Six Mistakes To Avoid When You Buy Weed For The First Time

Weed has only recently been legalized for sale and consumption for recreational purposes in Canada. For this reason, those who buy weed in Canada may find themselves in the position of doing so for the first time. There are a few mistakes you need to avoid if you're an uninitiated weed buyer. The following are six mistakes to avoid when you buy weed for the first time. 

Having a poor understanding of weed measurements

Usually, metric weight units are used when weed is measured and sold. It's important to understand how much one ounce, gram, or eighth of weed is. If you're buying a smaller amount of weed, it will typically be measured in grams. An entire ounce of weed is equal to 28 grams and is going to be fairly costly in comparison to smaller gram or eighth portions. 

Assuming you have to consume weed by smoking it

You might at first think of smoking when you think of consuming weed. However, consuming weed in other forms might be better if you are new to consuming weed. Trying weed in other forms like through edibles or tinctures might be an especially good idea if you're consuming weed for medicinal or therapeutic benefits. 

Not understanding differences between strains

Weed comes in many different strains. Different strains have different effects. Two major classifications to be aware of are the indica and sativa cannabis types. Indica strains are said to be more relaxing while sativa strains are said to be more energizing.

Within each of these two major classifications, there are many more specific strains that are said to offer particular effects. Do your research and find the strain that will help you achieve your desired effects.  

Being unable to identify top-shelf weed

As with any other products, weed can vary widely in quality. If you're buying weed, it's important that you can recognize quality. It may take some experience before you'll be able to reliably identify "top-shelf" weed. High quality weed should have a strong and pleasant odor as well as vibrant colors. High quality weed should also have a slight sponginess to it but shouldn't feel excessively moist. 

Being too shy to ask questions

If you're a first-time buyer, you should definitely ask questions so you know as much as you can about what you're buying. Your "budtender" should be able to answer any questions you have in detail, so don't be shy. 

Failing to understand the legal aspects of possessing and consuming weed

Weed is now legal in Canada. However, there are some limitations. For one, you are only legally allowed to possess 30 grams of dried cannabis. You also may have to follow restrictions regarding smoking weed in public. Make sure you're familiar with relevant laws before you purchase and consume weed