Want to learn more about fine cannabis products we stock at Gramsterdam? Our budtenders are always happy to chit-chat about their favourite flowers, but if you want to get to know the basics before you buy online, we’ve got some info to help you better understand the product descriptions.


THC is the primary cannabinoid responsible for the psychoactive effects associated with cannabis. The amount of THC in a product can vary widely based on the method of consumption and the strain at the source of that product. The high that is produced is often enhanced by the “entourage effect” which is a combination of multiple cannabinoids in conjunction with various terpenes and individual body chemistry.

Total THC is typically displayed as a percentage of total weight and is used to predict the potential potency that the product may have when consumed.


CBD is the second most prevalent cannabinoid and is primarily produced by hemp plants and at lower amounts in cannabis. CBD has soared in popularity due to its non-psychoactive effects. Most users seek CBD for its medicinal properties since it was the first cannabinoid to be approved by the FDA. Its healing properties include an ability to help you relax, reduce irritability and ease restlessness.

CBD content, also known as potency, is expressed as a percentage of milligrams per gram in cannabis.


Terpenes are the aromatic compounds of cannabis. The terpene profile determines what smell, taste, and flavour a given cultivar will offer. Recent research has begun to suggest that terpenes can even impact the type of “high” or you feel. Some terpenes, such as myrcene and linalool, may have calming properties, whereas limonene and terpinolene, for example, may have uplifting properties.

More brands are beginning to label their products with terpene percentages that contribute to the potency.

Come into the store and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in picking a product and answering any questions you may have.


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