Which Form of Cannabis Is Right for Me Quiz
I’m a first-time cannabis user visiting my neighborhood dispensary on my 21st birthday. I would like to experience the effects of using cannabis for myself. What is the most sensible choice for me?
- A modest 1/8 oz package of cannabis flower from a strain the staff described as “mellow”
- A 100 mg edible that comes in the form of a single, large gummy product
- A topical CBD ointment
- A half-gram disposable vaporizer pen
Which of the following customers might want to look at CBD products rather than full-spectrum products containing THC?
- A tradesman who travels to work sites in three different states but needs all-day relief from body aches
- A first-time dispensary visitor looking to experiment safely with cannabis
- A regular cannabis user who is no longer getting the same “kick” from their current strain
- A dispensary customer who can’t smoke regular cannabis flower or use vaporizers because of a lung condition
When deciding what sort of cannabis products to use, what is the most important difference between edibles and smoking/vaping/dabbing?
- Whether you prefer the taste of cannabis smoke or the taste of brownies
- Absorbing cannabis through inhalation interacts with your body in a totally different way than consuming cannabis orally.
- You can’t get high from edibles because eating cannabis orally only absorbs CBD while the THC is destroyed by your stomach acid.
- Edibles are more expensive.
Which of these does not offer a convenient, discreet way of using cannabis?
- A disposable vape pen
- A portable, rechargeable, dual-action vaporizer that can accept concentrates or raw flower
- A bong
- Microdosing supplements with 1 mg of THC per capsule
I have read about THC microdosing and would like to try it for myself. I’m not really looking to “get high,” but the mental and physical health benefits of cannabis are of great interest to me. What is a good product to try?
- A “1:1” supplement with 1 mg of THC and 1 mg of CBD per capsule
- A 100 mg edible product sold in the form of 20 chewable gummy supplements with 5 mg THC each
- A large brownie with 50 total mg THC I can break into smaller pieces
- A “one-hitter” style pipe and a small package of raw cannabis flower so that I can smoke in small doses
Which of the following is NOT a benefit of purchasing pre-rolled joints?
- It doesn’t matter if you’re not confident in your ability to roll a joint or pack a cone because it’s already done for you.
- You avoid the mess involved with grinding your own cannabis flower and filling a rolling paper.
- Pre-rolls avoid the smoke and odor associated with pipes and bongs.
- Pre-rolls from a reputable dispensary are carefully weighed and tested, so you know exactly what you’re getting before you light up.
I am very sensitive to smells. I want to try cannabis because I’ve heard it’s good for managing nausea, but, ironically, I’m worried it will make me sick. What product could I try?
- Sweet, flavorful edibles like cookies or brownies
- Any CBD-only product because it will not smell or taste like real cannabis
- RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) extract that can be added to coffee, tea, or food.
- A THC capsule designed to be swallowed.
I want to use cannabis for managing acute episodes of back pain and anxiety, so I would like something strong that works right away. I have used cannabis a bit in the past, so I’m not too concerned about having an uncomfortable or overpowering experience. What is a good fit for me?
- A powerful 100 mg edible, taken one half at a time
- A 1:1 THC and CBD supplement of 1 mg each so that I can continue taking more as needed until I’ve taken the right amount
- CBD flower, because it’s much faster than THC
- A dab rig and extract (e.g., budder, shatter)
Each of the following is a benefit of cannabis edibles,
- Cannabis can be infused into any of your favorite foods or drinks thanks to high-potency edible extracts and cannabis-infused oils.
- Edibles like single-dose chewables can be dosed conveniently with no fumes or odors involved.
- Edibles take about an hour to really kick in, so you can effectively “pregame” for activities by timing your dose beforehand.
- This was a trick question because those are all potential benefits of taking cannabis orally.
I am looking to experiment with cannabis, and after some research, I have decided that I want to try a cannabis extract. Which should I buy?
- Live resin because the cannabinoids have been preserved via the solventless extraction process.
- Shatter because it gives you the most THC per dollar when you divide total potency by total cost after taxes.
- Budder, because it’s the simplest to dab.
- More information is needed.
