I’ve frequented the local dispensary ever since recreational cannabis was legalized in my state.
I purchased either loose, dried flower or pre-rolls.
I wasn’t interested in getting all that adventurous with consumption methods. I enjoy the process of smoking and find it relaxing. I do, however, worry about the potential harm of carcinogens on my lungs. When I mentioned my concerns to one of the budtenders, he recommended that I try vaping. It provides the same fast relief as smoking but avoids the potential risks. Instead of burning the plant matter, vaporization heats cannabis to the point that the resin is released. There’s also less odor. The smell dissipates almost immediately. I don’t need to carry a lighter, have access to an ashtray or worry about any mess. The vape pens are wonderfully compact and portable. I can easily carry one in my purse or pocket. Vapes or cartridges are available in disposable and refillable options. They are extremely easy to use. All I need to do is push the button and inhale. Because of the recent popularity of vapes, there are lots of choices. The selection of hybrid, sativa and indica strains is nearly overwhelming. There is a wide variety of terpenes, THC potency and CBD potency. I now buy loose flower and pre-rolls for relaxing at home in the evenings. I switch to the convenience and discretion of vapes for when I’m on-the-go. I take advantage of the weekly deals to save some money. I am very thankful to my local budtender for helping me expand my awareness and preferences for cannabis consumption methods.