Welcome

Welcome to Cannabis Connection! We are proud to serve as the connection between cannabis consumers and the products they love from the brands they trust. With a friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a wide variety of tested and regulated marijuana products from Massachusetts licensed suppliers, Cannabis Connection provides an unparalleled destination for guests to discover the endless potential of cannabis.

Goal

Cannabis Connection will provide excellent and inspired service to ensure each person visiting receives the correct information and overall education needed to utilize the full use of the cannabis plant.

Our goal is to provide an incredible experience from start to finish. We strive for effective and efficient sales by using our knowledge and skill sets to identify with each patron what they want and what they need to live better each day.

Hours

Monday–Thursday 10am–8pm Friday & Saturday 10am–9pm Sunday 10am–6pm

Phone

413.752.2269

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Location

40 Westfield Industrial Park Westfield, MA 01085

What is cannabis?

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is derived from the cannabis plant. Consumed or smoked, cannabis users often report the following positive effects:
  • stress relief
  • wellness benefits
  • spiritual exploration
  • focused concentration
  • social bonding
  • combinations of the above, and others

Why does cannabis work so well?

  • Many use cannabis to release from their current state of thinking or living situation, while others seek relief from mental or physical issues and illnesses. In all honesty, we would not be able to enjoy all that this plant has to offer if our bodies did not have a predetermined system within to interact and utilize the active compounds in cannabis.
  • This is what is known as the endocannabinoid system or ECS. The body’s ECS is a vital molecular system that assists in maintaining homeostasis, therefore it has a lot more to do than just allowing each of us to enjoy our favorite cannabis product.

Cannabinoid Guide

Cannabinoids are the group of chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant that have both physical and mental effects when they interact with cannabinoid receptors in the body.

NON-PSYCHOACTIVEPSYCHOACTIVE

NON-PSYCHOACTIVE

CBC

cbc

Antioxidant Anti-fungal Anti-inflammatory Bone stimulant

CBG/CBGa

cbg-cbga

Anti-bacterial Anti-inflammatory Reduces ocular pressure Lowers blood pressure

CBD/CBDa

cbd-cbda

Antioxidant Reduces anxiety Relieves pain Relieves spasms

PSYCHOACTIVE

CBN

cbn

Antioxidant Anti-inflammatory Creates drowsiness Relieves pain

THCv

thcv

Anti-convulsive Anti-inflammatory Appetite suppressant Bone stimulant

THC

thc

Anti-bacterial Anti-inflammatory Appetite stimulant Relieves pain

What are cannabinoids and how do they work?

  • Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant that interact with receptors in the brain and the body to create various effects. There are over 100 different types of cannabinoids within the cannabis plant.
  • Cannabinoid receptors (CB1 & CB2) are concentrated in certain areas of the nervous system, immune system and brain associated with thinking, memory, time perception, pleasure, coordination, pain, inflammation, anxiety and sleep.

What is the Entourage Effect?

The Entourage Effect takes place when cannabis is either smoked, vaporized, ingested or applied to the skin as numerous compounds are absorbed by our bodies within seconds.
  • The reason many love flower more than concentrates is thanks in part to the combination of cannabinoids and terpenes that are naturally occurring in flower as nature intended. Together, they bring out the best in each other to create a perfect effect.
  • The potential benefits begin with cannabinoids and finish with their bond with unique terpenes created within each set of genetics. The bond between both compounds creates a full effect that is unique to each person.

“IT’S ALL ABOUT THE TERPS!”

Terpenes are the essential oils of the cannabis plant that allow the plant to protect itself and attract pollinators. As humans, we determine the terpene profile based on the scents we detect like berry, pine or citrus; “The Nose Knows!” Terpenes are becoming widely acknowledged as an intricate essence of cannabis, supported by research into the Entourage Effect and the importance of a vast range of compounds working together to complete one experience.

Terpene Breakdown

Limonene

limonene

Aroma

Citrus

Benefits

Stress relief, anti-depressant, gastric reflux relief

Improves absorption of other terpenes and chemicals by way of the skin, mucus membranes and digestive tract

Pinene

pinene

Aroma

Pine, sage, basil

Benefits

Clarity, alertness, creativity

May help combat short-term memory impairment associated with THC use

Caryophyllene

caryophyllene

Aroma

Black pepper, clove, oregano

Benefits

Sedation, relaxation, anti-anxiety This unique terpene acts as a cannabinoid by connecting to your CB2 receptors to relieve inflammation

Humulene

humulene

Aroma

Hops

Benefits

Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, appetite suppressant May help terminate cancer cells when combined with specific cannabinoids and terpenes

Pinene

linalool

Aroma

Lavender, floral

Benefits

Mood elevation, relaxation, sedation, anti-anxiety, anti-depressant Has emerging potential as an Alzheimer’s disease treatment

Myrcene

Aroma

Mango, fruit

Benefits

Relaxation, muscle relaxant An essential terpene that intensifies the effects of all other terpenes and cannabinoids

Cannabis Species

Sativa, hybrid and indica are common terms in the field of legal cannabis. They’re prominently featured on product labels and often dictate many buying decisions. But whether you’re a novice or a veteran cannabis consumer, you may have questions about the differences between the species. We’re here with answers, and to recommend thinking beyond sativa, hybrid and indica when you visit.

sativaSativa plants are known to be more uplifting or energizing, increasing creativity and focus. These strains are used to help treat depression, headaches and migraines, nausea, appetite loss and more.

hybrid Hybrid plants, as the name implies, are a combination of both indica and sativa genetics. The benefit of these strains is their ability to produce, for example, the relaxation of an indica, but the increased creativity of a sativa.

indica Indica plants are known for their sedating and relaxing effects and are used to help treat pain, inflammation, appetite loss, sleep issues, anxiety, stress, seizures and spasms, among others.

