Tips for Trying Cannabis for the First Time
Whether you’re looking to try cannabis for recreational or medicinal purposes, you should know a few things before taking your first puff.
Exploring new sensations can be fun and exciting, especially when you’re doing it with a trusted source. At OMG Cannabis Co. in Portland, Maine, we are committed to helping patients and recreational users find the best cannabis products for their needs.
We love introducing new people to cannabis, and we have some great tips for those who might be considering their first experience.
Here are our top tips for making sure your first experience with cannabis is a positive one:
Start low and go slow.
If you’re unsure about how much cannabis to consume, start with a small amount and see how you feel after about 30 minutes. It can take up to two hours for you to feel the full effects of cannabis, so there’s no need to overdo it. Of course, you can always consume more if you don’t feel the desired results, but you can’t undo an excessive dose.
Choose your strain wisely.
Cannabis strains are bred to produce different effects, so choosing one that matches your goals is important. For example, if you’re looking for a relaxed feeling, look for indica-dominant strains. If you’re looking for something that will give you energy and help you focus, look for Sativa-dominant strains. And if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, ask your budtender—they’ll be more than happy to help you find the right strain for your needs.
At OMG Cannabis Co., our friendly budtenders love helping people find the right products for their needs and goals. Shop our products online or stop in and visit us in Portland so we can help you identify strains you may enjoy.
Don’t smoke if you don’t want to.
Smoking isn’t the only way to consume cannabis. If smoking doesn’t appeal to you, there are plenty of other options available, including edibles, topicals, and vaporizers. Talk to your budtender about which consumption method might be right for you.
The most important thing is to listen to your body and go at your own pace. Cannabis affects everyone differently, so don’t be afraid to experiment until you find a method and strain that works best for you.
Set a vibe.
Setting matters. If you’re trying cannabis in the comfort of your own home, make sure it’s a space that makes you feel relaxed and calm. If you’re out and about, look for a serene spot where you can be alone or with someone you trust. Good company, good snacks, and a comfortable, safe setting are the building blocks of a positive first experience with cannabis.
At OMG Cannabis Co., we believe everyone has the right to positive and safe experiences with cannabis. If you’re trying cannabis for the first time, we invite you to stop by our store and talk to one of our knowledgeable budtenders.
We’ll help you find the right product for your goals and make sure you have a positive and enjoyable experience. Whether you’re new to cannabis or an experienced user, we look forward to helping you on your cannabis journey!