Great! We can’t wait for you to stop by. Our Florists are ready to help you get started with cannabis. Let us know what your goal is, if you’ve had any previous experiences with cannabis, and if you have any concerns. We’ll help you find the right product to meet your goal, whether it’s managing particular symptoms, getting better sleep, or just having fun. And remember to bring your state-issued ID and a patient card (if you have one) with you.
When you buy cannabis from a licensed dispensary, the products you buy are all lab-tested. This helps ensure your safety and gives you information about what you’re about to inhale, consume, or apply.
In addition to the name and the amount of the product you’re purchasing, the label may also give you information about the potency of the product, it’s constituent cannabinoids, and some of the terpenes found in the product. In addition, it will also have tracking information which helps the state regulating agency trace products from seed to sale.
Some of the cannabinoids your product may contain include THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC, THCV, and d8 THC. Common terpenes include myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene, humulene, pinene, and linalool.
When it comes to cannabis, one cannabinoid isn’t any better than another. Rather, they have different effects that can help you meet different goals.
High THC strains can be useful for pain relief, inducing sleep, and just plain having fun.
High CBD strains can be useful for managing anxiety.
Dosage plays a large role in how a particular strain will affect you, as does your own physiology. When you’re trying something new-to-you, start low and go slow.
Your dose will depend on the consumption method, your personal physiology, and your goals. Different consumption methods can affect you differently, so it’s important to start with a low dose when you’re trying something for the first. For flower, take a puff and then wait an hour to see if it has worked before taking any more.
For cartridges, start with a three-second pull. Wait an hour before taking another pull.
For edibles and capsules, start with a small dose (5 mg THC) and what an hour and a half before taking more. Edibles have the longest onset time and can also last the longest, so be especially careful.
If you’re new to cannabis, we don’t recommend starting with a concentrate. That’s something to work up to!
Don’t worry, it’s happened to all of us. If you’re feeling too high, first, know that you cannot fatally overdose on cannabis.
Second, it’s time to get comfortable. Take a nap, take a shower, put on some music—do what you need to do to relax.
Some people report that using CBD can help temper their high, while others say chewing on peppercorn helps bring them down.
Ultimately, your high will end, but it may take a while. How long it takes to subside will depend on how much you took, your method of consumption, how much you’ve had to eat (and what), and your own physiology.