While there are numerous ways of enjoying marijuana, rolling a cannabis joint remains popular among many users. Rolling a joint offers multiple benefits ranging from affordability to longevity. Besides, joints are highly portable if you plan to spend the day out. Ensure that you create joints that burn smoothly and evenly.
To roll a joint, you need to put together essential materials, including:
The first step in rolling a joint is to break apart the cannabis. Trying to put the full bud might damage the paper. You can use a grinder or hand to break up the plant. The grinder prevents your hands and the paper from getting sticky.
Ensure that you grind up your cannabis finely to remove any lumps when you start rolling. A grinder helps you create a consistent size and texture, providing a more even smoke. Grinding will ease rolling and ensure that your joint burns evenly.
If you don’t want marijuana flowers in your mouth, you might need to take this optional step. Fold the crutch that comes with joint papers accordion-style, in either the shape of an M or a V, before rolling it up. Be sure to roll the crutch to your desired thickness. The crutch lets you enjoy your pot without burning your fingertips. Your smoke shop can sell pre-made crutches that you can use as the joint’s mouthpiece.
You’ll also need to know how to roll paper before adding anything. Fold the paper in half with the glue strip facing inward. Then, create the line where you will place the weed carefully.
With the paper in place, you need to start rolling. Spread your ground flower along the crease with the paper held on one side. Be sure to spread the flower evenly to prevent it from overstuffing. Place the filter at the end of the rolling paper while placing your flower in the paper. If you want a cone joint, sprinkle less weed close to the mouthpiece and more towards the tip.
Once you fill the paper, it is time to start rolling. Pinch the paper with your fingertips and move it gradually back and forth. Keep it slow and steady to ensure that you achieve the perfect shape. This gradual movement will create your paper’s cone shape. If you are looking for a simple process, shape the joint before rolling it.
Place your thumbs on the joint’s front with your fingers on the back. Keep rolling to even it out. Tuck the paper into the joint’s unglued side, then lick the other joint’s side slightly to seal it, and you’ll be good to go. Start with the crutch side because it will ease how the paper rolls around itself.
If one joint’s end is loose, pack it with more weed. Then, use a stick or key to fill the marijuana down tight in the paper. Use a trim stick or your shoelace’s tip to pack it if you are on the go. Properly packing the joint ensures that you get a nice even smoke.
Once you pack the flower to your liking, twist the top to ensure that everything remains intact. Ensure that you rotate your paper if you don’t light it up immediately. Your joint is now ready to use.
At Options Medical Center, we have multiple joints that guarantee the best deals in the state. We offer numerous strains that can fill your cannabis joint. Check out our daily specials or contact us to learn more!
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There are countless different strains of cannabis, which is great for people who appreciate the versatility of this plant. Some strains are associated with feelings of deep relaxation, while others are typically considered to be more uplifting. When you’re in the mood to create art, or pursue other creative endeavors, you may find a cerebral strain more appealing. We almost always recommend a sativa strain in those cases.
Sativas almost always make the best weed strains for creativity. They’re known for inspiring a rush of thoughts, which is extremely helpful for many people who are trying to push the limits of their minds. People from artists to mathematicians have looked to cannabis as a way to remove mental blocks, and pull themselves out of a funk if they’ve been feeling stuck in a creative rut. Here are just a few of our favorite sativa strains for when we want to feel more inspired.
Grapefruit Sour Diesel is an invigorating strain and known for its namesake aroma that fills the room. It is a delightful hybrid strain with some of the most pungent scent profiles of any strain. These flowers smell like sweet, freshly cut grapefruit with undertones of fuel.
It’s associated with effects so cerebral that some people describe the experience as being almost dreamlike. It’s been reported to give most adult-use and medical patients a focused mental high. It’s also a common choice for medical patients who have stress, depression, or physical pain, and addressing those things can further help kick off the creative process.
If you haven’t heard of Super Silver Haze yet, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with it as soon as you get a chance. It won the High Times Cannabis Cup for three straight years in 1997, 1998, and 1999. It gets its legendary genetics from other world-renowned strains like Haze, Skunk, and Northern Lights. The result is a bud that’s associated with uplifting effects and bursts of energy that last for a long time. People often say that they feel just the right level of creativity after Super Silver Haze and that they’re still focused enough to put that creativity to work.
