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Want to know the difference between THC and CBD? Indica and Sativa? What the heck is a strain anyway? We know there are a lot of burning questions and plenty to learn when it comes to cannabis but we're here to help! Don't see your question answered here? Feel free to contact us - or come on down to the store and speak to one of our approachable and knowledgeable Budtenders!

  • Is Budding Creations wheelchair accessible?
  • What do I need to bring with me when I come to the store?
  • How does click and collect / in-store pick up work?
  • What is cannabis?
  • What is a cannabis strain?
  • Why does cannabis make you "high"?
  • What are the different types of cannabis consumption methods?
  • What is THC? What is CBD?
  • Sativa vs. Indica: What is the difference?
  • What is a terpene?
  • What is a cannabis licenced producer (LP)?

Yes! Everyone is welcome at Budding Creations and we have taken special care to ensure that our store is wheelchair accessible.

To enter Budding Creations, you must bring two pieces of valid ID with you and be of legal drinking age. The first piece of ID must be government issued, like a driver's license or a passport, while the second ID just needs to display your name and signature, such as a debit or credit card.

It's easy! Simply place your order on our website, and when you submit your order you'll let us know what time you will be by the store to pick it up. Our staff will have everything ready for you when you arrive! You'll just have to show us proof of your order by showing us your confirmation email or text, and present two pieces of ID.

Cannabis, also widely referred to as ‘Marijuana’, ‘Weed’, and ‘Pot’, is a plant that’s grown for therapeutic, recreational, and even industrial purposes (i.e. hemp).

Cannabis is generally used recreationally for it’s mental or physical effects, commonly known as a ‘high’. This feeling is primarily the result of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, but there are hundreds of known compounds in cannabis, namely Cannabinoids & Terpenes which account for most of the known effects of cannabis.

A cannabis strain, known more formally as a cannabis ‘cultivar’, is a specific breed or variety of cannabis. More than 700 different strains have already been documented.

The large number of cannabis varieties has been the result of genetic crosses originally made between indica and sativa varieties, and subsequent crosses made between hybrids. These contain varying proportions of sativa and indica genes, and possess a range of different characteristics.

Marijuana plants produce chemical compounds called cannabinoids. The most well known of those is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and increasingly cannabidiol (CBD). THC is known to be the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis that causes the ‘high’.

When you smoke cannabis, THC goes into your lungs, then enters your bloodstream which then takes it directly to your brain. Once it's in your brain, the THC activates what are called 'receptors,' which alter normal brain communication between neurons.

Cannabis can be consumed in a variety of ways. The most common way to consume cannabis is by smoking dried cannabis bud or flower. Other common consumption methods are vaporizing, ingesting (oils, capsules, edibles), and by application to the skin.

The second most prevalent cannabinoid, CBD, is not psychoactive, in that it does not bind to cannabinoid receptors in the brain.

THC is the primary cannabinoid in cannabis that is responsible for the plant’s psychoactive effects. When you smoke cannabis, THC goes into your lungs, then enters your bloodstream which then takes it directly to your brain. Once it's in your brain, the THC activates what are called 'receptors,' and gives you the feeling of being high.

 

Sativas are often characterized as uplifting and energetic. The effects are mostly cerebral (head-high), also described as spacey or hallucinogenic. This type gives a feeling of optimism and well-being. Sativas are considered a good choice for daytime smoking.

The Indica high is most often described as a pleasant body buzz (body-high). Indicas are primarily enjoyed for relaxation, stress relief, and for an overall sense of calm and serenity. They are the late-evening choice of many smokers as a sleep aid.

Terpenes, formally known as Terpenoids, are aromatic compounds that serve many uses for plants, from protection from predation, attraction of pollinators, and much more.

Terpenes are responsible for the aroma of cannabis, and over 200 have been reported in the plant. Terpenes impart scents and flavours similar to those found in a range of other plants including pine trees, lemon fruit and basil.

Licensed producers (LPs) are cannabis growers and extractors who are authorized by Health Canada to produce and sell dried marijuana, fresh marijuana, cannabis oil, or starting materials to the public.