In recent years, there has been an exponential increase in awareness and access to legal cannabis, causing more and more people to become curious about the herb. Some use marijuana for recreational purposes while others acquire it for its many health benefits.
With the vast array of products, strains, and consumption methods available in the market, it can often prove difficult for consumers to navigate and identify the right product for their needs.
So, if you’re a newbie or even a seasoned consumer, stay with us as we talk about some useful tips to help you achieve the best cannabis experience.
Conduct a Self-Evaluation
Before you begin your search for the perfect high, there are some preliminary questions you should be asking yourself that will help you have the ideal experience.
What are your goals?
Are you looking for symptomatic relief or a fun experience? Do you wish to feel stimulated or relaxed? Do you know the ideal dosage for you? These are the things you should ask yourself to begin with.
If you are a first timer, you might be unsure of what to expect out of the experience. When you go to a weed store, the staff will need to know what your goal and needs are to give their recommendations, therefore try to first understand what it is you wish to achieve out of your cannabis experience.
Do you have any Health Restrictions?
In case you are a newbie, you should do a health check before you begin to be fully aware of any restrictions you may have when it comes to cannabis products.
Knowing your preference and health needs will help you decide the right consumption method and avoid any health alarms.
What is your Experience Level?
Selecting the right product and consumption method has a lot to do with your experience with cannabis. If you are new to smoking marijuana, you need to choose an appropriate consumption method and the right strain. Experienced smokers may need more potent options.
Where will you be smoking?
Just like the chemistry of the products affects your body, the influence of the environment you chose also plays a massive part in making your cannabis experience enjoyable. Therefore, make sure you are selecting a safe and comfortable location to enjoy your pot.
If you are going out for a night of fun, go for active strains and vaporizer pens. If you are looking for a cozy night indoors, you can choose between bath products or relaxing edibles.
- Study the product: Strain, Content, and Origin
Once you have gone through the list of questions for yourself and you are ready to explore further, you need to learn more about the products you have identified for yourself.
We recommend you consider the experience you wish to have and choose your cannabis strain accordingly. Look at them as a spectrum, and you will learn that on one end, Indica strains tend to be more calming while on the other Sativa strains cause alertness and higher levels of energy.
Based on the experience you are looking for, you can decide on the strain depending on where it falls between both ends of the spectrum.
Consider studying the content of a particular product you wish to buy. Cannabis has several components such as THC and CBD, and each product varies in its effect depending on the levels present. THC causes a higher level of intoxication, while CBD does not, therefore, choose wisely!
But remember vaporizers can be set to work at different temperatures, if you go too high the product might get completely burned down, and too low of a temperature means the active substances won’t be activated. The perfect temperature is between 180 – 210 °C as explained in this Zamnesia article. As a beginner, you should opt for products that have a lower level of THC and go for either edibles or for smoking through a vaporizer using hash oil. If you are a more experienced consumer, you can opt for a higher dose of edibles or concentrates.
You can even study the origins of each product to understand the source and method of cultivation. Both affect the quality of the cannabis product and will, therefore, enhance your experience accordingly.
- Decide on Method of Consumption
Different methods of intake will have a different effect on each user; therefore, it is crucial to understand and identify how you are choosing to consume your cannabis.
Inhaling or vaping the dried flower through a pipe, bong or vaporizer will give you an instant onset of its effect and lasts for one to three hours.
Edibles, on the other hand, take a longer time to take effect, but the duration can last for several hours, depending on the dosage.
If you are concerned about impacting the health of your lungs, you should steer clear of bongs, joints or pipes and instead opt for vaporizers. If you have any food allergies, you need to be mindful of those while picking out edibles for yourself.
You can go to an online weed dispensary and go through the vast inventory of products to select the desired option for yourself.
If you wish to order from the comfort of your home while remaining discreet, online stores that offer stashclub buying experience are the best options for you!
- Consult an Experienced Professional
Even if you know what you are looking for, with new technology and products coming out every day, it is easy to find yourself out of your depth.
Instead of over-complicating the process and losing out on the experience, you can take help from trained professionals such as budtenders. These industry experts can help personalize your smoking experience by being your guiding light for all cannabis-related queries you may have. They are trained to navigate through your needs to guide you to the best products available in the market!
If you have any burning questions you wish to ask before consuming different cannabis products, whether it’s in a form of inhaling, edibles or capsules, go to your nearest weed dispensary and speak to a budtender to derive the best product and consumption method.
Doing so will definitely enhance your Cannabis experience!
When it comes to cannabis, there is no ‘one size fits all’ experience for everyone, and undergoing the right selection process is what will define an enjoyable experience or a negative one.
Now that we have laid down a guide on how to narrow down your options, select the right strain and consumption method and to reach out to professionals when needed, you can be sure to have a great cannabis experience each time.
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