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The Best Things To Get For First Time Weed Buyers

By January 8, 2019May 12th, 2022No Comments

Are you planning your first visit to a dispensary? Between the delicious marijuana beverages, vapes, and terpene-rich cannabis flower on our shelves, you can’t go wrong with a visit to People’s. The best things to get at a dispensary depend on what you’re looking for: do you prefer strong, THC-rich cannabis, or CBD flower? Lotions or edibles?

Don’t worry—there are a lot of choices, which is great! We’re here to walk you through them, and we’ll make sure that you go home with the right type of cannabis for your needs.

Man smoking a marijuana joint

The Best Things to Get at a Dispensary for First-Timers

  • Cannabis flower
  • Pre-rolls
  • THC and CBD edibles
  • Cannabis concentrates
  • Disposable vapes or vaporizer cartridges
  • Tinctures
  • Topical lotions and CBD creams

No matter what you choose when you’re buying cannabis for the first time, remember that it varies in strength based on the strain and the type of product. The consumption method you choose makes all the difference when it comes to how long the effects will last. Vaping or smoking weed has a quick onset (meaning that you’ll feel the effects almost immediately) and lasts for several hours.

How Long Will the Effects of Weed Last?

Your choice will depend on whether you’re after a shorter experience, or a mind-blowing buffet of cannabis effects that lasts most of the day.

If you’re a first-time user, or you haven’t used cannabis in a long time, we advise you to inform your Guide (AKA “budtender”). If they know this, they’ll be able to give you better cannabis product suggestions. If you already have a preference, make sure to tell them that, too. As cannabis experts, they have in-depth knowledge of different marijuana products and how they affect a user. They can help you choose a strain and consumption method that fits your needs, lifestyle, and desired experience.

What If I’m Buying Cannabis for Someone Else?

If you’re buying a gift for a friend or loved one who smokes weed regularly, talk to your Guide and see what they might suggest. For regular cannabis users, a high-THC cannabis strain is one of the best things to get at a dispensary. If you’re shopping for someone who loves edibles, vapes, or other cannabis products that you’re unfamiliar with, consulting a Guide is highly recommended.

CBD and THC: What to Get at People’s

Cannabis flower is often grown for the highest THC content possible, so many people assume that the only purpose of smoking weed is to “get high.” However, there are many other compounds in cannabis that have no intoxicating properties, but offer other benefits. With CBD gaining in popularity and terpenes like limonene and myrcene being studied in labs across the world, THC is starting to have some competition.

When shopping for cannabis, look beyond the THC content and explore other compounds. CBD is non-intoxicating (meaning that it can’t get you “high”), but it’s still worth paying attention to. In preliminary studies on treating inflammation, pain, appetite stimulation, muscle spasms and nausea, CBD has had promising results—though further studies are warranted.

Learn More About the Best Things to Get at a Dispensary Near You

You can read all about weed on the internet, but there comes a point when visiting a cannabis store in person is necessary. If the People’s FAQ doesn’t answer your questions, drop by our Santa Ana store and talk to a cannabis Guide in person. At People’s, you can see the products yourself and learn more about them from our informative displays. When you’re ready to order, our in-store ordering kiosks make it fast and easy.

Ordering cannabis for delivery in Orange County is just a click away. Got questions? Give us a call—our personable, experienced staff members will happily help you find the products that suit your needs. We look forward to seeing you soon!