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Choosing Between CBD and Marijuana at Your Denver Dispensary

July 3, 2019

When you think of using cannabis, your first thought is likely smoking a joint or lighting up a bong. And while there’s nothing wrong with getting high—we think it’s great when you enjoy it responsibly—THC-heavy products from local weed shops in Denver aren’t your only option. In fact, you don’t have to get high at all to enjoy the health benefits of cannabis. That’s right…we’re talking about CBDs. You get the same benefits as marijuana just without the characteristic high. So how do you choose which one to take? Here are a few tips.

Think About Your Comfort Level
Some people are distinctly uncomfortable with the idea of using marijuana even if they’re intrigued by the health benefits. They just don’t like the idea of altering their mental state or feeling like they’re not in complete control of their experience. That’s okay and if you fit this description, ditch the marijuana products and reach for a CBD tincture, edible, or topical. But if you like the idea of relaxing with a high, pick up a strain with both THC and CBD. This will help you get the full entourage effect from the plant. 

Understand What You’re Trying to Achieve
Are you looking for a product that helps you unwind at the end of the day or are you looking for relief with pain and inflammation? Many people find that straight CBDs are ideal for promoting healthy and natural inflammatory responses, helping you feel better quickly. But others truly prefer the relaxing quality of THC. Think about why you’re using the products before you make your decision. If you’re okay with the idea of getting high, you can always use both CBD and THC products to get the fullest benefit.

Are You Wanting to Use on the Go?
Believe it or not, Colorado does punish you for driving high. It’s treated as a type of DUI and you can face fines, jail time, and even get your license revoked. If you’re planning on using products on the go, stick to CBDs. This way, you’ll be able to drive safely at all times. But if you’re planning on staying in for the night and aren’t worried about driving yourself somewhere, marijuana is a great option. Put on a movie, order a pizza, and settle in for an evening of fun and relaxation. Just remember, if you do need to go anywhere, use a ride-share company like Uber or Lyft or call a friend to pick you up. No one wants to deal with a DUI and all the consequences that come with it. 

No matter what you’re looking for, Altitude Dispensary is here to help. We’re proud to have high-quality CBD tinctures, edibles, patches, and topicals right alongside our marijuana products. If you’ve never used either before, our budtenders will give you the guidance you need to find the best product possible. Stop by one of our three locations today and check out our loyalty rewards program for added savings, discounts, and benefits.