RiNo Supply Company stands out as one of Denver's most premier dispensaries for many reasons. From our meticulously curated selection of premium cannabis strains, edibles, and flavorful concentrates to our commitment to fair pricing, we leave no aspect unattended. However, we believe that our responsibility extends beyond providing exceptional products and service. Educating individuals about cannabis is an integral part of our journey, especially as we cater to medical marijuana patients. We take pride in empowering our customers to make informed decisions by sharing valuable knowledge about cannabis. At RiNo Supply Company, it's our passion to elevate the cannabis experience while fostering a community of well-informed individuals.
Know Your Cannabis
At RiNo Supply Company, our commitment to excellence extends to all products we offer. Every item on our menu undergoes thorough testing to verify and ensure quality, purity, and accurate terpene, potency and cannabinoid tests. Knowing and understanding your cannabis is important as it empowers our shoppers to make informed decisions while promoting responsible use and debunking misconceptions. Understanding the potential benefits, risks and proper consumption methods ensures a safe and enjoyable experience, especially for medical patients relying on cannabis as a form of treatment. We honor this trust by upholding the highest standards and empowering our guests to make informed choices on their journey towards optimal health and fulfillment.
Discover Your Cannabis Experience
The journey with cannabis is personal, varying greatly among all individuals. Everyone has unique preferences when it comes to the types of cannabis products that resonate with them. Factors such as tolerance, desired outcomes, sensitivity, and personal biochemistry influence how cannabis interacts with each person's body and mind. Whether you're a new cannabis consumer embracing the exploration of the wide variety of options available or an experienced connoisseur seeking to expand your horizons, it's important to understand your cannabis and familiarize yourself with the abundance of choices to properly navigate your unique journey and discover what works best for you.
The traditional cannabis flower consumption remains as the most popular way to enjoy cannabis. With an extensive selection of strains, our experienced and knowledgable team is here to keep you well-informed about our strain selection and offer recommendations to help you enjoy the best cannabis experience. Each strain possesses its own unique combination of characteristics such as physical appearance or "bag appeal," terpene profile and distinct experiences they can provide. Discover the best cannabis flower tailored to your appetite.
Cannabis Infused Edibles
Cannabis infused edibles offer an alternative way to consume cannabis compared to smoking or vaping. The cannabinoids are infused into the edibles during the production process, allowing for precise dosage and longer-lasting effects compared to inhalation methods. Cannabis-infused edibles provide a discreet and convenient option for those seeking the therapeutic or recreational benefits of cannabis. Medical card holders have the ability to get edibles that test with higher potencies and offer additional benefits. Familiarizing yourself with these potent offerings is crucial, especially if transitioning from recreational edibles.
Concentrates / Hash / Extracts
As the cannabis landscape evolves, cannabis concentrates are emerging as a rising star expected to eventually surpass flower in popularity. These meticulously crafted products cater to cannabis enthusiasts by delivering potent concentrations of the cannabis plant's most coveted natural compounds. Particularly for recreational customers and medical patients looking for substantial cannabinoid levels, exploring the realm of concentrates becomes superior. High in terpene retention, concentrates provide a pure, potent experience showcasing the power of the natural cannabinoids offered from this wonderful plant.
Learn More with RiNo Supply Co.
At RiNo Supply Company, we want to empower our customers to make informed decisions. To help facilitate your journey with cannabis, we aim to provide a wealth of accurate, up-to-date information. By equipping you with this knowledge, our goal is to make the exploration of cannabis feel effortless and approachable. Explore our collection of resources that will serve as your comprehensive guide and provide you with a great starting point. Should you have further questions about cannabis or our menu selection, our dedicated team is here to assist you.
Marijuana is going mainstream, and with its popularity soaring, more and more people are discovering how it can contribute to their overall wellness goals.
As a newcomer, navigating the wide world of cannabis can feel overwhelming. There's an abundance of information to absorb, from the different types of cannabis to specific strains and terms associated with marijuana. Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone; the RiNo Supply Co. team is here to guide you every step of the way.
Introducing your go-to cannabis guide for beginners which will be breaking down all the basics to help you find your footing. With this resource in hand, you’ll be ready to start shopping for cannabis in Denver and well on your way to achieving your ideal marijuana experience.
WHAT IS CANNABIS?
First, let’s cover a question that’s probably much more common than you think: exactly what is cannabis?