While Tangerine Haze is technically a hybrid strain, it’s very much sativa-dominant and definitely qualifies for this list. It was created in the Netherlands by crossing G13 Haze with NYC Diesel, and fortunately for us, this strain has made its way back to Colorado. The strain got its name because of the delightful citrus scent and aroma, but its effects have played just as big of a role in helping to popularize this strain. People who are looking for a good daytime strain of cannabis often choose Tangerine Haze, and it’s known for producing productive, stimulating, cerebral experiences.
Though you might not find some edibles that are made with certain strains you can definitely find sativa-dominant edibles at your favorite Colorado dispensaries. Since edibles are known for lasting much longer, this is an option if you’re planning to undertake a long creative session. No need to worry about taking breaks from your work or play due to loss of focus or inspiration.
Here at Options Medical Center, we take great pride in our wide selection of cannabis strains. We work with the best growers in the state of Colorado to ensure that our customers always have access to premium Sativa strains for creativity. With locations in both Wheat Ridge and Boulder, we’re working hard to make a name for ourselves as Colorado’s best dispensary. Come visit us today to find your strain!
Because there are so many different strains of cannabis, this plant allows consumers to experience a wide range of effects depending on the strain they select. Some strains are associated with deep feelings of relaxation, while others are known for creating a more euphoric effect. If you’re always looking for the most euphoric strain, there are a few options that we’d recommend for you. Check the list below if you’re always interested in finding a more euphoric high.
Our blue headband is a mostly balanced hybrid that offers up a complex smell of gas, spices, and berries. Customers normally report feeling a cerebral rush from this strain, but it’s also accompanied by a relaxed feeling of calm that extends through the entire body. It’s mellow enough that it doesn’t make most people feel anxious, but it packs enough of a sativa punch that it can inspire bursts of energy and generally uplifted feelings.
White Diesel takes some of the best genetics from White Widow and NYC Diesel, and the result is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain that has a reputation for promoting euphoric highs. This strain definitely inspires some feelings of physical relaxation, but it’s most known for being associated with cerebral effects. It’s a popular choice for medical patients who have anxiety or depression, which also makes it a good fit for recreational customers who are looking for an uplifting experience. Many of our customers say this is one of their favorite daytime strains because it keeps them feeling both creative and focused.
Triangle is also commonly referred to as The White because it’s coated in such a dense layer of shiny trichomes. This crystal-heavy bud is renowned for creating a balanced high that affects the body and mind just about equally. It doesn’t have an especially strong taste or smell compared to other premium cannabis strains, but it more than makes up for the lack of flavor with its high THC content and euphoric effects.
Tangerine Haze is known for its citrusy aroma as well as for producing happy, uplifted, and euphoric events. People often report that they feel the stress melt away and be replaced with energy not long after the zesty taste has cleared their lips. It’s been getting increasingly popular in Colorado in recent years, and it’s easy to see why because the cerebral effects are so appealing. Since it’s so stimulating, many people like to enjoy this strain during the day and report that they’re still able to achieve everything they want to get done.
This is one of our favorites from this entire line of premium cannabis strains. Chem Dawg #4 is one of the most relaxing strains on this list, which makes it interesting. It’s an appealing choice for people who are interested in a soothing experience and a euphoric high at the same time. There are some feelings of uplifted creativity, but they generally give way to a contented state. Try this one if you’re looking for an evening session.
Our budtenders at Options Medical Center look forward to helping you find the right strain for a euphoric high. We work with the best cultivators in Colorado to source our cannabis strains, and we’re very familiar with everything we sell. Stop by to visit us in either Wheat Ridge or Boulder, and we’ll be happy to help you explore all of the options.
Fighting the battle to get a good night’s sleep can be exhausting in more ways than one. If you’re one of the millions of individuals dealing with sleepless nights, you’ve likely spent a considerable amount of time and effort searching for effective remedies to help you relax and sleep. And now, a growing number of consumers have reported that they’ve discovered what they believe is their key to a good night’s sleep: cannabis.
Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis consumer or new to the world of marijuana, the massive variety of cannabis strains available can easily become overwhelming. When you’re searching for the best cannabis strain for sleep, it’s important to understand that the strain, form, and cannabinoid content can have a major effect on your experience.
By keeping a few key factors in mind, you can select an option that’s suited to your desired effects and personal preferences. Here is what you need to know about choosing a nighttime cannabis strain that aligns with your unique wants and needs.
One of the first things you learn as a cannabis consumer is that there are many different strains, and they are generally characterized by their cannabinoid content. THC and CBD are the two cannabinoids you’ll see referenced most frequently, and each one can play a markedly different role in helping you reach your sleep goals.
Many individuals report that they prefer high-CBD strains for sleep, and a scientific survey found that about two-thirds of participants felt that CBD supported their improved sleep quality. But on the other end of the spectrum, some animal model studies made connections between CBD and increased alertness.
So, what does this mean? Ultimately, the strain that’s well-matched to your preferences is a completely personal choice. You may consider starting with high-CBD strains, then transitioning to higher-THC options if you don’t feel that your sleeplessness improves. If you aren’t sure where to begin, our budtenders are always happy to help.
For individuals hoping to switch up their bedtime routine with the addition of cannabis, edibles are becoming an increasingly popular choice. Most people report that the experience of consuming edibles is different than enjoying other forms of cannabis, including smoking or vaping.
Recent studies have found that the effects of edibles may last between six and eight hours, and others state that effects generally kick in about 30 to 60 minutes after consumption. When you do the math, it makes sense that so many people say that cannabis edibles are a good match for their journey to better sleep.
Everyone experiences cannabis differently, and it’s virtually impossible to predict exactly what to expect from a given strain. Your friend’s favorite strain for nighttime might end up being one that you dislike. For this reason, it’s very important that you remain open to trying various strains, using trial and error to determine one that fits your personal preferences. Our budtenders are here to help you weigh your options and land on the strain that’s ideal for you personally.
It’s true that everyone’s idea of the perfect strain for sleep can vary considerably, but there are a handful of options that seem to be recommended more often than others. Here are some of the cannabis strains that our customers report loving for a good night’s sleep:
A popular go-to for people interested in relaxation, Star Killer is one of our customers’ first choice.
Also known as Gorilla Glue, GG #4 is reported by many consumers to support pleasant sleepiness.
This high-CBD strain is another that we often hear our customers describe as a sleep-friendly fan favorite, and could be one to try if you prefer a CBD-centric experience.
Although the name of this strain might make you think of breakfast time, it’s actually one that’s commonly enjoyed before bed. Numerous customers have reported that Orange Juice Kush helps them feel calm and relaxed, so it’s understandable that they like it for evening use.
At our cannabis dispensaries in Boulder and Wheat Ridge, Options Cannabis Company offers a wide range of cannabis strains to choose from. Our dispensary menu features a diverse selection of strains, making it easy to shop for one that fulfills your individual goals. Our friendly, experienced budtenders are passionate about supporting customers in their cannabis journeys and are always here to help you choose your best-fit cannabis strains, edibles, or concentrates for sleep.
Browse our Boulder and Wheat Ridge dispensary menus online, or stop by to shop in person.
Many people love cannabis for its ability to help them feel less anxious, but there are also times people feel even more anxiety while on cannabis. How could that be? It’s been one of the most interesting mysteries in cannabis lore, and Canadian researchers have set out to solve it. Their study, published in late 2018, has provided some insights about why some strains are better than others for people with anxiety.
The team of Canadian neuroscientists took an ambitious step toward explaining why some strains affect us differently than others. To start, they partnered with a single dispensary and surveyed over 400 of their patients about their experiences with different strains. In addition to their surveys, they conducted multiple lab experiments on the different strains to get a closer look at their chemical composition.
