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Tips For The New Cannabis User

Are you a New Cannabis user? This article is for you!

People who are new to cannabis are often unsure of what to expect when it comes to the effects of marijuana.

For many, this can cause anxiety and may even prevent them from trying cannabis altogether.

In this article, we will give the new cannabis user a few tips to help ease into weed products and ensure the best first experience.

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Choosing A Marijuana Product For New Cannabis User

As a new cannabis user, The most important factor in having an enjoyable first experience is choosing the correct product.

This may seem overwhelming but with knowledge from this article, you will be able to find the right item for you.

Cannabis retailers such as The Flower Shop Cannabis will have highly educated staff to assist you in making the best choice.


To Get High Or Not?

The first thing you will need to decide when it comes to your cannabis consumption is if you would like to get “High” or not.

This is an important distinction because there are THC-rich rich products that will produce intoxicating effects.

There are also CBD-only only products that will offer no “high” but some of the potential benefits of cannabinoids.

A range of balanced THC: CBD products are available. These will offer a more mild “High”  which can be a solid choice for the first time.

Once you have decided upon cannabinoids, you can then select a product type.

There is a wide range of marijuana products available for the new cannabis user today.

This includes dried flower or bud, extracts such as hash, shatter, vapor cartridges, and others.

There are also edible cannabis items such as gummies, chocolates, and mint.

Capsules, pills, tinctures, and oils are another option as well as topicals such as creams, lotions, bath bombs, and more.

Marijuana Product Types

Dried Flower – The dried flower is the basic bud or weed which is the most common way cannabis is consumed.

This option is good for the new cannabis user because it is very easy to control your consumption.

You can simply take a puff then wait a few minutes to see how you feel. With an edible product, you may have to wait up to 1 hour to feel any effects.

Dried flowers can be smoked in a joint, pipe, bong, or utilized in many others ways such as to make edibles.

first-time flower users stick with something with a lower range, under 15%.

An even better option for someone concerned about anxiety would be to try a cultivar with a 1:1 Ratio.

Good options include Pennywise or a CBD dominant cultivar such as BC CBD Critical Mass.

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Extracts – (Hash, Shatter, Wax, Vaporizers, etc) –

These are high potency extracts often consisting of pure cannabinoids.

potent products often not recommended for the first-time cannabis user.

The effects are very intense. If you do choose an extract for your first time, consume a small quantity until familiar with the effects.

Topicals – (Bath bombs, lotions, creams, etc) –

These products are not going to leave a consumer feeling intoxicated.

A good option for users who want to experience the benefits cannabinoids can provide the body.


Edibles are one of the most common options first-time cannabis users will choose.

The downside to using edibles for the first time is the onset of effects can take anywhere from 10-60 minutes to take effect.

This often leaves users thinking that they may have taken a “dud” or have a higher tolerance and taking more.

Then when everything starts to take effect, the user has taken more than their tolerance may be able to handle.

To avoid this we recommend edible marijuana users “Start low and go slow”.

Meaning, start with a low dosage (2-5mg) and take your time to feel the effects. don’t rush to take more if you don’t feel anything right away.

Microdosing with Weed

Micro dosing is the best way for a new cannabis user to have an enjoyable first-time experience.

What exactly is Microdosing, and how do you do it?

Microdosing is the practice of consuming small dosage of cannabinoids (2-10mg). This is to receive a minimal effect and avoid overconsumption or unwanted effects.

Instead of taking a large or unknown dose of marijuana, a new cannabis user looking to microdose will start with a small dose and work up.

You can do this easily with edible cannabis products, such as chocolates, by taking a smaller dosage like 2-5mg.

This can be accomplished with smoking, by taking a single small puff rather than smoking a whole joint or bowl.

When it comes to consuming cannabis, remember, you can always work your way up, but it’s hard to work your way back down.

Why Should The New Cannabis User Microdose?

People microdose with cannabis for a variety of reasons.

One instance in which someone may want to microdose cannabis is if they are new users.

Many have heard a marijuana horror story where someone who hasn’t tried it, tries it and takes too much.

Microdosing allows those wanting to experience marijuana to avoid this by starting with a low dosage.

Another reason folks microdose marijuana is if they want the effects of cannabis without impairment.

There are a bunch of benefits to microdosing with marijuana edibles.

One reason people choose to microdose is that they don’t want to experience euphoric effects.

Another reason a person may choose to microdose with marijuana edibles is to maintain their tolerance.  

As most cannabis enthusiasts know, the more you consume, the higher your tolerance gets.

A new cannabis user may feel effects from a 5mg edible that a consumer with a high tolerance may feel from a 100mg edible.

Keeping their dosage size low allows them to keep their tolerance low, meaning they need less cannabis to receive an effect.

Have you tried microdosing? Let us know about your experience in the comments!