5 Tips for Cannabis Beginners

Helpful tips for Cannabis Beginners

If you’re new to using cannabis or interested in learning more, it can be a little confusing and overwhelming. We believe you shouldn’t have to go with whatever the budtender hands you and hope for the best. These 5 tips for cannabis beginners will guide you as you learn more about cannabis and help you find your sweet spot.

1. Set an Intention or Purpose


Narrow down exactly why you want to use cannabis and what experience you want to have. Do you want to relax? Do you have pain? Are you looking for better focus? Coming to your budtender with an idea of what you want doesn’t just help them, it helps you. When you set an idea of what you’re looking for, it makes it easier for you to understand your experience with cannabis and narrow down what you prefer. 


Really pay attention to when and why you would use cannabis, as well as how cannabis makes you feel. Note what you like and don’t like so you can compare notes as you go.


2. Pay Attention to the Labels


Cannabis strain names might seem like funny marketing tactics or just decoration, but they actually note different characteristics of the product and the effect that it has. Look at the strains you’re using and keep track of how they make you feel. When you visit your local Dreamz Dispensary, you can use this to help you narrow down what you like and what new strains might work for you.


There’s also different kinds of THC and cannabinoids that have different effects. Note these as well as you’re trying new things, you may find that one type of cannabinoid suits your needs better than others.


3. Experiment Slowly with Edible Products


Edibles get a bad rep sometimes. Before legalization, edibles tended to be unpredictable. Now that cannabis is regulated, edible dose accuracy is more reliable than ever. 


We always recommend with edibles, or any product for that matter, that you start slow and work your way up. Start with 2.5-5mg edibles and get a feel for how it makes you feel. From there, you can slowly increase your dose and figure out what the best dose for you is. 


4. Think About What Kind of Products Might Best Suit Your Needs


When most people think about cannabis, they think of inhalable methods like flower or cartridges. In reality, there are many options for a variety of needs. Depending on what you’re using cannabis for, inhalables may not be the only thing you need.


People who don’t enjoy smoking can use cannabis edibles or drinks. People focused on pain can try topicals. Don’t be afraid to consider other options when shopping around. You might be surprised which products become your go-to’s.


5. Ask Questions! 


Between all the buzzwords and terminology, there’s a lot to learn! 


Budtenders aren’t just there to sell you cannabis products. They are a resource, and at Dreamz they also happen to be well-trained in guiding your cannabis experience. If you’re ever unsure about something or have a question, don’t hesitate to ask. After all, cannabis affects your mind, body, and mood! You deserve to know all about it. 


Our budtenders are especially trained to be well-educated on cannabis and capable of anything you may need. Any concerns or questions are welcome!


5 tips for cannabis beginners: summary 

Your cannabis experience is for one person and one person only- you! Take it slow, feel everything out, and never be afraid to ask questions. As you get to know the world of cannabis and connect with us at Dreamz, you’ll be a pro in no time.


We hope these tips help you on your journey to the sweet spot. Visit Dreamz today to learn more about curating your cannabis journey.