If you’re fortunate enough to live in a state with legalized marijuana, you may find yourself face-to-face with the industry’s emerging experts on quality cannabis: budtenders. Even if you’ve been enjoying cannabis for a while, the plethora of different strains and varieties found in a pot shop can be a little overwhelming. You may need a little help navigating it all, and that’s exactly what a good budtender will help you do.
Here are four things to ask your budtender to help you get started.
What’s Your Favorite Strain?
Your budtender is a cannabis veteran, so smoking their favorite strain might be a little too intense for beginners. However, asking for their personal preference is a great way to get the ball rolling and dive into the many options at your disposal.
How is the “body high”?
A general rule of thumb states that strains with more intense “body highs” have less intense “head highs”, and vice versa. There are some strains, however, that are a balanced mix between the two. If you’re a beginner, it’s best to seek out strains with a heavier “body high” element, as smoking or vaporizing a strain with too much of a head-rush can be an overwhelming experience if you aren’t used to it.
What’s the best ingestion option for me?
With the rise of legalized marijuana, an ever-growing field of innovation concerns how the herb is consumed. Many people worry about the negative health effects of smoking, and opt instead for vaporizers or edibles. Your budtender is more than capable of offering a solid recommendation if you’d rather enjoy one of these alternatives.
How much of this edible should I eat?
If you choose to consume edibles, it’s important to note there is still a lot of inconsistency among products. Dosage varies depending on a variety of factors, and some newcomers have made the mistake of ingesting far too much at once. A good budtender knows the marijuana-products in their shop, and will be able to recommend how much you should ingest based on your previous experience with cannabis.
Your budtender is your best resources for all things cannabis, so don’t be afraid to go to them for guidance.
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