Everything You Need to Know About Kush

June 28, 2017

If you’re new to the world of weed, there are a number of terms that you may not be familiar with, including “kush.” Here’s everything that you need to know about this popular type of weed:

What is Kush?

Kush is a type of cannabis that comes from the mountains on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is one of the few places on the planet where cannabis grows natively. It is fairly easy to grow kush cannabis here in the U.S. as the genetics make this plant very resistant to various environmental elements. It’s also easy to manage these plants because they don’t grow too tall. As a result, it is a popular choice among growers and there are now a number of different strains that have kush genetics. You can visit a dispensary in Denver to see if you are able to find any of these popular strains of kush cannabis.

The Characteristics of Kush Cannabis

Kush cannabis produces dense buds. This type of cannabis usually has deep green colas and may even have a slight purple tint on its leaves. The tiny hairs on the cannabis, which are known as pistils, can be orange or rust colored. Kush has a very powerful smell, but its smell can range from natural and earthy to sweet and floral, so it’s difficult to spot kush based on smell alone.

The Effects of Kush

One of the reasons why cannabis consumers love kush so much is because it produces a very strong high. What should you expect if you smoke kush cannabis? Kush strains are usually indica or hybrid strains, which means they may make you feel incredibly relaxed and drowsy. Medicinal marijuana users often choose kush strains for its pain relieving properties.
Some kush strains may also make you feel slightly euphoric and focused. Be sure that you talk to a budtender at the dispensary before choosing a strain so you know what type of high you should expect.

Most Popular Strains of Kush

One of the most well known strains of kush is OG Kush, which is a hybrid. OG Kush gives users a relaxing, yet uplifting and euphoric high, so it isn’t as sedating as other strains of kush. If you’re looking for a kush strain that acts as a sedative, a good choice would be Bubba Kush. This strain of cannabis creates a head and body high that may give you a bad case of the munchies. If you plan on consuming Bubba Kush, make sure you clear your schedule for the rest of the day. If your local dispensary does not have Bubba Kush, look for Master Kush, which has many of the same characteristics. Learn more about the Master Kush strain here.
For more helpful tips related to all things cannabis, stop by Altitude Dispensary, a top dispensary in Denver. Our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!

An Introduction to Microdosing

June 21, 2017

People tend to concentrate on finding a strain that has a high level of THC so they can have a powerful high, but these days, more people are beginning to turn to microdosing instead. Here’s everything you need to know about this new trend:

What is microdosing?

People who microdose are consuming small amounts of cannabis purchased at the best weed shops in Denver. They consume just enough to reap the benefits of THC, but do not consume enough to feel the high effect that THC creates.

Why are people microdosing?

There are a number of reasons why people are starting to microdose their cannabis. First, it is very difficult to go to school, work, or run errands while high on cannabis. Some people have chosen to microdose so they can experience the benefits of marijuana and still go about their day as usual. Second, microdosing allows you to use your cannabis more sparingly so you don’t have to spend as much on your supply. If you are looking for ways to cut costs at home, this is a great place to start. Finally, some people use microdosing as a way to avoid the occasional bad high that every smoker will experience at one point or another. If you’re not consuming a lot of THC, you are not at risk of experiencing a bad high. Learn 8 ways to counteract a too-intense cannabis high.

Who should try microdosing?

As long as you can legally purchase marijuana, you are free to try microdosing if it sounds appealing to you. Some people may benefit more from microdosing than others. For example, many people with medical conditions that are treated with marijuana may prefer microdosing over traditional smoking. If you use cannabis to treat anxiety, concentration issues, stress, or depression, try microdosing to see if you can relieve your symptoms without feeling high.

How much should you smoke if you want to microdose?

It’s impossible to say what quantity of marijuana will be the right dose for you if you want to try microdose. Everyone responds differently to marijuana, so the key to finding the right dose is starting off very small and working your way up. It may take a few tries before you are able to find the perfect balance of smoking just enough to feel the benefits but not enough to feel the high.
If you are consuming edibles instead of smoking, it’s recommended that you start off with about 2.5 milligrams of THC and gradually increase your dose. A single serving size of a cannabis edible typically has 10 milligrams of THC, so you will need to break the edible into smaller pieces if you intend on microdosing.
For more tips related to consuming cannabis and to stay up-to-date with the latest cannabis trends, stop by Altitude Dispensary, one of the best weed shops in Denver. Our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!

Frequently Asked Questions About Edibles

June 14, 2017

Consuming edibles is a very different experience than smoking, so even if you are a long-time smoker, you may still be unfamiliar with edibles. Become more familiar with these tasty treats by reading these answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about edibles:

How long do you have to wait to feel the effects of edibles?

If you smoke cannabis, the high effect typically kicks in right away, but the same cannot be said for edibles. Your metabolism will affect how long it takes for you to feel the effects of edibles. If you have a fast metabolism, you should start to feel something about an hour after you eat an edible. But if your metabolism is slow, it could take upwards of two hours for the effects to kick in.
Another factor that could affect how quickly you feel the effects is whether you ate edibles on an empty stomach. If there’s nothing else in your stomach, you should begin to experience the high much faster.

How much should you eat?

