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Medical Cannabis 101



You’re going to love this lesson.
Medical cannabis is complex, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Getting the experience you want begins with knowing how medical cannabis works—and it’s not just strains and formats, either. Insa offers premium medical cannabis in a variety of formats and functions to help wind you up, calm you down, and ease your ailments.

The low down on the high

Medical cannabis contains a variety of powerful compounds, which interact with your endocannabinoid system (ECS) to produce a broad range of effects. The two most important are terpenes and cannabinoids, which work together (in what’s called the entourage effect) to affect the ECS.


The real magic makers

Terpenes are aromatic oils that give medical cannabis its taste and smell, as well as contributing to its therapeutic and medicinal effect. You’ll recognize many of them not by their name, but by the other places you’ve found them—in the items you use every day. You can explore some of the most common below.


Not as hard as it sounds
Put plainly, a medical marijuana “strain” or “cultivar” is a variety with its own unique characteristics—often due to the unique mix of cannabinoids and terpenes they contain. Some produce balanced effects, while others lean in one direction.