As marijuana use continues to become legalized around the country (and most recently, Canada), it’s no wonder a rising number of adults are open to learning more about it. Gone are the days when one used to just ask their dealer for “whatever you’ve got.” Modern cannabis has grown to encompass hundreds of unique strains that come in a variety of consumption methods and doses that fit the needs of every type of consumer. But all this comes with some required knowledge, like the difference between a sativa and indica, for example. If cannabis has recently piqued your interest, read on to get fully educated ahead.
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Where is recreational marijuana currently legal?
What’s the difference between a sativa and an indica strain?
Think of sativas as your daytime weed; great for being active and social. Indicas on other hand are ideal to ingest before bed, as they generally make you sleepy, or for a relaxing night in. Hybrids offer the best of both worlds, although there are sativa-dominant hybrids and indica-dominant hybrids, as well.
What forms does cannabis come in?
- Flower/bud — for smoking or vaping
- Hash oil cartridges — for vaping
- Edibles (cookies, chocolates, chips, infused beverages, etc.) — for consuming
- Hash or wax (cannabis concentrates) — for dabbing (heating on a hot surface)
Weed can also be infused in a variety of products including bath salts, lotions, and salves.
What’s the best consumption method for beginners?
I always recommend newbies to smoke or vape for their first time because the effects are instant and therefore easier to gauge.