The term “cannabis” is generally used to refer to a genus of flowering plants belonging to the cannabaceae family. However, these plants aren’t limited to just the marijuana plant you expect to see at your local dispensary. The genus also includes hemp, which serves a wide range of purposes, including CBD products, food, textiles, and more.
When you’re talking about “cannabis” in terms of medical marijuana, it’s typically in reference to the plants that have been specifically cultivated for medicinal and recreational purposes.
HOW IS CANNABIS DIFFERENT FROM HEMP?
Understanding hemp vs. cannabis can be confusing at first, especially because the two plants seem so similar and yet completely different at the same time. One of the biggest differences between hemp plants and cannabis/marijuana plants is their chemical makeup and the specific effects they can produce.
Hemp is very low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the chemical compound that creates the feeling of being “high” associated with marijuana consumption. Certain types of hemp are farmed exclusively for CBD products and fall under completely different regulations and laws than cannabis.
Cannabis comes in a huge variety of strains, each one with varying THC and CBD (cannabidiol) content. When someone is a cannabis enthusiast, what they’re actually consuming are the flowers of the cannabis plant (also called the “cola” or “bud”). Effects vary depending on the strain, but the active ingredients in cannabis mean that you can expect more noticeable effects than you would with hemp.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF CANNABIS
There are several ways to classify cannabis, each one serving its own purpose. When you’re newly exploring marijuana, it’s very helpful to be somewhat familiar with the different approaches to categorizing cannabis types, including:
A strain is a specific varietal of cannabis that have been traditionally categorized as Indica, Hybrid or Sativa based on experience. This is a common misconception as these terms are actually determined by the bud structure of the plant and does not have to do with the actual experience it provides (even though this is how many people have been taught).
Indica plants tend to be shorter and bushier compared to sativa plants, with broader leaves and a more compact structure.
Traditional "Experience" Description: These types of strains are often preferred by consumers interested in cannabis for relaxation, stress relief, reduction of pain, and anxiety management.
Sativa plants are characterized by their tall and slender structure, with narrow leaves that are typically lighter in color than those known to be indica strains. They require more time to flower compared to indica varieties and are often grown outdoors due to their ability to withstand larger temperature variations.
Traditional "Experience" Description: These types of strains are a frequent choice of consumers that want cannabis for energy, improved mood, better focus and concentration, and even creativity.
Hybrid plants refer to a specific cultivar or variety of the Cannabis plant that is created by crossbreeding two or more different parent strains with distinct genetic backgrounds. The goal of hybridization is to combine the desirable traits of the parent strains to produce offspring with unique characteristics.
Traditional "Experience" Description: These types of strains can offer the best of both worlds, delivering balanced effects that can be balanced, indica or sativa-dominant, based in the dominant traits of their parent strains.
Cannabinoid Content: Cannabis types can also be labeled according to their unique chemical makeup, specifically the percentages of THC and CBD.
Form or consumption method: When you shop at a dispensary, you’ll see cannabis products separated into different forms, each of which can be consumed differently. Depending on your specific goals and preferences, you’ll likely find that certain forms of cannabis are better suited for you. Some examples include:
Cannabis: A genus of flowering plants that includes Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. These plants are commonly used for medicinal, recreational, and industrial purposes.
Marijuana: A term used to refer to the dried flowers, leaves, stems, and seeds of the Cannabis plant, typically containing THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and other cannabinoids.
Hemp: A variety of the Cannabis plant that contains very low levels of THC but high levels of CBD (cannabidiol). It is used for industrial purposes, such as fiber, seeds, and CBD products.
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol): The primary psychoactive compound found in cannabis responsible for producing the "high" sensation.
CBD (Cannabidiol): A non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis known for its potential therapeutic effects.
Cannabinoid: a class of naturally occurring chemical compounds found in the Cannabis plant. They also exist naturally in the human body as part of the endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoids interact with specific receptors in the body and produce a wide range of effects. Apart from THC and CBD, there are over 100 other cannabinoids identified in the Cannabis plant, each with its own unique properties and potential effects.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC): This is the primary psychoactive compound found in cannabis. THC binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and central nervous system, resulting in the "high" or euphoric sensation associated with marijuana use.
