In October 2018, Canada is the second country next to Uruguay to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. You might be one of those who waited for this legalization to try smoking the plant.
Well, your long wait is over! You’re probably visualizing how to go about your first gram of weed — no need for you to fret. Buying cannabis may not be as easy as purchasing liquor, yet it isn’t impossible either.
Here’s some information you may want to know to enjoy your first puff.
1. Set your desired outcome.
Generally, people would want their experience to be near perfection when they try something new. If you are one of them, then you must consider answering these questions:
- How do you want to feel after your first consumption of weed?
- Do you want to feel relaxed, focused, or a bit intoxicated?
Setting your goal will help you in choosing which cannabis product to buy.
2. Know the basics.
Get yourself acquainted with the common cannabis components, such as cannabinoids and terpenes. Knowing their quantity and variety in a given strain will help you achieve your desired goal. The most common cannabinoid in cannabis is the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), while the less common is the CDB (cannabidiol). CBD delivers some of the effects of THC, such as pain relief and relaxation, without making you feel stoned. Terpenes, on the other hand, gives cannabis its unique smell.
3. Know where to get your first gram from.
A wide array of products are available online for you to choose from. Each product has the descriptions you need on your first buy.
Be wary of offers that are too good to be true. The last thing that you would want on your first buy is to be caught up with issues involving illegal distributors. If the individual is selling cannabis on social media forums, you are highly likely dealing with an illegal distributor. Purchase high-grade cannabis only from trusted and legitimate online stores such as Get Kush.
4. Read through the product’s descriptions.
If keeping in mind the THC and CBD levels is a lot for you, then make sure that you read through the descriptions of each product for you to compare. Also, most online stores present data on the benefits, medical usage, and drawbacks of a given product. These stores present their description in terms even newbies can understand. All it takes is for you to allot a bit of extra time to read and understand the product descriptions.
5. Check some online reviews.
In buying online, you don’t have the luxury of smelling the product or checking the actual look of it. Some insights from “pro-stoners” may be of great help to you. Check what people are saying about a specific variety that you are eyeing on and see if it fits your desired outcome. Do you want to feel giddier? They must have mentioned somewhere which combination gave them such a feeling.
6. If still in doubt, ask!
You have already gone through all the information online, and if some things are still unclear to you, then you can either ask someone who is knowledgeable about cannabis or reach out to the store directly. These online stores can answer you either through chat or email. It is never wrong to ask questions.
7. Trust your instinct!
After doing all your due diligence, it is about time to trust your judgment. Your first time will always be your benchmark. See to it that when you reminisce the moment, all you can remember is that you have made the first pick that gave you the outcome that you hoped for.
Online dispensaries in Canada will be around and will more likely grow in number to cater to first-timers like you. No need for you to go through the black market just to give cannabis a try. Follow through these points, and you will do just fine on your first buy.