Cannabis Flower 101

The term Cannabis Flower refers to the smokable, trichome-covered part of a female cannabis plant. Flower is by far the most popular form of cannabis due to its versatility, offering lots of consumption methods, such as being smoked using a pipe or water-pipe, or by rolling it in a joint or blunt.

The history of cannabis flower use reaches back farther then many would think. Cultivation of cannabis flower dates back thousands of years. The first written account of cannabis cultivation is found in Chinese records dating from the 28th century B.C.E.

At Marquis Cannabis we take our cannabis flower very seriously. Our expert team of buyers sample the most premium cannabis in the state, bringing back only the best product. Whether you are looking for Gushers S1, Greaseball, Green Crack, or Fruity Pebbles, chances are we can get you the cannabis strains you crave.


Sativa is a main marijuana strain well known for being  invigorating and cerebral. These sativa strains are great for activities like exercise, work and much more. Many find Sativa strains to make them more productive and creative.

Cannabis in the Sativa family are described as being a taller marijuana plant with thin, narrow leaves because of their fast vegetative growth cycle. The modern sativa leaf is commonly referred to as the physical opposite of the indica.

Popular sativa strains include Jack Herer, Sour Diesel, Blue Dream, Harlequin and Super Silver Haze. 


Indica is a main marijuana strain type known for being calming and relaxing. You might hear people say that to remember the difference between Sativa and Indica is think…”Indica…In Da Couch!” Indica strains are ideal for activities during the evening that require the ability to sit, chill, meditate, listen to music, watch a movie or just enjoy resting!

These indica plants are broadly described as being shorter marijuana plants with thick stems, broad leaves and dense buds because they tend to grow slower than sativa in the vegetation cycle. 


Hybrids are a main marijuana strain type that are between indicas and sativas. These hybrid strains are classified by their ability to produce a balance of indica and sativa effects. Marijuana strains that are in the hybrid family are a product of cross-breeding two different cannabis strains and two different sexes. Simply put, you’d have one male plant of one strain and one female plant. The female marijuana plant is be pollinated by the male and the female plant produces seeds of the new strain. Voila! A hybrid has been born. 

Hybrids can be both energizing and relaxing, this is very dependent on their strain lineage. Again, it’s all about genetics! It turns out hybrids are a fan favorites because of that special balance between energized and relaxed. However, keep in mind that many of the strains we all love have long family lineages and the effects have evolved into their own personalities so sometimes it takes some fun research to find your ideal strain.

Cannabis Strains?

Cannabis strains are either pure or hybrid varieties. Varieties of cannabis are developed to intensify specific characteristics of the plant, or to differentiate the strain to make it more effective as a drug. Cannabis strain names are often chosen by their growers, and typically reflect properties of the cannabis plant such as taste, color, smell, or the origin of the variety. There are now thousands of strains that have been created by great breeders and not so great breeders. Our expert team finds the needle in the haystack over and over again. If you are looking to try a lot of different high quality strains come take your marijuana journey with us. 

Trichomes, Terpenes & Terpenoids

A terpene is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon, while terpenoids are compounds related to terpenes, which may include some oxygen rearrangement. Trichomes are growths of hair that can be found on many varieties of plants. On cannabis plants, they typically look similar to mushrooms.

Trichomes: The Webster definition of trichome is “fine outgrowths or appendages on plants, algae, lichens, and certain protists.

In cannabis, trichomes act as a defense mechanism. When female cannabis plants begin to flowers in the wild, they become vulnerable to various insects and animals as well as non-living environmental variables like UV rays. In nature trichomes act as a deterrent for animals because their bitter taste and strong scents render cannabis flowers unpalatable to many creatures. These incredible hairs also serve a dual function in protecting their plants from damaging winds and even some varieties of fungal growth.

Terpenes: With scents ranging from fruity aromas to cheese-like smells, the cannabis plant can require the user to develop a level of familiarity and expertise with its unique makeup. Terpenes do more than determine the aromatic finger print, they also provide therapeutic benefits like their cannabinoid partners, THC and CBD. Formed from the same shiny, resinous trichomes as cannabinoids, cannabis terpenes also bind to the same endocannabinoid receptors located throughout the brain and body. For example, depending upon which receptors they react with, different terpenes may help to induce relaxation of mind and body while others are euphoric and active but both are known for reducing inflammation and increasing energy.

For information about Colorado cannabis laws and regulations please visit the Colorado cannabis website. 

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