Common Types of Cannabis Topicals

Buddies Fire & Ice Roll on Topical

Common Types of Cannabis Topicals

Cannabis topicals are a great way to relieve pain or help with skin conditions for those who do not want to experience the intoxicating effects of ingesting THC. There are many different types of cannabis infused topicals that can be applied in different ways.

If you are interested in learning more about cannabis topicals, you are in the right place. Here at Strains Dispensary we’ve provided a breakdown of the most common forms of topicals and included a few of our recommendations.

Buddies Fire & Ice Roll on Topical

Salves and Balms 

Salves and balms are highly concentrated topicals that can be applied directly to the skin for relieving effects. Your body’s endocannabinoid system is very involved in pain perception, pain response, and inflammation. The endocannabinoid system contains receptors that are able to absorb the CBD or THC infused topicals. Once absorbed the cannabis topicals can help bring down inflammation and help with muscle tension. A few examples of infused balms and salves include: 

Lotions and Oils 

CBD or THC infused oils, lotions, or serums can help calm breakouts and irritation since they act as an anti-inflammatory. This can also lead to reducing the signs of aging and redness. Studies have also shown that skincare topicals can help with more serious conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. We recommend trying out the following lotions and oils: 

Visit Strains Dispensary For Cannabis Topicals

Whether you are looking to try topicals, flower, edibles, vapes, or any accessories we’ve got you covered with high quality products and information at Strains Dispensary. 

Our staff of budtenders proudly serve the Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, and Temecula areas, and are happy to help you find the right cannabis topical for your needs. 

Feel free to contact us today or visit our location in SoCal for more information about our products. Be sure to check out our FAQs and brush up on California Cannabis Laws before your visit.

STIIIZY Cultivation Process

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

STIIIZY State Of The Art Labs

Common Ways to Consume Cannabis

Bong with cannabis

Common Ways to Consume Cannabis

Whether you are new to the world of cannabis and wondering what’s out there or you are an avid smoker looking for something new to try, you’re in the right place. Cannabis comes in many forms and can be consumed in many different ways as well. Exploring the different options that are out there can be exciting and even lead you to a better experience with cannabis. 

Find out what the common ways are to consume cannabis and what the benefits are for each, right here at Strains Dispensary.

Bong with cannabis

Vaping 

Vaping cannabis consists of using a vape pen which heats up the cannabis to a controlled temperature. Once it reaches peak temperature the cannabis vaporizes, allowing you to breathe it in and inhale. Vaping is beneficial because it keeps the actual smoke out of your lungs, it’s discreet, and it’s easy to do.

Edibles 

Edibles are available in the form of candy, cookies, snacks, drinks, and so much more. They tend to be more potent and the effects take longer to kick in so it’s important to make sure you are controlling the dosage. Edibles are very discreet, have longer lasting effects, and come in many varieties. 

Smoking Cannabis Flower

When you smoke cannabis flower you have many options to choose from such as smoking from a bong, blunt, joint, or bowl. All of these methods involve grinding up the flower, lighting it, and smoking it. Smoking cannabis flower makes it easier to find the right dose and control your experience. Smoking also works quickly and it only takes a few hours for the effects to wear off. 

Topicals 

Cannabis topicals are a great resource for those looking for pain relief without the intoxicating effects that cannabis can have if consumed orally or by inhalation. Topicals come in the form of balms, lotions, salves, and more that you can apply directly over joints and muscles. The application is fast and easy and there are various THC and CBD formulas available.

Visit Strains Dispensary For All of Your Cannabis Needs

Whether you are looking to try vapes, edibles, flower, topicals, or any accessories we’ve got something for everyone at Strains Dispensary.

Proudly serving the Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, and Temecula areas, our staff of budtenders can answer any questions you may have and help you find what works best for you. 


Feel free to contact us today or visit our location in SoCal for more information about our products. Be sure to check out our FAQs and brush up on California Cannabis Laws before your next visit.

STIIIZY Cultivation Process

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

STIIIZY State Of The Art Labs

What is the Entourage Effect?

Cannabis close up

What is the Entourage Effect?

