Educating myself before trip to dispensary

Before making my first trip to the dispensary, I did some research into cannabis consumption methods. I wanted to be knowledgeable before consulting with a budtender and making a purchase. While recreational cannabis is now readily available in my state, the products are quite expensive. I was reluctant to waste my money or be subjected to an unpleasant experience. I read that the ingestion method affects both body and mind. I also learned about the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system or ECS is an extensive network within the body that works to maintain homeostasis. It plays a vital role in all sorts of functions, including sleep, mood, pain, pleasure, appetite, immune system, reproduction and motor skills. The chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant connect with cell receptors that makeup the ECS and influence the signals sent to the brain. Strains of cannabis are now bred to provide specific influences on those receptors. It’s very important to know the objective of consuming cannabis, whether it’s simply to enjoy a mellow mood or to treat medical ailments. I was simply looking for a way to unwind and relax after a long day of work. After looking into all different types of consumption options, I decided to stick with smoking traditional flower. Inhaling cannabinoids introduces them into the bloodstream very quickly for a near immediate onset of effects. Through some experimentation I’ve figured out that a high THC ratio isn’t necessarily the ideal high. I actually prefer a balanced THC and CBD ratio for anti-anxiety properties. I gravitate toward hybrids and like the citrus-like terpenes.