Ask a Budtender: How Do New Yorkers and Midwesterners Talk about Weed?

Every region has its nicknames for cannabis. As a budtender at Alternative Herbal Health Services in Los Angeles, Toula P. has noticed the differences in how people from all over the country talk about weed. New Yorkers say "gas," for instance while Midwesterners say "fire." And that's not the only word game at play. To her family back home, Toula jokes that as a budtender she's basically a "florist" — a purveyor of specialty flowers. Gas, fire, grass, whatever you call it, she's got it. 

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By now you may have heard about the cannabis plant's most well-known compounds, THC and CBD, however, there's more to marijuana than just its cannabinoids. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that give plants their flavor and aroma. Found in cannabis and other plants, terpenes have their own therapeutic effects, such as anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, and anti-depressive properties.

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