I am a fan of smokable cannabis flower.
I prefer old-school smoking to any of the other, more modern consumption methods.
There is something peaceful and fulfilling about lighting up and inhaling. The flavors and aroma are truly unique and the effects are felt within minutes. The quality of the bud directly impacts the enjoyment of the experience. Fortunately, licensed dispensaries are very particular about the safety and integrity of the weed they sell. The bud is typically lab-verified, third-party tested and organically grown. Through experimentation, I’ve learned to recognize maturely harvested and properly processed flower. I look for full, dense buds that aren’t dry and crumbly or wet and sticky. The bud is covered with crystal-like trichomes that provide the cannabinoids and terpenes. The bright orange pistils and pungent aromas are signs of the best weed. I would rather pay more for top-shelf flower and enjoy a smooth and consistent burn. I rarely buy pre-rolled joints or blunts, because I would rather choose my strain and roll my own. I have a favorite brand of rolling papers and I’ve learned the exact amount of weed necessary for an ideal smoke. I shop sativas, indicas and hybrids, depending on what I’m smoking it for. I like the calming effects of an indica late in the evening when I want to relax and get a good night’s sleep. I choose a sativa before a hike or a jog. My local dispensary often includes flower in their daily specials. I’ve signed up for the loyalty program, so that I can earn points for every dollar spent. I can use those points for future savings.