What Cannabis Is Right for You? Travel Tips

Ah, the age-old question we hear echoed through the corridors of our dispensary, “What kind of recreational cannabis should I pick up?” Honestly, it’s like asking what type of ice cream is best at a parlor with 31 flavors – the choices can be overwhelming, but oh-so delightful.

I’m Ironlungs, let’s dive into the kaleidoscope of options to help you find your perfect match.

For the Newbies or the “It’s Been a Minute” Crowd

If you’re new to the scene, rarely partake, or it’s been a hot minute since you last indulged, your best bet is to stick to flower (the actual buds). Aim for strains with a lower THC content, around 13% to 15%. This level of THC offers a pleasant experience without overwhelming the senses.

I suggest grabbing a couple of pre-rolled joints (2-3) or a disposable vapor pen with 500mg to 1000mg in it; just the right amount for a weekend adventure.

Limit yourself to 1 to 2 grams of flower per day to ensure a smooth ride. And hey, let’s hold off on edibles for now, as they can be unpredictable for first-timers. You don’t want a Greening Out experience.

Remember, the key to a good time with cannabis is pacing yourself. Also, while exploring, why not check out the top 10 water pipes in the U.S.? Enhance your experience with some quality gear.

Indica vs. Sativa – What’s the Deal?

The eternal debate: Indica vs. Sativa. Some say the old ways of thinking have no merit now. But here’s a quick rundown of the myth.

Indicas are known for their relaxing effects, perfect for unwinding. Sativas, on the other hand, tend to energize and stimulate creativity. There’s also Hybrid strains, offering the best of both worlds. Choose based on the experience you’re seeking.

For the Seasoned Cannabis Aficionados

To the veterans, the connoisseurs, the ones who have seen it all this is only a recommendation for your vacation; due to you can’t take it with you. But you do you.

I recommend 2 to 4 grams per day of higher THC flower (20%-32%). Edibles? Aim for about 100mg for a light ride to 500 milligrams for a long deep ride. Or, if concentrates are your jam, a few grams of concentrate or the classic bubble hash will suit you just fine. Vape carts and disposable vapes are nice too. Pick some up and take it back to your all inclusive weed-friendly resort.

In the world of concentrates, potency varies with Shatter, Wax/Flake, and Honey Oil leading the pack. These concentrates come in different extraction methods – CO2, alcohol, butane – with CO2 being our personal favorite for its purity.

Taste all of the Flower!

Diversify your palate by picking up 1 to 2 grams of several strains. This strategy not only gets you the full spectrum of experiences but also allows you to tap into the rainbow of flavors our Colorado dispensaries have to offer.

Though buying in bulk (by the eighth or quarter) can save you some green, purchasing in grams gives you the freedom to explore. Remember, in a lot of states, if your a tourist, you’re capped at purchasing 7 to 14 grams at a time, so choose wisely.

Dive Deeper with “Cannabis for Dummies”

Looking to expand your cannabis knowledge? Check out USAWeed’s series, Cannabis for Dummies. It’s your go-to guide for everything from the basics to the deep dive into strains, consumption methods, and culture.

In the end, whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned smoker, our main advice is to explore safely and enjoy the journey. And always remember, for the finest, safest, and most tested products, our site has got your back.