Survey participants rated the strains on a scale from one to ten, saying how effective each one was at making them feel less anxious. The researchers compiled all of this data, then compared it to the lab results for the different strains. They were able to identify some patterns involving terpenes found in some of the most and least effective strains.
Terpenes are some of the organic compounds found in plants (in this case, cannabis). Each is associated with its own flavor, smell, and helps give the plant its specific aroma. To put it simply, you might compare them to the essential oils of a plant. This is relevant to the cannabis industry because of a phenomenon some people call the entourage effect.
The entourage effect is a theory that the terpenes in cannabis change the way the body processes THC and CBD. That’s a possible explanation for how two strains with the same levels of THC and CBD can hit people differently. In other words, terpenes may play a key role in how the active ingredients in cannabis make a person feel.
According to the study, strains with high THC levels and lots of the terpene trans-nerolidol were best for addressing anxiety. Some of the best strains also had their roots in a Central Asian kush landrace, giving them high levels of caryophyllene and limonene. Trans-nerolidol is also found in lemongrass, jasmine, and tea tree, so look for strains with fruity, floral aromas.
This study also exposed some trends about which terpenes may not be quite as good for people with anxiety. The study doesn’t prove that these are necessarily the worst terpenes for anxiety, but they might be worth watching for:
Though the study mentioned is a great advancement in the right direction for the cannabis community, the scientists themselves caution that more research is necessary. One of the original neuroscientists from this study has said that since everyone is different, people would be best suited to try different strains until they discover which one is best for them.
We at Options Cannabis Company have a full dispensary menu with diverse flower offerings, and our experienced budtenders have some of the best product knowledge in the industry. Stop in to chat with us about the specific terpene profiles of our different strains and learn more about which ones have been best for our customers with anxiety. In the meantime, you can also contact us online with any questions.
From afar, the worlds of medical and recreational cannabis may look identical, but the differences are unique and expanding more than ever before. With more dispensaries popping up as legalization spreads across the states, it can be hard to identify the best one to suit your cannabis needs. Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions and concerns people have when it comes to medical and recreational products.
Both recreational and medical herb can offer serious quality, strength, and relief. Experienced budtenders from both sides of the cannabis road can help you find the right strain and product type for your needs. The main difference between the two depends on your preferred concentration and amount you’re able to purchase.
For example, medical edibles can be sold in higher doses, unlike recreational which is capped at 100mg and has to be labeled in 10mg increments.
With mmj, you can buy 2 oz’s (with a card for 6 plants) instead of 1 for recreational. Medical edibles and concentrates don’t have equivalencies like the recreational side does so medical patients can buy more edibles and concentrates. Recreational max is 800mg for edibles or 8g for concentrates. A medical patient with a 6-plant count can buy 56000mg of edibles or 56g of concentrate if they wanted to.
Medical product is exempt from the excise tax that recreational product has (around 15% once product leaves a grow) and then again, it’s taxed at the point of sale with a 15% Colorado RMJ tax. MMJ is exempt from both tax points. So that extra 30% of taxes that medical product is exempt from is why medical product prices can be lower than their recreational product counterpart.
Whether you visit a medical or recreational marijuana dispensary, you must present a valid ID to determine you are above the legal age to purchase cannabis in the state. However, if you choose to go the medical route, the dispensary will also require a valid medical marijuana license. Some medical dispensaries also provide a more traditional waiting room experience with practices intended to protect the privacy of its guests.
For decades, scientists have declared that it is virtually impossible to overdose on cannabis. As legalization gains traction, more studies are being conducted to research the beneficial effects of cannabis on a variety of people. While we’ve all probably heard about the effects of recreational marijuana, the use of medical marijuana has been reported to greatly improve the lives of individuals experiencing chronic pain, mental health complications and more. Though you can find high-quality bud in both product types, the concentration of medical cannabis is often more optimized for individual patients and their needs.
Explore a wide selection of medical and recreational cannabis products all under one roof at Options Medical Center. Contact us today to plan your visit and see our inventory of flower, edibles, concentrates and more. Speak with a member of our expert staff to learn more about our products including our own original in-house flower.
