Marijuana, grass, weed, herb – it goes by many names, but it’s all the same thing: cannabis flower. These are the actual flower buds that are harvested from the cannabis plant, trimmed, cured and packaged for you!

You can buy flower from a dispensary in two main forms: loose flower and pre-rolls. Loose flower is just loose cannabis buds – not rolled into anything or processed in any way. Pre-rolls (AKA joints) are exactly what they sound like: ground flower rolled up in smoke-able paper and ready to smoke.

Flower comes in a wide variety of strains that produce different effects depending on its THC levels, other cannabinoids, and terpene content.


Flower is one of the most popular forms of cannabis because of its versatility and quick onset. Most people feel the effects of flower within 10 to 15 minutes after smoking or vaping, perfect for almost instant relaxation! You can smoke flower out of a bowl, bong, pipe, or pre-roll, vaporize it with a device, or even make your own edibles with it.

Keep in mind that your flower needs to be properly stored to retain its quality. Flower should be stored in an air-tight container, away from heat, moisture, and light as much as possible.