There was a time when people could find only one or two types of marijuana in their area. But, times have changed, and they have changed for the better. Today, there are a countless number of marijuana strains on the market and they are available in an infinite number of forms.

Are you looking to vape your marijuana? Do you want to apply it topically with skin creams? Looking to eat your cannabis in the form of a savory snack or delicious dessert? Or do you just want to keep it old school and smoke your weed? These options, and many more, are at your disposal as a modern day cannabis consumer.

There’s a lot to uncover and discover when it comes to cannabis, but there’s no need to feel overwhelmed. Here’s our guide to the five most important questions to ask TOPS Cannabis budtenders. Welcome to Cannabis For Beginners, your introductory to the world of weed:

Should I Buy Indica Strains or Sativa Strains?

As a cannabis newbie, you’ve probably heard a lot about “indicas” and “sativas,” but you might not know what these terms mean.

There are multiple species of cannabis and Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa are the two most popular ones. Knowing the difference is important, because these two varieties produce very different effects.

Indicas tend to create a sedating effect while giving you more of a body high. Because of this, indica-dominant strains may lend themselves to an afternoon on the couch or a good precursor to a restful night of sleep. When it comes to cannabis for beginners, we’re prone to recommend strains that are at least partially indica-based.

Sativas, on the other hand, will leave you feeling energized and ready to attack the day. While indicas will leave you feeling relaxed, sativas tend to be more psychoactive and cerebral. Sativa users enjoy the uplifting energy of this species and tend to use it more during the day time than the night time.

When browsing through strains on TOPS Cannabis, you’ll find that some are listed as indica-dominant while others are sativa-dominant. This is usually a good indicator of whether a particular strain is suited for daytime energy versus nighttime relaxation. There are also many strains that are hybrids, and they come in all different ratios. Some hybrid strains are 50% of each species (“50/50”) while others may be 75% of one and 25% of another (“75/25”).

If remembering the difference between indica and sativa ever gets confusing, just remember that indica means “in da couch.” And, before purchasing, you can go over the composition and properties of every strain with our world-class team of budtenders.

What Can Different Types Of Marijuana Do For Me?

For some, marijuana is a great way to unwind after a long day in the office. Others find that marijuana is actually a helpful way to stay productive, happy, and focused in the office. The marijuana experience is malleable and the options are plentiful, so there’s a wide range of weed products for everyone to enjoy.

A TOPS Cannabis budtender can guide you in the right direction as you find the right weed for your personal needs. Some strains of marijuana are good for exercise, some may help to ease your jitters in social settings, and others will help to spark your artistic creativity.

Meanwhile, the method of consumption will also have an impact on your experience. Users looking for a short-term high will be better suited for smoking or vaping, while those looking for an extended high may opt for certain types of edibles. The experts at TOPS Cannabis are well-versed in every product under the sun and will get you up to speed on the myriad of products available from our delivery service.

How Long Will My Weed And Weed Products Last?

Naturally, that depends on how frequently you use your cannabis products. However, TOPS Cannabis budtenders will tell you specifically how to store your haul to get the most bang for your buck.

Generally, you’ll want to store your cannabis in a cool, dark place inside of an airtight container to maintain freshness. The container should be size-appropriate and kept free of moisture. When stored properly, cannabis flowers can last for years.

Some cannabis products, such as edibles, may require refrigeration, but our budtenders will take the guesswork out of the equation and let you know exactly how to store your goods.

TOPS Cannabis experts will help you keep your cannabis for as long as possible, but you’ll likely eat your delicious weed brownies long before they expire.

How Long Will It Take For Edibles To Kick In?

This is a common cannabis for beginners question. There are a few variables to consider here, including your body weight, metabolism, and how much you’ve eaten beforehand.

TOPS Cannabis budtenders will apprise you of these different factors, but they can also give you an idea of which edibles are fast-acting and which ones are likely to take a while to kick in.

Can I Check Out The Products Before I Buy?

Yes you can!

You can contact our TOPS Cannabis budtenders for details on our full service option through our mobile California marijuana dispensaries. In short, full-service delivery will provide you with a complimentary in-home consultation in which we bring the dispensary to your living room. A TOPS Cannabis pro will bring eight of our best marijuana strains, a full selection of our most delicious edibles, a variety of CBD oils, and much much more for your perusal.

TOPS Cannabis budtenders are happy to give you the lowdown over the phone or via email, but this unique in-home consultation will allow you to preview our wide spectrum of products as a knowledgeable representative answers all of your questions in person.

Cannabis For Beginners: Getting Started

To begin your cannabis adventure, you can fill out our simple contact form online or call our budtenders at (844) 420-TOPS. From there, you can ask our budtenders the aforementioned questions––and any others you may have––and schedule your free in-home consultation today.

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