4 questions to ask yourself before visiting a dispensary

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Walking into a dispensary, when you aren’t equipped with the right knowledge, can quickly become overwhelming if you’re a first-time smoker or an inexperienced purchaser. That’s why it’s important to ask questions and feel your way around your options in order to determine the variety of alternatives that you have available at your fingertips. Don’t think of it as a commitment to a single strain or edible, simply allow your answers to be used as a method to feel your way through all the possibilities with the option to change at any time. That being said, although you may be equipped with the money to get you what you want, it doesn’t mean you have the answers to the best questions to ask yourself in order to help the budtender at your local marijuana dispensary help you?

1. How would I like to consume my cannabis?

The above question is incredibly important because different consumption methods have the power to offer you different highs.

Cannabis can be consumed in a variety of different ways, including edibles, beverages, capsules, oils, smoked and beyond. The best way to ensure that you select the right method of consumption is to arm yourself with research. Keep in mind that when you’re making your selection, your local marijuana dispensary may not have everything in stock.

2. Are you wanting to use cannabis as a medicine?  

Some people smoke weed because it cures their boredom, while others enjoy the contingent experience it offers. Regardless of your reasoning, it’s important to know if you’re seeking out a cannabis strain as a means to have fun or if you’re looking to use it for medicinal purposes. Did you know that some strains of marijuana provide pain relief and have the ability to alleviate stress and anxiety?

3. What kind of experience are you seeking?

Weed affects your mental and physical state in various ways depending on the strain, dosage and consumption method. These variables are all something that you should consider, because understanding your tolerance is paramount when you’re conversing with your budtender. If you prefer a body high over a mind high then you may want an uplifting strain with less cerebral effects that focus on relaxation and sedation. Once you determine the experience that you’re hoping to have, you can use it as a guideline when you visit a marijuana dispensary.

4. How long do you want the effects to last?

Although this question goes hand in hand with our prior question, it’s important to determine how long you’re hoping to achieve a certain experience as well. Keeping in mind that methods like dabbing tend to provide a quicker more intense experience when compared to edibles that take more time to kick and have the ability to last for hours, even days. Plan out how you intend to use cannabis before consulting with your budtender in order to help them determine the best product or consumption method for you.

Are there any other questions that you should ask yourself before consulting your budtender? Tell us in the comments section below.


Alex Wilks is the Social Media & Content Creator for Trek Marketing. Her work has been featured on Global News, Black Press Media, andthe Kwantlen Chronicle

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