Upon taking a closer look at cannabis buds you’ll find that they are covered in sticky dots of resin. Resin contains hundreds of therapeutic compounds that contribute to how cannabis affects and benefits us. Two of the most famous and well-known compounds are THC and CBD but there are so many other factors that work together and create unique benefits. This is what we refer to as “the entourage effect.”

Cannabis close up

The Entourage Effect Explained

There are hundreds of botanical compounds that our bodies take in when we smoke and vaporize cannabis. Each one of these compounds arrives with different effects and these effects may change in the presence of other compounds which is known as the entourage effect. 

To look at it from a different perspective, imagine how your mood or attitude might change depending on who you are with. If you’re in a room full of strangers your personality might not come through as much as it would if you were surrounded by people you know.

For example, THC and CBD have their own effects separately, THC is what provides more of a head high and CBD has a calming effect. When THC and CBD are combined they work together to reduce pain, reduce anxiety and depression symptoms, and much more. There are plenty of other compounds found in cannabis such as CBN, CBC, CBG, and so many more. With so many diverse compounds the possible combinations of effects that can be produced are endless.

Visit Strains Dispensary For All of Your Cannabis Needs

If you are ready to test out the different effects of cannabis or looking to purchase gear, concentrates, flower, or any accessories we’ve got you covered with high quality products and information at Strains Dispensary.

Proudly serving the Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, and Temecula areas, our staff of budtenders can answer any questions you may have and help you find what works best for you. 

Feel free to contact us today or visit our location in SoCal for more information about our products. Be sure to check out our FAQs and brush up on California Cannabis Laws before your next visit.

STIIIZY Cultivation Process

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

STIIIZY State Of The Art Labs

How to Clean Your Bong

Bong with weed

How to clean your bong

Bongs are a great way to smoke weed because the water works to filter out a lot of the stuff you don’t want to be inhaling that comes with the smoke. Having a clean bong ensures that you get the best filtration, flavor, and makes for a better high. However, if you are using a dirty bong you’re defeating the purpose of the filtration by allowing all of the gunk from the smoke to sit inside the bong and be inhaled. 

Even if you change the water in your bong but the bong itself is still coated in residue, the stuff you want filtered out just gets inhaled anyway. This is why it’s important to clean your bong frequently and try to dump the water out after every use. A dirty bong is a breeding ground for bacteria and mold which is why Strains Dispensary is here to enlighten you on how to properly clean it and avoid breathing in unwanted substances.

Bong with weed

Steps For Cleaning Your Bong

  1. Carefully take apart your bong by removing the bowl and stem. Dump out the dirty water and give it a quick rinse with clean water. 
  2. Fill the chamber with isopropyl alcohol but make sure to leave a little empty space. Next, add in two or three tablespoons of coarse salt. 
  3. Cover the top of the bong, shake it vigorously, and then let it sit for about 10 minutes. 
  4. Discard the solution, wipe down the inside with a paper towel or a bottle brush. 
  5. Rinse the inside with clean water, cover the top, and shake again. Empty the contents and repeat these steps as many times as necessary. 
  6. Clean the bowl and stem by adding them into a ziplock bag filled with isopropyl alcohol and salt. Shake the bag and then let it sit for 10 minutes. 
  7. Give the bag one more shake and then rinse the pieces with water until they are clean.

Visit Strains Dispensary For All of Your Cannabis Needs

Whether you’re looking to purchase gear, concentrates, flower, or any accessories we’ve got you covered with high quality products and information at Strains Dispensary.

Our friendly staff of budtenders proudly serve the Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, and Temecula areas and are able to answer any questions you may have whether it be about cleaning your bong or any other cannabis needs. 


Feel free to contact us today or visit our location in SoCal for more information about our products. Be sure to check out our FAQs and brush up on California Cannabis Laws before your next visit.

STIIIZY Cultivation Process

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

STIIIZY State Of The Art Labs

How to Use Puffco Pro

Puffco Pro

How to Use Puffco Pro

The Puffco Pro is a convenient way to take dabs while on the go or just a fun tool to use at home. It sets a new standard for consuming concentrates by simplifying the process while delivering an elevated experience. If you’re a beginner the Puffco Pro is a seamless way to enjoy using concentrates. If you consider yourself a connoisseur of concentrates the Puffco Pro is a great way to customize and control your smoking experience with ease.

