Does Weed Have Calories?


Do THC Products From Strains Dispensary Contain Calories?

Great question. The answer depends on your preferred method of weed consumption. Anything that you eat or drink contains calories. This includes any THC-infused foods or beverages that you purchase and enjoy. Conveniently, our ready-made edible THC products include a nutrition label that you can consult for exact information. Additionally, our knowledgeable budtenders are also here to break down health benefits, calorie counts, and nutritional information related to any product that you may be interested in!

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Smoking or vaping weed, on the contrary, doesn’t add enough calories to your diet to logically consider or count (1 or less according to some sources). At the same time, there’s evidence to suggest that smoking weed increases your metabolism–helping you to burn more calories when your body is at rest. 

Curiously enough, a sufficient portion of the scientific community is curious about the energetic value of the plant. Preliminary studies based on hemp structure pinpointing pure marijuana calories show that raw cannabis itself probably contains about two calories for every gram. That’s about 203 calories for every 100 grams of weed that you eat or drink. This doesn’t include the calories that other ingredients in THC edibles or drinks may contain. 

Understanding The Science Behind The Munchies

Some view weed’s natural ability to increase the hunger hormone ghrelin as a marijuana health benefit–especially in people who struggle with a low appetite for any number of reasons. This famous hunger-stimulating effect was coined long ago as what many THC veterans refer to as the munchies. 

The munchies are the culmination of the increased ghrelin and dopamine production that THC prompts, making you hungrier and then happier upon eating. This can lead to overeating which, if sustained over time, can cause weight gain. 

As always, Strains Dispensary advocates for marijuana safety and using the plant responsibly. It’s best to monitor your calorie intake to ensure you’re nourishing your body properly as often as possible, especially when you smoke or eat weed.


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Don’t hesitate to contact us with any THC nutritional concerns or questions. Our convenient location near Riverside is passionate about marijuana education. With regular product specials for the tastiest edible THC products and the most delicious alternatives, we strive to serve each of our surrounding communities!

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Liquid Vs. Solid Edibles

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Understanding The Benefits of Liquid vs. Solid Edibles With Strains Dispensary

Both cannabis drinks and solid edibles make great gifts, provide unique and scrumptious flavors, and can have you creating core memories with friends and family for years to come. Continue reading to learn some of the coolest benefits of liquid vs. solid edibles with Strains Dispensary in Perris!

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Benefits of Liquid Edibles and THC Beverages

  1. THC beverages have the added benefit of blending in. Whether you’re at a friend’s house party or you’re responsibly day drinking in public–you can raise a toast and enjoy cannabis subtly. 
  2. There’s more to love when it comes to THC beverages in comparison to gummies or baked goods–simply because it takes a bit longer to savor a 12oz can of THC goodness than it does to pop back a THC gummy. 
  3. You’re looking at a quicker effect with liquid edibles. This is so because you’re ingesting the drink’s properties via saliva, expediting noticeable effects by as much as half an hour. Eating edibles is a process–they must be fully digested before their effects take full force. 
  4. If you’re a newbie, you don’t have to worry about perfecting rolling, smoking, or bong-hitting techniques. You simply have to sip. 

Benefits of Solid Edibles 

  1. If you don’t enjoy the taste or the smell of THC products, solid edibles can be consumed quickly to avoid exposure to smoke, a strong smell, or that characteristic earthy flavor any longer than necessary. THC drinks typically require more of a commitment to their flavor.
  2. If you love a slow smokeless burn, solid edibles take quite some time to digest (up to two hours) and typically last a bit longer than drinks.
  3. While solid edibles are still newbie-friendly, they tend to be quite strong. Therefore, if you’re a THC veteran who’s into simplified and minimalist cannabis consumption: edibles are totally for you! 
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In need of more guidance when it comes to THC edibles vs. THC drinks? Don’t wait to get in touch with our specialists today at our easy-to-reach Strains Dispensary in Perris, CA! Check for our regularly occurring THC product specials!

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How Long Does a Weed High Last?

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Learn How Long a Weed High Lasts With Strains Dispensary

It’s safe to say that the high you experience from smoking weed typically lasts in the vicinity of 1-4 hours. That being said–a cautious and curious approach to consuming THC products is probably the best way to enjoy it. Through curiosity and caution, you’ll find that cannabis isn’t a plant that produces a uniform response in all people. Weed is highly personal, interacting with different body chemistries in different ways. Keep reading to learn more about how and why weed highs can vary drastically from individual to individual.

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Main Factors in Predicting The Length and Intensity of a Weed High

When you’re trying to gauge how long your high might last, keep in mind the following parameters that can dictate how you respond to any given THC product:
  • The variant of weed that you’re smoking (sative, indica, or hybrid–some affect you more or less so)
  • Your biochemistry (metabolic rate, general THC tolerance, weight, etc..)
  • The medium of THC you’re consuming (flower, hash, dab, vape, cannabis drinks, edibles, etc..)
  • Whether you’re mixing substances (alcohol, prescription medication, hallucinogens, etc.*)
As a general rule of thumb, THC edibles normally take longer to kick in and have a more potent high than smoking. Dabs also tend to have a more powerful effect. Additionally, people with lower body weights and less tolerance tend to feel more of a high and for longer. Still, it’s important to remember that some of these general rules won’t apply to everyone. It’s just as normal for these generalizations to be true for you and later to see the opposite manifest in someone else. The takeaway? Experiment safely and at your own pace with us. Learn how your body reacts to certain strains and mediums, noting the patterns and reactions that you might have.
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Explore THC Products Near Hemet For Top Quality Weed

Our easy-to-reach dispensary near Hemet has a wide variety of products that cater to your unique biochemistry and personality! We also offer regular weed specials for an array of products. Contact us to experiment, relax, and have fun with THC!

*Strains never recommends mixing substances while consuming our products at any time. Speak with your healthcare professional before conysming our products, especially if you take other medications or use other substances.

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Benefits of Edibles For Mental Health

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Understanding the Benefits of Edibles For Your Mental Health

Foods infused with cannabis are commonly referred to as edibles. These range from hard candies and gummies to baked goods and more. Because edibles enter your body via the digestive system, expect initial effects to be delayed up to 2 hours after consumption. While THC-infused products have been proven effective in managing mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, and mania to name a few–psychological and psychiatric benefits vary from person to person. 

Consult your healthcare provider before consuming THC products and keep in mind that the positive experience that one person feels after eating an edible may not be a uniform experience for all. Keep reading to learn more about the indirect benefits of edibles that could positively impact your mental health! Make sure to check out our THC menu specials!


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Are Edibles Good For Anxiety?

We think so–but with a caveat. Studies show that a statistically significant amount of people report decreased anxiety when they consume smaller doses of THC products. As long as you know your limits and can experiment safely when increasing them, edible products possess the potential to curb anxiety. Start small!

Do Edibles Help With Pain?

Scientists haven’t ruled it out. There’s evidence to suggest that they can lessen symptoms associated with chronic pain, inflammation, and other types of discomfort. Whether they create a placebo effect is still widely disputed.

Are Edibles Good For Periods?

Many people who have periods report that they decrease cramping and general body aches. But, much like in the cases above, it’s not a hard yes or no either way. There are potential properties of THC that would naturally help alleviate period pain to some degree–so we’ll leave it up to you!


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Shop Delicious Edibles Near Riverside

The potential indirect effects of edibles during anxious episodes, bouts of chronic pain, and menstruation include easing pain and anxiety. This alleviation can lead to an overall moodlift, boosting your general mental health over time. Contact us today to learn at our conveniently located dispensary near Riverside!

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