Denver Marijuana Dispensary Settles the Joints vs Bowls Debate

January 16, 2019

When it comes to getting high, you have tons of options to choose from. There are vape pens, tinctures, edibles, and flower, all of which will get the job done right. For those that love to smoke, however, the choice often comes down to a joint or a bowl. Wondering which option is best for you? We decided it was time to weigh in on the debate! Here are a few things to consider when deciding between joints from your favorite Denver dispensary and packing a bowl at home. 

Joints Are Way More Portable

When it comes to carrying weed with you on the go, nothing beats the convenience of a joint. When rolled properly, they seal the weed inside and easily fit in your pocket. Best of all, they can’t break! Bowls, on the other hand, take up a lot more space in your bag and if you drop them on a hard surface, there’s always a chance that you’ll be left cleaning up shattered glass rather than enjoying your high. 

Bowls Provide Cleaner Flavors

When you light a joint, you’re not just getting the pot…you’re getting the burned paper as well. Though most smokers won’t notice the taste of high-quality papers, some swear it impacts the flavor of the weed. When you smoke from a bowl, all you’re getting is the taste of the weed itself. If you’re looking for purity of flavor, stick to a bowl. Your tongue and your senses will thank you. 

Joints Take Skill to Roll Well

Rolling the perfect joint takes a lot of practice. When done right, the pot burns evenly and for a long time, making it the perfect way to share your high with friends. However, when it’s done poorly, you’ll be left with a bunch of air pockets that make your high less potent and enjoyable. Packing a bowl is incredibly easy, takes minimal skill, and lets you use even the smallest amount of pot. You won’t have to worry about packing it too tightly or not using enough weed to make it worth smoking. 

Bowls Are More Budget-Friendly

Rolling papers may be cheap to purchase, but if you’re buying them every few weeks, that price can quickly add up. Worse, you’ll need to have more pot on hand just to roll a joint worth lighting. This can take a toll on your budget over the course of the year. When you purchase a pipe, you can reuse it for years. You only need to buy a new one when you feel like it or your old one breaks. Best of all, you can light as much or as little pot as you want—you’ll still be able to get high. 

Both joints and bowls are a great way to get high, but they serve different purposes. If you’re smoking at home, we recommend a good glass pipe or bong. But if you’re planning on smoking on the go or are taking pot to share with friends, you’ll be better off with a few good joints. No matter what method you choose, you’ll need to stock up on quality cannabis before you can enjoy your high. Stop by one of our three locations and pick up some fresh bud today. 

Denver Dispensary Explains How to Find the Best CBD Tincture for Your Needs

January 9, 2019

CBDs are quickly becoming one of the most popular cannabis products in the country. They offer a number of health benefits, won’t get you high, and can be purchased in the best dispensaries in Denver as well as local health stores. But just because you know what to look for in a recreational pot product doesn’t mean you know what makes a CBD tincture high quality. Here’s what you need to know to find the best tincture for your needs. 

Look for Full Spectrum

CBD tinctures come in two main varieties: CBD isolate and full spectrum. CBD isolate tinctures contain exactly one part of the cannabis plant—cannabidiol. It’s still beneficial and CBD isolate tinctures are by far the most common outside of your local dispensary. Full spectrum products utilize more of the beneficial cannabis plant. This means you’ll get more of the naturally occurring compounds and experience something similar to the entourage effect, just without the THC. 

Decide How You Want to Use It

Tinctures come in flavored and unflavored varieties. To find the right tincture for your needs, you’ll need to decide how you plan on using it. If you’re going to take it straight under the tongue, flavored tinctures will be more pleasant. But if you want to use it in recipes, add it to tea, or want to add your own flavors with essential oils, you’ll want to pick up a plain tincture. Otherwise, it might feel a bit overwhelming to your taste buds.

Choose Between Marijuana-Based and Hemp-Based CBD

In order to be sold outside of a dispensary, the CBD tincture has to be made from hemp, not marijuana. Though both cannabis plants have CBDs, the hemp-based products may not be as high-quality as the ones derived from marijuana. Keep in mind, neither option will get you high. Any CBD product, regardless of what type of cannabis plant it’s made from, can have no more than 0.3% of THC. Even if you take the maximum dosage multiple times a day, this amount is not enough to get you buzzed, let alone high.