As recreational and medical marijuana becomes available to more Americans, many aficionados appreciate the benefits of new consumption methods like concentrated products. What is concentrated cannabis? This form of marijuana goes through an extraction process that results in at least 60 percent THC and with newer methods can even get into the upper 90 percentile range of THC along with high levels of other cannabinoids. Concentrates offer the discretion of minimal odor, mitigate the effects of inhaling smoke into the lungs and allow you to fine-tune the strain and dose. Consumers can choose from a diverse array of concentrate types, distinguished by their consistency, extraction method and the part of the plant used.
Named after its thin and transparent consistency, shatter also has a reputation as the purest form of concentrated cannabis. The most effective way to consume shatter is with a dab rig, in which the concentrate is placed on a nail that heats up to more than 600 degrees Fahrenheit. The resulting vapor can be inhaled through a bong-like apparatus.
This concentrate has a soft, opaque consistency that resembles wax (hence the name). Heat and moisture affect the final product’s texture. Harder wax is often called crumble, while the softer wax is called “budder.” Budder is typically the most potent of all cannabis concentrates, possessing 99 percent purity and up to 90 percent THC content.
Wax can be consumed using either a portable vaporizer with enough heat to melt the wax or with a dab rig. This form of concentrated cannabis is quite potent, so it’s important to start slow when you first try wax. You’ll also need the proper tools on hand because working with wax can be messy depending on its consistency.
This organic cannabis concentrate is made using a specialized extraction process that does not require a solvent. The combination of pressure and heat results in a shatter-like product without added butane oil. In fact, the effects of live rosin are just as potent and nearly indistinguishable from those of other concentrates.
If you’re a beginner looking for a user-friendly way to consume cannabis concentrates or just looking for a discrete way to consume your product, consider oil cartridges. These concentrated oils are packaged in a small glass container that attaches to a vape pen battery. Just heat the oil and inhale for a discreet yet potent experience without the equipment and mess required when dabbing other forms of concentrate. Some cartridges have added ingredients or flavors. Oils are also available in edible and topical forms and are great for those who prefer the non-inhalation use of cannabis.
At Options Medical Center, we are proud to carry cannabis concentrates from brands that are committed to quality. We currently stock products from the following partners.
Contact us today or visit the staff at Options Medical Center today to learn more about the various types of cannabis concentrates available at our Wheat Ridge dispensary. Whether you’re interested in trying this consumption method for medical or recreational use, we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect product for your needs.
If you haven’t tried edibles in Colorado, you’re missing out on unique varieties of flavors and experiences.
Each edible provides a different type of feeling and taste, so use your personal preferences to pick your favorite edibles in Boulder, CO!
Whether you are looking for a calm body high, an energetic and clear-headed high, or a perfect balance of the two, Stratos has a tablet option for you. Stratos THC tablets use Indica for the body and Sativa for the head, so the desired result is up to your personal taste.
Available tablet blends include Sleep, Relax, and Energy. Stratos THC tablets are known for their bioavailability and clean delivery of cannabinoids into the body. They are an excellent choice for the consumer searching for a clean alternative to smoking.
For the edible lover looking to explore new and exciting flavor options, Cheeba Chews come in a taffy or a gummy and a variety of distinctive taste options, each with their own experience. Choose between Indica, Sativa, or a blend of both depending on your desired result. These popular chews are available in an assortment of flavors.
Regardless of the flavor you choose, you will be sure to discover the reason Cheeba Chews are award-winning edibles.
Hand-crafted and bursting with flavor, Taste Buds gummies are made in small batches using specialized CO2 extracted oils. Refreshing flavor blends include blue raspberry, tropical punch, kiwi strawberry, and green apple.
Each flavor is available in Sativa or Indica, so you can match the experience you desire with the flavor you love. The company prides itself on a great tasting and high-quality product that doesn’t have a sugar coat and doesn’t leave a strange aftertaste. Taste Buds gummies are the perfect blend of mood enhancer and fruity flavor sensation.
Wana edible products provide quality and consistency in a variety of forms, flavors, and types. The most popular edibles from Wana are their sour gummies, which are available in both recreational and medicinal varieties.
