This week’s Globe Magazine features a useful piece for those who are new to legal cannabis: “The essential guide to buying and consuming pot in Massachusetts.” 

The article includes helpful advice on preparing for your first visit to a dispensary, a brief review of the different strains of cannabis, the different forms of cannabis for sale (flower/bud, pre-rolls, vape cartridges, edibles, tinctures, salves & creams, and shatter/wax/dab/butter), average prices, how to beat the lines, and how to pay (cash or debit card).

After reading the article, it might sound like a lot to prepare for, but the actual experience of visiting a dispensary is really not that intimidating. To get a feel for what a trip to a recreational dispensary is like, read one of our customer’s blogs on his first trip: <B.Rutter: My First Legal Cannabis>. If you go as he did during the week, you may experience only a short wait to shop, be served by a friendly and helpful bud tender, and get in and out in less time than you might spend on a quick run to the supermarket. For all of the different types of product available, you may be a little surprised to find, like our customer did, that once you’ve decided how you’ll consume it, the choice among strains is pretty limited.

If the Globe Magazine article got you thinking, and you’d like to learn more about the different types of cannabis and ways to consume it, check out these blogs we’ve written:

The Difference between Indica and Sativa

What’s the Best Way to Consume Cannabis?

The Difference Between Eating and Inhaling Cannabis

Types of Weed Vaporizers

Most Popular Cannabis Infusions

After you’ve visited a dispensary, you may conclude, like our customers, that growing your own will save you money and time, and assure you always have an ample supply. If you think you might like to try your hand at growing your own cannabis, give us call—we’re happy to answer your questions and tell you about our home grow service: 978-216-4730.