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Pennsylvania Laws and Safety

How to get a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania

To obtain a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania, individuals must first register with the state’s Medical Marijuana Program, get certified by a registered physician, and then apply for the card through the program’s online portal.  

Is recreational cannabis legal in Pennsylvania?

Recreational cannabis is currently not legal in Pennsylvania; only medical marijuana is permitted under state law.

Are medical patients allowed to grow cannabis in Pennsylvania?

Medical patients in Pennsylvania are not permitted to grow cannabis for personal use; only licensed dispensaries and growers are authorized to cultivate cannabis for medical purposes.

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What is cannabis?

Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes several species, such as Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. It is commonly used for its psychoactive and medicinal properties. 

How much is a gram of weed?

The price of a gram of weed can vary depending on factors such as quality, location, and legality. On average, it can range from $10 to $20 per gram.

How much is a quarter of weed?

A quarter of weed typically refers to a quarter-ounce, which is equivalent to approximately 7 grams. The price can vary depending on quality and location but generally ranges from $50 to $100.

How much is an ounce of weed?

An ounce of weed is equivalent to approximately 28 grams. Prices vary widely depending on factors such as quality and location, but it can range from $150 to $400 or more.

What is sativa, indica, hybrid?

Sativa, indica, and hybrid are three main categories of cannabis strains. Sativa strains are known for their energizing and uplifting effects, indica strains for their relaxing and sedating effects, and hybrid strains are a cross between sativa and indica, offering a blend of both effects. 

What is wax weed?

Wax weed, also known as cannabis wax or marijuana wax, is a highly concentrated form of cannabis extract with a wax-like consistency. It is produced through a process of extracting cannabinoids from the plant material using solvents. 

What is a weed dab?

A weed dab refers to the act of inhaling vaporized cannabis concentrates, such as wax or oil, through a specialized device called a dab rig. 

What is kief?

Kief is a fine, powdery substance made up of the resinous trichomes found on cannabis flowers. It contains high concentrations of cannabinoids and is often collected using a grinder or sifter. 

What is shake?

Shake refers to the loose, fragmented pieces of cannabis flower that accumulate at the bottom of a bag or container. While it may be less visually appealing than intact buds, shake can still be used for smoking or making edibles.

Does weed expire?

Weed can lose potency or grow mold over time, but it does not necessarily expire in the same way that perishable foods do. Proper storage in a cool, dark, and airtight container can help maintain its quality for an extended period. 

Cannabis Effects

How long does weed stay in your system?

The duration weed stays in your system varies depending on factors like frequency of use, metabolism, and potency of the cannabis consumed. Generally, THC can be detected in urine for up to 30 days, but it may be shorter for occasional users. 

How long does a weed high last?

The duration of a weed high can vary depending on factors like tolerance, strain potency, and method of consumption. Generally, the effects can last anywhere from 1 to 3 hours, with residual effects lingering for a few hours more. That’s why we always say, “Start low, go slow!”

Is weed a stimulant?

Weed is not classified as a stimulant; rather, it’s categorized as a psychoactive substance due to its effects on mood, perception, and cognition. However, some sativa strains may produce stimulating effects, while others may have more relaxing or sedating properties.

About Terrapin

How do I know which Terrapin strains are available near me?

You can easily find out which Terrapin strains are available near you by using the dispensary locator tool on the Terrapin website. Simply enter your location, and it will show you nearby dispensaries carrying Terrapin products. You can browse available strains near you on our dispensary partner’s website.

Where can I find Terrapin products at a dispensary?

Terrapin products can be found at licensed dispensaries across Pennsylvania. You can use the dispensary locator tool on the Terrapin website to find dispensaries near you that carry Terrapin products.

Will Terrapin open a dispensary near me?

Terrapin is actively exploring dispensary locations with the hope of opening up to three Terrapin Care Stations. For updates on our dispensary expansion plans, follow Terrapin on social media or sign up for our newsletter.

How is Terrapin engaged in my local community?

Terrapin has long engaged in local community support with a focus on lifting veterans, creating social equity and solving food insecurity issues. Follow us on social media or check our website for Corporate Social Responsibility updates and local volunteer activities.

Does Terrapin have a loyalty program?

Terrapin will activate its loyalty program through Terrapin Care Station dispensaries when they open retail operations.

Does Terrapin offer discounts on their weed?

Terrapin occasionally offers discounts and promotions on their products through dispensary partners, which may vary depending on location and availability. Keep an eye on their website, social media channels, or sign up for the newsletter to stay informed about current deals.

How is Terrapin environmentally sustainable?

Terrapin is committed to environmental sustainability through practices such as energy-efficient cultivation methods, recycling initiatives, and minimizing waste in their production processes. They may also partner with environmentally conscious organizations or participate in sustainability-focused campaigns within the industry. 

Other Cannabis FAQs

Why were hemp and cannabis made illegal?

Although the evolution of laws surrounding hemp and cannabis is still very much in motion, there are notable milestones which help break down the history of cannabis laws in the United States. Even today, we are still fighting the lasting effects of the Marihuana Tax Act, which was imposed in 1937 and banned production/usage of hemp. The Marihuana Tax Act was a series of aggressive laws directly targeting hemp and cannabis. When it was discovered hemp offered diverse and profitable value to a number of industries such as lumber and textiles, the tax act was designed to impede and eventually, prohibit hemp altogether. In addition to protecting certain industry interests, cannabis and hemp were impacted greatly by both the Controlled Substances Act and The War on Drugs, which kicked off in the 1970s under President Richard Nixon.

I haven’t used cannabis since before the 60s, 70s, 80s-90s, is all marijuana exponentially stronger now?

While it is true modern cannabis contains higher levels of THC, it is important to note the drastic changes, improvements and agricultural advances that have been made specifically designed to improve the cannabis plant. How did we go from stereotypical “dirt” or “brick” weed made famous in the 60s, which contained roughly 1%-2% THC, to diverse strain libraries routinely reaching (and exceeding) 30% THC? The short answer is: Science. Cultivators began creating near perfect conditions for the plant to thrive and maintain high levels of THC throughout the various stages of flowering. In addition to closely monitored grow rooms (temperature, humidity, light value), growers have turned to fine-tuned genetics by crossbreeding successful strains to create new selections. The process of creating new strains was historically an underground operation unlike today where breeders celebrate their process publicly, and legally.

Is growing the hemp plant distinctly different from growing cannabis?

While the two “sister” plants have similar physical features and appearances, best growing practices vary quite significantly. Hemp (CBD) is traditionally grown outside in a field-like form, while many marijuana cultivators have taken their “farms” indoors, using carefully monitored environments designed for optimal grow results. There are, however, still a number of outdoor cannabis grows in locations where climate is appropriate to maintain THC-rich plants.