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How to Choose and Dose Cannabis Flower

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Finding the right THC strength of flower strains is important for an enjoyable cannabis consumption experience. THC content varies among different marijuana strains, and the way its consumed and individual tolerance all play a part. Whether you’re a Doobie newbie or a seasoned vet, we’re here to break down exactly what you need to know when choosing the proper marijuana flower strength.

Understanding Flower Strength

MJ Fact Check finds that flower strength has increased in the past decades, up from about 4% in the 1980s to an average of 15% today. When you smoke cannabis flower, THC gets to your bloodstream quicker than if you were to take an edible. Smoking has an almost immediate effect that intensifies usually within 10-15 minutes. Wait at least 20-30 minutes before using more so you can get an idea of how it is affecting you. Take a few tokes and chill out!

If you’re a newbie, start with a lower potency strength of cannabis flower to help you get a better understanding of how cannabis affects your body. Your tolerance plays a role in how different flower strengths can affect you. According to the Marijuana Policy Project, new consumers should consider starting with 5 to 10 milligrams as a dosage.

Start Low and Go Slow

Try starting with the lowest dose of THC possible and increasing incrementally until you find what’s right for you.  the sweet spot for you, you can avoid unintended consequences. Not sure what to try? Ask your budtender or call us on the Highline for suggestions. Doobie is here to make your cannabis experience easy!

Quick Facts About THC

THC is the most well-known of the 150 cannabinoids found in cannabis and is what helps create that “high” feeling that’s often associated with marijuana. Keep these in mind when you’re choosing your next strain:

  • 10% THC or less: flower in this range is considered mild 
  • 10 - 20% THC: strong for beginners and often just right for casual consumers
  • 20% THC and above: some of the strongest weed you'll find

Bottom line: Make note of the THC percentage before you consume!

If you’re still not sure about which THC flower strength is right for you, drop us a line! Our experts will work to figure out just what strain is right for you. The best part is we do the hard part for you — all you have to do is wait for happiness to be delivered.

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