while CBD acts at the source, as each of these stimulates or inhibits different chemicals within the body.

How Does THC Affect The Body?

In terms of its molecular mechanism, there is more known about THC than any other cannabis compound. It is significant however to also take a look at the body’s endocannabinoid system, because that is the key enhancer for how the body experiences cannabis.

The endocannabinoid system adjusts the body’s desire to remain balanced and stable, a state known as homeostasis. The system is also significant in neuronal and immune cell function – both important factors in pain reception. There are three parts of the cannabinoid system: cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), endogenous cannabinoids (produced by one’s own body), and enzymes that facilitate the breakdown and use of cannabinoids.

The cannabinoid receptors are located throughout the body and determine how the cannabinoids affect it. CB1 receptors are mainly found in the central nervous system (which include the nerves in the spinal cord and brain) and influence the experience of pain. CB1 receptors play a role in signaling the pain to the brain via the spinal cord. Psychologically, CB1 receptors affect one’s emotions, memory, executive functioning, and reward system.

CB2 receptors influence pain via their anti-inflammatory effect and analgesic properties. These receptors are present in immune cells, peripheral tissues and the central nervous system. THC has a direct effect on both CB1 and CB2 receptors, although the pairing is not as perfect as when it comes to the body’s own cannabinoids.

THC’s Influence On Pain

Pain is the sign that disease is present, it’s a signal that our bodies send to the motherboard that something is not in order. It is a symptom, not a disease itself. But if the cause of the pain remains unknown, there is little chance of relieving it. And this happens more often than one could imagine. The truth is that there are no effective medicines for certain types of pain.

The manner in which THC interacts with the sensation of pain is quite direct – the peripheral nerves that detect pain sensations contain abundant receptors for cannabinoids, and cannabinoids appear to block peripheral nerve pain.

There is also a role played by THC’s induced euphoria, which can assist in navigating pain, in similar ways as other pain medication does. In that way THC can become a better alternative to the options that are already on the market in the domain of pain relief.

THC vs Opioids

In our quest to find the most effective pain reliefs, the side effects that come along are not always taken into consideration. Recent studies have tilted the balance towards medical marijuana instead of opioids for patients experiencing severe pain.

A 2016 study found that cannabis use for alleviating cancer pain led to a 64% drop in opioid use, improved quality of life, and caused fewer medication side effects. Another study of almost 3000 medical cannabis users showed that while almost 30% had used opioids in the last 6 months, more than 80% agreed that cannabis was more effective on its own than in combination with opioids. An overall consensus of 97% agreed they could decrease their opioid usage in favor of cannabis.


Medical marijuana is not just an excuse to consume weed. More and more studies demonstrate its effectiveness in treatments that were so far reserved for other substances causing severe addiction. THC in particular plays a significant role in interacting with the body’s pain management system.

While CBD took a central role because of its lack of psychoactive effects and offered benefits in its bonds to the endocannabinoid system, the compounds of cannabis act best in concert (the entourage effect). And in this case, it is a combination between THC and CBD that would bring about the most effective results.

Full Sesh has a great selection of cannabis products. Speak with a representative today!

Choosing the Best Cannabis Product for You

What’s Sativa? Will an edible get me higher? What is CBD? How do I roll up this bud – maybe it’s better to go for the pre-roll… There are countless questions that may arise once you take the step and enter the wonderland of the cannabis industry. With its legalization, things are not what they used to be: While in the last quarter of 2018, in Alberta, there were 120 stock-keeping units, in the third quarter of 2021, there were 1515. That than a ten-fold increase in places stocking cannabis products, that ultimately consumers have to choose from.

While retailers do the first round of sorting through what cannabis products to include in their selection, it can still be daunting for the consumer to pick what is best for them. And with the rapid pace at which the market evolves it may prove to be impossible to try a bit of everything.

So get rid of your FOMO (fear of missing out) and follow these tips on how to pick the cannabis product that will suit you best without testing out the entire range of options.

Why Are You Looking To Consume Cannabis?

