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New Videos Alert: Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and Cannabis Basics

With June coming to a close, it’s time for another roundup of the latest Leafly video releases. If you haven’t already, check out the episodes that premiered on the Leafly Channel over the month of June. We answer more of your user-submitted questions in part 2 of our Basic Cannabis Questions Answered series. In our Introduction to Cannabinoids video, we break down two of the most common cannabinoids, THC & CBD. Lastly, we dive into the cornerstone of cannabis’ aromas and flavors, terpenes, with a quick overview of how these compounds interact with cannabinoids and other terpenes to create what’s known as the “entourage” effect.

So sit back, park yourself in front of a fan, and cue up this latest round of cannabis videos while you batter the summer heat!


Cannabis 101: Introduction to Cannabinoids: THC & CBD

This Cannabis 101 video helps introduce you to cannabinoids, the chemical compounds found in cannabis that offer an array of effects and therapeutic benefits. It gives you a quick breakdown of two of the most common cannabinoids, THC and CBD.

However, cannabis contains a wide variety of these beneficial compounds – more than 85 different cannabinoids have been identified, many of which have documented medical uses. So, be sure to dig through our Cannabis 101 section under Leafly’s News & Culture tab for more information on THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids. Understanding the nuances of cannabinoids will be valuable to you as you search for the strains and products with the effects that you enjoy.


Cannabis 101: Introduction to Terpenes

We introduce you to terpenes, the natural compounds found in cannabis that give Pineapple Express its sweet, fruity taste and Sour Diesel its skunky, pungent aroma. Terpenes work together with cannabinoids to offer an array of effects and therapeutic benefits known as the entourage effect. This video offers just a quick overview of terpenes and why they are important to better understand your favorite cannabis strains. Hundreds of different terpenes have been identified, so for more in-depth information on all the terpenes found in cannabis, check out our other terpene resources.


Cannabis 101: 5 Basic Cannabis Questions Answered – Part 1

We answer 5 basic cannabis questions we receive all the time from the Leafly community. Watch the video to find some quick answers to questions like:

  1. How will cannabis affect me?
  2. What is the difference between medical and recreational cannabis?
  3. How do I find medical or recreational cannabis?
  4. How long does it take for an edible to kick in?
  5. How do I safely store my cannabis?


Cannabis 101: 5 Basic Cannabis Questions Answered – Part 2

This episode answers 5 more cannabis questions we receive all the time from Leafly users like you. Watch the video to get a quick overview of answers to questions like:

  1. Do I have to smoke cannabis?
  2. What is a cannabis strain and how is one different from another?
  3. How do I find out if qualify for medical marijuana and how can I find a doctor to evaluate my qualifying condition?
  4. Where can I consume cannabis safely and legally?
  5. How much cannabis can I purchase and possess at one time?

When you’re finished watching June’s videos, don’t forget to subscribe to the Leafly YouTube channel and check back every week for the latest episode. In the meantime, scope some of our Strain Spotlight videos showcasing strains like Blue Dream, Granddaddy Purple, Sour Diesel, and more. Or brush up on the basics with our Cannabis 101 series that explains everything from the heirloom genetics of landrace strains to to the many different forms of cannabis concentrates.