I’m interested in buying my first cannabis product. Where in the world do I begin?
As the country’s enthusiasm for cannabis soars, so too will our fascination with cannabis products. Today’s potential cannabis product customer has thousands of choices – and a growing range of factors to consider in selecting the right cannabis product.
First, break it down: are you seeking a cannabis product you can ingest – one that will give you the psychological and physical effects of cannabis itself? If so, you’ve got a lot to choose from – and a few questions to ask yourself. If cannabis is legal in your state or region, great. You should have no problem ordering cannabis products online or even buying them on ground.
If, however, cannabis is not legal where you are, think hard about whether you order products that contain actual cannabis. Even if you’re able to have them delivered right to your door – which, in today’s globalized world, you probably can – you’re importing illegal drugs, a federal crime. Remember: cannabis may be legal in certain American states, but it is not federally legal.
If cannabis is not legal where you are, your search for an ingestible cannabis product will be more limited, but more and more options exist for pain sufferers, and cannabis products are increasingly being accepted by the medical community as an appropriate pain-reliever and appetite-inducer. Use resources online like Yelp and Angie’s list to find providers, or – if doing so feels safe to you – approach your community’s library, church, or center for a provider list.
If you’re in a place where cannabis is legal, however, you’ve got choices, and if you’re abroad, look into the country’s policies. Some countries are surprisingly liberal when it comes to cannabis products.
Okay, marijuana is legal where I am. So let’s hear it! Where should I go for ingestible cannabis products?
When most people think of edible cannabis products, they picture brownies. Baked goods – brownies, cookies, cakes – are great places to start, and can be wonderful options if freshly made – say, in Colorado or Seattle, where trendy cannabis-themed bakery/dispensaries abound.
But don’t limit your search there. If it’s chocolate you’re after, consider indulging in a cannabis product that actually tastes good. Search online at general sites like Yelp, Manta, and Google Reviews, or make your search more specialized. Colorado residents, lucky for them, can purchase Dixie Elixirs desserts online and have them delivered – cannabis-infused truffles, as well as other desserts, like chocolate cherry pretzels, crispy chocolate bars, and white chocolate peppermint bars. There are lozenges on the market, lollipops, gummy candies, and any kind of baked good you can conceive of.
Ultimately, keep your cannabis product dessert search going until you find exactly what you want: the possibilities, if you’re truly looking, will prove to be endless.
I’m not interested in cannabis products as dessert, but I want to ingest my cannabis. What are my options?
Some claim that “savory” tasting cannabis products taste too much like, well, cannabis, which can have a bitter, lingering taste. Sugar and cocoa cover up that taste, and cannabis baked goods in general are easier to produce than crackers, bread, chips, and tortillas. Plus, cannabis is best used in food, as an infusion in an oil or fat, so most cannabis edibles contain butter.
Beef jerky, pasta sauce, casseroles, and even coffee have been infused with cannabis, but ultimately, the verdict falls in favor of the sweet, which so often demands oil or butter.
As an alternative to sweet, try edibles in pill form, or topicals, like lotions and oils. A range of body products – cannabis products you can apply right to your body – are on the market, both online and in specialty boutiques in certain cannabis-friendly cities. From basic to exotic, inexpensive to luxurious, cannabis topicals could change your mind about eating cannabis.
How do I stay safe when ingesting cannabis?
Ultimately, consuming a cannabis product is a risk – even, potentially, after you discover your dosage. Start very, very small. Less is better than more – as a result of cannabis product overdoses, panic attacks and much worse send many to the hospital each year. Eventually, you will come to know what dosages work for you – as long as you’ve got a cannabis product retailer you can trust.
What about non-edible, non-consumable cannabis? What cannabis product accessories are on the market today?
In the cannabis product realm, you’ve got everything from cannabis accessories: pipes, bongs, vape pens, and much more. Weed grinders produce superior joints, and high-quality lighters make elegant gifts. Cannabis-related clothing, including hemp-style apparel, is readily available.
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