Depending on the experience you desire, you can choose between Indica, Sativa or a hybrid blend. The sour gummies options are bursting with flavor, including your choice between strawberry, strawberry lemonade, watermelon, mango, exotic yuzu, blueberry, or an assortment pack. If sour isn’t your thing, Wana also offers kiwi strawberry, tangerine, or watermelon drops as well as extended-release capsules.
With a variety of edible options, EdiPure provides something for everyone. If you prefer gummies, you can choose between the classic sour berry gummies or fun tie-dye gummies, which come in black cherry, Georgia peach, strawberry lime or watermelon patch flavors.
If you’d rather spend some time on hard candy, EdiPure offers lemon or mixed flavor options. For a more decadent experience, choose specialty chocolate such as a chocolate-smothered crème-filled cookie. Peanut butter, coconut, caramel, and s’mores cookies are also available, all at a choice of recreational or medicinal levels.
A different kind of edible, Forbidden Fruit provides a flavorful experience using dehydrated fruit combined with a Colorado produced distillate. All variations are infused with a Sativa and Indica hybrid and are carefully crafted in small batches.
Available in apple cinnamon, mango, apricot, pineapple, kiwi, and papaya, enjoyment can be found in every slice. What sets these edibles apart is the effects of the vitamins and minerals naturally found in the fruit that are retained in the dehydration and infusion process. Not only will Forbidden Fruit give you the relaxing experience you crave, but it can also provide nutritional value.
Whether you crave the decadence of chocolate, the sweetness of infused fruit or the tartness of sour candy, you can find an edible just for you. Contact Options Medical Center today to find out what edibles are available.
Sneeze #3 is one of the hottest strains on the market right now. A perfectly named child of Ft. Collins Cough and Ghost OG, Sneeze comes into the world with a considerable reputation to live up to. Legalization is well underway in Colorado. Over the years local breeders not only grew into their craft, but they’ve also been able to push the envelope while creating more and more incredible cannabis strains every year. Sourced from a well-known Colorado breeder, Sneeze #3 is a perfect example of how fantastic cannabis can indeed be.
Sneeze exhibits a remarkably robust aroma of pine, backed by subtle hints of citrus, and produces an energetic, clear-headed high that’s both stimulating and enjoyable. The flower, oily and dense, trims down quite nicely after harvest to create a tight, well-formed bud. Testing as high as 35% THC, Sneeze #3 is one of the most potent strains in history. The off-the-charts potency, the rarity of the cut, and amazing flavor make Sneeze quite tricky to find around town, though some shops seem to have a better supply than others.
While some strains can undoubtedly have a calming effect, Sativa varieties of cannabis are well-known for their uplifting and energetic effects. By lending a sense of euphoria, these strains are thought to diminish worry while stimulating creativity and free-flowing thought. Many patients with depression and other mood-related symptoms report great success with Sativa strains as their carefree nature can both brighten the mood and lift the spirits. Due to their motivating nature, Sativa’s are best enjoyed from early morning to late afternoon.
For most people that are new to marijuana, the effects of Indica are often confused with the effects of cannabis in general. A potent Indica will present the typical stony, couch-lock, eat everything in the cupboard type of high that many feel represents cannabis as a whole. As Indica strains present much more of a body high, the relaxing and sedative quality of these varieties can work quite well for insomnia, chronic pain, appetite stimulation, and muscle tension.
Standing in stark contrast to Indica’s, Sativa strains bring a sense of euphoria and general well-being to the mind. Considered to be much more of a head high, these strains can offer an encouraging sense of motivation that’s helpful for making it through a long day. These varieties contain more THC and less CBD than Indica strains will, and while they won’t work quite as well for pain, they excel at boosting creativity and the imagination.
The high THC content of these varieties is not to be underestimated. Too much THC can cause anxiety, paranoia, nausea, and general dysphoria. For new smokers, even a few generous tokes are enough to turn the session unpleasant in a hurry. For the best experience, begin with small amounts and allow a bit of time to pass between each hit. Contact Options Medical Center in for with any further questions!