Legalized recreational THC products are now available in ten states. While it is still illegal federally, this new legislation means it’s easier than ever to purchase legal cannabis. And while it may be easier, that doesn’t mean you can walk into any store and find the perfect product.
Here are six mistakes to avoid when purchasing marijuana:
Buying Too Much
While states have limits on how much cannabis you can buy at once, that doesn’t mean that’s the amount you need. Usually an eighth will be a perfectly fine amount to buy. Figure out how much marijuana you actually need so you don’t end up with way too much leftover that’s left sitting around your apartment for months.
Getting Too Potent THC Products
Going along with buying too much cannabis is you may purchase marijuana that’s far more potent than you expect. If you’re a newbie, getting a strain that’s 25 percent THC is probably not the smartest move. Find out what your tolerance is, and then pick one of the many THC products that’s appropriate for you.
Similar to buying too potent a strain, you may assume that the legal edibles you’re purchasing are the same as the ones your roommate made off some recipe from the Internet. But the people making these edibles are professionals and know what they’re doing. Buying too many or eating too much will do the same as smoking too much.
Not Doing Research on THC Products
Most dispensaries will have budtenders available who know a lot about their products. But you should still do research beforehand to know what you want or like. If you go in with no plan and no idea what you want, you’ll look like a kid in Willie Wonka’s factory not knowing which candy to eat first. And might end up like the infamous Veruca Salt.
Buying a Safe Product
With the recent epidemic of vape lung illnesses, the CDC is warning consumers to not use vape pens. So knowing what questions to ask and how to buy the safest vape pen is extremely important. Never buy from the black market and only purchase your products from a respected dispensary. While nothing is perfectly safe, that will make sure you’re buying tested and trusted products. Only buy your products from the safest dispensaries that you know, trust and have researched.
Learn About Quality
While most dispensaries have high quality product, some will try to pass off cheaper or lower quality cannabis. Make sure you know what to look for in quality marijuana. Mainly, are the buds a vibrant green? Can you see the trichomes or little crystals on it? Does it have a fresh smell, does it seem like it’s well grown, etc.
Bring Your ID
This might seem silly, but sometimes you can get into a neighborhood bar and buy something without an ID. That’s almost never the case in dispensaries. One underage person buying beer will not hurt an alcohol license. Dispensaries are far more worried about possible legal crackdowns and they will demand to see ID.
If you follow these simple suggestions, you will buy much better, and much healthier THC products!