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Different ways to select your cannabis products without having to rely on THC/TAC

Published: October 18, 2023

Whether you’re brand new to cannabis or just looking to expand your knowledge, you’ve come to the right place. Navigating all of the cannabis products currently available on the legal market can seem like a complex maze, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the terminology or how to select a cannabis product without relying on THC/TAC. But don’t worry; we’re here to try to simplify it. There are ways to select cannabis products without being solely focused on THC/TAC (Tetrahydrocannabinol and Total Active Cannabinoids). So, if you’re a Doobie Newbie or an experienced connoisseur, this easy-to-follow blog will explore different ways to choose your cannabis flower and other cannabis-infused products while looking beyond THC/TAC. 

Discover Your “Why?”

Why do you enjoy consuming cannabis? People may consume weed for different reasons, such as relaxation, pain relief, improved sleep, or simply for a bit of enjoyment. Figuring out your “why” may help you select the right product for your specific needs.

Cannabis strains, often classified as sativa, indica, or hybrid, play a pivotal role in determining the effects. For instance:

  • Sativa strains may energize and uplift.
  • Indica strains are known for their relaxation and calming properties.
  • Hybrid strains offer a balance of both.

Choosing the right strain could align with your intentions. For relaxation, you may choose to opt for Indica-dominant strains. If you’re after a more stimulating experience, you could consider sativa strains. And if you want a little bit of both, hybrids might be your best bet.

Terpenes: The Hidden Aromatics And Benefits

Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in cannabis and other plants. They contribute to the unique scents and flavors of different strains. But here’s the exciting part: terpenes may influence the effects cannabis may have. By paying attention to terpenes, you can fine-tune your experience without focusing solely on THC or TAC.

  • Limonene offers a citrusy aroma and is associated with uplifting effects.
  • Myrcene contributes to a musky scent and is known for its relaxing qualities.
  • Pinene, with a pine-like fragrance, may enhance alertness and memory.

Understanding terpenes may allow you to tailor your experience by choosing strains that match the desired aroma and effects.

How to Buy Weed Online

In our digital age, buying cannabis products online is an easy and convenient option. Many state-issued licensees offer a variety of cannabis choices through their online menus. It is important to decide whether you want to shop online and pick up your order in a retail store or if you prefer to have your online cannabis purchase delivered to your door by Doobie.


Start by researching trusted online dispensaries and reading reviews.

Verify Legitimacy

Ensure the online retailer is licensed and operates within your region’s legal framework. You should be able to easily find their state-issued license number on the company’s website and then perform a cross reference of that license number with the state board that oversees legal cannabis sales – you may choose to perform your due diligence to avoid being scammed. 

Browse Selection

Explore their online menu to find products that match your preferences.

Read Descriptions

Carefully read product descriptions, which often include information about strains and terpenes.  If your questions still aren’t answered, look for a live chat box or a phone number to contact customer service.  You can reach Doobie’s knowledgeable customer Concierge service by dialing (888) 8DOOBIE. 

Check Reviews

Don’t forget to check customer reviews for additional insights.

Check the Law

Always be aware of local laws regarding cannabis purchase and possession. Whether you are enjoying cannabis at home or exploring weed in a new city or town it is important to know the laws. 

Choosing Cannabis Products at a Dispensary

If you prefer a hands-on approach, visiting a physical dispensary is an excellent way to explore and choose cannabis products. Here’s how to make the most of your dispensary experience while keeping THC/TAC in the background:

Ask Questions

Budtenders, the knowledgeable staff at dispensaries, are there to help. Don’t hesitate to ask questions about strains and products.

Express Your Goals

Be clear about your intentions and desired effects so they can guide you accordingly.

Inspect Products

Take your time to examine the products. Check labels for THC and CBD content, as well as terpene information.

Smell and Examine

You’re sometimes allowed to smell and examine the cannabis flower. Pay attention to its aroma and appearance to gauge your preferences, but don’t be fooled; purple doesn’t always mean potent. 

Ways to Consume Cannabis

The way you consume cannabis can dramatically affect your experience. Here are some popular methods that allow you to explore cannabis beyond THC/TAC:


Traditional smoking involves lighting dried cannabis flower. It’s quick, with immediate effects, but it may not be the best choice if you’re concerned about discretion.


These are food or drink products infused with cannabis extracts. They take longer to kick in (usually 30 minutes to 2 hours) but offer longer-lasting effects.


Cannabis-infused creams, lotions, and oils applied directly to the skin may potentially be beneficial for localized pain relief.


These are liquid extracts you place under your tongue for quick absorption, providing precise dosing.


Vaporizers heat cannabis without burning it, reducing the harmful byproducts of combustion. This is a good choice for those concerned about smoking’s health impacts; it may be important to choose the right vaporizer for you. 

Your choice of consumption method should align with your lifestyle and preferences. If you seek something easy and discreet, edibles or tinctures might be ideal. Smoking and vaporizing are faster but may not be suitable if you’re worried about your lung health.

Quality is Key

Regardless of where you decide to purchase your cannabis products, quality should be a priority. Look for products from reputable brands and dispensaries with rigorous quality control measures in place. High-quality products ensure a safer and more enjoyable experience without solely relying on THC or TAC.

Exploring the realm of cannabis products is an exciting journey, especially when you take it one step at a time and explore cannabis beyond THC/TAC. Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned stoner, remember these simple principles:

  • Identify your purpose and select a strain that may match your desired effect.
  • Understand terpenes to enhance your experience without the sole focus on THC/TAC.
  • Explore online options for convenience and choice.
  • Utilize the expertise of budtenders at physical dispensaries.
  • Choose your preferred method of consumption, keeping your wellness goals in mind.
  • Prioritize quality for a safer and more enjoyable experience, minimizing the importance of THC/TAC.

With these tips in mind, you may find yourself confidently exploring weed and discovering the products that could enhance your experience however you desire without relying on THC/TAC. So go ahead, take that first step, and let cannabis introduce a little more excitement, relaxation, or relief into your world, all without being solely dependent on THC/TAC.

Disclaimer: The content provided in this article is for informational purposes only. Please consume cannabis responsibly and follow all local laws and regulations.

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