Some strains are easier to grow than others because they are more resistant to mold and pests, so if you’re new to growing, you may want to try an easier strain to start.
The first couple months of the year is a great time to start planning your cannabis garden to get a head start on the outdoor growing season, which roughly runs from March to November, depending on where you live.
If you buy a packet of regular seeds, they’ll come with a mix of males and females. A lot of cultivators prefer to grow these because they haven’t been backcrossed—essentially inbred—as much as feminized or autoflower seeds. You’ll need to sex out the seeds once their reproductive organs show during the flowering phase and discard the males—because they don’t produce buds and will pollenate females, resulting in seeded flowers.
Make sure to always stay within your state’s legal limit of growing plants.
It also reduces the risk of having a stray male sneak into your crop—just one male can pollinate a huge crop, causing your females to focus their energies on producing seeds instead of buds.
Seed banks exist outside of the US and can sell them for “souvenir purposes,” but it is illegal to bring seeds into the US and Customs will seize any cannabis seeds they find in packages or on a person.
All of this information should be available to you when buying quality seeds.
If you need help finding the right type of marijuana products for you and would rather walk into a recreational marijuana dispensary with a product in mind, we are happy to offer a guide to help you make your purchase decision. Visit our medical marijuana product guide to learn more.
Delivery services can be found in the same ways as a physical store. Once you find a delivery service you want to use, typically, you will need to call in to the delivery service to place an order. However, more savvy services allow order by text. Some even have their own smartphone apps or allow you to order online through their website.
Edibles and Beverages : Using a variety of techniques, companies have infused food products ranging from brownies and candies to frozen pizza and ice cream with cannabinoids like THC. Beverages like soda, coffee, and tea are also available infused with THC are also available. You can find more information about edibles in our marijuana edibles guide.
How Much Marijuana Can I Purchase?
Unsure of which dispensary to choose? Online directories often allow users to rate and review shops. Many markets also have websites dedicated to reviewing marijuana dispensaries and products to give you an idea of where to best purchase your recreational cannabis.
In most recreationally legal states, there is a cap of one ounce of dried marijuana flower. Similar caps exist on how much marijuana concentrate or edibles you can buy or possess. We break down the sizes marijuana flower is sold in and typical prices in case you’re looking to learn more.
With fully established recreational marijuana programs in these states, dispensaries have been licensed to distribute marijuana to anyone of legal age.
Extracts : Marijuana extracts include products like kief, hash, oil, marijuana shatter, wax, and more. These products seek to concentrate the active compounds in marijuana like its cannabinoids and terpenes into a consumable product. Marijuana concentrates can be dabbed, vaporized, infused into edibles, or added to marijuana flower to increase its potency.
No displaying your purchase or using it in public (although you will see people doing that) unless you want to risk 15 days in jail. Some locals might argue that those rules are theoretical and that officers ignore pot use all the time, but the fact is that you can be penalized.
The eternal tussle between states’ rights and federal law puts the burden on you. Credit card companies are wary of running afoul of federal law, which still classifies marijuana sales as illegal, so most credit card issuers are unwilling to risk prosecution (unlikely as it would be) by facilitating sales.
After your I.D. passes muster, you’ll be shown to the sales floor, where a clerk stands behind a glass case full of the dispensary’s products. Staff members may handle the product, but you can’t.
THC is the compound that makes you high, and it’s what the government is most interested in controlling. CBD, another chemical found in cannabis products, does not provide a high so it’s often considered harmless.
Don’t let anyone smell it.
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Know the difference between THC and CBD.