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Curious About Cannabis?

Monko pioneers positive change and strives to improve and enlighten the narrative surrounding cannabis. We believe that understanding the basics of how cannabis works and becoming familiar with common terminology and the potential of this holistic plant empowers our customers. We want you to feel confident as you shop. Knowledge allows customization of choices to meet your preferences.

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The basics of cannabis:

  • Cannabinoids – Cannabis produces over 100 different chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. Two primary cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).
  • Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – The human body is made of a complex cell-signaling system involved in regulating various physiological processes. The ECS plays a crucial role in maintaining homeostasis within the body. Cannabinoids from cannabis interact with the ECS, influencing processes such as mood, appetite, sleep, pain and immune response.
  • Terpenes – These aromatic compounds are found in my plants, including citrus fruits, herbs and cannabis. They contribute to the plant’s distinctive aroma and may offer therapeutic effects. The combination of cannabinoids and terpenes is believed to create an “entourage effect,” enhancing the overall impact of the plant’s compounds.
  • Strains – Different variations of the plant provide distinct characteristics. Indica strains are often associated with relaxation and sedation, while sativa strains are linked to energy and creativity. Hybrid strains combine the characteristics of their parent plants.
  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) – The most prevalent cannabinoid, THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis responsible for the euphoric “high” sensation. It binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain, affecting mood, perception and cognition.
  • CBD (Cannabidiol) – The second most prevalent cannabinoid, CBD is non-psychoactive and known for its potential therapeutic benefits. It is being researched for anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anxiolytic properties.
  • Cannabis consumption methods – Smoking and vaping involve inhaling cannabinoids, providing rapid onset of effects. Edibles and beverages require absorption of the cannabinoids by way of the digestive tract for delayed yet more intense and longer lasting effects. Concentrates can be vaped, dabbed or infused into edibles and offer extreme potency. A few drops of a tincture can be placed under the tongue or added to foods or beverages. Topicals are applied directly to the skin for localized treatment.
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Elevate your senses with our curated selection of premium strains, artisanal edibles, and exquisite accessories. Immerse yourself in sophistication and wellness as we redefine the cannabis journey – where opulence meets the finest in cannabis culture.

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Visited from outta town and was referred to Monko by a stranger and was pleasantly surprised with the professionalism. Aysha greeted us with a smile and was haiku to assist us in making the right choice of flower and gummies.

Lacey B.

Talk about first impressions! This is what a modern dispensary should look like. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. All my silly questions were answered by Lynette like I was talking to an old friend.

Learie H.

Damian was knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful. The shop was very clean, well organized and welcoming. The staff was amazing. I would highly recommend to friends and Family. I will return to MONKO.

Erica B.

Monko was such a great experience, from the moment you walk in everything was personalized and the concept was amazing. Product is top notch and they also have a really good clothing line too.

Jon R.

I appreciate the professionalism and friendliness of the staff. Everyone I interacted with was kind and helpful, recognizing that it was my first time visiting. Raquel was very knowledgeable and answered my questions.

Kayla B.

It’s not just a store it’s a vibe. Erica did a great job of giving me background about there products. She helped me find exactly what I was looking for for a great experience.

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