If you’re new to weed, or haven’t smoked in decades, how much should you try?
Viditz-Ward recommends starting off slow.
“If you’re new, or haven’t had weed in a while, start with half the recommended dose, like 5mg,” he says. “If you take an edible, wait 90 minutes to see how it affects you, since that’s how long it takes to kick in. Overdoing it is the fastest way to ruin your trip... uh, vacation.”
Edibles are standardized to the state-recommended 10mg of THC, so those are easy to figure out: start with half a brownie. Flowers are a little trickier, as different strains have different potencies. So ask the dispensary staff to explain how much is in each strain, and the effects it will have. Then purchase accordingly and enjoy.
“I’m a local, and I’m all about making sure people do things right," Viditz-Ward says. "And everyone here wants you to have fun, just like us.”
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