This is the moment when you get real with yourself. Is it medical, recreational, or spiritual reasons? Depending on your answer the best choice of product for you will vary, both on form, intensity (such as concentration of THC), or chemical composition altogether (for instance, no THC at all).

This is a great starting point because you should know from the beginning what your options are before going down the deep end of choice.


What Are You Looking For In Cannabis?

Think about the end result, of how you would like to feel after consuming cannabis. Do you want to get focused, energetic, or chatty? Or you prefer a mellow state, a relaxation both for body and mind, a better sleep perhaps… There are three notions you need to remember here: indica, sativa, and the hybrids – each have a different effect on the body.

There are questions you have to ask yourself – for instance whether you mind getting the munchies (because yes, that is not a myth). Then you might consider how strong a buzz you prefer, and accordingly look at the concentration of THC in your product.

Does Form Matter?

You don’t need to be a smoker to consume weed, especially nowadays. And you certainly don’t need to “learn” to smoke just for weed. Gone are those days! Today you can experience the cannabis plant in so many shapes and forms that you don’t need to adjust your lifestyle to incorporate it. You can find cannabis in the right form for you.

There are countless options out there. Take for instance waxes – which is a type of soft, opaque, matte cannabis oil made from extracted oils of the plant; or shatter – a solid and translucent extract reminiscent of shattered glass. There is also the more traditional hash – a technique hundreds of years old where the resin (the trichomes) are compressed into solid chunks. Kief on the other hand is just the resulting resin from the plant, coming in a powdered form. And these are just the concentrates options… not to mention the edibles, vapes, and all the options that come with the dedicated accessories.

Don’t be shy and talk to your budtender about how you can best include cannabis in your lifestyle. If you have a preference, there is certainly an option for it.

What Smells Do You Enjoy?

There is an old as time preconception about weed that it stinks. That is not the case for all however. In fact, thanks to terpenes, there is a myriad of aromas that the cannabis flower can have. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that offer the cannabis plant its specific smell: from piney or peppery tendencies, to citric and fruity notes.

Although more studies are needed in this direction, in theory different terpenes have different impacts on how one experiences the cannabis flower.

Final Thoughts

Your experience with weed should be fun, it should be an exploration of yourself and the complex cannabis plant. What you have to keep in mind at all times, even if you don’t have the definitive answers for the questions above, is that you should never shy away from asking questions. Nobody grew up knowing it all and it’s never too late to try something new.

The best course of action at this point is to take the process step by step. Start small, experimenting with flavors, concentrations, forms and effects it will have on your body. Everyone is different and only you can be the judge of what is best for yourself. You can start exploring today with the FullSesh selection of carefully grown plants, created for a complex experience!

The Many Shapes of Weed Stores

In a market where competition is fierce, business owners will get really creative in differentiating themselves from the competition. That is great news for consumers, who have a wide array of options to choose from. Not all weed stores are the same, and in this article we will share with you some of our tips to find those stores that are guaranteed to make your experience so pleasant that you will come back for more.

There is a feeling that the market is saturated at this point (in Ontario alone there are more than 1,000 shops), and that can only mean that new competitors need to become better, offer more valuable experiences and insights, more exciting products on offer and to overall improve the customer experience.

Looks Beyond Aesthetics

The first thing to be mindful of is the overall care of the shop you are entering. A clean and well-kept place is easy to spot without being a pro in the cannabis space. Beyond that, the overall aesthetics can greatly influence the vibe of the place. Luckily, there is no right or wrong here – or rather there is, but it’s not that clear-cut. So go with what you feel best!

Staff and Atmosphere

The staff of any store you walk into can greatly influence your purchasing experience. Your ideal budtender should be able to guide you through all the choices the store has to offer without overwhelming you, or making you feel like you don’t belong there.

There is something that weed can offer to each of us, and all you need to do is find the perfect formula for you. If you are new to this world, the journey can be quite long, but it can also be fun and exciting. A big role in influencing that journey is played by the budtenders (more so than nice art on the walls). Be mindful if the staff passes your vibe check, and don’t try to open doors that refuse to open. The choice is yours.

The Selection Available

The offer of flower products is the basic starting point of determining the quality of the weed store you walked into. There should be something for all tastes – not only to serve all customers but to accommodate all the different moods we may experience throughout the day.

