How to Buy Good Grass

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There’s never been a better time to enjoy all the benefits of cosmic cannabis, delicious edibles, and even the occasional hemp-infused beverage. But navigating this beautiful world of potent possibility can be tricky, if not downright confusing, for the new buyer and old stoner alike. Sure, legalization has opened doors for the herbal-inclined, but it’s also made the process of buying weed feel like you’re in a house of mirrors, as you need to consider varying state regulations, marijuana strains, hemp, CBD, THC, terpenes, edibles and oils.

Here at Old Pal, we want you to buy weed with confidence and clarity, so we’re created a list of tips to help ensure you’re buying quality cannabis from a safe, trustworthy dispensary.



LICENSED MEANS MORE RELIABLE PRODUCT

If you want the highest-quality weed, you need to purchase from a licensed dispensary. Purchasing from a certified, licensed dispensary means that you get products that have been tested according to the criteria of each state.

Buying from a licensed dispensary also means you can trust the labels on the products, with important details showing how much cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the various flower, oils, tinctures, edibles and other products contain.


CHECK FOR TESTING

Don’t hesitate to ask budtenders to show you a product’s Certificate of Analysis (COA) from a laboratory to ensure that it has been tested for pesticides, fungus, heavy metals and other toxins. If their products are legit, they shouldn’t hesitate. If they don’t provide COAs or state-specific compliance results, you may want to find a new spot to purchase your herb.

Remember: just because weed is legal (in some states), doesn’t mean all products on shelves are safe. More importantly, testing requirements vary from state to state, so it’s extra important to check that the cannabis products you’re buying have been fully tested for quality. There are plenty of shady knock-offs out there, and you can easily avoid this by asking them to prove their testing and certification.

All Old Pal products, for instance, are tested and safe in accordance with all state laws and regulations. We work closely with licensed culivators and manufacturers to make sure you as the buyer can purchase weed with confidence and clarity. More importantly, we encourage you to ask questions about both processing and testing, because knowledge and understanding make puffing and passing so much more enjoyable.


KNOW WHAT YOU WANT

Going to a dispensary can be intimidating, especially in cities and states where cannabis is legal for recreational and medical use. So it’s best to know exactly what you need or want before you go, that way you’re not scrambling trying to figure out what may work best for you. In the world of weed, a little homework can go a long way. Go online and explore the brands of interest and even sites where you can order products. Even if it’s not your city or state, you can get a good reading on cost, flavors, and important medicinal details.


THE FINAL TOKE

As we said above, buying safe, tested cannabis can be tricky. But that shouldn’t hold you back from exploring the exciting and wonderful world of weed. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and do some extra research, as this will help you better understand which products are best for you and the high you’re looking to achieve. Be thoughtful, be diligent, and you’ll be enjoying the healthy high life in no time.

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