Wondering how to have the best weed experience? If you’re relatively new to cannabis, especially legal cannabis found in a dispensary, you have access to a plethora of products. From cannabis-infused edibles and THC oils to concentrates and flower, the different types of THC products can be a little intimidating when you’re not very familiar. Take a look at how to choose the right THC products so you discover how to have a good high that you enjoy.
How to Choose the Right THC Products
1. Consider a few personal questions
Treat these as preliminary questions to “vet” yourself and see if there are certain options that you should stay away from for now:
- How much experience do you have with cannabis?
- Do you have any concerns about smoking?
- Will you be using cannabis alone or with others?
If you’re new to cannabis, some products could be better to stay away from. For example, THC concentrates can have some of the highest potency levels (over 90% in some cases). This can lead to an intense high that can be disconcerting if you’re not familiar with how cannabis makes you feel. Even some THC flower strains are pretty potent. Newcomers can be more comfortable with low-THC cannabis or products, such as a lower-THC strain or a low-dose edible.
It’s also important to consider if smoking is right for you. Smoking weed isn’t something everyone prefers, especially those who may have respiratory issues. Cannabis has its place as a solo experience, but it can also be good in social settings. And, some products are better for social gatherings than others. For example, edibles and cannabis seltzers can be good with a group of friends. While smoking flower or using a tincture is just as enjoyable alone as with others.
2. Think about consumption methods
Concentrates require a dab pen, dab rig, or a little experience adding them to dry herb to use. However, products like Pax pods have made concentrates more accessible than ever. Cannabis flower is good for rolling or using a basic pipe. Edibles don’t require anything special to use; just eat or drink them. So, every form of cannabis can have different consumption methods, and, possibly, different accessories that will be needed.
3. Contemplate the effects you desire from cannabis
One of the often-overlooked aspects of learning how to have the best weed experience is specific effects. Cannabis strains can have different effects depending on cannabinoid and terpene content, and different types of THC products made with different methods can have different effects. Consider how you want to feel when you use cannabis or even what therapeutic aspects you prefer. Do you want to feel:
- More outgoing
- Less pain or discomfort
4. Choose products according to potency and terpene profiles
Even if you are just shopping for cured flower, each strain will have its own cannabinoid and terpene profile. A huge factor in having a good experience is knowing what the anticipated effects may be before you make a purchase. Look at THC percentages on different strains and products.
Examine the other present cannabinoids as well. For example, a strain with higher CBD (cannabidiol) can be less likely to lead to those telltale paranoia feelings that THC can sometimes induce. Likewise, look at the terpene dominance of any specific strain. For example, strains high in myrcene may be more likely to cause you to feel sleepy, as myrcene is a natural sedative.
Think about the effects you desire when you consume cannabis. Then, consider how different cannabis profiles could yield those effects. This is where having a good budtender to help can be especially valuable.
Get More Advice from a Budtender at Your Local Dispensary
Whether you’ve been asking yourself, “Should I start smoking weed?” or you are simply trying to learn how to enjoy weed better, talk to a budtender at our dispensary. These professionals are well-versed in all things cannabis, and they are always eager to show customers the way to an enjoyable experience.
At Capital Cannabis, our community dispensary is all about cannabis education. Check out our full guide of FAQs to help you on your journey to the best experience.