Plus, offering multiple manners of consuming the product, from vaping, pre-rolls, to tinctures or edibles, definitely brings a plus on the value front.

The Quality of Cannabis

This may be a tricky point to establish, especially if you are not that well seasoned in assessing buds. But that is no crime. In fact, this is one of the reasons why it’s best to establish a healthy rapport with your budtender.

There are a few aspects that can influence the quality of the flower from its growth stage. From the micronutrients that are fed to plants to the air quality, the types of pots, and not using synthetic fertilizers, the final product can greatly vary in size, taste or intensity. These are all questions that you can ask your budtender.

While ultimately there is no way you could in fact check what you are being told, that is where the importance of picking a lab-tested product resides. Do pay attention to what the labels say, because that is where you may get a hunch of how much effort was put into your product.

Location and Delivery

Even the smallest details can play a role in determining the best weed store for you, and location is no small consideration. In fact, this may determine what sort of customers the location attracts, and ultimately what sort of product you are likely to find on display. A lot of stores even offer the option to buy cannabis online. The opening hours can also show consideration to the customers, offering as many people as possible the opportunity to swing by for their favorite cannabis products.

Nowadays there are dispensaries offering even (same-day) delivery. This is an amazing deal if you are not that undecided, or don’t need a short documentary every time you are out buying cannabis.

Some of the most successful dispensaries out there are community centered. That means that they respond to the direct needs of a community. This is in itself an amazing thing to find – knowing that there are stores that look at their customers as real people with needs and desires, and not only money-making opportunities.

You may consider yourself lucky if you can find such a store! Check out Full Sesh for all your cannabis needs.

Choosing an Online Dispensary in Canada

Ever since its legalization for recreational purposes in October 2018, the cannabis industry has been booming in Canada. This means that increasingly more dispensaries are popping up both at street corners, and in the online space.

Taking the recent pandemic into consideration, it is safe to say that consumers’ behaviors changed significantly from what the market – any market – knew before. There has been an undoubted migration to the digital space, and the trend is here to stay. For good reason too.

Who doesn’t love a little online shopping? Browsing from the comfort of your couch, without any pressure, without the feeling that you’re taking too much space, or too long, or maybe you’re too picky… There are plenty of reasons why it’s better to shop online. And that includes shopping for cannabis too.

The first question to clear up is whether buying weed online is legal. Yes, it is! But that does mean you should be mindful of what dispensary you pick. An online weed dispensary is a digital store that offers a wide range of cannabis products from buds, to edibles, tinctures, beverages, concentrates, topicals, and various accessories.


There are so many factors fitting under the umbrella of convenience – from being able to take your time and really get all the facts in order about the products on offer, to reading up on reviews from other customers. There’s you and all the open tabs, and you cannot be holding any queue back because you’re undecided. Time is on your side. Plus, some places even offer same day delivery.


Mindset is probably one of the hardest things to change about a person – and you don’t need to do that when buying your cannabis products. In some places, there is still some stigma attached to weed. And that is why shopping online can be a good solution for you.

Ordering weed online and having it delivered to your door in discreet packaging is a perk that comes with ordering your cannabis online – is it soap, is it berries, is it weed? Nobody will know.

Special Offers

When shopping online, you can always keep an eye on special offers on your favorite strains and products.

There are always items with the price dropped, discounts on bulk buys, and that does not mean it’s of any lesser quality – just yesterday’s top-shelf weed (plus, if you’re looking at buds, they can get better in time – provided they’re kept in proper conditions).

So getting your weed online can be more pocket friendly and you might be in for a tastier experience.

Now that we explored some reasons why you should consider purchasing cannabis online, there are a few things useful to know when picking your online dispensary.

The internet can still be a wild space so it’s good to know what are the reliability signs when ordering your product.

High Quality

As a rule of thumb it’s better to opt for the lab-tested and approved products to ensure you get the best possible option, and the specs you read about really reflect the contents of the product you’re getting.

A Wide Variety

When your online dispensary offers more than just buds – other items such as edibles, extracts, vapes, beverages or even topicals, not to mention various accessories – it is usually an encouraging sign.


