Ultimate Guide for Starters: Cannabis for Beginners

We’ve all been there – smoking marijuana for the first time, maybe with some friends, or just alone trying to figure out how this heavenly plant works. All over the world, people are turning to cannabis. Whether you ’re looking to alleviate pain without resorting to pharmaceutical drugs, enhance your experience of your favorite pastime, relieve stress, or find creative inspiration, the world is gradually entering an exciting new era of cannabis acceptance, curiosity, and research. 

So you wanna know more about marijuana? You wanna be familiar with all the different types, gadgets, and even terminology that goes with it? 

This guide is designed to help absolute beginners get started with cannabis and to make sense of how things work.

Understand that cannabis is no longer a taboo

Currently a large number of countries around the world have begun legalizing the consumption of cannabis, be it for recreational or medicinal purposes. This number is incrementally increasing as more and more countries are adopting the legalization of cannabis and its consumption. Years and years of propaganda and misinformation have led many of us to believe that cannabis can be harmful and is considered a shady substance. As you experiment with weed, try to approach new cannabis products as you would any other industry: with curiosity, enthusiasm, and responsible use.

Pace yourself

We advise all newcomers to the cannabis industry to start slow, and incrementally increase their dosage based on the relevant experience gained from their previous consumptions. We wouldn’t want you feeling overwhelmed because of misjudging how much you should dose the first couple of times trying out marijuana.
Make sure that you are situated in a place where you feel completely comfortable and safe in case you don’t like the effects or felt like you took too much. This also applies to trying new products as well; even if you’ve grown accustomed to weed, new cannabis products can affect your body differently.

Learn the Vocabulary 

In the cannabis world, the vocabulary is quite important as some of these names and categories can be completely confusing for first-timers. Let’s give you a small round-up on the most important ones: 

Flower: Is the actual physical cannabis bud.

Hash: is a cannabis concentrate composed of millions of trichomes, usually associated with a more mellow vibe. 

Budtender: Is the cannabis salesperson behind the desk at your local dispensary. So just like a bartender, but for your buds! 

Cannabidiol (CBD): One of the primary cannabinoids found in cannabis and hemp is Cannabidiol, usually referred to as CBD. CBD has non psychoactive effects.

Concentrates: Concentrates are extracted forms of cannabis that contain high concentrations of cannabinoids. Concentrates can include shatter, wax, rosin and live resin.

Dry Sift: Commonly referred to as kief, dry sift is a concentrate created by sieving and sifting the flowers over screens, so resin glands fall through. They are then made into a concentrate. 

Edibles: Edibles are food and drink items that are infused with cannabis. 

Terpene: A terpene is the part of the cannabis plant that produces aromas and flavours.

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