Think about the THC content

I recently learned about odd alcohol contents in different beers and hard liquor varieties.

  • I thought that beer and wine were essentially the same with alcohol percentage from 1 variety to the next.

This assumption was ruined when I unknowingly ordered a stronger than average wine at the bar last week. After a single cup, I felt as buzzed as I would with three glasses. I was shocked and wondered if there was something wrong with me. My bartender was kind enough to inform me that the red wine I ordered had an alcohol percentage that is three times stronger than traditional wine that I usually get. This is why it felt like three separate drinks all in 1. The next time I bought wine I decided to find a brand with a higher than average alcohol content. Just like I had assumed, the wine lasted a lot longer and I drank less than the normal wine I buy. I’m learning that marijuana and cannabis products are just as susceptible to this principle as wine plus other forms of alcohol. The THC content can range widely from 1 batch of cannabis strain to the next. I obtained several jars of cannabis flower buds from the cannabis dispensary a week ago. They left a lot to be desired. THC content is not the only factor you want to consider when you’re buying a particular batch of marijuana, it’s still crucial. I don’t get the same effects from batches of cannabis that contain less than 13% THC. I try to avoid those products as much as I can.
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I can have my pick

There are a few different legal cannabis dispensaries in my town alone. Before we could vote on a legal cannabis law to allow marijuana cultivation plus sales in our state, I figured it would be a long time before there would be legal weed shops. And if I was being overly optimistic, 1 day I might have accepted the chance of legal weed in the near future, but I assumed at best there would be 1 dispensary in my city. Even then, I figured that the town would ban shops plus there might be 1 off the edge of the thruway somewhere outside the town limits. Now that there are a few legal cannabis dispensaries in my town alone, I am completely shocked by how fast things have changed. The town went from having strict drug law enforcement to enjoying the benefit of being legal recreational marijuana dispensaries in every town throughout the state. Sometimes I’m at a loss of what cannabis shop I should visit when I’m just looking for basic flower products or marijuana edibles. Two of the cannabis dispensaries are known for their high quality cannabis topicals while the others tend to have better oils of both indica plus sativa cannabis strains. My roommate buys the cannabis vaporizer pens that contain marijuana oil. They’re usually potent with more than 71% of THC inside. I like getting cannabis edibles from the dispensary opposed to the expensive vaporizer pens. The cannabis edibles are cheaper and last longer. I’m also not a sizable fan of the THC high.



Stopping in person benefits and drawbacks

I had a list of places to head to on my way home from work last evening.

My spouse emailed me a grocery list while I was on my break.

This was added to the long list I had made a day before including a stop at the post office, another stop at the bank, plus a third stop at a department store for new shoes. There was 1 other stop I knew I had to make, but for the life of me I couldn’t remember what it was. I forgot to write it down on my list, so I decided to do the rest of my hunting first in hopes that I’d eventually remember the last and final stop. Thankfully by the time I got to the bank, I remembered that I was going to visit the cannabis dispensary to get new flower bud products. The delivery fee is $10 on every order so I like to visit the dispensary and pick it up. But by the time I got to the cannabis dispensary, there was already a long line at the front door. Because of the virus, they only allow five people in the store at any given point. I was uneasy that the selection would be small. I finally got to the front of the line. Flower products get off the shelves faster than any other products at the cannabis dispensary. By the time I was let into the store, they announced that they were already getting low on sativa strains in particular. I had been hoping that I could pick up some stuff. To my dismay, they had no sativa cannabis left, only hybrid strains.

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Just order those products online!

I love the flexibility of buying items on the internet opposed to in-person buying.

Years ago it wasn’t as simple as it is now.

