All You Wanted to Know And More
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CannaCo is pleased to accept cash and credit cards for purchases. For your convenience, an ATM is also available on site.
What is the Difference between Medical and Recreational Marijuana?
The main difference between medical and recreational marijuana is two fold. One is the dose - medical patients can buy larger dose per package (e.g 100mg recreational edible vs 400mg medical edible). The other difference is the tax rate - recreational marijuana is taxed at a higher rate than medical. Many of the same products are available under both classifications.
The first mention of marijuana historically comes from a book written by pharmacologist and Emperor Shen Neng of China. In 2737 BC, he wrote about how cannabis could be used to treat constipation, gout, malaria and poor memory.
Cannabis began spreading through South Asia between 1000 BC and 2000 BC. During this time, the drug was used in India and was described in an ancient Sanskrit Vedic poem as one of the “herbs… which release us from anxiety.”
Nowadays, many doctors are prescribing medical marijuana for a variety of conditions. These include pain, nausea, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, mental health conditions and more.
As marijuana’s medical benefits slowly became clear, people also started noticing the drug’s euphoric effects.
In 430 BCE, there are reports of the Scythians—a nomadic tribe—using cannabis both spiritually and recreationally. The drug’s psychoactive effects may be what led these people to inhale cannabis during funerals.
The 12th-century anthology 1,001 Nights proves that the Arabs were aware of the drug’s intoxicating and arousing effects. Hashish smoking became very popular in the Middle East during this time.
In 1843, Théophile Gautier founded The Hashish Club (Club des Hashishins). The group met monthly for drug-induced experiences, mostly with hashish.
Americans were introduced to the idea of using cannabis recreationally after 1910. An influx of Spanish-speaking immigrants brought the drug to America. Shortly after, in 1937, cannabis use was deemed a crime under the Marijuana Tax Act.
Today, recreational marijuana use is mainstream across North America. A 2017 poll found that 52% of Americans over 18 had tried cannabis. Moreover, 44% of those people still use the drug today.
What are the Marijuana Laws?
Laws surrounding medical and recreational marijuana are different across the world. But medical marijuana tends to be more legal and more accepted globally, while recreational cannabis is often illegal.
Some countries and states view marijuana as a hard drug and make it illegal even for medical purposes.
Laws are being amended as more research is becoming available about marijuana’s therapeutic benefits. For this reason, it can be difficult to keep track of which states allow recreational cannabis.
In the U.S., people can use cannabis with a prescription or medical card in 29 states as well as the territories of Guam and Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
The drug is legal recreationally in eight states: Maine, Massachusetts, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Alaska and California.
Although laws vary, to get a prescription and be served at a medical dispensary, you need to be over 18. In some instances, patients under 18 can apply for a medical card. Recreational dispensaries will generally serve anyone over age 21.
What is the difference between THC and CBD Content?
One of the main differences between recreational and medical cannabis tends to be the amount of THC and CBD.
THC is the psychoactive ingredient that gets you high and imparts euphoric effects. For this reason, cannabis strains bought for recreational use tend to have more of this cannabinoid.
In fact, one study showed that marijuana’s THC content has significantly risen over time as the habit becomes more popular. Recreational users often want the most high for the least money, and this has contributed to why marijuana has been bred to be stronger.
CBD is another compound in marijuana with many medical benefits. Unlike THC, CBD does not have psychoactive effects. It also may help counteract THC’s negative side effects such as anxiety or paranoia.
Because of CBD’s benefits, and the fact that it’s non-psychoactive, medical marijuana strains tend to be higher in CBD. High CBD strains that do not get the user high include Charlotte’s Web and Avidekel.
Doctors may prescribe strains that are high in CBD to treat schizophrenia, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and more.
Anyone over the age of 21, whether in or out of state, presenting a government issued picture ID can purchase recreational marijuana in Colorado.
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CannaCo always takes care of our veterans. We offer a 10% across the board discount on any purchase.
Are you open on New Year's Day ?
CannaCo is open every day 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, with the exception of Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays on which we operate a reduced schedule.
So where can I get a $100 ounce of flower?
Cannaco has 99.00 ounces everyday!
How much can you purchase at one time?
Regarding the legal limits, here's a breakdown. Anyone over the age of 21, in or out of state residents, can purchase recreational marijuana products, only in person at our store. No shipping on marijuana products is allowed. The maximum purchase amount is 1 ounce of flower per transaction per day or 8 grams (1/4 ounce) THC contained in edibles/concentrates or combination thereof. You can mix or match concentrates, edibles and flower. The combination of items is pro-rated to calculate the maximum.