Trying new things at dispensary

I’ve been a regular at the local cannabis dispensary since recreational weed was legalized in my state.

When I started out, I had very limited knowledge of cannabis products, effects, strains, delivery methods and all of the terminology.

Although I was familiar with traditional flower, I didn’t know how to tell good quality from bad. The budtenders at the dispensary have proven extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They explained the difference between indicas, sativas and hybrids and taught me how to recognize the sparkling trichomes of better buds. I’ve learned to look for rich colors that prove mature plants were harvested with care. I avoid flower with an abundance of stems and seeds and have figured out the terpenes I most enjoy. I look for the citrusy smell of limonene, spicy linalool and the earthy notes of myrcene. Although I’ve gotten fairly skilled at rolling my own joints, I typically purchase pre-rolls. They are one of the least expensive cannabis options and provide an ideal opportunity to try new strains. I can purchase a single and not invest a ton of money into something I might not like. I can purchase packs of my favorites and avoid the hassle, waste and mess of constructing my own joints. Pre-rolls are always consistent. There’s never too much or not enough flower and the content is typically pure bud. For those times when I still want to smoke but prefer to avoid the odor and take it easy on my lungs, I’ve gotten into vapes. A vape pen is compact, portable and discreet. I can tuck the pen into my pocket and take a hit whenever I need it.