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A Beginner’s Guide To Cannabis

Author: Green Light Cannabis Shop | | Categories: Cannabis Edibles , Marijuana Dispensary , Retail Cannabis Store


People use Cannabis for many reasons. Some use it to boost creativity, some use it to relax, and some use it for its medicinal properties. Please always remember to speak to your health care provider first if you are seeking out Cannabis for medical reasons. However, it is important that you do your research before trying Cannabis for the first time. At Green Light Cannabis Shop, we encourage community awareness and education regarding this new industry. We have prepared this beginner’s guide to give new Cannabis users a brief overview of important details to keep in mind when purchasing Cannabis.

Getting Started 

Do your research: Customers can start their research by looking at the products on our menu via our website. Specific information about each individual strain of Cannabis is listed. This is the information customers need to look at before making their purchase.

Check the type of strain: Cannabis comes in many varieties, namely Sativa, Indica, and hybrids. Not all Cannabis has the same effect on you. Indica strains are associated with relaxation, and Sativa strains are known for their energizing effects. There are also different components to Cannabis, such as THC and CBD. Always check the THC and CBD levels as well as the terpene profile to be sure you are getting all of the information regarding that specific strain. 

Next Steps

Explore the form of Cannabis you want: Whether it is an extract that is ingested or inhaled, dried flower, or edible. You need to know whether you are looking for THC or CBD. We offer products that have straight THC or straight CBD, and products that offer a combination of both. THC is psychoactive and will get you high, whereas CBD is not and has more of a calming effect.

Pay attention to THC levels: Start low and move up from there so that it is not an overwhelming experience. 9% to 15% THC is a good place to start when you are trying Cannabis for the first time. Terpene percentages are something to pay attention to as well, as they add flavor to the Cannabis. Higher terpene levels come in around 2.5% on some strains, giving the Cannabis a certain aroma and taste based on their terpene profile.

Advice From The Pros 

Make your own decisions: Listening to myths about Cannabis or making your decision based on information that you have gotten from other people who are not educated in the industry can be misleading. Many people receive misinformation about the different types of products and this can affect how you make your purchase and your experience with Cannabis as it may not be what you are looking for. The effects of Cannabis vary from person to person.

Always start low: When trying new Cannabis products, always remember to start low, whether it’s THC or CBD. You can always go up from there. Everyone’s body reacts differently to THC, CBD and the various types of terpenes, and you will only know your tolerance as you try different strains and amounts over time. In the end, remember to enjoy and stay safe. 

If you are looking for a retail cannabis store in St. Thomas, Ontario, then please reach out to us at Green Light Cannabis Shop. We are proud to be a 100% Canadian-owned company that provides new job opportunities for those in our community, and a comfortable, safe, place for Cannabis users to purchase the products they need.

Green Light upholds the safe and responsible sale and consumption of Cannabis and Cannabis products for adults aged nineteen and over. We have people visiting our Cannabis Shop from across St. Thomas, London, Port Stanley, and Elgin County. For a complete list of our products, please click here. If you have any questions about Cannabis, we’d love to hear from you, please contact us here