It seems like cannabis is everywhere these days, and here at Lazy River Products, we say – It’s about time! As legalization spreads throughout the nation, factual awareness is becoming more prevalent, however it’s important to know where your cannabis (and your cannabis knowledge) is coming from.
Too often we hear of instances in which novice users report feeling uncomfortable before or after trying cannabis for the first time. But with just a minimal amount of preparation, this doesn’t have to be the case. We fully believe in the wondrous properties of THC: ranging from depression relief, to helping with anxiety, appetite, and much more, we believe that using cannabis in moderation can be beneficial for people in all walks of life.
The importance of being knowledgeable about the substances we put in our bodies cannot be overstated. Whether you’re smoking your first joint, taking that inaugural dab, or thinking about trying an edible, keep reading as we discuss some basics to keep you comfortably ‘lit’.
Who Do I Start?
Local, licensed dispensaries are the way to go when it comes to having your pick of the latest and best products for your self-care arsenal. If you’re lucky (or savvy) enough to live in a legal state, you’re that much closer to having viable, tested alternative medicine a mere car ride away. In 2016, Massachusets residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana and the first dispensaries opened in 2018. As a first time user, we highly suggest visiting a licensed dispensary in order to really know what you’re buying and its origins.
Knowing Your Proper Dosage
When it comes to properly consuming cannabis, it’s crucial to know your dosage. With flower, be sure to check THC levels before purchasing and enjoying all the quality buds currently out there; generally a level of about 15-18% is just right for beginners. A good rule of thumb is: Take a hit, wait a little while and see where it takes you – if you’re feeling good, take another one!
Just as with flower, when trying concentrates for the first time you should take your time with your hits, being careful not to exceed your lung capacity. Step 1: Check your THC levels. Because you’re inhaling concentrated marijuana, the effect of taking a dab is a bit more direct, and therefore being prepared is the most important thing. Don’t be surprised if you’re feeling the benefits within seconds, and be sure to enjoy!
Edibles affect the body a bit differently than smoking flower or dabbing concentrates. While taking a bong rip or hitting a vape pen will have you feeling ‘irie’ almost instantaneously, edibles are metabolized through the digestive system and therefore take a bit longer for effects to be felt. It’s common for beginners to jump ahead of themselves when they don’t feel the effects of the cannabis right away. So, chew on that 10mg gummy and keep having fun – the incoming THC booster will be unmistakable!
Stay tuned to the Lazy River Products blog page for more tips on how to get the most out of your canna-experience!