Shipping costs used to be a real issue in many situations, especially buying large electronics or music instruments off the internet. In the years since it’s not difficult to find store websites that offer free shipping on things as small and light weight as a pair of sunglasses or as big and heavy as a drum kit. And you’re not limited to the choices at the shop. I’m a guitarist and I can find low priced payment plans on stringed instruments with free shipping all over the internet. The last three guitars I’ve bought and owned over the years all came from the internet. Even if I can visit the music companies physical stores, I often go home and make online orders for home delivery. Now that I can do the same thing with non-perishable groceries, I’m in cabin delivery heaven right now. I couldn’t imagine that things could get any better than that, but now the marijuana shops have joined the celebration, they all have menus on their websites where you can select your cannabis products and have the dispensary set aside the items at the store, or will have them delivered to your home. Ordering your cannabis on the internet first makes stops to the dispensary quick and easy if you don’t want to pay more money to use the cannabis delivery service. When the normal line at the cannabis dispensary takes over an hour of waiting to get to the front, it becomes apparent why online ordering is better.

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Making food with CBD

My best friend has had an exciting job history since we finished school.

When I went off to college, she decided to attend a local trade school.

I was a history major while she was in culinary school dreaming of becoming an apprentice to a master chef. She kept reading more about food, even after she graduated from culinary school and started working underneath chefs in a prestigious restaurant located in our city’s bustling theater district. By the time I finished my college, my job prospects looked rather small; my neighbor had already paid off all of her debt. She had these exciting plans about reading the skills behind cannabis oil extraction from the professionals in the field… In her freetime she had read expansively about marijuana. She learned how it’s cultivated and prepared for many forms of use or routes of administration. She told me that distillate oil and other cannabis extracts are what regularly got her attention. Her number one form of cannabis to consume is full spectrum shatter. Apparently the best strains deliver a hard punch when you vaporize highly potent cannabis oil shatter. But it’s not the easiest task making a cannabis extract that is the consistency of taxing candy when it is at room temperature. So many cannabis extracts are either runny at room temperature or have a clay-like texture. Now that it has been a decade since she entered the cannabis cultivation industry, she now is renowned for her work with CBD extraction.


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On the go vaping

I’ve been working a delivery job for the past few months.

  • When the pandemic hit, many jobs disappeared while others opened up quickly.

The call for new delivery drivers was far and wide. My task working for a travel business disappeared all together, and I thankfully had years of delivery experience on my resume when I handed out prescriptions for a big pharmacy in my college years. It was a good job at the time because most of my clients were wealthy elderly folks who left big tips. So when I saw so many delivery tasks open after the start of the pandemic, I made a choice right then and there to apply for one of these positions. Within a week I had managed to schedule more than 4 interviews, with more than one of them being bustling restaurants that were forced to close their dining rooms amid statewide lockdowns. To survive, they desperately had to change their business model of sitdown eating to delivery and pickup orders. Now I’m all over the town every single day, and that’s why I’ve switched to buying mostly vape pens with THC oil whenever I got to the local weed store. Although I get cannabis flower products for at home marijuana consumption, I need something hidden and small that I can use in the car in between delivery spots. I always get oil pens with CBD added so the intoxicating effects are small. It’s so I can relieve the back pain from sitting for hours, not to get “high” in the usual sense of the term.

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I read up on it first

Whenever I’m at a new doc’s office, I try to study the medical pamphlets offered in each respective waiting room.

  • Even though I regularly have my phone with me and could just as absolutely browse online, I still love to read medical pamphlets, especially if I’m seeing a specialist who I’ve never met before.

For example, I had to see a sports physician once after I ruined the muscles in my arm. In the waiting room there were pamphlets discussing all weird kinds of muscle injuries from head to toe. There was a single certain brochure discussing all sorts of arm and shoulder pain. Before I even went back to see the doc, I had a good system of what could have happened and what I would need to do with physical therapy to get the muscles to heal. When the physician ran a few checks, including an x-ray and CAT scan, she said that I had a torn rotator cuff. This was one of the injuries I had read about in the brochure in the doc’s waiting room. When I was waiting in the lobby at the medical marijuana dispensary, I observed that they had a number of papers to study themselves. There was abundant literature to study detailing all sorts of info regarding medical cannabis and it’s regular uses. For someone who is new to weed and is trying the product for the first time, these papers are severely great. Even the best marijuana physicians can’t remember every fact or piece of info when they’re helping new patients see their way through the process.


