Buying Cannabis Dried Flowers For The First Time? Check This Guide!

Cannabis enthusiasts have found numerous ways to enjoy weed, but dried buds or flowers remain the most popular choice. The cannabis plant contains a mix of compounds, collectively called cannabinoids. Of all these compounds, THC is the only cannabinoid that can produce a high. Today, you can find cannabis concentrates, edibles, tinctures and oils, which have a much higher concentration of THC.

However, experienced & new users still prefer the dried flower, which again can be used in many ways. The traditional way, of course, is to smoke the buds, or else, you can choose to make your cannabis oil at home, or can cook with the flowers. In this post, we are sharing all that you need to know before buying cannabis flowers.

The categories

Cannabis flowers can be categorized into three categories. The first one is called top-shelf cannabis. The is the best kind of dry flower you can find in the market, and you can easily identify it from its aroma, flavor & texture. Private reserve cannabis, as it is also known, is usually sticky, because of the full profile of flavonoids, cannabinoids, and terpenes.  There is also something known as ‘middle shelf cannabis’, which isn’t as good but you can still expect a decent high. Many dispensaries have such flowers at a lower cost, although the experience is not that bad.

The last one is called ‘bottom shelf cannabis’, and this is the cheapest of the lots. What is often sold as flowers in this category is a mix of minimum buds, with seeds, leaves and stems.

What are the best strains?

It really depends on the kind of experience you are looking for. There are, again, three categories in cannabis strains. The first one is called Indica. These strains have high THC content, and comparatively low CBD content, best suited for nighttime use. The second option is sativa. Sativa strains produce a more energetic high and have lower THC content and higher CBD levels. Hybrids are a mix of both. If you are unsure of which strain to choose, we recommend that you select a reliable dispensary and talk to the budtenders to know the best strains. Flowers and products with high THC content should be consumed with care, and remember that cannabis may take a longer time to take effect for some people.

Always use cannabis responsibly, and before buying dried flowers, do check the THC content.