With both recreational and medicinal marijuana legal, many people have decided to try marijuana products for the first time. Visiting a Denver weed shop for the first time can be intimidating—but it doesn’t have to be if you keep these things in mind.
There Are Many Different Types of Strains
The different types of marijuana are known as “strains,” and there are thousands on the market. The different types are not distinguished by their strength but by the aromatic oils that give them different tastes and smells. Some are meant to be energizing, and some are meant to be relaxing.
There are Two Types of Pot Plants
There are two main subspecies of marijuana plants: Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa. Each has a distinct look and chemical makeup. Sativa plants have more THC (the primary psychoactive ingredient) and less cannabidiol (CBD—the nonpsychoactive component) content. Your budtender—the Denver weed shop employee—may recommend one or the other for you, depending on your purpose for use.
Today’s Marijuana Is More Potent
If it’s been a while since you used pot, you should know that today’s cannabis strains are much stronger. According to an article in Missouri Medicine
, pot during the 1960s to the 1980s had about a 2 percent TCH level; today’s weed is as high as 28 percent THC.
People React to Pot Differently
Finding marijuana that you like can take some trial and error. People react to different strains differently based on their overall health, sex, tolerance level, and genetics. Recommendations from friends and dispensary employees are an excellent place to start, but you’ll need to find the one that is right for you and your needs.
How You Consume Cannabis Will Affect Your High
If you are new to marijuana, you should know that smoking versus eating cannabis will affect you differently. Smoking delivers an almost instant result, but edibles will take more time since they have to pass through your body before reaching the brain. But the high from edibles usually lasts much longer than with smoking, so be mindful of your consumption.
Buying CBD Oils Does Not Mean You Are Buying Pot
Many people are under the mistaken impression that CBD oil is still pot. CBD oil
comes from the hemp plant, so it has 0.3 percent or less TCH in it. CBD interacts differently with the brain than THC does, and it offers many health benefits. Scientific evidence shows that it can help alleviate pain, depression, anxiety, cancer-related symptoms, and more.
Some Final Tips
Be sure to bring along your ID. You need to be 21 to purchase any Denver weed shop products.
Most dispensaries sell a multitude of products, including:
- Oil cartridges
- Topical creams and salves
Not sure about something? Listen to your budtender. They know about cannabis and cannabis products; if you’re a newbie, ask questions and listen to their advice to ensure you have the best possible experience.
Stop by the Altitude Dispensary location
closest to you. Our budtenders can help you pick out your favorite products or help you find something new. Come and visit us today!