by Chris Black
These days, nothing is cheap—and that includes cannabis. And with new dispensaries popping up all over the country, it might be hard to know if you’re getting the best products for the fairest price. Luckily, you’ve got experts in your corner who want to ensure you get what you want and deserve. Keep reading for a list of ways you can become a smart cannabis shopper.
1. Choose Your Consumption Method
There are many ways to consume cannabis, and it all comes down to your preference. While inhaling and vaping is the most common consumption method, there are many different ways you can enjoy your cannabis.
- Tinctures—If you prefer exact, discreet dosing, tinctures might be what you’re looking for. Tinctures are made by soaking the leaves or flowers of the plant in alcohol, creating a concentrated product that goes a long way.
- Topicals—Cannabis balms, lotions, and gels are applied directly to the skin and offer treatment for aches and pain without the psychotropic effects.
- Edibles and Capsules—The psychotropic effects from this method will vary depending on how your product was prepared, but this is a quick and easy way to consume marijuana.
2. Know the Effect You’re Looking For
Everyone uses marijuana for their reasons. Some products may be selected for potential pain relief without the “high”, while others deliver psychotropic effects. How your body and mind react depends on what you consume.
- CBD and CBG can be taken for many kinds of aches and pains with no psychotropic effects
- CBD and low doses of THC may offer relief for symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
- CBD and certain strains of THC may help users fall asleep faster.
3. Buy Flower in Bulk
Depending on where you live, your state may have a limit on how much cannabis you can buy at one time. By purchasing up to your state’s limit, there’s a chance you’re going to get a better deal from your local dispensary or hemp farm. You’ll also save yourself time by not having to frequent your favorite establishment as often.
Shop Smart and Enjoy
Whether you’re reaching out to your favorite licensed budtender for pre-rolls or vapes or you’re looking for something more carefully crafted like CBG flower, becoming a smart customer will help ease your mind and make your money stretch a lot further.