These days, you can learn a lot about cannabis by watching videos and reading articles online. On one hand, it's nice to have this information available. On the other hand, there are some questions about cannabis that you're better off asking your budtender. If you have a cannabis dispensary in your area, then here are some questions worth asking the budtender the next time you visit.
What strains are recommended for the symptoms or conditions you're dealing with?
There are thousands of different strains of cannabis. Each one has different levels of THC and CBD, along with various terpenes that are said to moderate the effects of the plant. Budtenders tend to know the strains that their dispensary sells quite well. They can tell you which of those strains is best suited for whatever medical worries you're grappling with. They've generally talked to many other customers about how those strains affected them, so their opinion is an informed one.
What delivery methods should you try?
There are so many ways to enjoy cannabis these days. You can smoke flower, or you can try tinctures, edibles, vape products, concentrates, or topicals. There's no one-size-fits-all method, so it's helpful to have a conversation with someone in the know about the methods you're likely to prefer. Tell the budtender what your goals are, what you like and don't like about cannabis, and how discrete you need to be. They can recommend a delivery method that suits your needs, which is so much better than repeatedly buying and trying various products.
How do you recommend storing various products?
Before you purchase a certain product, whether it's flower, a concentrate, or edibles, ask the budtender how they recommend storing that product. Different products need to be stored differently, not just for longevity purposes, but also for short-term quality. While this information is sometimes on the package, the budtender may have some additional tips and advice that you find handy.
What new cannabis products are worth trying?
Dispensaries are always getting in new products. Some are better than others. Chances are, your budtender has tried a lot of them and chatted with other customers who have done the same. They can tell you which products are the best to try.
If you ask the budtender the questions above, you'll learn a lot from their answers. Budtenders are experts at their crafts and are very knowledgeable professionals, in general.