Getting Started

  1. First thing you want to do is turn on your Puffco Pro by pressing down and holding the button. The Puffco Pro has four temperature settings to choose from: blue is the lowest, green is the second lowest, red is the second highest, and white the highest. Simply, press and hold the button until you reach your desired temperature.
  2. Next, you’re going to fill the triangular glass chamber with water until you reach just above the two small air holes.
  3. After filling the chamber with water your next step is to add your dab wax to the chamber before heating the Puffco Pro. You’ll only need a small amount of wax because a little goes a long way when it comes to concentrates.
  4. Allow the Puffco Pro 30 seconds to fully heat up and it will vibrate to indicate that it’s ready to go.
  5. After you’re finished using the Puffco Pro simply hold down on the button again to power it off.
  6. It’s recommended to clean your Puffco Pro after every use so the oil from the dab wax doesn’t clog up the chamber. To clean it just use a cotton swab to wipe out the residual oil.

 

Shop the Puffco Pro at Strains Dispensary

Whether you’re looking to purchase the Puffco Pro, concentrates, flower, or any accessories we’ve got all of your cannabis needs covered with our high quality products at Strains Dispensary. 

Our friendly staff of budtenders proudly serve the Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, and Temecula areas and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Feel free to contact us today or visit our location in SoCal for more information about our products. Be sure to check out our FAQs and brush up on California Cannabis Laws before your next visit.

STIIIZY Cultivation Process

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

STIIIZY State Of The Art Labs

What is Kief?

Kief in grinder

What is Kief?

The cannabis plant is covered in trichomes which are resinous glands that contain compounds like THC, CBD, terpenes, and more. Kief is the result of the trichomes drying and breaking off of the plant in the form of a powdery substance. 

Kief is typically darker in color than the actual plant and is somewhat sticky. Kief is commonly collected in the bottom of a grinder as a result of grinding up the cannabis plant. Grinders have a separate chamber at the bottom that is referred to as a “kief catcher”.

Kief in grinder

Can You Use Kief?

The answer is yes, kief is actually somewhat of a treasure for avid smokers because it is a lot stronger than the cannabis plant itself since it is so concentrated. Not only can you add kief to bowls or joints for an added kick, but it can also be pressed into hash. 

You can even purchase kief at the dispensary, but keep in mind that it will have a lighter color because it most likely won’t have as much of the plant mixed in. 

How to Use a Kief Catcher

First off you’ll need to make sure that your grinder is either a 3-piece or a 4-piece because that means it’s equipped with a kief catcher. Once you grind up your weed the trichomes will fall off of the nugs and into the bottom of the grinder where it is stored as your kief. 

It takes a bit of time to collect kief crystals especially if you are using a new grinder or if you just began smoking weed. Kief builds up over time as you grind up your weed and ends up being a great resource if you are running low on stash.

Shop Cannabis Essentials at Strains Dispensary

Whether you’re shopping for concentrates, gear, flower, or any accessories we’ve got products for everyone as well as anything you need to start collecting your kief at Strains Dispensary. 

Our friendly staff of budtenders proudly serve the Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, and Temecula areas and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Feel free to contact us today or visit our location in SoCal for more information about our high quality products. Be sure to check out our FAQs and brush up on California Cannabis Laws to prepare for your next visit.

STIIIZY Cultivation Process

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

STIIIZY State Of The Art Labs

How to Store Marijuana

Cannabis in a jar

How to Store Marijuana

If you’re wondering how best to preserve your cannabis stash you’ve come to the right place. Cannabis can be affected by heat, humidity, light, and airflow if not stored in the proper way. Not only do you risk your cannabis becoming less potent but it can also be harmful to let it sit in too much heat or humidity because those factors can cause mold and bacteria to grow. 

Luckily Strains Dispensary is here with a few tips on how to best store your cannabis flower and keep your stash fresh and potent.

Cannabis in a jar

Storing Your Cannabis Flower 

It may seem too simple to be true, but the best way to store your cannabis is in a glass jar with a screw-on lid, essentially a mason jar. An airtight glass mason jar is most effective because your cannabis won’t be exposed to air, humidity, or oxidation. 