Sativa

sativa Tall plant with thin leaves
Lighter weight buds, sometimes with red tones, with subtle fruity aromas
High THC level
Popular daytime choice

Benefits

Promotes a feeling of well-being
Relieves depression
Stimulates creativity
Uplifting and energizing

Hybrid

hybrid Varying, blended effects of both sativa and indica
Most cannabis products now contain a combination either sativa dominant, indica dominant or an equal mix of both

Benefits

Stimulates appetite
Relieves aches and pains
Reduces nausea

Indica

indica Short, sturdy, bushy plant with wide leaves
Dense buds, sometimes purple, with pungent aromas
High CBD level
Popular nighttime choice

Benefits

Anti-inflammatory
Promotes relaxation
Promotes sleep
Reduces anxiety and stress
Relieves seizures and spasms

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“START LOW, GO SLOW”

Proper dosage is important as the effects of marijuana vary based on your body chemistry, method of consumption and other factors, including tolerance. Because the effects vary, it’s best to use the “start low and go slow” approach when trying new things. Our experienced and knowledgeable team can help you find the right product and dosage based on your experiences and desired benefits with the least adverse effects.

Dosage Breakdown

Flower

Ecto-Cooler

Products

Dried cannabis
Pre-rolls

Method of use

Inhalation

Starting dosage

1–2 hits

Effects/timing

Immediate

Vaporizers

vaporizers

Products

300–350mg
500mg
1000mg

Method of use

Inhalation

Starting dosage

1–2 hits

Effects/timing

Immediate

Flower

concentrates

Products

Kief
Wax
Shatter
Crumble
Budder / Batter
Live resin
Sauce
Distillate
Oil dispensers

Method of use

Inhalation

Starting dosage

Varies; typically reserved for those with high tolerances

Effects/timing

Immediate

Edibles

edibles

Products

Chocolate bars
Gummies
Hard candies

Method of use

Ingestion

Starting dosage

5mg or less

Effects/timing

Delayed

Topicals

topical

Products

Salves
Balms
Patches
Lotions

Method of use

Application on skin

Starting dosage

Liberal application

Effects/timing

Little to no “high”

Tinctures

concentrates

Products

Cannabis concentrate
Extracts

Method of use

Ingestion

Starting dosage

5mg

Effects/timing

Delayed (45–60 minutes)

MA State Laws

  • Legal Age: Each visitor must be over the age of 21 and present a valid
    government-issued ID to enter an adult-use cannabis location.
  • Public Consumption: You cannot consume cannabis in public areas in any form.
    If you are staying at a rental accommodation, motel or hotel, ask for their policies
    regarding consumption. Some are more friendly than others.
  • Safe Cannabis Transportation: All cannabis products must be stored out of reach
    in your trunk or glove compartment and never in your passenger seat. It is illegal
    to drive with cannabis in your vehicle across state lines and you cannot bring it
    back to your home state on a plane, and never attempt to send it through the
    mail. It is illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis.
  • Child Safety: Keep all products in their original child-proof containers so you can
    properly store all products in safe areas within your house, without worry of easy
    access to cannabis by any young person(s).
  • Possession Limitations: Each person 21+ will be able to purchase and travel with
    up to one ounce at a time. Within the confines of your home you may have up to
    10 ounces of cannabis.
  • Purchase Laws: No one who makes a purchase from a dispensary can sell
    cannabis to any other person for any exchange of money, goods or services.

Penalties for Violating State Laws

  • If you possess more than (1) ounce of cannabis during travel and it is your first
    offense, you may be convicted of a misdemeanor and serve up to 6 months in jail
    and a maximum fine of up to $500.
  • If you possess more than (1) ounce during travel and it is your second offense,
    you may be convicted of a misdemeanor and serve up to 2 years in jail and a
    maximum fine of up to $2000.
  • Selling cannabis to anyone for exchange of money, goods or services is illegal
    and may be punishable by up to 2 years imprisonment and up to a $5000 fine.
    Subsequent offenses may be up to 2.5 years and up to a $10000. (If under 50 lbs).

Cannabis Connection strongly believes in delivering the best experience possible, and that starts with the people on our team. Honesty, integrity, accountability, diligence and passion to provide a great experience while remaining dedicated to compliance and state laws are expected at all times, both while at work and in public.

Parent Resources

  • Cannabis affects the brain’s functions and substance are not intended to be used
    by youth, as they are still in developmental stages until their mid-20’s.
  •  Marijuana will change how someone feels and acts, and the simple signs for parents to
    look for include red and/or bloodshot eyes, increased appetite and altered behavior.
  • Approach your child openly and provide guidance with correct information
    regarding cannabis use. Remain respectful during the conversation and allow
    them to speak freely about their own thoughts and experiences.
  • Please visit the following website for dedicated information: moreaboutmj.org.

Addiction Resources

Addiction can happen to even the best friend or family member. Help is available,
if you need it.

Signs and Symptoms of Abuse

  • Losing interest in favorite activities
  • Using drugs near children or family members
  • Heightened tolerance to drugs
  • Issues arising with all types of relationships
  • Poor performance at work
  • Disconnecting from friends and loved ones
  • Needing to use to feel OK
  • Neglecting responsibilities at work and/or home
  • Feeling alone and powerless

Where to Get Help

alltreatment.com/ma/marijuana-addiction
877.702.9586 | For direct help: 855.282.3677
helplinema.org

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