Quality Cannabis should appear vibrant in color. Colors can range from limegreen to purple depending on the strain's characteristics. Trichomes, the little white puzzy looking appendages, are typically a good indication of high quality cannabis.
When handling quality cannabis, the bud should have a spongy and sticky characteristic. The cannabis should not be wet nor completely dry. It should break apart with ease from the stem.
The smell of cannabis varies significantly from strain to strain. Common aroma descriptions include: earthy, diesel, pine, citrus and skunk. Quality cannabis should have a pleasant and pungent fragrance, the stronger the better.
|Effects||Found In||Medical benefits|
|Citrus rinds, juniper,
gastric reflux, antifungal
|MYRCENE||Relaxing, enhancing THC's psychoactivity||mango, thyme, citrus,
lemongrass, bay leaf
anti-bacterial , pain relief
|Insomnia, stress, depression,
anxiety, pain, convulsions
|CARYOPHYLLENE||None||Pepper, cloves, hops,
|Antioxidant, insomnia, anti-inflammatory,
pain, muscle spasms
|Pine needles, conifer,
|BORNEOL||Muscle and joint
|Tea Tree, jasmine,
| Antifungal, sedative,
cumin, tea tree
|Antioxident, sedating, anti-fungal,
Don’t forget to bring your state issued Medical Marijuana Use Registry ID Card. Some dispensaries will accept a photo ID and approval e-mail from the state if your ID card was recently processed.
With current banking laws, you will most likely have to pay cash for your purchase or use a 3rd party payment system, such as CanPay. Some dispensaries have an ATM on site, but to avoid fees it’s best to withdraw funds from your bank before your visit.
As exciting as it is to visit a dispensary for the first time, be prepared to experience most of the products from a distance. Due to non-consumption laws and rules, the product may be behind glass or in itsa distance sealed packaging.
The myriad of strains, broad spectrum of product types, and varying potencies can be overwhelming. It’s best to familiarize yourself with products before your first visit in order to avoid an overload of information.Bud tenders are very knowledgeable and can be a great source of information as well.