Another step you should take when choosing a mason jar for your cannabis is to make sure that the jar has tinted brown or green glass. This will maximize the amount of time you can store your product because it also blocks out light exposure. Light exposure can break down organic matter such as cannabis fairly quickly which results in cannabinoid degradation. 

Remember heat, light exposure, air, and humidity are not your cannabis flower’s friends so always make sure to keep your stash in a cool, dry place in an airtight container. 

Shop All of Your Cannabis Needs at Strains Dispensary

No matter what you’re shopping for whether it’s edibles, cannabis infused topicals, flower, or any accessories we’ve got you covered with quality products and information here at Strains Dispensary. 

Proudly serving the Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, and Temecula areas, our staff of budtenders are happy to answer any questions you may have about cannabis and of course how to best store any of our products. 

Feel free to contact us today or visit our location in SoCal for more information about our products. Be sure to check out our FAQs and brush up on California Cannabis Laws to prepare for your next visit. 

STIIIZY Cultivation Process

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

STIIIZY State Of The Art Labs

Are There Vegan Edibles?

Lost Farm Watermelon Chews

Are There Vegan Edibles?

The market for plant-based products has grown immensely over the years and even though you might not expect it, there are plenty of vegan cannabis infused edibles to choose from. Whether it be gummies, beverages, tinctures, or cookies, vegan edibles are accessible in each category it all just depends on your preference. 

If you are vegan and considering trying out cannabis products but don’t know what to try we’ve provided a breakdown of some of the popular brands that carry vegan edibles at Strains Dispensary.

Lost Farm Watermelon Chews

Cannavis 

All of the Cannavis products listed are 1,000 mg, sugar free, gluten free, and of course, vegan friendly.

  • Rainbow Sherbert THC Syrup Tincture
  • Blueberry THC Syrup Tincture
  • Pineapple THC Syrup Tincture 

Uncle Arnie’s 

Each of the Uncle Arnie’s beverages listed contain 100mg of THC in an 8oz bottle. 

  • Cannabis infused apple juice beverage 
  • Cannabis infused iced tea lemonade beverage 
  • Cannabis infused sweet peach iced tea beverage 

Kiva Confections 

  • Petra Pineapple Mints- 2.5mg per mint
  • Lost Farm Watermelon Chews- 10mg per gummy
  • Lost Farm Sour Apple ‘Do-Si-Dos’ Gummies- 10mg per gummy

Smokiez™

  • Blue Raspberry THC:CBD Gummies- 10mg per gummy
  • Peach THC:CBD Gummies- 10mg per gummy
  • Watermelon Indica Live Resin Fruit Chews- 10mg per gummy

Emerald Sky

  • Hybrid Creme Filled Chocolate Cookies- 10mg per cookie

Big Pete’s Treats 

  • Indica Strawberry Coconut Cookies- 10 mg per cookie

Shop Vegan Edibles in Southern California

Whether you’re shopping for vegan edibles, cannabis infused topicals, flower, or any accessories we’ve got something for everyone here at Strains Dispensary. 

We proudly serve the Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, and Temecula areas. Our knowledgeable staff of budtenders are ready to answer any questions and help you find the best vegan edibles to fit your needs. 

Feel free to contact us today or visit our location in SoCal for more information about our products. Be sure to check out our FAQs and brush up on California Cannabis Laws to prepare for your visit. 

STIIIZY Cultivation Process

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

STIIIZY State Of The Art Labs

Advantages of CBD Topicals

Papa and Barkley CBD Body Oil

Advantages of CBD Topicals

Have you ever wondered about CBD topicals and if they can work for you? A CBD topical is any kind of cream, lotion, or salve that’s infused with CBD and can be applied directly to the skin. 

There are plenty of health conditions that can benefit from CBD topicals. If you’re interested in experimenting with CBD topicals, Strains Dispensary is here to go over some of the advantages to using them as well as some of the different forms they come in.

Papa and Barkley CBD Body Oil

Pain and Inflammation Relief 

Two of the primary benefits of CBD topicals are pain and inflammation relief. CBD (Cannabidol) has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can even help with treating certain skin conditions. 

CBD topicals can boost skin hydration and elasticity to help relieve pain and itching from Eczema and Psoriasis. 

Cooling cannabis gels are also very beneficial when it comes to relieving headaches and migraine pain.

