How Do I Determine Quality Cannabis? 

If you’re new to the cannabis world, it can be overwhelming when you enter a dispensary for the first time. With so many products and options available, it can be difficult to understand what is right for your needs. Purchasing quality cannabis products is important for both your health and your experience with cannabis. This is why we have compiled some tips for purchasing quality cannabis products at your local dispensary! 

Ask Questions & Do Your Research 

When you’re buying cannabis products from a dispensary, it’s important to ask questions and do your research before making any purchases. This will help you understand which product is best for your needs and make sure that you’re getting the highest quality product possible. Ask the budtender to help you with recommendations based on your needs. They should be able to tell you about the different types of products they offer and their effects, as well as any other questions that may come up during your visit. Additionally, doing research online or talking to friends who are experienced with cannabis use can also be helpful in finding out which product is right for you. 

Look For Lab Testing Results 

Most dispensaries, if not all should have lab testing results readily available on all their products so that customers can make educated decisions when purchasing cannabis products. Lab tests should include information such as cannabinoid levels, terpene profiles, mold or pesticide analysis, and more. This information will help you determine if the product is safe and of high quality. It’s also important to note that not all lab tests are created equal, so it’s essential to find out more about the testing facility before trusting their results. 

Read The Labels

Unless you’re buying concentrates, flower, or pre-rolls, there should be an ingredients list label on most all other cannabis products (tinctures, capsules, topicals, edibles, etc). Check this list and ensure that all the ingredients listed are safe for you to consume. Additionally, products high in sugars, emulsifiers, and unnatural ingredients are probably going to be something you want to avoid for the best overall experience.

Know Your Product Categories 

Cannabis products come in many forms such as flower, edibles, vape cartridges, concentrates (shatter/wax/live resin), tinctures/topicals/oils/capsules, pre-rolls, and more. Knowing what type of product you want will give you an idea of what kind of dispensary to look for – some dispensaries specialize in one type of product while others carry multiple types. This knowledge will help ensure that you get exactly what you need from your local dispensary!  


Buying quality cannabis products can seem daunting but with these tips in mind, it doesn’t have to be! Asking questions, doing research online or talking to experienced users, looking for lab testing results on each product category offered by the dispensary, and knowing your own needs will help ensure that your experience at a cannabis dispensary is positive and successful! With these simple steps, any beginner can purchase quality cannabis products with confidence!

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