Before I qualified for my MMJ card, I had never stepped inside a cannabis dispensary.
I’d never tried marijuana before.
I had no clue what to expect. My first visit was a bit overwhelming. I was not prepared for the huge selection of products. I had no idea that so many consumption methods were available. The local cannabis dispensary carries approximately five dozen strains of smokable flowers. Their menu of edibles includes brownies, cookies, gummies, beverages, chocolates, pills, mints, lollipops, caramels, ice cream and all sorts of treats in nearly endless flavors. The array of concentrates offers waxes, budders, rosin, hash, kief, diamonds, shatter and live sauce. There are all types of vapes, topicals, extracts and gear for sale. I am very grateful for the assistance of the budtenders. I was looking for something to treat issues with migraines, insomnia and sore joints. I ended up purchasing a couple of different strains of tinctures. I love how simple tinctures are. The package is small enough to fit into a pocket and features a handy dropper for precise dosing. I place a couple of drops under my tongue and wait for the cannabinoids to absorb for rapid onset of effects. If I want to delay the effects, I can mix the tincture in yogurt, a smoothie or just about any food or drink. With proper storage, tinctures offer a very long shelf-life. I like that they are totally discreet, creating now mess, odors, ash or smoke. I look for tinctures with a higher THC content to combat chronic pain and higher CBD percentages for headaches. Indicas work well for helping me sleep.