Cannabis 101 Questions
A cannabis strain is a specific breed of the cannabis plant. Strains are created when two different types of cannabis (often called parent strains) are bred together to create a new strain with similar properties to both of the parent strains. Some strains are widely known and revered, while others are derived from special breeding projects and are only available at certain dispensaries. At High Level Health, we breed many of the strains we sell ourselves, meaning that they are available exclusively at High Level Health. Check out our Strain Catalogue to learn more about our strains!
Simply put, Sativa strains are those that make you feel uplifted and energized, Indica strains are those that make you feel relaxed and sleepy, and Hybrid strains fall in between the two.
Concentrates are a highly concentrated form of cannabis. They are often the consistency of wax, butter, or sugar and are made up of extracted cannabinoids (like THC) and terpenes. Most concentrates are made by running some form of gas (like CO2, Butane, or Propane) over the dried or frozen cannabis plants in order to collect all of the cannabinoids and terpenes. The end product is often yellow or brownish in color, smells similar to the strain/s it was extracted from, and much stronger than the original cannabis flower it was made from.
Our vape cartridges are made with distillate and added botanical terpenes. The source of the terpenes depends on the type of cartridge you purchase. Check out our Top Quality Products page to learn more!
Edibles are food products that have had THC and/or other cannabinoids added to them. Edibles can affect individuals differently, so it is important to always start low and go slow with edibles. Because edibles are digested instead of inhaled, they provide a different type of high than flower or concentrates. To learn more about edibles, check out our article “A Guide To Cannabis Edibles - How Much Should You Eat?”
Terpenes are organic compounds found in most plants, including cannabis. They are aromatic oils that lend cannabis strains their unique smells and flavors. Individual terpenes often come with unique effects and research is starting to show that terpenes may be the source of Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid effects found in different strains.
The main difference between medical and recreational cannabis is the tax charged on the sale. Recreational taxes are much higher than medical taxes. Another difference is that they do not have the same strength caps for medical edibles, meaning that medical edibles can contain more than 100mg of THC per package. Medical purchase limits are larger than recreational. Medical patients can purchase more cannabis per transaction and they are allowed to carry more cannabis at any given time than a recreational user. In our dispensaries, we grow the recreational and medical plants in the exact same way. We also make our recreational and medical concentrate in the exact same way. We even carry many of the same companies!
Vertical integration is when a company performs multiple stages of product production that are usually performed by more than one company. At High Level Health, we offer flower, concentrates, and vaporizers that are vertically integrated products, meaning that we grow the flower, process it into concentrates and vaporizers, package it, and sell it in our own stores. This seed to sale approach allows us to make sure that customer satisfaction and health are integrated into each step.
The most common place that people use cannabis in Colorado is in their private residence. It is illegal to consume cannabis in public, including at concerts, in State/Federal parks, and at sporting events. There are a few cannabis lounges and cannabis friendly hotels in and around Denver. Check out our article “Can You Legally Smoke Marijuana In Public In Colorado” to learn more!
In order to make a recreational purchase from any of our Colorado locations, you must have a valid Government issued ID showing that you are 21 years of age or older. We have the right to refuse any ID.
Forms of ID we accept -
- State Issued IDs and Driver Licences (has to be from the USA)
- Passport Books (all Nations) and Cards (USA Only)
- Federally Recognized Tribal Identification Cards
- Military IDs (USA only)
- Temporary IDs with a second voided accepted form of ID to compare it to
Forms of ID we do not accept -
- ID cards and Drivers Licences issued from a foreign government
- Expired or voided IDs
- Temporary IDs without a voided ID
- Geen Cards
- Student IDs or Bus Passes
- Broken, damaged, punctured, or illegible IDs
Recreational customers are allowed to purchase and possess up to an ounce of cannabis flower (28 grams), or 8 grams of concentrates, or 800mg of Edibles, or a combination thereof. Flower, edible, and concentrate equivalencies can get a bit tricky, so make sure to ask your budtender! Don’t worry, we will never let you walk out of one of our stores with more cannabis than you are legally allowed to purchase. You are welcome to come in as many times as you would like in a day, as long as you do not purchase more than your daily limit. If you have already purchased an ounce that day you are not allowed to make any further purchases. In accordance with Colorado law, as a recreational user you are not allowed to have more than one ounce at any given time. Have more than one ounce can result in legal charges and fines.
For recreational customers, the strength cap is 100mg of THC for each edible package. Keep in mind that a 100mg THC edible is intended to be 10 servings. One serving contains 10mg of THC, and that is even too much for some people. Remember to start low and go slow! For medical patients, there is not a strength cap for edibles. We often carry medical edibles that have 1000mg of THC per package. Check out our “Guide to Cannabis Edibles” to learn more!
No, we can only accept valid Colorado issued medical marijuana cards at our Colorado locations.
Due to recent changes in legislation, we no longer sign over medical patients. Every medical customer now receives member pricing. We do have a loyalty program for medical patients, along with email and text blasts that go out regularly.
In accordance with Colorado and local laws, dispensaries are only allowed to be open during certain time frames. For our Denver locations, this time frame is from 8am to 10pm. This means that we cannot legally make a sale before the clock strikes 8am or after the clock hits 10pm. Each county in Colorado sets its own timeframe, so it will differ from town to town.
No, decriminalization is not the same thing as legalization. Psychedelic mushrooms are still illegal and cannot be purchased anywhere in Colorado. We do not and will not sell psychedelic mushrooms at any of our locations.
Our cannabis is only legal in the State where it is purchased and cannot cross State lines in any way, shape, or form, including but not limited to flying, shipping, and driving. Under no circumstances should our products leave the state they were purchased in because they all contain THC.
No, only those who are over the age of 21 and/or have a valid Colorado medical card can be inside our stores. This also applies to our waiting rooms.
No, we do not sell MoonRocks at any of our locations. We do sell top shelf flower and in-house concentrates that can easily be combined for the same effect. Our flower tests very high and in some cases high enough to compete with Moon Rocks on its own.
We grow a variety of strains, many of which we bread ourselves. Picking just one of those strains is near impossible for most and everyone has their own personal taste in cannabis. Some of our most awarded strains are Papa Smurph, Bio-Star, GG #4, and Platinum Valley. Click on the strain name to see the awards it has won and to learn more about it!
We regularly run specials on a variety of products and host Vendor Highlights so that you can learn more about the companies that we carry. Ask your budtender about our price breaks on flower, joints, and our concentrates. The more you buy the more you save! You can also find Daily Deals on our Lincoln and Colfax Weedmaps pages. These deals can be used at any of our Colorado locations.
No, all of the products that we carry are required by law to contain THC. CBD only products can be purchased at a variety of stores that are not dispensaries, including Native Roots Wellness, just down the street from our Market Location.