Local Roots would like to remind patrons that marijuana has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of the drug. There may be health risks associated with marijuana. For use by adults 21 and over. Marijuana is unlawful outside the state of Washington and should always be kept out of reach of children. 

What are the various forms of cannabis?
Cannabis is a flowering plant. The flower (bud) can be smoked or vaporized. It can also be extracted into a concentrated form. To produce concentrated forms of cannabis, a solvent or solvent-less extraction method is used, resulting in oil, hash, or wax. These products can be smoked, vaporized, or infused into food and topical products.

How is cannabis used?

Smoking/Vaporizing

  • The flower of cannabis can be ground and smoked out of a pipe, water pipe, or rolled into a joint. The flower can also be used with a vaporizer, heating the marijuana to a temperature lower than its combustion level yet high enough to activate the cannabinoids; this is a good option for users who do not want to inhale smoke. The onset of the effects of smoking and vaporizing cannabis are immediate.


Edibles

  • Concentrated forms of cannabis can be infused into food and beverage products. Once eaten, the active ingredients metabolize in the body through the gastrointestinal system. There are dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and gmo-free edibles available. When using this form of cannabis, the onset of the effects is typically delayed anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours with a longer-lasting high in the body. Edibles can have quite varying effects on each person. It is necessary to find a milligram dosage that works best for you. It is recommended to start off with a smaller dose and increase as your tolerance permits. If you have any questions or concerns about edibles, please feel free to ask our knowledgeable budtenders anytime you visit a Local Roots location. We are happy to help! 


Tinctures

  • Glycerine-based or alcohol extracted. Commonly used orally, and placed under the tongue (sublingually) or mixed with a drink and ingested.


Topicals

  • The topical use of cannabis can provide anti-inflammatory benefits when applied locally. It can be used for joint and muscle pain. This form of use, generally, does not induce psychoactive effects.


How do I determine the proper dosage?
Edible forms of cannabis are measured into milligrams (mg). For people with a low tolerance, a recommended starting dose is 5-10mg. Other forms of cannabis (flower, joints, concentrates like wax, shatter, etc.) are sold by the half-gram(0.5 g), full (1 g) gram, an eighth (3.5 g), a quarter (7 g), half-ounce (14 g) and full ounces (28 g). Due to personal body chemistry and individual tolerance levels, other forms of cannabis intake (smoking, vaporizing, dabbing, etc.) will vary considerably from person to person. Please feel free to ask your budtender any questions you might have about marijuana dosage! 

How does Local Roots obtain it’s cannabis?
In accordance with state law, we do not grow our own cannabis and/or produce any cannabis products. Instead, Local Roots works closely with numerous farms and producers across Washington to bring you a wide range of high quality cannabis products. Steps are taken to ensure that all product coming through our stores is safe, legal, and, of course, something we would enjoy ourselves.  Every product offered at Local Roots has been tried by someone in the company to ensure quality before being sold. 

Can I purchase cannabis seeds or clones or plants? 
Currently, no. Local Roots stores only carry and sell closed and sealed cannabis products in accordance with WA State law. 

What is Live Resin, Shatter, Wax, BHO...?
Local Roots carries a wide variety of concentrates including Live Resin, Shatter/ BHO (Butane Hash Oil), and Wax that have been extracted using butane and similar processes. We also carry concentrate that has been extracted using CO2 instead, just ask your budtender. 

While some concentrates are butane extracted, Local Roots only selects BHO vendors with the highest quality products. The select products that make it to our shelves, have been thoroughly purged, resulting in a clean finished product with no residual harmful solvent.

Cannabis is an annual flowering plant in the Cannabis genus. Humans have harvested it throughout time for industrial fiber, oil, recreation, spiritual pursuits, and as medicine. Cannabis is categorized into two types for consumption: Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica. These plants contain cannabinoids, which are the active ingredients in cannabis. The most commonly known cannabinoids are THC, CBD, and CBN.

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)
THC is is the principal cannabinoid of the cannabis plant and produces majority

of the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana.

CBD – (Cannabidiol)
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, thought to be primarily
responsible for body pain relief.

CBN – (Cannabinol)
CBN is a psychoactive cannabinoid occurring after the degradation of THC, generally resulting in drowsiness.


Do I need a medical card to shop at Local Roots?
Nope! All Local Roots locations offer recreational marijuana and are open to the public, 21 & over with a Valid ID.   

What are the Washington State laws regarding cannabis?
The sale of cannabis in Washington is strictly regulated and it’s important for everyone to Know the Law. While it is legal for anyone 21 and over to purchase cannabis from a licensed recreational marijuana business, it is illegal to:

  • Give marijuana to minors
  • Sell marijuana unless you are a licensed business
  • Drive under the influence of marijuana
  • Consume marijuana in public
  • Take marijuana out of the state​


What is the difference between Sativa and Indica?
Traditionally,
Cannabis Sativa is used during the daytime due to its high THC levels and its cerebral, uplifting effects. Sativa use commonly results in appetite stimulation, creativity enhancement, and an uplifted mood.

Cannabis Indica is often used at night, as its effects tend to be more sedative, relaxing, body-focused and "mellowed out". These reactions are attributed to higher ratios of CBD: THC.

Cannabis Hybrids are crossbreeds of sativa and indica strains that display characteristics of both plants. Hybrid plants are usually sativa or indica dominant and are genetically bred according to the desired traits.

Your products have percentages of THC/THCA/CBD listed. Why is that and should I care about it?  
In accordance with WA State Law, all farms and producers are required to responsibly tests their cannabis for levels of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD called a potency analysis. At this point, the product(s) are also treated to a microbiology and foreign matter screening to gain quality assurance ratings. Only "Class A" ratings are allowed to be sold for any cannabis product in accordance with state law. Potency analysis test results are listed daily on our menus and can always be found on the product packaging. Microbiology and foreign matter test results are available upon request. 

"THC" refers to the amount of THC in the tricome crystals on the outside of the plant. "CBD" , likewise. The "A" sometimes listed with these percentages refers to the "Active" amount, or the actual amount received by the individual during the act of burning and inhalation. At this point, lab analysis varies between labs and there is no state oversight of the labs yet, thus these percentages (especially on flower) don't often reflect the strength or effects of the corresponding high. 

More questions? Contact us via our "Locations" page or ask knowledgeable budtenders at any of our stores!