WHO CAN PURCHASE ?
Anyone that is 21+ and older can legally purchase cannabis at a recreational, licensed dispensary in the State of California without a medical reccommendation.
Medical patients can also still purchase cannabis at any medical Dispensary or Delivery Service with a valid reccommendation.
WHERE TO PURCHASE ?
Cannabis can be purchased from a storefront or a delivery service, depending on your local laws. Using cannabis in public is still illegal, so please make sure you use in a private location or your home.
When looking at the dispensary and delivery service listings, check for whether they are Medical (Green Cross) or Recreational (Red Triangle).
Cannabis flower is the most common practices of using cannabis. Flower can be smoked or vaporized, and is also commonly used to make to make concentrates.
Cannabis effects every person differently, so make sure to ask your bud tender what is he appropriate flower based on your needs or desired effect if you’re unsure of where to start. You can tell them how you would like to feel, and they can direct you on wether Sativa's, Indicas's, a Blend (Sativa dominant, Indica-Dominant, 50/50 Hybrid), or CBD flowers are best.
Concentrates are made from cannabis flower and differ based in quality based on the material used for processing. This will determine the overall price of the product.
Concentrates are valued for their abundance of cannabinoids, potency, and terpenes. Using concentrates are becoming a more cost-efficient route for consumers to make their product last longer and get more bang for their buck.
The effects from smoking concentrates differ from flower because of its high concentrations of thc, thca, other compounds, and terpenes. Make sure you do your research on what strains and terpenes give the desired effects you’re looking for. If you are new to cannabis, start with a lower potency cartridge to see how it makes you feel.
Concentrates or Extracts come in a variety of textures such as hash, rosin, shatter, budder, batter, wax, crumble, and sauce.
These are also made with a multitude of extraction processes such as water extraction, Butane, Ethanol, CO2, and Distillate extraction methods.
Edibles come in many forms from baked goods, confectionary, and beverages, which are a popular way to consume cannabis for those who are not looking to smoke or vaporize.
When consuming edibles, make sure that you start small. You can always eat more, you cannot eat less. A good dose for new cannabis users would be anywhere from 2.5-5mg, and should wait an 1-2 hours for the full effect.
Consumers that are looking for focusing and health and wellness use other cannabis products in many other forms such as topicals, tinctures, capsules, transdermal patches and more.
Make sure that you understand the dosing before taking capsules and tinctures. These are a more accurate way of getting a more precise dose, and a healthier option for consuming, with out eating edibles with added ingredients and sugars.