First Time Cannabis Consumer: What To Tell Your Budtender

First Time Cannabis Consumer: What To Tell Your Budtender

You want to try cannabis for the first time and see what all the hype is about, but where should you start? Here are some tips for getting the most out of your first high.

Desired effects

Determining what you want from your high is essential to enjoying it. If you want help sleeping, there are strains for that. If you want help improving your productivity, there are strains for that. Be sure to communicate to your budtender what type of experience you’re looking to achieve, and they’ll be able to pair you with the right buds to make your stoney dreams come true.

If you’re treating anything

Do you have an illness or pain you’re hoping cannabis can remedy? If so, your budtender can help you choose which strain/brand is best for you. Just like deciding what experience you want to have from your cannabis use, it’s important to identify the reasons for using in the first place. Chilling out and relaxing is still a reason, but if you’re dealing with something health related that’s a little more severe, it’s important you communicate those needs to your budtender as well.

How you’ll use

Knowing the situation(s) in which you’ll be smoking is important in determining what you buy. If you’re purchasing something to use at the office during the day, nugs might not be the best choice – depending on your company culture – so it might be advantageous to purchase an oil for vaping purposes. If you’re looking to use cannabis as a treat at the end of the day, then perhaps a box of prerolls is right for you. Whether you’re planning bong rips by yourself to unwind or smoking with friends at a party, knowing how you’ll be using is an important factor when deciding what to buy.

Your budget

Let’s not forget, buying cannabis can be expensive, and depending on where you go, you might be spending more than you anticipated. Know first how much you’re able to spend and communicate this amount to your budtender so you’re not being pushed to products that are out of your price range. The last thing you’ll want to do is take home a bunch of expensive gange that doesn’t meet your needs.