What First-Time Users Should Know About Choosing a Medical Marijuana Product

If you’ve never used marijuana before, you might have a lot of questions on your first visit to the dispensary for a medical marijuana product. Don’t hesitate to ask as many questions as you can think of as you work with your budtender to find the right fit for your medical needs and keep the following things in mind as you shop for medical marijuana products.

You should start with the smallest possible dose.

It’s common to hear stories about getting paranoid or too high upon using marijuana for the first time, but this misstep can be avoided by paying attention to dosing instructions. If you’re a first-timer, the easiest products to use will be edibles, tinctures, and vape pens. Edibles and tinctures will usually have several doses in a package, so dose them out appropriately and wait about 2 hours before deciding to take any additional doses—these products have more delayed effects, so it does take more time to determine how they’ve affected you. With a vape pen, take short puffs and wait about 15 minutes before using the pen a second time for added potency.

Medical marijuana products do not always get you high.

Many medical marijuana users are surprised to learn that medical marijuana doesn’t always make you feel high. In fact, some products have no THC at all but rather CBD, so they have zero psychoactive effects. Topical products also do not alter your mental state, but they will promote a sense of relaxation and offer pain relief in the areas where they’re applied.

Different strains have unique effects.

When you walk into a dispensary, it can be overwhelming to see the many different types of flower, extracts, and edibles available. There are hundreds of different strains of marijuana, and each has its own unique characteristics and effects. In general, Indica-dominant strains are relaxing and calming with a stronger body high, while Sativa-dominant strains can make you more energetic and focused while having more of a mental high than feelings of heaviness or relaxation in the body.

If you’re trying out medical marijuana for the first time, visit Golden Leaf Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Steamboat Springs. They carry an exceptional selection of organic, vegan marijuana products to promote good health and good vibes. Learn more about what they offer by calling (970) 870-2941.