Beta-Caryophyllene – This is a terpene that can be found in cannabis products and is anecdotally associated with Pain Relief, Appetite Gain and Anti-Inflammatory benefits. Beta-Caryophyllene has a Spicy, Peppery, and Woody aroma.
Blunt – You may hear people talking about smoking a blunt and wonder, how is a blunt different than a joint? Simply put, a blunt looks more like a cigar. It is in fact commonly created by emptying or shelling out the tobacco of a cigar then rerolling the cigar with cannabis. Longer fat blunts are easier to share than skinny joints and last longer. The wrap of a cigar contains nicotine in almost all cases, so if you are anti-tobacco be advised that blunts typically contain nicotine.
Bong – Whether it’s glass, ceramic, or plastic, a bong is an apparatus that can be used to smoke cannabis flowers. It can also be used to smoke herbal extracts or tobacco. (You can find bongs for sale inside our Hippos retail locations.) So how does it work? Like a hookah, bongs filter smoke through water. This cools the smoke before it is inhaled. A bowl and a stem are the basics of a bong, but bongs come in all shapes, styles, sizes, and complexities. Why so fancy? The fancier bongs are intended to purify and cleanse smoke more than the basic bong.
Bud – In the cannabis world, when someone asks if you have a bud, they aren’t asking about your friends. Bud is used interchangeably to refer to the flower of the mature marijuana plant. Buds are cannabis plant nuggets that include the cannabinoids such as THC, CBD, CBG, etc. Cannabis users grind the bud up and smoke it and consume it.
Budtender – Forget what we just said about buds not referring to your friends. A budtender is definitely your friend. Budtender (like a bartender in a restaurant) is the commonly used term to refer to cannabis experts that work in dispensaries and help customers through the purchase process. They are a great resource of information if you have questions on which strain or product to try.