Anxiety and Depression 

The human body has many different receptors which are protein-based chemical structures that are attached to your cells. CBD is thought to interact with your CB1 and CB2 receptors which can alter serotonin levels to aid in depression and anxiety relief. 

Skin Care Benefits 

CBD topical products not only have anti-inflammatory capabilities but they are also rich in vitamins and antioxidants which can help reduce acne and provide clear glowing skin. 

CBD topicals can also help reduce scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles as well as reduce the visual impact of sun damage to the skin. 

Types of CBD Topicals 

There are many different forms of topicals such as creams, lotions, and balms. A few of the more well-known topicals include: 

  • CBD Oil- the most common of topical CBD products, oil can be applied right to the skin and is the best for relieving pain and inflammation
  • Cooling Gels- these can help ease headaches and migraines or can be used for arthritis and joint pain
  • Cannabis Butters- usually in the form of body butter and made with moisturizing ingredients like aloe vera and almond oil which can be great for healing scars and keeping the skin radiant

Shop CBD Topicals in Southern California

Whether you’re shopping for cannabis infused topicals, edibles, flower, or any accessories we’ve got you covered with high quality products and information here at Strains Dispensary.

We proudly serve the Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, and Temecula areas. Our knowledgeable staff of budtenders are here to help you find the perfect type of CBD topical to fit your needs.

Feel free to contact us today or visit our location in SoCal for more information about our products. Be sure to check out our FAQs and brush up on California Cannabis Laws before your visit.

STIIIZY Cultivation Process

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

STIIIZY State Of The Art Labs

How to Use a Buddies Toro E-Rig Vaporizer

Buddies Toro E-Rig vape

How to Use a Buddies Toro E-Rig Vaporizer

The Buddies Toro E-Rig Vaporizer is the perfect way to take your dab rig on the go. Its portable size and electric heating method makes it easy to use discreetly wherever you are. If you’re interested in learning more about how to use and maintain your Buddies Toro E-Rig Vaporizer, Strains Dispensary is here to show you.

Buddies Toro E-Rig Vaporizer

How to use a Buddies Toro E-Rig Vaporizer

  • Charge the device using the provided usb-c cable till the light blinks white then stops blinking all together.
  • Fill the percolator with only a tiny bit of water to the red fill line (we like to fill just a tiny tiny bit over).
  • Insert the percolator into the Buddies toro device with the red fill line indicator facing towards the middle of the unit.
  • Remove the carb cap and fill the ceramic atomizer with enough concentrate for 1 personal use.
  • Turn on the device by pressing the main button 3 times quickly.
  • You can cycle through the temperature setting by double pressing the main button twice, we recommend going to the warmest setting in most cases on this particular device.
  • Once you have selected the temperature setting, tap the main button once to start the pre-heating of the ceramic atomizer. Once it has fully heated up you can begin inhaling through the percolator, or possibly even before it finishes. We sometimes found it necessary to put it through 2 pre-heating sessions per usage session.

Cleaning

  • To clean the atomizer, it must be partially warm so the contents inside are liquid. Use the provided q-tips to remove the excess liquid for the inside of the atomizer.
  • To clean the rest of the device, wait till the device is fully cooled down and use the provided alcohol pads.
  • To clean the inside of the percolator use hot water or rubbing alcohol. We sometimes found it necessary to use rubbing alcohol and salt combined to really clean up the device.

Shop the Buddies Toro E-Rig Vaporizer at Strains Dispensary Serving Perris

Whether you’re shopping for a Buddies E-Rig Vaporizer, cannabis infused topicals, edibles, flower, or any accessories we encourage all of our medical patients and recreational consumers to visit Strains Dispensary. Feel free to contact us today or visit our location in SoCal with any questions or for more information about our products.

Our knowledgeable staff of budtenders serving the Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Hemet, and Temecula areas are more than happy to assist you. Be sure to check out our FAQs and brush up on California Cannabis Laws to prepare for your next visit. 

STIIIZY Cultivation Process

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

Grown indoors, our cultivators grow potent, high yielding cannabis suitable for flower consumption or high yield oils. STIIIZY cultivates, hand-selects and names all of our own strains in house.

STIIIZY State Of The Art Labs