Cannabis strains come in four common varieties – Sativa, Indica, a Hybrid of the two, and Ruderalis.

Each strain has a varying percentage of THC, CBD and other CANNABINOIDS, including Delta 8 THC, THCV, THCA, CBDA, CBC, CBG, CBL, CBN and CBDV. The combination of all of these is known as TAC, which means – Total Active Cannabinoids. The THC percentage correlates to how strong the high can be as well as how fast the product will “hit” you.

You may have heard that Sativas and Indicas have different effects, but it comes down to the cannabinoids and terpenoids in a particular strain and your own body chemistry – all of these factors will dictate how a strain affects you. This effect is known as the entourage effect. Cannabis and the high you feel is very personal. Finding what you’re looking for may require some guidance from our budtenders and perhaps a bit of trial and error. 

There are many ways to use and enjoy cannabis. Most everyone is familiar with the tried and true method of smoking, but there are many other options to explore. You can try edibles, you can use topicals, you can vape, you can go with a tincture, or you can dab. No matter what method you choose, start low and go slow. 

First-time users may not feel high the first time, which is normal. Remember that it can take up to 2 hours to feel some effects.

Log your dosage and experience. Remember to always start low, go slow!

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO CONSUME CANNABIS

When it comes to cannabis consumption, there’s something for everyone. Remember to start low and take it slow! When in doubt, ask an expert. Our friendly budtenders are always happy to answer any of your burning questions. Vape pens and light milligram edibles are usually best for new cannabis consumers, dabs, extracts, and higher doses of edibles are for more experienced users. Cannabis tolerance is real, get to know yours, and keep in mind it can change one way or the other quickly. 

*Some users have reported that high doses of CBD, chewing on a few peppercorns, or a spoonful of sugar may reduce the effects of THC.

SMOKING

Smoking is one of the most common ways to ingest cannabis. The effects are felt almost immediately. Grabbing a pre-roll or a pipe is an easy way to try cannabis. Smoking is not for those trying to be discreet as it comes with a strong cannabis aroma. Smoking can be difficult for individuals with lung issues. If smoking sounds right for you, ask one of our budtenders for a strain recommendation. Start by inhaling once and waiting to see how that makes you feel. 

VAPING

Vaping is a more discrete and easy way to consume cannabis with minimal setup. It’s convenient, the effects kick in immediately, and there’s less of an odor. If you’d like to start with vaping, ask one of our bud tenders for their strain recommendations and start with one inhalation to see how it makes you feel. 

TINCTURES

A tincture is a liquid concentrate usually carried in MCT (coconut oil) or glycerin. Tinctures are available in a variety of flavors, dosages, and formulas. They are a great alternative for those not interested in consuming edibles, smoking, or vaping. Please speak to your budtender when picking a tincture as they vary greatly by type, and potency.

When it comes to cannabis consumption, there’s something for everyone. Remember to start low and take it slow! When in doubt, ask an expert. Our friendly budtenders are always happy to answer any of your burning questions. Vape pens and light milligram edibles are usually best for new cannabis consumers, dabs, extracts, and higher doses of edibles are for more experienced users. Cannabis tolerance is real, get to know yours, and keep in mind it can change one way or the other quickly. 

*Some users have reported that high doses of CBD, chewing on a few peppercorns, or a spoonful of sugar may reduce the effects of THC.

EDIBLES

Edibles infused with marijuana are slow acting products. This means that it can take up to two hours to feel its effects. Edibles can take the form of liquids, baked goods,  gummies, or tinctures. Start with a single 5mg (or less) serving of an edible to see how it affects you. We recommend you start off with a “micro-dose” of 1.25mg, typically that is 1/4 of a gummy or chocolate. Consider when you’ve last eaten before upping your dosage. Remember, cannabis affects you differently when smoked or when eaten. The real difference between edibles and smoking or vaping is that with edibles, a much larger fraction of Delta-9-THC makes it to the liver first. There it gets converted to 11-hydroxy-THC. So, if you smoke or vape, the ratio of 11-hydroxy-THC to Delta-9-THC is low, and if you take an edible it’s much higher. Eating edibles can be no fun if you over do it. So, repeat after me, “START LOW GO SLOW”.

TOPICALS

Topicals are non-psychoactive balms, salves, and oils that users apply directly to the skin. They may act as a muscle relaxant or as an antiseptic ointment and are recommended for aches, pains, and massages. Typically they will not get you high, read the label carefully to make sure you understand if it has been made to absorb transdermally (through your skin). 

DABBING

A dab refers to a dose of concentrate heated on a hot surface and inhaled through a glass rig or electronic dab pen. A typical dab dose should not be larger than a grain of rice, new users should start with a half grain.   

Dabs are not recommended for new users. Dabbing is much more intense than smoking or vaping. If you’ve been using cannabis for a while and want to try something new, here are a few tips:

  • Make sure you have a glass of water and somewhere you can sit or lay down if you get the spins.
  • Dabs hit hard, so start with one and see how you feel.
  • Give yourself a moment before taking another one.
  • Coughing will typically make you feel higher.
  • We recommend starting with lower percentage concentrates and working your way up.
  • Do not stand up too fast, this is serious! People new to dabbing have been known to faint, this is the most potent way to smoke, take it seriously!



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