Get to Know Your Buds

Dive into a world of chill vibes and timeless traditions with the hero of cannabis—good old flower. Also fondly known as bud, this is the part of the plant that’s meant for some laid-back smoking. Picture it: cultivated with care, harvested with good vibes, dried to perfection, and cured just right before it finds its way to our dispensary shelves. It’s a journey of its own, and it’s all about that natural goodness.

What Is Cannabis Flower?

Technically, marijuana is a plant. The female marijuana plant grows a flower that is harvested, dried, cured, and sold in dispensaries. Cannabis flower is the term for the dried bud of a female cannabis plant, often fondly called a “nug” because they look like little nuggets. Conventionally, the flower is harvested, dried, cured, and made available at dispensaries. And guess what? This flower is not a one-hit wonder. It’s got a lot more to offer! Once it’s done being the star of the show, it continues its journey to become the foundation of some seriously cool stuff. Think vapes, concentrates, and even edibles. Yep, it’s not just a nug, it’s a whole vibe.

Flower Power

Within each flower lies a complete array of cannabinoids, which collaborate to bring forth the enchanting psychoactive effects observed when enjoying marijuana. Dive deeper, and you’ll discover flavonoids and trichomes, which are important reservoirs of THC and terpenes—the natural fragrances present in the oils of blooming cannabis. The intricacies of marijuana flowers are so profound that researchers continue their quest to comprehend the full spectrum of compounds within these extraordinary plants and their potential impact on our well-being.

Unveiling the Cannabis Rainbow


When you stop by Stairway Cannabis, you’re entering a world where buds come in three distinct types of marijuana: Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid. While scientific evidence suggests minimal disparities among these categories, fervent cannabis enthusiasts assert that their experiences might differ based on the type they choose. So let’s break it down:


Embrace the cozy vibes of Indica plants. Imagine robust relaxation without the scientific fuss about “couch lock.” These plants come from the Middle East and India, bringing a blend of tranquility and slightly higher CBD levels. Indica is your chill companion after a long day, easing you into a realm of comfort. Think pain relief, sleep, and good ol’ appetite stimulation.

Notable Indica strains include:

  • Purple Punch
  • Northern Lights
  • Hindu Kush
  • Forbidden Fruit


Elevate your spirits with Sativa’s grace. These plants, hailing from Africa and Central America, rock slender leaves and a promise of spirited moments. While exact effects dance between the lines, the uplifting vibe of Sativa is something that’s always in style. Picture a higher THC content and a head-high that’s perfect for your daytime explorations. Mental well-being? You got it.

Popular Sativa strains include:

  • Sour Diesel
  • Jack Herer
  • Green Crack
  • Strawberry Cough


Get ready for the best of both worlds. Hybrids unite Indica and Sativa, creating unique adventures for every strain. Each blend celebrates its parent strains, so you’re in for something special. Feel the fusion of relaxation and energy, all thanks to these Hybrids. They’re versatile for any time of day, offering diverse effects. Want to know more? Just chat with our budtenders—they’re the experts in finding your perfect match.

Dive into a tapestry of Hybrid strains, like:

  • Girl Scout Cookies
  • Blue Dream
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Wedding Cake

Forms of Cannabis Flower

Prepare to be dazzled by the kaleidoscope of choices when you explore marijuana flower. From premium flower, the crème de la crème of buds, to the humble popcorn, compact and budget-friendly, you will find something that fits your preferences:

Premium Flower: The pinnacle of cannabis, premium flower boasts dense trichomes and tantalizing terpenes, offering a flavor-rich and luxurious experience.

Popcorn: Petite yet potent, these little buds are a delightful option for those seeking quality on a budget.

Shake: Loose and versatile, shake flower is perfect for pre-rolls, edibles, and concentrates, ensuring nothing goes to waste.

Trim: While not for sale, trim—a blend of leaves and plant matter—finds purpose in hash and cannabutter, showcasing the plant’s versatility.

Mastering Flower Fun

Here’s the deal: smoking flower is a top pick among cannabis enthusiasts, and for good reason. It’s not just about the high—it’s a chill adventure in variety. So, let’s light up some knowledge on how to make the most of this flower power.

Ways to Blaze It

When it comes to flower, your options are as diverse as the feel states you’re seeking. Pack it in a bowl, fire it up in a pipe, take those smooth bong rips, or roll it into a laid-back blunt or joint. It’s all about finding your flow.

The Bright Side of Flower

Why does flower take the spotlight? Well, it’s all about vibes:

Variety Is Your Buddy: Given the popularity of flower, Stairway boasts a vast range of strains. With so many choices at your fingertips, you’re on your way to finding your perfect groove.

Budget-Friendly Bliss: Let’s talk dollars—flower is easy on the wallet, making it a win for those watching their green.

Bioavailability Boost: High bioavailability means more cannabinoids making their way into your system. It’s a fancy term, but it basically means you’re getting more of the good stuff.

Instant Gratification: Ever wanted a fast pass to good vibes? Smoking delivers the goods straight into your bloodstream through your lungs, leading to an almost-instant high.

So, whether you’re on a budget, craving immediate good times, or simply want to explore the rich world of strains, smoking flower has your back. It’s not just a choice; it’s a lifestyle. Spark that curiosity, embrace the goodness, and let your journey begin at Stairway.