Consumer Education


Welcome to the BestBüds Consumer Education page! Here, our mission is to empower you with the knowledge you need to navigate the world of cannabis with confidence and make informed choices about your cannabis experience. Whether you are new to cannabis or a seasoned enthusiast, we believe everyone can benefit from learning more about this versatile plant and its potential benefits.

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What are the three types of cannabis strains?

Indica, Sativa, & Hybrids.

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Know Your Cannabis Strains

It’s important to remember that individual experiences may vary based on a strain’s unique cannabinoid and terpenoid profile.

  • Indicas are known for their physically relaxing effects and are often recommended for nighttime use or to relieve physical pain and insomnia.
  • Sativas tend to provide more mentally stimulating, uplifting, and creative effects, making them an ideal choice for daytime use.
  • Hybrids, as the name suggests, offer a balance of Sativa and Indica’s characteristics.

Choose Your Method

Cannabis can be consumed in many ways, and the method you choose can influence the effects you experience. Our staff at our adult-use dispensary will help you understand the differences between these methods:

  • Flower: This is the most traditional method of consuming cannabis— either smoked or vaporized.
  • Concentrates: These are potent cannabis extracts like wax, shatter, and oil. They can be vaporized or dabbed.
  • Edibles: Cannabis-infused food and drinks offer a smoke-free option with longer-lasting effects.
  • Topicals: Cannabis-infused creams, lotions, and oils can be applied directly to the skin.
  • Tinctures: These are alcohol-based cannabis extracts that can be placed under the tongue or added to food or drink.
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Responsible Cannabis Consumption

At our BestBüds dispensary, we endorse responsible cannabis use. We advise starting with a small amount, especially if you’re new to cannabis, and gradually increase as you become comfortable with the effects. Always listen to your body and mind, aim for moderation, and don’t drive or operate machinery under the influence.

CBD can be helpful if you experience uncomfortable psychoactive effects from THC. Just like cannabis, alcohol, or any other psychoactive substances, it’s important to understand how it affects your individual body chemistry.

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are compounds that give plants their unique scents. They can be found in everyday plants including fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. They may also amplify the beneficial effects of cannabis.

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Terpene: Bisabolo

Bisabolol, commonly produced by the chamomile flower is known for its light, sweet, and floral aroma. Often found in teas for a calming effect, it also boasts potential anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic properties.

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Terpene: Borneol

Borneol is a terpene in cannabis known to be used in traditional Chinese medicine since the 1600’s. While it is known to help alleviate pain and inflammation, borneol may also support digestive issues, improve circulation, and decrease stress and anxiety.

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Terpene: Caryophyllene

Caryophyllene is a spicy, peppery terpene found in many different edible plants. It is found in the spices black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon; and in the herbs oregano, basil, hops, and rosemary.

The only terpene known to also act as a cannabinoid, meaning it can activate the endocannabinoid system to provide anti-inflammatory effects.

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Terpene: Fenchol

Fenchol has an earthy aroma of lemon-lime and pine that will remind you of any time you have sprinkled fresh basil into a pot of tomato sauce. It has shown therapeutic benefits for antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antioxidant effects.

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Terpene: Humulene

Humulene has an earthy, woody, and spicy essence and is commonly found in cannabis as well as hops. Research has shown it to be an effective anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetitive suppressant.

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Terpene: Huckleberry

Fruity flavors are often a blend of terpene profiles. For example, Huckleberry (similar to Blueberry) is known to contain humulene, caryophyllene, myrcene and linalool. These individual terpene profiles have various effects most commonly known to improve mood and reduce inflammation

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Terpene: Limonene

Limonene — specifically D-Limonene — is a naturally occurring terpene found in the rind of citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes.

Limonene is the second most abundant terpene profile found in the cannabis plant. It is a citrusy smell that is known to improve mood and reduce stress.

