As soon as recreational cannabis was legalized in Colorado, I started visiting the local dispensary in Denver.
The facility is absolutely beautiful.
The decor is wonderfully bright and modern, and the vibe is very casual and welcoming. I feel totally at ease shopping for cannabis products. The budtenders are especially approachable, friendly and knowledgeable. Because there is so much to choose from, it’s helpful that I can ask questions and get recommendations. When I initially began shopping for cannabis and experimenting with different consumption methods, I had very little understanding of the effects. I was unfamiliar with terminology such as cannabinoids and terpenes. Having the products separated into categories simplified my choices a bit. Sativas are generally associated with uplifting and energizing effects. They create a “head” high and tend to be higher in THC potency and lower in CBD. They are best reserved for daytime consumption. Indicas are more about relaxation and mellowing out. They focus on a whole-body high and are great for de-stressing and treating insomnia. They tend to have higher CBD percentages but can also offer plenty of THC potency as well. They are typically recommended for nighttime use. Hybrids are the result of cross-breeding and all sorts of innovative strains have been created. Some hybrids target sky-high THC potency while others are intended to provide specific effects or medicinal benefits. Along with choosing from one of these categories, the type of consumption method makes a big difference. While smoking or vaping brings on effects within minutes, consuming an edible can delay onset for several hours.