Why Buying Legally is Important

Why Buying Legally is Important

Cannabis has been making headlines for years after it has been slowly legalized in multiple states. Each state can decide how retailers can obtain a license to sell and there is much stress of only buying from licensed dispensaries. There is a tight quality check for all products, internal testing, and testing guidelines to ensure your cannabis purchase has been verified for safety. In order to make sure your product is safe, there is always an extra layer of protection called the COA. It will provide full lab results of your individual product with QR codes printed on the packaging.

When buying from a dispensary, it protects you from the illicit cannabis that can come from illegal growers who may use pesticides and herbicides. The chemicals they use are toxic for the environment and thus, you are supporting harmful practices.

The more you are buying legal cannabis from licensed dispensaries, the stronger the argument for cannabis policies around the country. It is also important to buy locally due to the fact that dispensaries give you expert advice. Not to mention, you are able to choose from a larger assortment of options that can be catered to your specific needs.

Visit Organ Mountain Cannabis today! Our knowledgeable budtenders are here to assist. We are a trusted family operated dispensary here to ensure you receive the best products. 

What are Terpenes & How Do They Work

You may have heard the common words of indica, sativa, or hybrid but maybe you’ve never heard a less commonly used word: terpenes. So what exactly are they? They are chemical compounds found in plants and some animals. They are the reason as to why vegetation has different aromas, flavors, and even colors. In regards to cannabis, terpenes are the reason as to why certain strains of it taste or smell completely different from one another. 


Some common terpenes include:

Beta-caryophyllene: is a main ingredient in rosemary and can be useful in combating anxiety and depression.  

Humulene: found in ginseng and is useful in energizing. 

Limonene: citrusy that has anti-cancer and anti-anxiety properties  

Myrcene: found in mangoes; sedating effects 

Linalool: lavender aromatherapy that helps with stress

While there are over 400 terpenes, it is important to learn how cannabis strains get the aroma and flavor to produce these sativa or indica effects. As you learn more about cannabis and its several different properties, it will be beneficial to pinpoint which terpene gives you the best result. 

If you’re curious about terpenes and want to learn more about choosing the right one for you, visit Organ Mountain Cannabis today! Our friendly budtenders are here to assist you with all of your recreational cannabis needs.

How to Choose the Right Cannabis Strain

If you’re new to using cannabis, you might not be aware of the different types of strains that exist and the different benefits they offer. There are so many different flavors, effects, terpenes, and scents available and they all have different effects. It can definitely get intimidating or overwhelming. 

Some of the most common words you may have heard before could be indica, sativa, and hybrid. Sativa strains are more energizing and help you explore your creativity or expression. Indica has been known to help you fall asleep, relax, and reduce pain. Hybrid strains offer the best of both worlds and offer combinations of the two while delivering a unique experience. 

When it comes to choosing a strain, it all depends on what type of effect you’d like to have. Most of the time there is a balance of THC and CBD to determine the potency of the strain. While both have many of the same benefits, they have different bodily effects that some people like and some people dislike. For example, effects of THC can make you feel more euphoric and happy while CBD delivers more bodily effects. A strain that may be 2:1 THC to CBD may be more intense than 2:1 CBD to THC would be. 

The main focus when choosing a strain should be the experience you’re looking for. After you’ve done initial research as to what you would like to experience, you’ll want to shop around to determine which factors would be more important to you such as: price, flavor, smell, taste, etc. Choosing a strain of cannabis does not have to be as daunting as it may appear to some. With thousands of strains out there, take the initiative to do some research on your own and determine what you like best.

If you’re unsure about what you’re looking for, visit Organ Mountain Cannabis today! Our knowledgeable budtenders are here to assist. Our staff takes the time to get to know your needs, preferences and expectations so that they can offer the most beneficial recommendations.

A Guide to Cannabis Cultivation

A Guide to Cannabis Cultivation

To understand the basics of cannabis, we have to dissect the origin of the plant and how it produces cannabinoids and seeds. Cannabis is considered to be a dioecious plant– which means it can be divided into male and female plants. The female plant produces cannabinoids while male plants produce the pollen which is needed for the female plant to produce seeds. 

Both the male and female plants produce trichomes which provide therapeutic and psychoactive properties. The glandular appendages hold the cannabinoids and terpenes and then you as the consumer can determine how you will pick a strain post cultivation. 

The three species consist of C. sativa, C.ruderalis, and C.indica and their differences are essential to understanding the cultivation cycle. Each has their own cycles that exist within three main stages: germination, vegetation, and flowering. Their growth cycles depend on the amount of light and duration of sunlight, which could take place over 10 to 26 months. 

When cultivating cannabis, it works well to both grow it outdoors, a greenhouse, as well as inside. It is known to be an experience that requires a lot of trial and error due to keeping the plant healthy from seed to harvesting. Some issues that can arise are if you cultivate too early, there may be issues of overexposure to light, oxygen, or heat that may break off the plant if the conditions are too extreme. 

At Organ Mountain, we take great pride in our cultivation process. Over a series of trial and error, we have perfected our strains and produced a variety of great cannabis products. To learn more about Organ Mountain’s cannabis products visit our dispensary location today!