Word of mouth never disappoints, and this is the case as well. Look for reviews of the online dispensary to understand what the experience of other customers was (and most likely what yours will be as well).

Another tip is to look at the online presence of the dispensary beyond its website – try Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or even LinkedIn. You can learn a lot by looking at how the brand engages with their community.

Refund policy

It’s important that the dispensary of your choice has friendly refund policies so that in case you get the wrong product, you can easily make the swap.


While the Cannabis Act ensured the legality of cannabis all across the country, there are still some differences in how each province regulates the sale of weed.

For instance, in most provinces you need to be at least 19 years old to be purchasing cannabis products, but in Quebec, the legal age is 21 years old.

The retail rights also differ from province to province – in some it is only government-owned subsidiaries that operate the sales (like New Brunswick). In other provinces, private retailers are granted licenses – such as Ontario, where there are more than 1000 licensed cannabis stores.

While there are risks to buying weed online such as not receiving the product you paid for, there are ways to mitigate these risks by doing your due diligence and choosing well-reputed dispensaries. Ultimately you are in for a friendly and pressureless user experience when shopping for cannabis online. It is not difficult, nor overwhelming, and you can get started today!

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The Perks of THC Explained

One of the most notorious compounds in the cannabis plant, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC in short) is a cannabinoid responsible for the psychoactive properties of marijuana.

That means, THC is responsible for the high that consumers experience. But how does science explain the high feeling? THC activates the nerve cells as well as immune cells responsible for pleasure, memory, thinking, coordination, and time perception. It induces a certain euphoria that interferes with the perception of pain.

THC mimics a natural chemical of the brain – anandamide. Simply put, it alters brain communication. That is, instead of communication happening via neurons, the THC compound attaches to the neurons and changes the process.

But there is more to be said about THC…

The Curative Value of THC

There are in fact numerous health benefits that THC can command upon the body and mind, as shown by numerous scientific studies ever since the molecule was discovered some 50 years ago.

From depression, PTSD, to epilepsy, or even eating disorders (by increasing the appetite), THC has helped patients alleviate not only the symptoms, but also played a key role in their cure.

A 2015 review compiled the results of studies in patients with chronic pain and found that THC increased the likelihood of pain relief by as much as 40%.

Other studies show that THC plays a role in easing the chemotherapy effects by protecting them against nausea and vomiting (in comparison to patients who have only received the standard treatment). There have been results in these groups indicating that THC contributes to sleep issues, by reducing the time it takes to fall asleep and reduces the occurrence of sleep disturbances.

There is an overall consensus in the scientific community that more research is needed to deliver fully conclusive results. However, the path is promising, and more studies are underway than ever before with the plant being decriminalised in more and more states.


THC & CBD – a great combination

While they are not the only cannabinoids present in the constellation of compounds of the cannabis plant, THC and CBD are the most discussed and researched by scientists. Each of the two interacts differently with a person’s endocannabinoid system, although they have a similar chemical structure.

THC binds to the main cannabinoid receptors, mimicking the structure of a natural occurring chemical in the brain, anandamide. When CBD enters into the equation, it changes how these receptors react to THC. CBD acts as a counterbalance for THC. For instance, researchers observed that CBD could reduce anxiety sometimes caused by THC.

Moreover, when combined, THC and CBD, show the most promise for pain relief. While there are numerous methods today for separating the compounds of the plant, and products on the market offering one or the other, it’s important to note that it’s the combination of compounds that make for a beneficial result.

THC & potency – debunking a myth

In recent years, the concentration of THC in cannabis products has increased. And usually such products are marketed for a higher price. Naturally, the conclusion normally drawn is that higher THC products are better, more potent. That is in fact simply not true.

According to researchers, once the cannabinoid receptors are filled up, any additional cannabinoids have a limited impact simply because they have nowhere to be processed. The receptors are full. This is much like filling a glass of water – you can’t pour more than the glass can hold.

So the idea that a strain with a higher concentration of THC is more potent and thus better is rooted in marketing, supply and demand, rather than science and facts. Focusing only on the THC concentration does not guarantee a better, more intense high. There are other factors at play influencing the quality of buds.

