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Cannabis for Beginners: Choosing the Right Product


If you are new to cannabis, you might be a little confused about trying to figure out which product is right for you. With so many different ways to use cannabis on the market, it can be hard to know where to start. 

In this blog post, we will teach you about the different types of cannabis products and help you choose the right one for your needs. We'll also give you some tips on how to use them and what to expect when you do. So whether you're a first-time user or just looking for more information, read on.


Whole Flower

Orange box of Canndescent cannabis

For cannabis beginners, one of the more popular ways to use it is whole flower cannabis. Before you make a purchase, it's important to consider the type of strain and the specific terpenes that are included. Both of these qualities will make a significant difference in the experience and what to expect. 

The strain will help you identify what type of effects the flower will have. For example, indica strains are known for their relaxation properties. They are best for when you're about to head to bed or want to transition home from a long day of work. Sativa strains are more energizing like the Charge 508 Jack Herer sativa blend from Canndescent. Using sativa cannabis is a great way to start your day or get you through the afternoon crash.

The terpenes are also important because they can affect the smell, taste, and effects of the flower. You can identify specific terpenes that you prefer in your flower to recreate similar smells and tastes but with different cannabis strains and products.



If pre-rolls are your preferred way to use cannabis, you need to consider the size, type of paper, type of cannabinoid, and if it's filtered. All three of these considerations will alter your experience and there are plenty of varieties for each.

Size is important since unlike other methods of cannabis, the pre-roll doesn't keep nearly as well because it’s a fragile product. You should make sure the size matches the length of the session you plan on having. 

You also need to decide what kind of pre-roll you want to smoke. You can choose a pre-roll with a high ratio of CBD like the Chill Pre-Roll or the more traditional THC-dominant pre-roll. Choosing between CBD and THC is mainly dependent on the experience you are looking for and your level of comfort with cannabis and cannabinoids. If you want a more relaxed experience or if you do not like how THC makes you feel, opt for a pre-roll that is higher in CBD. On the other hand, if you want a pre-roll to make you feel more euphoric, choose a product with higher levels of THC.



Brown box with vape cartridge next to it

There are a number of different vaporizer styles but as long as you consider the key features, any vaporizer can be a good way to use cannabis for beginners. 

The main aspect that draws people to vapes is their discreet nature. The vast majority of vapes are portable which means they fit with any lifestyle and can be easily packed in your bag for the day. Their discretion doesn’t stop at their size though. The smell produced when using a vaporizer is less obstructive than other methods of smoking. 

One of the other main selling features of vapes is the type of smoking experience they offer. Using a vape offers a much more concentrated hit of cannabis with each draw. If you’re looking for a cannabis product that can offer strong effects, a vape is one of your best options.

You should also consider how much time you want to spend getting ready and cleaning up your session. If you’re not down to refill your vape everytime or don’t want the hassle of cleaning it after each use, don’t choose a refillable one. Instead, opt for a disposable vape with cartridges of different concentrates like the Wedding Cake Live Resin



There are a lot of different cannabis concentrates like wax, shatter, live resin, and more. They all have different consistencies and require different kinds of hardware. 

Wax is one of the most popular types of concentrates because it's easy to work with. It can be used in a variety of ways like smoking, dabbing, or even cooking. Shatter is another concentrate that's growing in popularity because of its potency. It has a glass-like consistency and can be smoked or dabbed. 

Live resin is a newer type of concentrate that's made with fresh cannabis instead of dried. This makes it more potent and gives it a different flavor profile. The Supernova Live Resin is a great place to start if you are just getting into the world of concentrates.



Camino tin beside orange gummies

One of the easiest ways for beginners to use cannabis is with edibles. When deciding between edibles you want to consider the THC to CBD ratio, the dosage, and the type of product. The THC to CBD ratio is important because it will affect your experience. A higher THC to CBD ratio means you'll feel more psychoactive effects while a lower ratio means you'll feel more relaxing effects. 

The dosage is also important because it's easy to overdo it with edibles. Start with a low dose and increase as needed. It's also important to remember that edibles can take up to two hours to kick in so be patient. 

There are a variety of different types of edibles like gummies, baked goods, tinctures, and more. You'll want to choose one that sounds appetizing to you. For one of our co-founders, Nick, the Camino Pineapple Habanero Gummies are one of his favorite treats.



Another thing to consider when looking for the best ways to use cannabis is your budget. Some methods will be more expensive than others and some products will last longer than others.

If you're on a tight budget, smoking might be the best option for you. It's also the quickest way to feel the effects of cannabis. Vaping is another good option because it's cheaper than smoking and it doesn't require any additional equipment.

There are many contraptions for concentrates that can cost you a ton of money if you're just  starting out. If you're interested in concentrates, start with something simple like a wax or an oil. These are the most affordable options and they will last you a long time.

Edibles are another option but they can be used up quickly if you’re a regular user. If you’re just looking to dabble occasionally, this option might work best for you. Tinctures are also a good choice because they last a long time and you only need a few drops to feel the effects.

There are plenty of different ways to use cannabis, so it's important that you find the method that works best for you. Consider your lifestyle and budget to determine what method is going to not just be good today, but for the next few months till you get used to the effects.

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