Determining the ideal cannabis product, whether for the treatment of medical ailments or recreational use, can prove difficult.
- There is a wide range of options to explore.
It’s a good idea to start by identifying your objective. Are you looking to reduce anxiety, increase energy, treat insomnia, alleviate pain or simply better enjoy an evening with friends? Knowing what you want out of the cannabis experience can help to narrow options. Take the time to research and consult with a dispensary employee. They should be informed about their selection of products and be able to guide you. Know your own tolerance. Cannabis is an experience that is unique to each person. Metabolism and all sorts of factors influence how a particular strain or potency will affect you. There are entry level strains that offer mild effects and are a good choice for a beginner. Always start with a very low dose and never exceed the recommended dose. Although cannabis is a natural product and avoids the long-term and harmful side-effects often associated with pharmaceuticals, there are effects. Make sure to take into consideration your medical history, existing medical conditions and any medications you are currently taking. If you’re at all unsure, ask a doctor about the possible risks. Familiarize yourself with the benefits and drawbacks of the different consumption methods. Each process for consuming cannabis offers unique effects. Smoking exposes the lungs to carcinogens but provides quick onset of effects. Vaping also delivers effects quickly, typically provides a higher concentration of cannabinoids and avoids the negatives associated with smoking. Edibles are an easy consumption method but beware of the delayed onset of effects. It can take several hours to fully appreciate the potency.