Pick the Right Concentration

Surprisingly, higher concentration CBD tinctures are not necessarily more effective than lower concentration options. In fact, it’s best to start with a lower concentration in the first place. This allows you to control the dose and find the perfect amount that works for you. Over time, and only if you need it, you can work your way up to a higher concentration. If you’re not sure which concentration will work best, ask your budtender for advice. 

To find the best CBDs possible, it’s always a good idea to head to your local dispensary. We know our products and will help you find the perfect CBD oils, tinctures, and edibles for your needs. You shouldn’t feel like you’re having to search for products alone or wade through the selection of low-quality tinctures at the grocery store. Stop by one of our three locations today and let our team help you find what you need. 

Denver Dispensary Shares a Few Tips for Telling Parents You Smoke Marijuana

January 2, 2019

Trips home for the holidays can be both exciting and relaxing. But if you’re heading out of Colorado to visit family, you might end up getting questions about our state’s legalization of cannabis. Sure, you smoke pot from the best dispensary in Denver, but how do you even begin to talk to your parents or loved ones about it? Even more pressing, how do you handle the conversation when they bring it up? Here are a few tips to keep in mind if the conversation takes a turn towards marijuana use.

You Don’t Have to Tell Them If You Don’t Want to

The most important thing to remember is that you really don’t have to tell your parents that you use marijuana unless you feel like it. You’re an adult. The decision to use or not use is your own and their opinions on the matter are not the most important things in your life. If they disapprove and would try to hold things over your head—like financial assistance or familial support—you’re not obligated to tell them anything that could threaten that support.

Be Prepared for a Variety of Reactions

Some people absolutely hate pot and these reactions are the ones you’re probably most prepared for. But you never know when someone may surprise you. By admitting that you smoke, you might end up discovering that your loved ones do too. It could end up bringing you even closer! The main thing is, be prepared for different reactions. You never know what to expect from your loved ones and it’s best to brace yourself for both the good and the bad.

Don’t Be Afraid to Explain the Legality of It

Cannabis isn’t legal everywhere. This can send your loved ones into a panic if they think you’re breaking the law under their roof. Explain to them that you left your stash at home and only use the products legally. If they have questions about where you buy your cannabis, explain that you purchase it from a reputable dispensary regulated by the state. You can even show them the webpage and menu if you think it’ll help.

Be Ready to Share Your Cannabis Story

Sure, weed can be used in a purely recreational way, but it’s more often used because people want to experience the many benefits of the plant. If your loved ones are listening and open-minded, be prepared to share your story of cannabis use. How has it helped you? What do you love most about the high? Which types of products are your favorites? Answering these questions can make using pot more relatable. In many instances, this can take some of the fear out of the idea of using cannabis, especially when you purchase it legally.

The holidays are just around the corner and now is the perfect time to reevaluate your stash, gear, and storage methods. Stock up on your favorite products now and be prepared when you come back home after visiting your loved ones. 

4 Tips for Buying CBDs From Your Denver Dispensary This Holiday Season

December 26, 2018

In Colorado, we’re lucky enough to have recreational marijuana available for purchase at dispensaries in Denver and across the state. However, other states are not so fortunate and many of our friends and relatives still want to try marijuana. While you can’t bring cannabis across state lines when visiting friends and family for the holidays, you can still treat them to some of the benefits of cannabis by bringing CBD products as holiday gifts. Wondering how to get the best CBDs for your loved ones? Here are a few tips to help.

Skip the Online Stores

When you purchase CBDs online, you have no way of knowing if the product is as high-quality as the website claims. Instead of ordering off of a website, stop by your local dispensary. This way, you’ll know that every product you purchase was manufactured with the highest quality standards in mind. Best of all, you’ll have access to an experienced budtender to tell you what each product is like and what others have thought after using it in the past. 

