Massachusetts is one of the few states in the US that has legalized cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use. Anyone aged 21 and older can buy cannabis legally in the state, although there are a few regulations on where you can consume your weed. For someone who has never tried marijuana, stepping into a dispensary and looking for numerous product options can be confusing. We have a few tips below that may come in handy for buying your cannabis.
Know your strains
Like most plant species, there are different strains of cannabis. These strains can be divided into three broad categories – Indica, Sativa, and hybrids. Indica strains are known to be relaxing and can help you sleep better and unwind after a long day. Sativa strains, on the other hand, are more energizing. While you will still feel the high, this category is great for people who want to enjoy weed in the daytime. However, what most Massachusetts weed shops sell are hybrids, which can be either Sativa or Indica-dominant. Hybrids offer the best of both worlds.
Buying your cannabis supplies
Sativa dominant strains are called energizing strains, so if a dispensary mentions that category, know that you are using sativa. Indica strains have more of THC, so the sedative and relaxing effects are real. If you are someone suffering from chronic pain, Indica strains are your best bet. Indica strains are also recommended for people suffering from insomnia. There are also balanced strains that offer the best of both worlds. In other words, you will feel calm and relaxed, but also energized at the same time. For all-round experience, go for balanced strains.
What kind of products to buy?
If you are interested in vaping cannabis, you need to buy a vape pen, which is the quickest means to enjoy the effects. There are also oils and concentrates, which contain a more concentrated mix of cannabinoids, especially THC, and are best suited for seasoned users. For those who don’t want to either smoke or vape, edibles are their best option. Edibles can take as long as 90 minutes to take effect, but the effects also last longer, often up to 10 hours. You can go for weed brownies, or something innovative like gummies. For external use, there are topical products, typically meant for pain relief.
Many weed stores and dispensaries in Massachusetts also sell pre-rolls, which are great for immediate fun.