I visit the local cannabis dispensary just about every week.
- I have gradually expanded my understanding and appreciation for the different products.
There are so many different options on the shelves that my first few shopping trips were a little overwhelming. I wasn’t familiar with the terminology or the differences between consumption methods. Fortunately, the budtenders are a wonderful source of information. I’ve felt comfortable asking questions and getting recommendations. I’ve also done quite a bit of research online. I’ve read up on indicas, sativas and hybrids. Through some responsible experimentation, I’ve found strains of flowers and pre-rolls that I prefer. Smoking is great for the enjoyment of the process and quick onset of effects. Their selection of vapes are especially easy and discreet. There are disposable and refillable cartridges available in everything from high percentages of THC to CBD isolates. For delayed and longer-lasting effects, the dispensary offers a wonderful menu of edibles. While they include the traditional weed-infused brownies and gummies, they also sell chocolates, suckers, mints, capsules, peanut butter cups, popcorn, ice cream and cooking oils. Just recently, I’ve sampled some of the various cannabis-infused beverages. Their line of topicals provides effective remedies for bee stings, sun burns, sore joints, aching muscles and even psoriasis. I’m now hoping to dabble in concentrates. Because concentrates are extremely high in THC, I wanted to wait until I had more experience with cannabis before trying them. I am interested in dabbing. The dispensary features a dab lounge where I can rent all of the necessary gear and benefit from the assistance of a knowledgeable budtender.