Make Sure You Buy Hemp-Made CBDs

In Colorado, CBDs can be made from marijuana or hemp. Unfortunately, CBDs made from the marijuana plant, even if they have no THC, are still illegal in many states. Before you purchase a CBD tincture, vape pen, or edible, make sure the CBD is derived from hemp. This way, you won’t be breaking any laws when you cross state lines and your loved ones will be safe once they have them in their possession.

Pick Up a Variety of Items

Just like marijuana, CBD products are available in different forms. There are edibles, salves, tinctures, concentrates, and even pain patches to choose from. Rather than picking up a single type of product, consider bringing a selection. This way, your loved ones will be able to try different things and see which product works best for them. Remember, just because you love your vape pen doesn’t mean your aunt will want to enjoy the same product.

Choose Full Spectrum Products

Many CBD manufacturers sell products as pure CBD. While there may still be some benefits to using these products, they lack the full impact that full spectrum products have. Full spectrum CBDs provide other beneficial compounds, just not THC. These compounds create a more well-rounded product that may enhance the benefits of CBDs, making the product more effective. Since your loved ones can’t experience the joys of using cannabis containing THC, why not give them the closest thing possible?

Not sure where to start? Stop by Altitude Dispensary today. Our experienced budtenders are familiar with both THC and CBD products and can help you find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Purchasing for friends in Colorado? Check out our full line of accessories to make their smoking experience as enjoyable as possible. The holidays are the perfect time to share your passion for weed with the ones you love. Join our Frequent Flower Miles program and save while stocking up on all those goodies to share with friends and family alike!

4 Ways Marijuana From Dispensaries in Denver Can Enrich Your Life

December 19, 2018

Marijuana has a reputation for making people feel lazy, tired, and otherwise unmotivated to live life to the fullest. This reputation is not only undeserved…it’s completely and utterly wrong! Sure, some smoke sessions will leave you wanting to do little more than binge-watch TV, but on the whole, cannabis can actually enhance and enrich your life. Here are a few ways that marijuana from your favorite Denver dispensary can help make your life more fun, interesting, and exciting.

Improves Creativity

For many people, smoking makes them want to be creative, boosting their inspiration and desire to make something new. While some see greater enhanced creativity when enjoying a sativa-dominant strain, it’s likely the relaxation you feel when you’re high that allows you to stop overthinking things and embrace your creative side. Regardless, you’re more likely feel more inspired to start making things when you’re high than you would prior to enjoying your favorite strain. Best of all, once you start, that inspiration may carry over long after your high fades away.

Makes You More Adventurous and Open to New Experiences

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut between work and regular social activities. However, there are so many fun and exciting things to do in Colorado, it’s a shame to waste the day sticking to the routine. Marijuana may just help you embrace your adventurous side. When you choose a strain that offers a more active high, you’ll feel more mentally prepared to try new things and actually enjoy the experience. Breaking out of your comfort zone can be challenging, but some of the feelings of anxiety associated with trying new things may just fade under the influence of cannabis.

Helps You Sleep

Sativa-dominant strains may make you more alert and awake, but Indica-dominant strains are believed to help you relax fully. This translates into better quality sleep and the ability to wake up feeling rested. While your individual experience may vary, sleeping better even if you only smoke occasionally, is something many people experience after enjoying their favorite cannabis products. Keep in mind, if you’re having a hard time getting to sleep or staying asleep, it never hurts to see your doctor. 

May Help Alleviate Stress

For many of the same reasons that cannabis helps with sleep, it also helps with stress reduction. Both sativa and indica-heavy strains help you relax and when you’re relaxed, your mind won’t be stuck running in that stress-induced loop of anxiety. The more relaxed you are, the more you’ll enjoy all those new adventures you’re going to go on!

Cannabis has long been associated with potential medical benefits, but that’s not all it’s good for. When enjoyed responsibly, it can enrich your life and make getting through routine tasks a bit more pleasant. 

No matter what type of cannabis products you love, we’ll help you find the perfect new strain to get you out and ready to live fully. Stop by one of our three locations and let our budtenders help you find the perfect strain for your new adventures.