With cannabis legalization and decriminalization policies continuing to sweep through the United States, more adults than ever are curious about trying cannabis. Until the semi-recent past, cannabis use was mostly associated with smoking and all the smells and residues that come with it. However, today’s cannabis products can be taken via many different routes of administration. For example, those who don’t want to smoke can now use a sublingual product or eat, drink, vaporize, dab, dissolve, massage, or even wear cannabis products in the form of a transdermal patch.
In addition, those who are open to the traditional method of smoking cannabis have the delight of choosing from hundreds of strains. Then, you can decide whether to roll a blunt, pack a pipe, load a bong, vaporize dry herbs, or use any number of other devices. As you can see, with all the different smoking methods to consider, modern tools like vaporizers and dab rigs, straightforward methods like consuming tinctures and capsules, plus the endless range of foods and treats that can be prepared using edible cannabis, the possibilities for consuming cannabis are limitless.
If you’re a newcomer to cannabis, here are the basic methods you can choose from and some further notes on each:
Loading raw, ground cannabis flower (“bud”) into a smoking device
- Pipes suitable for smoking cannabis will be made of glass, silicon, or metal.
- Joints can be bought pre-rolled from a dispensary, rolled by hand, rolled using a small machine (sold separately), or packed into a pre-rolled cone (sold separately).
- Water pipes or bongs utilize flower packed into a small bowl, burned, and inhaled through a receptacle of water for a smoother hit.
There are a few great ways to consume cannabis orally, including sublingual products placed under the tongue, oral concentrates, capsules, and edibles.
- Edibles – Consuming cannabis-infused food and beverages is a great way to control your dose, so long as you’re purchasing tested, dispensary-grade products.
- Sweet treats like cookies, brownies, and other baked goods, are a delectable way to consume cannabis.
- Chewables, gummies, and lozenges are convenient and tasty.
- Cannabis chocolates are a popular way to dose cannabis while accentuating the signature taste.
- Savory options like corn nuts, beef jerky, crackers, oils, butters and other condiments.
- Beverages, including pre-mixed THC soda products, teas, syrups, liquid shots, powdered drink mixes and more – are a unique way to consume cannabis.
- Tinctures and Oils – These cannabis concentrates can be placed under the tongue for quick sublingual consumption or swallowed. They can also be added to food or drink.
Like smoking, vaping involves inhaling cannabis fumes, but only the essential cannabinoids and terpenes are vaporized for a cleaner, more flavorful hit.
- Disposable vape pens are convenient and inexpensive.
- Rechargeable vape pens / batteries with replaceable extract cartridges or pods are a great way to customize each cannabis experience.
- Devices for vaporizing raw cannabis use only enough heat to activate and release the THC and other cannabinoids without combusting any plant material, so there is no soot, smoke, or ash involved.
- Dabbing is a high-intensity offshoot of vaping that involves placing cannabis concentrate on a heated component of a dab rig, then inhaling the resulting vapor.
You can vaporize several cannabis concentrates, including:
- Shatter – a clear, glass-like concentrate
- Badder – melted and beaten shatter with a cake batter-like consistency
- Budder – melted and whipped shatter with a peanut buttery consistency
- Crumble – cannabis wax with a dry, crumbly consistency
- Sugar – concentrate with THC crystals in a brown sugar-like consistency
- Rosin – concentrate made by stripping the trichomes from fresh-frozen cannabis flower
- Diamonds – large THC crystals
- Distillate – potent, isolated oils often used for stirring into food and beverages, can also be vaporized
If you’re looking into using full spectrum cannabis, CBD, or 1:1 ratio products for muscle and body aches, you might also look at topical cannabis products.
- Transdermal patches incorporate encapsulation technology to enable cannabinoids to cross into the bloodstream for full-body effects.
- Topical ointments and salves can provide localized effects but cannot cross into the bloodstream.
Quiz: What Type of Cannabis is Right for Me?
Because of all the crucial choices involved, the prospect of purchasing and sampling cannabis can be understandably overwhelming to newcomers. At Kind Meds of Arizona, our friendly and well-trained staff are on hand at our dispensary seven days a week, ready to work through these important choices with you.
Of course, you may still wish to do your due diligence and complete some of your own basic research before visiting or contacting a dispensary. That’s why we’ve put together this fun, low-stress, 10-question quiz to help you answer some basic questions about the types of cannabis products that might work best for you.