Because it takes so long for the effects to kick in, many people accidentally eat too many edibles. They may continue to eat serving after serving because they assume that they haven’t taken enough to feel anything. Don’t make this mistake. Each serving size of edibles sold in marijuana dispensaries in Denver should contain no more than 10 mg of THC. If you’ve never tried edibles before, start with one dose and wait for one to two hours to see how it hits you. Be sure that you check the label on the product before you begin eating to determine the serving size. For example, if you buy a chocolate bar that has been infused with cannabis, look at the packaging to see how much should eat. It’s possible that the serving size is one small piece of the chocolate bar instead of the entire bar.  
Remember, even if you have a high tolerance when smoking cannabis, this does not mean that you will have a high tolerance for edibles. Read marijuana edibles: a beginner’s guide.

What happens if you eat too much?

The more that you eat, the more your high will intensify. It’s possible that you could experience paranoia, lack of coordination, extreme fatigue, and hunger if you consume too many edibles. It’s important to remain calm, drink water, and find a quiet place to lay down and relax if you feel that you have eaten too many.

Why should you choose edibles?

Many people prefer consuming edibles over smoking cannabis because it doesn’t affect their lungs. Others enjoy the fact that they can consume edibles discreetly, which is difficult to do when smoking cannabis. In the end, it all comes down to personal preference. Feel free to try both methods of consumption before you decide which one is best for you.
If you have additional questions about edibles, stop by Altitude Dispensary, one of the best marijuana dispensaries in Denver. Our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!

How to Select High Quality Weed

June 7, 2017

Do you know the difference between high quality, medium quality, and low quality weed? You may notice a difference once you start to smoke it, but can you tell just by looking at it? Yes, and here are some tips from your local Denver dispensary on how to spot quality weed:

How to Spot Low Quality Cannabis

The cannabis that you find within a Denver dispensary should not be low quality, but it doesn’t hurt to learn how to spot this type of cannabis just in case. Low quality weed tends to be mostly brown instead of green because it has dried out. Most low quality cannabis has an earthy scent, but this alone does not indicate that cannabis is low quality.  
Low quality weed does not have a high concentration of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, so you won’t experience as many effects from this type of cannabis. In fact, you may even suffer unpleasant side effects after smoking low quality weed, including headaches and dry mouth.

How to Spot Medium Quality Cannabis

The slang term “mids” refers to medium quality cannabis. Much of the cannabis that is grown in the U.S. is considered to be in this category. Medium quality cannabis will be green in color, and may have colorful pistils as well. The smell will not be overpowering, but it will be more pleasant than the smell of low quality cannabis.
You should experience a satisfying high from smoking or consuming mids. However if you are smoking cannabis to treat extreme pain, you may need to choose high quality cannabis that will provide you with the maximum amount of pain relief. See the best strains of marijuana for pain relief.

How to Spot High Quality Cannabis

High quality weed will be much more colorful than low or medium quality cannabis, so it should visually stick out. You should see a mixture of greens and even orange colors on weed that is of a high quality, and the smell should be incredibly strong as well. High quality buds are much denser than low quality buds, and they should feel slightly sticky when handled. Most of the time, this type of cannabis is closely trimmed. But if you see some leaves still on the bud, this means the leaves could not be trimmed off without removing trichomes, which produce cannabinoids and should be left on the bud.
It’s rare to find seeds when you buy high quality cannabis, but not completely unheard of. High quality cannabis has a high concentration of cannabinoids, so you will experience a much more powerful high. Of course, because it is a higher quality, you should expect to pay more for this type of cannabis.
For more tips related to consuming cannabis, or to see our selection of high quality cannabis, stop by Altitude Dispensary, a Denver dispensary. Our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!

How to Pack and Smoke A Bowl For Beginners

May 24, 2017

If you’ve never smoked before, you may be unsure as to how to pack and smoke a bowl for the first time. Get it right the first time by following these tips:

Gather the supplies.

First, purchase the cannabis that you plan on smoking and a bowl to smoke it out of as well. Most smokers choose glass bowls that can be purchased in the best dispensary in Denver, Altitude Dispensary. You will also need to keep a lighter handy, although this is not the only way that you can light the marijuana on fire. Many people choose to use hemp wick, but this is a bit more complicated, especially if you’re a beginner.

Break down the marijuana.

Before you begin packing it into the bowl, you will need to properly break down the marijuana. You can either use a grinder or pull apart the weed by hand to break it down into smaller pieces. Make sure all the pieces are about the same size, and don’t make them too small. Here are 10 ways to break up your cannabis if you don’t have a grinder.

Begin packing the bowl.

Now that your weed has been prepared, it’s time to pack it inside the bowl. The weed that goes in first and is placed at the bottom of the bowl should be packed more lightly than the weed that is put in last at the top of the bowl. If the weed at the bottom of the bowl is packed too tight, the pipe might become clogged and you may need to empty the bowl to clean it. If the weed at the top of the bowl is packed too lightly, you may have to repack it in order to get a deep inhale.

Smoke the bowl.

After you have packed the bowl, you’re ready to begin smoking. Place your mouth on the mouthpiece of the pipe and firmly hold onto the pipe so you don’t drop it as you smoke. Look for a carb, which is a small hole next to the bowl. If your pipe has a carb (some don’t have this feature), then place your thumb over it before you begin smoking. Then, use your lighter to light the marijuana, and take a deep inhale of the smoke that travels through the pipe. Once you stop inhaling, release your grip on the carb so the chamber of the pipe can be quickly cleared.

Clean the pipe.

It’s important to clean your bowl after every use to keep it in good condition. Visit a local dispensary to see if they sell any specialized cleaning solutions that you can use on your bowl. If not, you can either soak the bowl in boiling water or use water and a soft cloth to clean the bowl by hand.

For more helpful tips for beginners, stop by Altitude Dispensary, the best dispensary in Denver. Our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!