How To Choose Marijuana Products

Potency 101

When it comes to choosing weed for personal needs, the first thing you should look at its potency. This comes down to a question of what kind of experience you want to have, which might be slow and mellow or fast-acting and intense. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the active substance in cannabis behind the psychoactive effect people typically think of when imagining smoking weed. CBD, on the other hand, is considered more of a therapeutic cannabinoid. Both components work in tandem to create different highs with different strains—Sativa, Indica, and hybrids are what you’ll typically find at Cheeba’s. 

Sativa, being higher in THC, elicits a euphoric high, whereas Indica has more of a calming effect due to its concentration of CBD, and a hybrid typically has around a 1:1 balance. The amount of THC in any given strain measures in a percentile, up to 33%. If you’re looking for a more potent high, you should seek something with a higher THC potency to get there.



Beginners vs. Experienced 


Experienced weed smokers are those who have gone the distance. They’ve learned what strains will give them the best high and which ones will not. If you belong to this group of people and are looking for something new, consider playing around with terpenes, as these can change up your experience in exciting ways, especially regarding flavors. 

For beginners, consider starting low with more CBD-focused strains like Indica or a hybrid strain. CBD is known to help cancel out the anxiety effects of THC, so that a hybrid strain may be a good starting point for someone just starting. 



Making the Right Choice 


There are several different factors you should look at before making your decision. Below are the most important things to keep in mind when choosing weed products.



One thing to look out for is the cannabis strains that have the right effects you’re looking for. Try sampling some in small amounts to find the ones with the desired impact. There are different combinations of THC and CBD and terpenes (which account for flavor and aroma.)


Flavor and Aroma

The terpene profile can create a combination of different flavors, which have become quite popular with those trying out new strains. Some strains have robust woody flavors while others can be fruity and sweet. Because there are so many variations, ask your budtender about your particular palate along with your “high” expectations. 


Medical Benefits

In addition to the psychological benefits described above, you might want to consider the potential medicinal effects of the strain you’re looking at. The right combination of THC, CBD, and terpenes might very well have a therapeutic effect. Ask your budtender about these benefits while looking for a strain that’s right for you. 



The budtenders at Cheeba’s are qualified to set you up with exactly what you need. If you’re still curious about what strain is best for you, let the professionals point you in the right direction. 

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