If you’re new to cannabis and are having a hard time figuring out where to start, than this guide is for you. There are tons of options in the legal market and it can be tough to figure out the right one for you & your specific needs.

Flower (Bud):

What it is: The cannabis plant we all know and love in bud form. It’s still the standard and we have a menu with a large variety of different strains in addition to offering pre-rolled joints.

Who it’s for: Everyone who can stand a little smoke in their lungs. With so many varieties available, you can fine tune your high. There are low-dosage flower options availavle if you’re looking to keep it mellow. Roll it into a joint, grind it into a bowl, use it for baking, or load it into a bong!

99 Problems by Cloud Cover Cannabis | Shop Flower 

Vape Pens:

What they are: Efficient delivery systems for concentrated cannabis oil. We offer a wide variety of vape cartridges available in many different strains. When the cartridge of pod is empty you can just throw it away and buy a new one. The base of the pen, the battery, is sold separately & are rechargeable. 

Who it’s for: The discreet stoner on-the-go. We recommend vapes for situations where you need to be more discreet while consuming cannabis.

We also recommend vape pens for those who are new to cannabis and are looking to take it slow. It’s very easy to customize your dose and medicate in small increments using a vape pen.

Vape Cartridges by Element Extracts | Shop Vapes 

Concentrates (Dabs/Dabbing):

What they are: Extremely concentrated cannabis extracts. They come in lots of different forms, from live resin to hash to wax to shatter to badder; all these fall under the category of what people call “dabs.” A dab is more intense than smoking traditional flower: you might get up to 85 percent THC per hit, compared to 15 to 25 percent you get by smoking flower. You need a special “dab rig” or “nectar collector” and a butane blowtorch to properly consume cannabis concentrates.

Who they’re for: Power smokers, flavor conniseurs & people who want to limit their smoke intake. Concentrates allow for a more potent hit, which means you ingest less smoke.

Live Resin by Element Extracts | Shop Concentrates 

Edibles:

What they are: Cannabis infused foods. THC and CBD are fat-soluble, which means any fat can hold them, like butter, or coconut oil. Because of the vast range of infusion & cooking methods, basically any food can be infused with cannabis now.

Who they’re for: Those who want to avoid smoking or vaping and anyone who wants a long-lasting body high. An edible is perfect for the situations where you can’t, or don’t want to keep medicating: a movie, concert, long hike or road trip, for instance. First timers beware! Edibles can be very strong and it’s easy to eat too much. 

Indica Gummy by Kushy Punch | Shop Edibles 

The trick with edibles is to start small. You can always add to, but can’t take away! We recommend 5-10mgs for a beginners dose. Edibles also take much longer to kick in so we suggest waiting 60-90 minutes before deciding to ingest more. Everyone is different so we also suggest being in a safe and comfortable environment when trying edibles for the first time. 

Topicals:

What they are: Cannabis-infused products absorbed through the skin, including lotions, balms, oils, body washes, patches and body rubs.

Who they’re for: Anyone looking to treat localized pain, soreness and inflammation; often popular with older users and athletes. Topicals are part of the more medicinal section of the cannabis spectrum, often used to alleviate pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia or just general soreness. 

Transdermal Gel Pen by Mary’s Medicinals | Shop Topicals 

Here are 4 easy steps to make selecting the right product easier:

  1. Have Intention
    Understanding what you’re trying to feel or treat will help you narrow your options. Give us a call at (833) 927-3393 and talk with one of our consultants. They can answer all of your questions and can to talk with you about your goals for mindful cannabis use. Whether those goals include treating insomnia, reducing anxiety, or increasing energy & focus and we will help you decide which of our products would be best suited for you.
  2. Understand your tolerance.
    Products with a lower THC content are considered “entry level;” their effects are typically more mild & tolerable. Products with higher levels of THC may be too potent for a first-time user. When starting off, choose a lower potency strain & stick to a lower dose of edibles. For edible beginners, we recommend starting with 5-10mg of THC.
  3. Decide on a desired consumption method.
    Each method of consuming cannabis has benefits & drawbacks. If you smoke or vape cannabis, you may feel the effects more quickly, but it can irritate your lungs & throat. Edibles may be easier to ingest, but the effects take longer to experience and can may be more potent. Topicals are great for managing aches and body pain.
  4. Consider your medical history.
    While cannabis is a plant, it can cause very intense effects. Before you try cannabis, you need to consider possible interactions with existing medical conditions & medications. When in doubt, ask a doctor or other healthcare provider about your individual benefits and potential risks.

This is all a lot to consider, but our team takes their jobs very seriously and will spend the time to recommend safe, appropriate methods of cannabis consumption. First-time users shouldn’t be intimidated about making their first purchase, there are cannabis products for everyone & we make buying cannabis a BREEZE.