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Information & Education - Caroline's Cannabis

Cannabis Dispensary located near MA

Welcome Enthusiasts!

Caroline’s Cannabis is a proud supporter of the marijuana movement. We believe responsible adults should have a choice not only for medicine but also for recreation. We need to change the negative social views towards cannabis users.


There are lots of ways to find your vibe!!! Getting more familiar with how certain cannabinoids and terpene profiles affect you, will help you find the right strain for your needs. Consider keeping a cannabis journal to record your experiences.


Please educate before you recreate, and always consume responsibly.

Download our consumer education pamphlet here: (en) (es)


  • SATIVA strains are typically cerebral in effect, with uplifting, creative, and motivating characteristics, and are best used during the daytime.
  • HYBRID strains are a balance between Sativa and Indica strains, and are known for relaxing, balanced, and blissful effects. Most strains you will encounter are in fact hybrids that can be characterized as either sativa-dominant or indica- dominant.
  • INDICA strains are known for relaxing the body and mind, and typically used at night for sleep-enhancing properties.
Caroline’s Cannabis Strains Venn Diagram
Caroline’s Cannabis Dosage and Duration Graphic

Dosing and Duration

Proper dosing of cannabis will vary by consumer. Consumers with limited cannabis experience should begin with no more than 5mg of THC per serving and adhere to these general consumption guidelines before consuming more.


Everyone has different experiences using cannabis. There are a number of factors that impact the effect you feel including:

  • Dosage (amount used)
  • Strain or type of cannabis
  • Environment/setting
  • Method of use
  • Mood or mindset
  • Experience/History of cannabis use
  • Onset of effects: 90 seconds
  • Peak Effects: 15-30 seconds
  • Duration of Effects: 2-3 hours
  • Onset of effects: 90 minutes
  • Peak Effects: 2-6 hours
  • Duration of Effects: 4-12 hours

What are


Mature cannabis plants contain several different organic chemical compounds called cannabinoids, which interact with the endocannabinoid system in our bodies to create a variety of effects. Each strain of cannabis has a different cannabinoid profile. Although cannabis contains multiple cannabinoids, the two most well-known are cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). And while these two cannabinoids work together in a powerful synergy, they also offer very different medicinal benefits.
For more information about cannabinoids, check out this article.
THC is the cannabinoid in cannabis typically attributed to the plant’s psychoactive effects. THC has been reported, as widely used for pain management and relieving discomfort thanks to its natural anti-inflammatory action, and may also help manage nausea, appetite stimulation, and more.
CBD is second most well-known cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp plants. It has gained attention for its medicinal benefits but provides little to no intoxicating high.
1:1 Products, combine the benefits of THC and CBD while tempering the psychoactive effects of a typical THC product. Many people find this useful if they don’t want a strong high while retaining the therapeutic benefits of both.
Caroline’s Cannabis Cannabinoids Wheel Chart
There are more than 100 cannabinoids found in marijuana, all with unique therapeutic benefits.
At Caroline’s we are very excited about the further potential health and wellness benefits that will result from cannabis federalization and research. As more research is done, we’re gaining a better understanding of how marijuana works for different ailments. We’ll be sure to keep you in the loop as new research and information becomes available. Any information provided by Caroline’s Cannabis and its staff or representatives should not be considered medical advice. Caroline’s Cannabis is a recreational marijuana establishment ONLY and does not provide medical advice. All medical questions should always be directed to your physician.
Caroline’s Cannabis Terpenes Flavinoids Cannabinoids Tree Chart

Hemp vs Marijuana

Caroline’s Cannabis Flowering Marijuana Plants

Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis, but hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the Cannabis Sativa species. The difference between the two lies in the chemical profile of each plant. To be classified as hemp, the plant needs to have less than 0.3% THC (by dried weight), while anything over 0.3% THC is classified as marijuana. CBD can be derived from both hemp and marijuana plants.


Although they’re different varieties of the same plant, hemp and marijuana have different uses, and different amounts of CBD or THC. Hemp has provided many types of fiber, food uses, oil, and biofuel for many years. Hemp can even be used to produce plastics. Due to the lack of THC in any meaningful amount, hemp plants are legal throughout most of the world. Nobody is getting high off hemp, so government regulators have started to loosen restrictions on the plant in recent years. For this reason, most of the CBD products available on the market are made from hemp plants instead of marijuana. Marijuana has provided recreational use for thousands of years and is also associated with potential benefits for a variety of health conditions, which is why it has been adopted by various states in medical cannabis programs.

The major similarity when growing hemp and marijuana is when growing for the cannabinoids. In hemp’s case, farmers grow for the CBD and other minor cannabinoids, but legally require less than 0.3% of the cannabinoid THC. As for marijuana, unless growing for a particular ratio of THC: CBD, growers want the highest concentrations of THC and CBD possible. Because these production schemes desire high concentrations of cannabinoids found in the floral material; the current growing conditions are similar. Just like a marijuana grower, a hemp farmer growing for high concentrations of CBD would want to remove the male plants from the field or facility before pollination. This allows for less seed and higher concentrations of phytocannabinoids in each plant. Under this growing condition, hemp grown for phytocannabinoids like CBD commonly resembles marijuana production patterns.
Caroline’s Cannabis Outdoor Hemp Farm
Caroline’s Cannabis Cannabis Farmer
Because of the different uses for hemp and marijuana, their method of cultivation can differ. Marijuana requires careful cultivation. Growers breed marijuana to optimize certain characteristics in the budding flowers of the female plants. This requires that growers put a lot of time and energy into cultivating exactly what they want. Correct growing conditions, which include things like light, humidity, and temperature, are necessary to yield the results they are looking for when growing marijuana. The atmosphere must be highly controlled. By contrast, industrial fiber and grain hemp do not require much care or attention. The idea is to maximize the size and yield, and that’s it. As such, growers can cultivate grain and fiber hemp outdoors, giving it lots of space to flourish. Hemp can also thrive in versatile growing conditions and restore contaminated soil, which means that growers can repeatedly reuse the soil with minimal amendments.
Cannabis is one of humanity’s oldest cultivated crops. Cannabis agriculture is a complex but rewarding process. One that takes insightful understanding to achieve successful results. For this reason, certain states have passed legislation for recreational and/or medical marijuana, as well as the legal production of industrial hemp.

Marijuana Legalization by State

This information is provided for educational purposes only and not as legal advice or opinion.

For a deeper div into the world of cannabis, check out these links!

Channel 4 news teamed up with COAST Cannabis and Dr. Benjamin Caplan to run through all the science behind the minor cannabinoid, THCV.
Looking for a natural boost of energy? Look no further, check out the research Dr. Caplan has been conducting and his results here!