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3 Factors To Consider When Visiting A Marijuana Dispensary

A lot of people swear by the medicinal powers of marijuana. Multiple states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes, giving rise to dispensaries that serve as retail outlets for marijuana products. Your first visit to a dispensary can be overwhelming, so it helps to have some essential factors that you can focus on throughout your shopping experience.

The following three factors will help you ensure you end up with the right marijuana product to meet your needs.

1. Strain

Marijuana comes in many different strains. Each of these strains is purported to provide the user with a unique experience. The three main strains of marijuana that you will find in modern dispensaries include sativa, indica, and hybrid (a mixture of sativa and indica). You may need to test each strain to determine which is best suited to give you the benefits you are looking for.

As a general rule, people typically use sativa during the day and indica in the evening. Your body will respond to each strain in its own unique way, so be sure that you pay attention to the strain when making a purchase from a marijuana dispensary.

2. Cannabinoids

In addition to varying strains, you will find marijuana with varying levels of the main cannabinoids found in cannabis plants at a marijuana dispensary.

Pay close attention to the percentage of both THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) in each product. THC is known for giving marijuana its psychoactive properties. CBD doesn't cause a psychoactive response and can help balance the effects of THC on the body.

Consider the type of experience you want when using marijuana, then invest in a product with the right THC and CBD percentages to meet your needs.

3. Method of Consumption

Marijuana dispensaries carry a vast range of products that can be consumed in a variety of ways. You will need to give some thought to the ways that you are comfortable consuming your marijuana before you visit a dispensary to make a purchase.

If you don't mind smoking or vaping, you will want to look for products like cannabis flowers or concentrates made from cannabis flowers. If you prefer to ingest your marijuana, edibles are your best bet. Dispensaries even have tinctures available if you feel more comfortable allowing your marijuana to be absorbed through the skin.

Be prepared for a visit to your local marijuana dispensary by taking the time to consider which strain, cannabinoids, and method of consumption will work best for you.

Contact a local marijuana dispensary to learn more.