The Top Cannabis Products for Beginners

Since the legalization of cannabis, far gone are the days of meeting your local dealer in a dark alley in exchange for a dime bag of what could pass as questionable oregano from your spice rack. Today, you can walk into a bright, clean retail store where you’re greeted by the most knowledgeable and passionate staff who are happy to help you find the right product regardless of where you may be in your cannabis journey. 

For those who are canna-curious, the world of recreational cannabis may be overwhelming to say the least. There are so many products available to you that you may not even know what exactly it is you’re looking for. 

curious looking woman
Photo by Olha Dobosh

We at One Plant completely understand that it can be a little scary consuming cannabis for the first time. Whether you visit us in store or continue to read this blog, our team’s mission is to ensure that you’re getting the right product to suit your needs.

The first question you should ask yourself is how do I want to consume? 

While smoking is still the most popular method of cannabis consumption, there are alternative options through the form of edibles and beverages.

Keep in mind that your body responds differently to the method of consumption. To keep it simple: if you smoke, you will find that the effects hit you almost immediately but last a shorter amount of time. If you ingest cannabis, it could take roughly anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes before you start to feel its effects, which could last hours. Our team suggests you opt for the consumption method you feel most comfortable with.

Glenn’s Multi-Flavours is a 4 pack of edibles that keep true to its name, containing 4 different flavours of gummies: Black Cherry, Blue Watermelon, Green Apple, and Strawberry. Each soft-chew contains 2.5mg of THC, for a total of 10mg of THC for the entire package.

Glenn's edibles
Glenn's Multi-Flavours - 4 pack

In our experience dealing with novice consumers, taking a gummy is often a common choice for first-timers because you’re able to control exactly how much you’re taking. Our advice when it comes to edibles is to start low and go slow. Take a gummy and wait about 30-60 minutes to assess how you feel before you take another.

Glenn’s Multi-Flavours are on special for $5.99 from June 16th to 30th for Plant Perks Members.

If gummies aren’t your thing, maybe vaping is! Consuming cannabis through vapes is becoming more and more popular due to its portability, ease-of-use, and lack of odour.

With hundreds of flavours available on the market, there are 3 kinds that we recommend you start with.

Back Forty - Blue Raspberry Ice is a succulent sativa vape cartridge that starts with tart, berry notes that finish with a blast of icy menthol on the exhale. This is perfect for those looking to experience an uplifting buzz.

Sticky Greens - Sour Fruit Burst has strawberry, fruit punch and sour citrus notes all blended together. This indica-dominant vape cartridge is extremely smooth and potent, leaving you with a mellow and relaxed vibe.

Sticky Greens 510 thread cartridge
Sticky Greens - Sour Fruit Burst - 1g Vape Cartridge

As the name describes, Divvy - Black Widow CBD is high in CBD with a little THC in the mix. With a custom blend of terpenes to accentuate its existing aroma profile, you will find this vape cartridge’s effects to be calming.

Pro-tip: don’t forget to pick up a 510 thread battery for your cartridge!

Last but not least, let’s explore the OG method of consumption: dried flower. While being the most common method, there are a few variations on exactly how you can smoke the herb. You can roll it into a joint (or pack it into a pre-made cone), smoke it out of a hand pipe, or a water pipe. Like we said before, choose the option that makes you feel most comfortable. Whatever you choose, here are some of our current flower faves.

Doja - cannabis flower
Doja - Ucorn Cake

Doja - Unicorn Cake is a high THC hybrid strain created by crossing Wedding Cake and Unicorn Poop. This cultivar is known to smell like vanilla cake and classic kush. 

-Ness - Jelly Breath crosses Jelly Donut and Blackberry Breath into a mouth-watering hybrid with very strong THC potency and extra frosty buds.

Broken Coast - Sour OG (Ruxton) is an indoor-grown hand-trimmed sativa-dominant strain that produces an intense flavour with notes of lime and diesel.

Pro-tip: regardless of how you’re smoking your flower, you definitely need a grinder and a lighter. Be sure to ask your budtender for these items for your session.

Still have questions before starting your journey? We are here to help. Visit a location near you today!