Whether you are enjoying marijuana recreationally or consume cannabis for medical purposes, it’s good to know how to use marijuana responsibly in this changing industry.
Here are our top tips for being a responsible cannabis consumer.
Ask Questions and Pick the Right Strain
The days of college schwag are becoming a thing of the past. With over 1,000 strains to choose from, picking the right strain not only improves your experience, but offers something for everyone. Cannabis growers are becoming craft growers and as the industry grows, so will the types of marijuana. Start off by learning about the difference between Indica and Sativa. Then find a dispensary or collective and ask a bud tender for recommendations based on your desired effects.
Choose the Best Consumption Method
There are several ways to consume marijuana, know what they are, how they affect you differently and which is best for you. Here is a cheat sheet to get started:
|Consumption Method||Type of Consumer|
|Joint||Beginners through Experts|
|Vaporization||Beginners through Experts|
|Edibles||Beginners through Experts. Beginners should start with low dose edibles approximately 5-10mg servings.|
|Tea||Beginners – Medical Consumers|
|Pipe/Water Pipe (Bong)||Beginners/Intermediate|
|Tinctures and Creams||Medical through Moderate Consumers|
|Concentrates and Dabs||Heavy Consumers|
Properly Store your Marijuana
- Keep it in an air-tight Container
- Store your cannabis away from direct light
- Remember, to keep your cannabis out of reach of others
Know the Law
Medical Marijuana is legal in 24 states and D.C and 4 states (Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon) have legalized cannabis for adult use. Being a consumer can be confusing though, because the law in each state and the medical conditions that may qualify for a cannabis card are different. So make sure you know the laws surrounding consumption before you partake.
Don’t Over Consume
It’s important to know the amount of THC is right for your system. If you are a beginner, a good to start with a simple consumption method such as a joint, vaporizer or low dose (5-10mg) edibles.
Keep Away from Children and Pets
It should go without saying, but keep your cannabis away from anyone under 21 and your furry friends.
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