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Cannabis Flower

If you’ve ever consumed cannabis, it was probably in the form of flower.

The easiest and most accessible way for most people to access cannabis relief, cannabis flower is a classic for a reason. Here’s what you need to know about making cannabis flower work for your wellness needs.

What is cannabis flower?

Also referred to as “bud,” cannabis flower is the dried buds of the flowering female cannabis plant. Harvested, dried, and cured, cannabis flower can be enjoyed as is, or processed to create concentrates, tinctures, edibles, and vapeable products. It’s the raw material used to build all your cannabis favorites, and the granddaddy of all cannabis.

What types of cannabis flower are there?

Not all cannabis flower is created equal. With three main categories of flower to explore—indica, sativa, and hybrid—and endless variations in each group, there’s a whole wide world of cannabis goodness waiting for you.

Whatever your preference, Rootdown is proud to stock an impressive array of cannabis flower on our shelves. Here are the terms to know as you begin your cannabis flower journey:


Relaxing and sedating, indica strains are often used to treat medical conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, and any inflammation or bodily discomfort that may ail you. Turn to indicas when you’re looking to breathe deep, enjoy a night of deep sleep, and effectively soothe aches and pains.


Energizing and uplifting, sativa strains are often said to inspire creativity and focus, making them the perfect daytime strain for bringing a little spring to your step. Used to treat stress, feeling overwhelmed, and the general blahs and blues, sativa strains are here to boost your energy levels and support your mood.


Offering the best of both worlds, hybrid strains balance the calming, full-body relaxation effects of an indica with a sativa’s energized uplift. Suitable for either daytime or nighttime use, hybrid cannabis flower is a perfectly balanced indulgence that can offer a more individualized, bespoke consumption experience.

The unsung heroes of the cannabis world, terpenes have a major impact on the taste, smell, and sensation each strain creates. While there are literally hundreds of terpenes, here are some big names to look out for:

  • Limonene: citrusy and energetic
  • Myrcene: relaxing and herbaceous 
  • Caryophyllene: soothing and spicy
  • Linalool: soothing lavender aromas
  • Pinene: a calming pine forest scent  
  • Humulen: antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
  • Camphene: antibacterial pain relief
  • Borneol: reduces stress and anxiety
  • Valencene: increases alertness 
  • Geraniol: a soothing lemon gelato aroma 
  • Terpineol: fruity, tasty pain reduction
  • Eucalyptol: a minty aroma that eases discomfort

The World of Terpenes

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Ways To Consume Cannabis Flower

Now that you’ve got your cannabis flower, how should you consume it? Here are three budtender approved methods:


Widely available in every shape, color, and size, it’s easy to consume cannabis flower with a pipe. Simply fill your bowl, light your flower, cover the carb, and inhale.


Still somewhat of a niche product, flower vapes allow you to vaporize the active compounds in your cannabis flower without using direct heat for a smoke-free consumption experience.


Rolled one at a time by you or a friend, custom joints allow you to get hands-on with your smoking experience without the need for any equipment beyond your paper of choice.


Perhaps the easiest way to consume cannabis flower, pre-rolled joints offer convenience and on the go ease of consumption.

Blunts and Cannagars

A luxuriously supersized take on the pre-roll, blunts and cannagars are generously filled joints intended for high-impact social smoking with cannabis loving friends.



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