When thinking about cannabis, there is something called the entourage effect – the idea that the whole is greater than each of its parts taken singularly, and these all work together to create a comprehensive and well-rounded experience.

It’s the synergy between all components that determine the quality of the chosen product, and not one compound can tell the whole story.


There is evidence that THC has healing properties, helping patients of many diseases have an alleviated experience, with eased symptoms.

But there are also benefits of THC for those who consume such products recreationally. Even that sense of euphoria alone can be beneficial to ease the day to day anxieties and stress that we all face even in the absence of a clinical diagnosis.

But at the same time, as good as THC may be, it works best in the company of the other cannabinoids. While it’s good to be mindful of THC and its benefits, there is a larger picture that makes a cannabis product unforgettable.

At FullSesh we take into consideration the full constellation of cannabis – smell, looks, touch, taste – offering the feel of a complex encounter. This is the FullSesh experience!

How To Find The Top Quality Buds: A Guide To Weed

If you’re new to smoking weed, it can be difficult to know where to look for the best quality strains. It also takes some time to figure out what you’re looking for in a strain and what qualities indicate good weed. If you’ve never smoked before, or only once or twice and then forgot everything you know about cannabis, read on. Weed can be roughly divided into three categories: indica, sativa and hybrid strains.

Each one of these comes with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Understanding them is the first step towards knowing which type of weed is perfect for your needs. This article will help you understand the characteristics of each strain so that next time you go shopping, you’ll have the knowledge required to choose the right one.

Indica Strains

Indica is the most common type of weed. There are plenty of indica strains that are perfect for beginners. These include Blueberry, Northern Lights, and Purple Kush. Indica strains are ideal for relaxation and rest. You’ll feel warm and cozy, and may even start to feel drowsy. This is why indica is perfect for winding down after a long day, or when you’re feeling anxious. Indicas are also great for relieving symptoms of chronic pain and insomnia.

Sativa Strains

Sativa is the polar opposite of indica. Where indica is relaxing, sativa gives you energy. They are good for the daytime smoker. Sativas are great for cannabis novices because they produce a clear-headed high that isn’t too overwhelming. They can help you stay focused. If you have a busy day ahead of you, or want to take your creative endeavors to the next level, consider smoking a sativa strain.

Hybrid Strains

Hybrids are a mixture of indica and sativa. They come with the best qualities of both. Like indica, hybrids are good for relieving symptoms of chronic pain, insomnia, and depression. They are also good for staying focused. Hybrids are uplifting like sativas, but also have relaxing effects like indicas. This makes them a good choice for cannabis novices or experienced smokers alike. Hybrids are the best type of weed for most people. If you can’t decide between indicas and sativas, choose a hybrid.

How To Tell Good Weed From Bad Weed

When you’re in the store, you’ll see many different packages with lots of different strains. If you don’t know what to look for, it will be difficult to choose a quality product. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you browse:

The packaging – Make sure the package is sealed. If it isn’t, don’t buy it. If it has a brand name and a logo, it means the company has put in some effort to design their packaging. It is likely a quality product.

The smell – Weed has a distinct aroma. If it smells like earth, it’s probably low quality. But if it smells like pine, citrus, or something else, then you’re in luck. High-quality weed smells amazing.

The colour – Weed should be green. If it’s yellow or brown, it’s old and low quality.

The price – The price of weed is highly dependent on where you live. But if you find a good deal, you can be sure it’s a quality product.

How To Find The Best Quality Buds

The best quality buds are grown organically. This means they are free of chemicals and pesticides. They are also cultivated using natural methods, such as using natural light to stimulate growth. Buds grown organically are more expensive than conventionally grown ones. This is because it requires more time and effort to grow them. But don’t worry, it’s worth it.

When you’re in the store, look for buds that seem to be growing in one clump. It’s a sign that they’re healthy and freshly pulled. Buds with brown edges are old and low quality. Be careful when handling buds. The stems should be trimmed short. Buds that have the stems intact are less potent.

