I thought I was experienced with weed having been a smoker for a few years, but the budtender at the dispensary shattered that illusion in moments.
He kept showing me all of these amazing cannabis products that I had never heard of before.
The store had a wide range of tinctures that can be taken orally, under the tongue or with food or drink. Just like all of the cannabis products in the store, the tinctures are sold in three strain categories—sativas, hybrids, and/or indicas. Sativas are known for the mind stimulating effects. It feels so much more characteristically sedative. A hybrid strain is exactly what it sounds like, a mix of sativa plus indica options. There were skin care creams and capsules available as well. I told him that I wanted flower buds, but was hoping to find a sativa strain for my early morning hours. He showed me strains with really cool names that I picked up. They all had over 25% THC in them plus they smelled so great. That’s when the budtender asked me if I had ever tried to concentrate at all. He started showing me these products like wax and shatter that are forms of concentrated marijuana oil in a stable kind of state. He told me that rosin involves harvesting trichomes from the plant while it is still healthy plus wet from harvest. That way you get a ton of terpenes that normally disappear at the flower buds are slowly dry cured for smoking plus vaping.