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Just have to change products every now and then

But as time went on, the effects of cannabis, regardless of the strain or THC potency, have diminished whenever I smoke marijuana flower buds.

It’s aggravating when things lose their effects as time goes on. Whether it’s the love you get from a certain hobby or the fun from a can of beer, your perception of that stimulus is going to change as you get older. Sometimes the effects simply get worse. You could fall madly in love but end up drifting apart from the person with the passage of time. Or you reach for cold syrup for the second time in a single week and discover that you’re swiftly getting less relief from the same amount. I have gone through this process with many different things in my life, but there is a single instance that stands out above the rest. I’ll never forget how magical it felt trying cannabis for the first time roughly ten years ago. I remember the rush going to my head and taking me away from my daily world of anxiety and grief. Cannabis was beyond anything my brain could conceive at that time, and it hastily became a constant feature in my life. But as time went on, the effects of cannabis, regardless of the strain or THC potency, have diminished whenever I smoke marijuana flower buds. When I visited the cannabis dispensary last week, I mentioned my issues to the budtender. She commanded that I try a cannabis concentrate to change it up. I had to divulge that I had been using flower products forever and haven’t a concentrate since I was in school. I remember the intensity of the experience, and these new concentrates did the job right.

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Express orders at the dispensary

I have started making orders for stores online before I get in the car and head over in-person. It’s good because not only do you have to avoid getting exposed to COVID walking through the store for an hour, you also get to find out what products are in stock the moment you go to make the order. I don’t like wasting a stop to the store only to find out that they don’t have most of the things that I need. If I go the extra mile of making these purchases online ahead of time, I never have to deal with the disappointment of the store not having what I need the most. It’s also severely nice to have all of the items standing together in a locker at the front of the store. They’re already paid for and all you have to do is scan the slip off your cell iphone and the locker opens for you. Once you have loaded the items into a cart, you’re ready to put the groceries in the truck and go home. I’m glad that the cannabis dispensaries are now offering these services. It’s so much simpler to check the menu on their websites and make orders there before I get in the car to go anywhere. Even though they offer delivery, the fees are usually too much for me to justify. Instead, I make my order on the cannabis dispensary’s website, confirm the items are in stock, and then I head to the dispensary. The cannabis dispensaries have a quicker line for any clients who made online orders before coming to the store.

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Point system for my legal weed store

I won’t go every day of the week, but I’ll wait for sales of my number one cannabis products before returning to make new buys

I regularly shop the sales at the grocery and department stores. When rewards points cards first began showing up at stores in my city, I was quick and early to do it. I enjoyed seeing how my normal grocery items would generate yearly savings by tens of dollars each trip. Occasionally you’d get a coupon to have $20 taken off a near purchase, or access to special coupons not available to regular people. The one factor among them all were rewards points. You’d keep accruing new points with every shopping trip, while each store had its own system in place in which you could apply those points to get immense savings when meeting certain thresholds. I love how the local cannabis dispensaries have mostly all adopted similar rewards programs of their own. You make so many buys before you get $25 or $50 coupons on future cannabis purchases. They also have sales programs each week where something different is on sale each afternoon of the week. They might have half-off tincture monday, or free-joint wednesday. It makes affording marijuana products much easier than it ever was in the past. I won’t go every day of the week, but I’ll wait for sales of my number one cannabis products before returning to make new buys. I love getting lots of cash off cannabis delivery orders in particular, because there’s usually a $15 delivery fee on top of the costs of your cannabis products. Since I appreciate utilizing the cannabis delivery service now, I make sure that I order enough products to get it for free.

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