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Denver Dispensary Pro Tip: How to Choose the Right Edible

November 30, 2016

If you’re new to the world of edibles, it’s important to take the time to choose the right one for you instead of grabbing the first package you see on the shelves. How do you know which edible to choose? Follow these tips from the Denver dispensary pros:

Dietary restrictions

Do you have any dietary restrictions? If you’re following a gluten-free, sugar-free, or vegan diet, chances are there will still be an edible for you at a Denver dispensary. Ask one of the budtenders to show you edibles that will fit within your diet.


Make sure you’re buying from a trustworthy manufacturer by taking a close look at the packaging. If the packaging does not seem like it’s properly sealed, this is probably not a reliable product. If you have children at home, choose a package that is tough to get into so your kids don’t accidentally eat one of your edibles. It should also be clearly labeled with Colorado’s Universal Symbol for marijuana products. Learn more about cannabis packaging and labeling laws.

Figure out your goal

What kind of experience do you want to have after eating an edible? Figure this out before you go shopping for edibles so you can choose one that will help you reach your goal. Some people are looking for edibles that can help relieve general aches and pains, while others are more interested in finding a product that will help them relax and fall asleep. People who want pain relief will need a higher dose than those who are just trying to relax, so keep this in mind as you shop for edibles.
The strain of marijuana used in the edible will also impact what kind of experience you have, so it’s important to take this into consideration before you buy a product. It’s recommended that you choose edibles made with a sativa strain if you plan on taking them during the day, but an indica strain if you won’t eat them until nighttime. This is because sativa does not give you the same drowsy feeling as indica, so you can still go about your day after you have consumed edibles made with sativa marijuana.

Pull up reviews on your phone

Before you get to the dispensary, Google edible products’ names and search for customer reviews before making a purchase. Even if the product seems to have everything you’re looking for, it’s always best to see what other people are saying about it.

Dosing information

You should never buy an edible that doesn’t come with dosing information clearly printed on the label. This is especially true if this is your first time trying an edible, because you will need to be careful about how much you consume to avoid an unpleasant experience.
For more information, come by one of our three Altitude Dispensary locations where our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. If you have questions, Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!