Cannabidiol (CBD): This is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that does not produce a "high" like THC. CBD has gained significant attention for its potential therapeutic properties and is used in various forms, such as CBD oil, to potentially alleviate pain, reduce anxiety, and help with various health conditions.
Cannabinol (CBN): Formed from the degradation of THC, CBN has mild psychoactive effects and may have sedative properties.
Cannabigerol (CBG): Known for its potential anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.
Cannabichromene (CBC): Shows promise in potentially relieving pain and promoting brain health.
Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV): Thought to have a different psychoactive profile than THC and may suppress appetite.
Endocannabinoid System: The "Endocannabinoid System" (ECS) is a complex biological system found in the bodies of humans and other vertebrate animals. It plays a crucial role in regulating various physiological processes and maintaining homeostasis, which is the body's internal balance. The ECS consists of three main components:
Endocannabinoids: These are endogenous (naturally occurring) cannabinoids produced by the body. The two primary endocannabinoids identified so far are anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG). Endocannabinoids are lipid-based molecules that act as signaling molecules and bind to cannabinoid receptors to initiate various physiological responses.
Cannabinoid Receptors: There are two primary types of cannabinoid receptors in the ECS: CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are primarily found in the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. CB2 receptors are mainly located in the peripheral tissues, especially in immune cells and tissues related to the immune system. These receptors interact with endocannabinoids and cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD) from external sources to activate various cellular responses.
Enzymes: Enzymes are responsible for the synthesis and degradation of endocannabinoids. The two main enzymes involved in the ECS are fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) and monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL). FAAH breaks down anandamide, and MAGL breaks down 2-AG. These enzymes regulate the levels of endocannabinoids in the body, maintaining their balance and preventing excessive signaling.
Strain: A specific variety or type of cannabis plant that exhibits distinct characteristics in terms of appearance, aroma, taste, and effects.
Cultivar: (short for "cultivated variety") refers to a specific and distinct strain or variety of the Cannabis plant that has been deliberately bred, selected, and propagated to exhibit certain desirable traits or characteristics. These traits can include unique aromas, flavors, appearance, growth patterns, cannabinoid content (such as THC and CBD levels), and overall effects.
It's worth noting that the term "strain" is often used interchangeably with "cultivar" in the cannabis context, although technically, a "strain" refers to a genetic lineage within a species, while a "cultivar" refers to a cultivated and selected variety within a species. However, in common usage, the two terms are often used interchangeably when talking about cannabis varieties.
Hybrid: A cannabis strain created by crossing two or more different strains, combining their unique characteristics.
Indica: A type of cannabis strain traditionally known for its relaxing and calming effects, often used for relaxation and sleep. These plants tend to be shorter and bushier compared to sativa plants, with broader leaves and a more compact structure.
Sativa: A type of cannabis strain traditionally known for its uplifting and energizing effects, often used during the day. These plants are characterized by their tall and slender structure, with narrow leaves that are typically lighter in color than those known to be indica strains. They require more time to flower compared to indica varieties.
Ruderalis: A lesser-known species of cannabis that is smaller and has lower THC levels than sativa and indica. It is often used in hybrid breeding.
Flower: The dried, harvested, and cured buds of the cannabis plant, which are commonly consumed through smoking or vaporization.
Buds: The dense, resinous, and trichome-covered flowers of the cannabis plant.
Trichomes: Tiny, crystal-like structures on the surface of cannabis flowers that contain cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds.
Terpenes: Aromatic compounds found in cannabis and other plants that contribute to the aroma and flavor of the strain and may also have therapeutic effects.
Dabbing: A method of consuming cannabis concentrates (wax, shatter, etc.) by vaporizing them on a heated surface and inhaling the vapor.
Edibles: Cannabis-infused food or drink products, such as gummies, brownies, and beverages.
Tincture: A liquid cannabis extract, often taken sublingually (under the tongue) for rapid absorption.
Cannabinoids: Chemical compounds found in cannabis, including THC and CBD, that interact with the body's endocannabinoid system to produce various effects.
Potency: The strength or concentration of cannabinoids, usually expressed as a percentage.
Resin: The sticky, cannabinoid-rich substance found on cannabis flowers and leaves, used to make concentrates.
Roach: The remaining end of a joint or blunt after smoking.
420: A popular term in cannabis culture, referring to April 20th, which is celebrated as a day to consume cannabis and advocate for its legalization.