Thanks to legalization, more people than ever are becoming interested in trying cannabis products. That doesn’t mean shopping for them is getting any easier.
More products than ever before, means more confusion when you shop.
How do you figure out what’s right for you, especially when the menu is limited?
Whether you’re seeking rest and relaxation, a burst of creativity, natural pain relief, or just plain fun with the people you love, we’re sure there are cannabis products out there that are perfect for you.
You can find your ideal fit by asking the right questions – either at the dispensary or when ordering for delivery.
Use our handy checklist to cut through the noise, decide what’s important to you, and make your next cannabis shopping experience more fruitful than ever.
How do I want to consume it?
There are so many cannabis product options to choose from these days – how do you know which method is best? The truth is that each consumption method has its pros and cons, and it’s really a matter of your personal preference.
If you’re looking for fast and noticeable results, inhalation is the most effective method. You can smoke flower from a pipe or vape with a dry herb vaporizer, light up a simple pre-rolled joint, or go high-tech with a pre-filled cannabis oil vaporizer cartridge or an easy disposable pen. True connoisseurs might want to try dabbing a whole plant cannabis concentrate or trying out a concentrate-infused pre roll, like those from Presidential RX.
Looking to start exploring without the feeling of being high? CBD-rich tinctures and vapes have mild enough effects to be used at any time of day, without throwing off your natural vibe. Plus, you can never go wrong with a topical rub for relief from everyday aches and pains.
What time of day do I want to try this?
You don’t have to know everything about cannabis in order to find something that works with your routine. You simply have to have a clue of when you’re going to use it.
Some types of cannabis products are better used during nighttime or downtime – those will usually be labeled “indica.” More energetic products for the daytime will normally be labeled as “sativa.” With practice, you can use these in the morning or all throughout your busy day to keep an uplifted elevated mood.
If time of day doesn’t matter, and you’re willing to experiment with some different effects, go for a hybrid. Most of today’s potent new strains are hybrids, and great for exploring all your possibilities.
Do I want the effects to be dramatic or subtle?
Any product you choose will likely come in a wide range of strains and cannabinoid dosages. Make sure to keep an eye out for these numbers, as they are important when guiding your cannabis experience!
Every cannabis product should list the percentage of THC within the package. The closer it is to 100%, the more intense the effects will be. Most packages also provide an easy way to measure out portions, ensuring that you can always prepare a reasonable dosage for yourself.
Looking for those products with higher levels of CBD? This is usually spelled out right on the packaging, in a ratio format, like 3:1 CBD:THC.
See? You’re already getting the hang of this.