Are you a cannabis beginner taking your first steps down that wonderful journey but don’t know where to start? Do you feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of marijuana products and brands out there? Even our shop has so many tinctures and extracts that will make your head spin, in more ways than one.
And let’s not get into the flowers category.
The truth is, the cannabis market has already grown so fast that it’s hard even for seasoned users to keep up with the latest trends.Let alone a first-time consumer who still isn’t quite sure about what works for them and what doesn’t.
Take for example the issue of cannabis oil. Should you start with CBD-infused products or is it preferable to test the waters with a low-dose of THC first? And how much is low? And what if the high is too intense?
So many questions and so many things to consider. And to help you out, we put together these useful tips that are not only geared toward people who have no experience with weed, but even those who’ve been using it for some time will find beneficial as well.
Vape Pens To Ease You In
As we all know, marijuana hits people differently. Some people can go through a few joints before they start to get a buzz while others will straight away go play with the unicorn after a few puffs.
If you’re worried about getting too high from smoking a joint or eating edibles, try vaping instead. Vape pens are easy to use and come in different flavors and tastes.
You can start with a cannabis oil cartridge which will ease you into the marijuana experience without getting you high. Vaping also doesn’t require much setup and is a lot smoother on the lungs than smoking. With a vape pen, you have more control over how much you consume so I suggest you take small puffs at the beginning.
Tinctures As An Alternative
Not everyone is a fan of smoking. Apart from the harmful effects on the lung, smoking also leaves a telltale aroma that is hard to disguise. If you don’t like any form or smoking or vaping at all, then tinctures are your best option.
What sets tinctures apart from other marijuana products is the way THC has been extracted. Using alcohol this psychoactive compound is eased out of the plant producing a pleasantly flavored liquid. One or two drops of the tincture on your tongue will get you high faster than other products.
And for those seeking the therapeutic benefits of marijuana without the high, use a CBD-based tincture to ease chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and inflammation among other health conditions.
Microdosing For The Uninitiated
Microdosing is the art of consuming small amounts of cannabis to achieve a calming and pleasant effect. This is in contrast to using more potent products such as shatter which seasoned users tend to enjoy more.
The pressing question is why you would microdose? Marijuana microdosing is needed when you want to improve the quality of your sleep, cope with chronic pain, and reduce anxiety and stress. For some people, they would use it to increase creativity and activate the problem-solving regions in their brains.
So how do you go about microdosing?
As the name suggests, take baby steps. Avoid potent strains which have high levels of THC. Vaping and low-dose edibles give you control over how much THC you consume so that you can stop if you feel a buzz.
Between 2 and 5 milligrams of THC is a good start. Take a break between sessions to allow your system to build tolerance and avoid any unpleasant symptoms.
Pretty Flowers To Nourish Your Soul
Some people have an innate tolerance for marijuana. Even if they haven’t smoked it before, pot just doesn’t seem to affect them the same way it does other users. And for those, flowers are the ideal marijuana products to get them going.
I know what you’re thinking. Flowers have gotten so strong lately and they are cannot be good for first-timers.
And that’s true.
Except that there are low-THC flowers for beginners. These flowers have less THC and more CBD levels in them. And believe it or not, not all users like potent flowers.
Even old timers like the good old weed that sparked kept everyone and their grandmother in the 60s and 70s high and satisfied.
As a novice, you need to look for flowers that have a balanced level of THC and CBD. Anything below the 7% mark is good.
More CBD Less THC
As a general rule of thumb, this should be your guideline as you navigate the different products in online marijuana stores in Vancouver. CBD won’t get you high but it has a healing power desired by many.
THC, on the other hand, is the active ingredient that sends you to the stratosphere without leaving your couch. And because of that using too much of it can have unpleasant side effects.
The good news is, CBD can prevent many of these unwanted side effects. So by consuming a well-balanced product you can get the benefits of marijuana without any of the symptoms. Happy toking!