Raise your hand if your first experience with cannabis was in the backyard of a friend-of-a-friend’s house party with a random group of and some guy whose name might have just been dude.
Maybe that was when you first discovered your own interest in cannabis, or – maybe you spent 15 minutes coughing your lungs out and the rest of the night trying to get rid of the ash taste in your mouth, then decided cannabis was just not for you.
If that’s the case, you’re certainly not alone.
The Cannabis industry has undergone a major transformation in recent years. Since the legalization of non-medicinal weed in 2018, hundreds of retail dispensaries have opened all across Canada. Since becoming widely accessible, the conversation surrounding cannabis has begun to shift, and the understanding and knowledge of cannabis itself has begun to grow.
While conversations of cannabis may have once triggered an image of a group of twenty-somethings at the skate park with long hair and ripped jeans, for many that is no longer the case. Instead, the cannabis industry has grown and evolved in such a way that images of full-time professionals, parents, grandparents and the group at the skate park all come to mind instead.
The development of the cannabis industry in Canada has led to the creation of some amazing THC and CBD based products that are used by a range of people for a range of reasons. Products now exist that extend far beyond that nameless strain you smoked at the house party that ruined your original relationship with cannabis.
In this expansive and exciting world of buds, treats, oils, vapes, creams and so much more, deciding where to start and what works for you can be overwhelming. The bright side is that, with so many unique products available, there can be something for everyone.
While Google is a great resource, it can be easy to fall down the rabbit hole and get lost in the outrageous amounts of available information. If you have questions regarding how to get started, new products to try, or just want to learn more about cannabis, the budtenders at Douglasdale Cannabis have a wealth of information to offer.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or swing by the store, located just off Deerfoot Trail in SE Calgary, and revisit your relationship with Cannabis.