If consuming cannabis recently has left you feeling paranoid, anxious, unmotivated, or exhausted, you may be feeling like marijuana just isn’t right for you. Before giving up altogether, note that there is an incredibly wide range of strains and forms of cannabis out there – you may just not have found the right combination for you yet!
The strain of cannabis, the form that it’s in, and how you consume it can all have drastic effects on your body’s reaction to the substance. We believe that a great cannabis experience is available for everyone – it may just take some experimentation and the help of a knowledgeable budtender. Our guide below will help you achieve the experience you’re searching for with marijuana, whether that’s complete relaxation, pain relief, or creative stimulation.
Think About Yourself
Before beginning your search for the perfect strain of weed and consumption method for you, ask yourself a few questions to guide your search. These questions will help your budtender recommend the best options that fit your unique preferences.
What is Your Experience with Marijuana?
If you’re just starting to explore cannabis, you’ll want to steer clear of potent strains smoked through a bong or blunt, as the effects will likely be overwhelming. If you’re well experienced with consuming marijuana, you may want to experiment with stronger delivery methods.
How Would you Like to Consume your Cannabis?
Maybe you hate the idea of inhaling smoke into your lungs or fear accidentally eating too many edibles. If so, these are important considerations to mention to your budtender. Those who dislike smoking may search for edible or vaping options, while people who wish to avoid edibles could try smoking or vaping the drug.
Let your budtender know what you plan on doing when consuming marijuana. Different strains and consumption methods bring different results, and their recommendations will differ depending on if you want to relax on the couch or attend a concert.
Talk to Your Budtender
Once you’ve answered the questions above and have a clear picture of what you want your marijuana experience to feel like, it’s time to visit your local budtender. Visit a reputable dispensary in your area, and outline exactly what you’re looking for to the budtender.
Experienced budtenders will be able to help you determine the best strain for you, as well as how you should consume it and the dosage. Don’t hold anything back – the more information you give the budtender, the easier it will be for them to help you achieve your perfect cannabis experience.
Find The Tools You Need
Based on the answers to the questions you outlined above and your budtender’s recommendations, you may need to shop for a new tool to consume your cannabis. Many dispensaries offer a range of devices, from pipes to bongs, to help you consume marijuana. The staff can help you find the right tools to meet your cannabis goals.
If the options at your dispensary are limited, you can also visit a local head shop that specializes in products to help you consume cannabis. Many head shops will stock a wide range of tools, and staff will be on-hand to help guide you to the perfect vape pen, pipe, dab rig, or other product.
Once you have your chosen marijuana product and tools, it’s time to dive in! While you may not be able to achieve your perfect cannabis experience the first time, view it as an experiment. Highlight what you enjoyed about the first experience, and what could have gone better. These observations can guide you and your budtender as you tweak products, dosage, or consumption methods to help find your perfect high.