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Modesto Cannabis FAQs | NRC Holistic Health Services

Cannabis FAQs

We carry a variety of cannabis products including flower, concentrates, cartridges, edibles, beverages and much more. Stop by our Modesto dispensary to shop our wide variety of products or check out our online menu to shop from the comfort of your home. 


  • Indica: These strains are generally known for their physical effects, often described as relaxing and calming. They may be beneficial for activities that require little to no physical activity or before going to sleep. The plants themselves are typically short, bushy, and have broad leaves.

  • Sativa: Sativa strains are more associated with cerebral, uplifting effects, potentially promoting creativity, productivity, and social interaction. The plants are usually tall, slender, and have narrow leaves.

  • Hybrids: Hybrid strains are a combination of both Indica and Sativa strains, aiming to provide a balanced mix of the effects of each. They can either be Indica-dominant, Sativa-dominant, or equally balanced. The effects and growth characteristics can vary based on the ratio of each type.

However, it’s important to note that these categories should serve as a rough guide rather than a hard rule. The effects of any given strain can vary greatly from person to person based on a variety of factors, including individual body chemistry and tolerance.

Yes. There’s a lot of confusion around this topic for those who are new to the world of cannabis. Here’s a quick explanation of the difference between the two: 

  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol): This is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis that gives the high sensation. It’s commonly associated with feelings of euphoria and relaxation. However, in some cases, it may also lead to feelings of anxiety or paranoia.

  • CBD (Cannabidiol): Unlike THC, CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, meaning it doesn’t produce a high. It’s frequently used for potential health benefits without the intoxicating effects of THC. CBD is often used for its potential therapeutic properties, which include pain relief, reducing anxiety and depression, and even alleviating cancer-related symptoms.

It’s important to remember that the effects of these compounds can be subjective and may vary greatly between individuals. It’s always a good idea to start slowly and gradually adjust your dosage based on your personal experience and comfort level.

The potency of our products varies from product to product. However, each product is labeled with it’s respective THC concentration. If you’re unsure of where to start, it’s better to start low. Stop by our shop and consult with a budtender to learn more about our different products and their strengths. 

No but you must be of legal age to purchase and consume our products. 

Absolutely. Every day of the week we have different specials. Check out our Deals & Discounts page for todays special. 

Proper storage of cannabis products can significantly help maintain their freshness and potency. Here are some guidelines:

  • Keep it in a cool, dark place. Overexposure to light or heat can degrade cannabinoids and terpenes, the compounds that give cannabis its unique effects and flavor.

  • Use an airtight container. Oxygen can also degrade cannabinoids over time, so it’s best to keep your cannabis in a container with a good seal. Avoid plastic bags as they can create static electricity which can degrade the trichomes on the cannabis flower.

  • Control humidity. Cannabis should be kept in a controlled environment with a relative humidity level of 59%-63% to maintain and enhance color, consistency, aroma, and flavor.

  • Separate different products. Keep different types of cannabis products separate to maintain their individual flavor profiles, especially for different strains of cannabis flowers.

  • Avoid refrigeration or freezing. While it might be tempting to store your cannabis in the fridge or freezer, the fluctuations in humidity and temperature can actually increase your chance of mold and mildew.

Remember to always handle your cannabis products with clean hands to avoid introducing any contaminants, and keep them out of reach of children and pets.

All our products undergo rigorous testing procedures to ensure their quality and safety. We work with reputable third-party laboratories that test for potency, pesticides, heavy metals, microbial contaminants, and residual solvents. The results ensure that our products are free from harmful substances and accurately represent their cannabinoid and terpene profiles. We believe in full transparency and are committed to providing our customers with safe, reliable, and high-quality cannabis products.

Certainly, many people find relief from stress and anxiety through certain cannabis products. Here are some common recommendations:

  • CBD dominant products: CBD is known for its potential calming and anti-anxiety effects without the psychoactive effects that THC can have. It can be taken in many forms, including oils, edibles, and vapes.

  • Balanced THC/CBD products: A balanced ratio of CBD and THC can offer the benefits of both, with the potential for both relaxation (often associated with THC) and anxiety relief (often associated with CBD).

  • Indica dominant strains: These strains are often associated with relaxation and stress relief. However, everyone’s reaction can vary, so it’s important to start slowly and see how it affects you.

  • Microdosing: This involves taking very small amounts of cannabis, which can help manage anxiety without the psychoactive effects.

Remember, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new treatment. And it’s always a good idea to start with a small dose to see how you react, especially if you’re new to cannabis.

Edibles are food products that are infused with cannabis. They come in many forms, including baked goods, candies, gummies, chocolates, and beverages.

The main difference between edibles and other cannabis products lies in the method of consumption and how the body processes the cannabis. When you consume an edible, it’s digested through your stomach and metabolized by your liver. This process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours before you start to feel the effects.

Because of this slow onset, the effects of edibles can often feel more potent and last longer compared to inhaling cannabis. While the effects of smoking or vaping cannabis can be felt within minutes and may last 1-3 hours, the effects of an edible can last up to 8 hours or more.

It’s also important to note that because the THC in edibles is metabolized by the liver, it is converted into a more potent compound, which can result in a more intense and longer-lasting high.

Due to these factors, it’s particularly important to start with a low dose when consuming edibles, and wait at least 2 hours before consuming more to avoid potential overconsumption.


The onset time can vary greatly depending on the method of consumption:

  • Inhalation (smoking or vaping): When cannabis is inhaled, the active compounds are absorbed quickly through the lungs into the bloodstream and carried to the brain. Effects can typically be felt within seconds to minutes, peaking at around 15-30 minutes, and can last anywhere from 1 to 3 hours.

  • Oral consumption (edibles and tinctures): When consumed orally, cannabis has to be digested and metabolized by the liver before the active compounds enter the bloodstream. This process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to start feeling the effects, but the effects can be more potent and last longer (up to 8 hours or more) compared to inhalation.

  • Topicals (creams, lotions, balms): Topical cannabis products are applied to the skin, and the active compounds are absorbed locally. They’re typically used for localized pain or inflammation, and the onset time can vary.

It’s important to note that these are general guidelines and individual experiences can vary based on factors like tolerance, dosage, and the specific product or strain. Always start with a small dose and wait to see how it affects you before consuming more.

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