Now that cannabis has been legal in Colorado for several years, the industry is booming. There are more marijuana products and methods of cannabis consumption than ever before. This bounty of choice is a wonderful thing, but it can be overwhelming. Not everyone will enjoy the same cannabis experience, and having a bad one can put you off of it for good. That’s why it is important to determine what type of experience is best for you before you consume any cannabis. Here are some tips for determining how to pick which method of consumption, product, and strain is right for you.

Consider Your Cannabis Experience

Before reaching out to others, you want to think about your own preferences to narrow down your choices. First think about your previous experience with marijuana. If you are a first-time user, consumption method will be very important. For example, it’s unwise for a marijuana newbie to dab using a THC cannabis concentrate, as this is an extremely potent way to get high. Beginners should opt for smaller doses of flower or edibles to start. However, if you are an experienced cannabis consumer, you may want to try concentrates. Be realistic about your previous cannabis consumption to best enjoy your experience.

Additionally, think about your personal preferences. Do you dislike smoking? You will probably want to avoid joints, blunts, pipes, or bongs, and may enjoy vaporizing or edibles more. In contrast, if you have food allergies or are on a diet, edibles may be a less desirable consumption method.

Think About Your Plans

Another factor to consider is what you will be doing while high. Are you planning on going out and socializing, maybe at a party or club? An energizing sativa in a vaporizer pen pairs nicely with going out. If you want to be discreet, an infused breath mint or candy might work better for you. In contrast, are you planning on snuggling up on the couch with some snacks and Netflix? An indica edible may provide a nice, “couch-locked” high for you. What you are doing during your cannabis experience will help you narrow down your choices.

Speak With Your Friendly Neighborhood Budtender

When you walking into your local dispensary, you are probably inundated with many different brands, strains, and products. It’s hard to navigate all of this information on your own. Fortunately, that’s what budtenders are there for! Your local budtender is your ally in helping you narrow down the cornucopia of options presented to you. It is their job to be fully informed about all the latest and greatest marijuana products available to you; use this to your advantage and talk to them about how to make your experience the best possible for you.
Find the best dispensary near you and take the time to ask the budtender all the questions you have about your plethora of choices. This will be invaluable and save you the trouble of extensive internet research in favor of a real conversation.

Head to a Head Shop

Not all dispensaries sell all of the consumption methods available. When this is the case, it’s time to find a head shop that will help you. What exactly is a head shop? A head shop is where you can purchase a variety of products, such as pipes, vaporizers, and bongs, that you can use to consume cannabis. Many are marketed as selling tobacco-related products, so keep that in mind when you are communicating with the employers there. Nevertheless, even if they are technically selling “tobacco” pipes, they should be able to answer your general smoking or vaping questions anyway. They can help you pick out any products you might need, whether you are shopping for a grinder, papers, a pipe, a vaporizer, or a bong.

With all these resources at your disposal, it is a lot easier to determine what cannabis experience will be most enjoyable for you. Whether you would prefer a CBD-infused bath bomb during a quiet night alone or a finely rolled blunt with a group of your favorite friends, you can have a positive cannabis experience with the right preparation. When you are shopping for high-quality marijuana at your local dispensary, look for The District 8 for our honey hemp blunts or naturally grown flower.