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Terpene: Linalool

Linalool is a well known terpene most abundant in the lavender plant. It is known for its calming effect and has been used for centuries as a sleep aid.

Linalool is a naturally occurring terpene found in many flowers and spices.  It has a complex yet delicate floral aroma reminiscent of spring flowers, but with spicy overtones.

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Terpene: Menthol

Menthol is a well-known terpene for its minty scent and cooling sensation. It is commonly used to relieve throat irritation and body aches and pains due to its ability to trigger cold receptors in the skin.

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Terpene: Myrcene

Myrcene is the most common terpene found in the cannabis plant and can also found in everyday foods like mango. It is known to provide sedating, relaxing and body high effects given its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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Terpene: Ocimene

Known for its woodsy aroma with notes of floral and hints of citrus. It is commonly found in mint, parsley and basil and is known to provide antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and decongestant effects.

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Terpene: Pinene

Pinene is an aromatic terpene found in cannabis. It may support improved short-term memory retention and stimulate creative inspiration. 

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Terpene: Terpinolene

Terpinolene is recognizable for its woody aroma along with citrus and floral notes. It occurs naturally in sage, lilac, tea tree and apples trees. It is known to be antifungal, antibacterial and most commonly used for its sedative effects.

Understanding New Jersey's Adult-Use Cannabis Laws

In New Jersey, we’re part of a transformative time in history as the adult use of cannabis has been legalized. But, it’s important to remember that certain regulations and restrictions govern this legislation. As responsible members of the cannabis community, we’re here to guide you through what you need to know about New Jersey’s adult-use cannabis laws.

Who Can Use Cannabis in New Jersey?

Scoring a significant victory for cannabis reform advocates, New Jersey now legally allows adults aged 21 and over to consume cannabis for recreational use. Please note – you’ll be required to show a valid form of identification to confirm your age when purchasing cannabis products.

How Much Cannabis Can You Possess in NJ?

In New Jersey, adults age 21 and older are legally allowed to possess up to six ounces of cannabis. However, it’s essential to note that any quantity beyond this can lead to legal repercussions.

Where Can You Consume Cannabis?

Cannabis can be consumed in the privacy of your own home. Public consumption, including areas like parks, sidewalks, or while driving, remains illegal. It’s important always to consume responsibly and respect the rules of any private establishment and the comfort of those around you.

What About Driving?

Simply put, driving under the influence of cannabis remains illegal, just as it is with alcohol. Always prioritize safety – for yourself and others on the roads.

Where Can You Purchase Cannabis?

You can purchase your cannabis products from licensed dispensaries.

Cannabis Sales Limitations per Transaction

Dispensaries are authorized to sell a maximum amount that is equivalent to:

  • 28.35 grams or 1 ounce of usable cannabis

This could be broken down into the following forms:

  • 28.35 grams (1 ounce) of dried flower.
  • 4 grams of durable cannabis concentrates or resin, which also can be equivalent to 4 grams of concentrate in a liquid format (solution in milliliters).
  • 4 grams of formulations for vaporization (oil).
  • 1000 mg dispensation of various ingestible cannabis-infused products (equivalent to 10 packages of 100mg each), including edibles like gummies.

Buyers can also combine different products in their purchases. For instance, an individual might opt for:

  • 1/2 ounce of dried flower combined with 2 grams of concentrate, or
  • 5 packages of gummies and 1/2 ounce of dried flower.

Remember: while the state of New Jersey has legalized adult-use cannabis, federal law still considers cannabis illegal. This dichotomy can sometimes lead to complex legal situations.

At BestBüds, we’re committed to creating an environment where you can safely and confidently enjoy the benefits of cannabis while understanding its use within the legal boundaries. We’re always here to guide you through your cannabis journey in complete compliance with New Jersey law.

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Note: The information provided in this consumer education section is subject to change and is only accurate as of the date of publication. Be sure to check the most recent laws and guidelines pertaining to CBD and cannabis in New Jersey.

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