A Brief Look at the Different Types of Recreational Cannabis in Maine


Now that cannabis is legal, you have your choice of a wide range of quality recreational cannabis products, some of which you may not be familiar with. For help navigating this new marketplace, a short breakdown of recreational cannabis in Maine is detailed below.

Cannabis Flowers

Flowers, or buds, are probably the most popular form of cannabis; they are definitely the most recognizable. In general, you will have your choice of marijuana flowers that are either Sativa, Indica, or a hybrid of the two. Sativas tend to be uplifting, whereas Indicas often make users feel more stoned and sedentary.

Cannabis Concentrates

Concentrates contain high levels of THC or CBD, and there are a few different types of them. Some are produced using butane or CO2, such as shatter and crumble. Others, such as rosin, use only heat and pressure. Another concentrate usually available is water or bubble hash, which is made through the use of water and bags with screened bottoms.

Cannabis Edibles

Edibles contain a measured amount of THC or CBD and are usually prepared by bakers, chefs, and cooks. You can find edibles in the form of crispy rice treats, gummy bears, brownies, mints, and jams. You can also purchase cannabis drinks infused with both THC and CBD.

Cannabis Tinctures and Topicals

Tinctures are different liquids that have THC or CBD in them. They are prepared by submerging cannabis flowers in the liquid and waiting for weeks or months until the THC or CBD has left the cannabis and entered the liquid. You can typically buy tinctures in small dropper bottles. Topicals are products you do not ingest. Instead, you put them on your skin. They are soaps, lotions, and balms and are generally made with natural ingredients.