Final Words

Cannabis is used by different people in different ways, depending on the type of bud and strength that they prefer. You can enjoy the benefits of smoking weed and avoid the negative side effects if you are careful about the type of bud that you choose. When you know which type of weed is best for your needs, it will be much easier to find the best quality buds. Tier1 has a great selection of cannabis products. Contact us today to get started.


What Cannabis Products Are Right For You?

When it comes to cannabis, knowledge is power. With so many products on the market, as well as different types of cannabis and its strains, it can be overwhelming when first getting started. However, that’s not a bad thing! How else would you know what your preferences are? And how will you know which product is right for you? There are so many ways to consume cannabis; smoking, vaping, edibles, oils…the list goes on! In this article, we’ll break down some of the most common cannabis products and what they offer. Keep reading to learn more.

What is Cannabis? What are the Different Types?

The word cannabis is a blanket term used to describe the plant. It’s also known as marijuana. While these two plants are related, they are very different in terms of their biological makeup. Cannabis products are derived from the flowers of the cannabis plant. There are three types of cannabis plants: Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid. Each type of plant has its own unique chemical makeup and effects on the body. It is important to select a product that is right for your needs.

Sativa – Sativa strains are known for their focus-inducing and energizing effects. They are commonly used for medicinal purposes for its uplifting effects, such as treating fatigue. Sativa strains have a higher THC (psychoactive compound) content compared to Indica.

Indica – Indica strains are known for their relaxing and sometimes sedative effects. They are commonly used for medicinal purposes for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. Indica strains have a higher CBD content compared to Sativa.

HybridHybrid strains are a combination of both Sativa and Indica strains. Hybrid strains commonly provide a balance of the effects that Sativa and Indica bring to the table.

Dry flower/Flower

Dry flower is the most common cannabis product. Also referred to as bud or flower, dry flower is made up of the cured flowers of the cannabis plant. Flower is the best starting product for first-time users. It is a simple way to consume cannabis and is easy to dose. There are many types of flowers on the market, including indicas, sativas, hybrids, and CBD strains. Each flower product has its own unique effects and dosage requirements.


There are many types of edible products out there. From gummies to chocolate bars, you can find edibles with almost any flavour. Edibles are a slow-acting form of cannabis; therefore, it is important to remember that it will take at least one hour for the effects to hit. Edibles are a great way to consume cannabis for beginners. They are easy to dose and you can slowly observe how the effects of the edible are impacting your body.


Tinctures are a liquid form of cannabis. They are common and easy to find, making them a great product for beginners who are new to cannabis. There are many types of tinctures, including indica, sativa, CBD, and hybrid. Tinctures are typically used to treat conditions like insomnia, chronic pain, and anxiety.

Many of the tinctures on the market also offer added benefits like vitamins or minerals. Tinctures are easily consumed; you can put them under your tongue or in your water. It is also easy to adjust the dosage of the tincture. All you need to do is add more water to the tincture. Tinctures are best applied under the tongue. This will allow for quick absorption of the THC and CBD.

Vape Pen

Vape pens are a portable way to consume cannabis. They are easy to use and require minimal maintenance. Vape pens are a great product for those who want to consume cannabis but may not have time to smoke a joint. Vape pens are made from different materials. Some vape pens are made from a ceramic material, while others are made from a glass or even plastic. The material used for vape pens effects the overall flavour and experience of the pen. Vape pens are easy to dose and come in various flavours and THC or CBD levels.


Topicals are cannabis products that are applied to the skin. They are commonly used to treat conditions like joint pain, muscle aches, and headaches. Topicals use the chemical compound found in cannabis, CBD, to deliver relief. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis that does not make you feel high. It is important to properly source your CBD if you are using it to treat a condition. So make sure to look for products that state they contain CBD from cannabis.


Choosing the right cannabis product is important. Each product offers different benefits and has a different intensity level. Cannabis is a natural product with many benefits that can bring relief to many people. It is important to properly understand the product you are consuming. Knowing the type of flower, the THC and CBD levels, and the benefits of each product is crucial to finding the right cannabis product for you. Full Sesh has a great selection of products. Contact us today to get started.