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While there are many factors at play, including your weight, age, gender, and previous cannabis experience, there are a few things to keep in mind when you’re browsing such as: experience level, potency, cannabinoids, terpenes, desired effects, and consumption methods. In this buyer’s guide, we’ll get you moving in the right direction, so the next time you have questions to ask when selecting cannabis products, you’ll have the tools you need to get the most out of your experience.

Consider Your Experience Level
Whether you’re new to cannabis or interested in trying a new-to-you product, there are a handful of factors to consider.  How much experience do you have with cannabis? Do you have any concerns about smoking? Are you aware of the different consumption methods that are available? All these questions and more are great to consider when selecting cannabis products.

One aspect to consider when selecting a cannabis product is the potency. Because everyone may have a slightly different experience with the same cannabis product, it’s important to learn your personal threshold. Every cannabis product should be labeled with the THC and/or CBD concentration level. For example, cannabis concentrates can have some of the highest potency levels which may lead to an intense euphoric high that is not recommended for new cannabis users. There are even some flower strains that are high in THC content and are potent as well. If you’re new to cannabis, we suggest low THC cannabis products as a great place to start.

Naturally occurring in the cannabis plant, cannabinoids are what give each strain its specific effects. There are hundreds of identified cannabinoids, and more are being discovered with continuing scientific research. The most common cannabinoid found in cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC. THC is responsible for most of the psychoactive effects associated with cannabis. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the second-most common active cannabinoid in cannabis. While THC provides psychoactive effects to a user, CBD, on the other hand, does not. But don’t let that steer you away from CBD. Anecdotal evidence suggests that CBD may have potential to treat the symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and other conditions.

Cannabis plants contain oily, organic compounds called terpenes. Terpenes appear in fruits, plants, and herbs; they are what gives lemon a citrus taste, lavender its relaxing effects, and pine needles their potent scent. Terpenes emit specific scents as well. While the cannabis research is always ongoing, there is evidence to support that terpenes play a role in the cannabis effects as well.

Terpenes interact with a person’s body chemistry when sniffed or inhaled, and they play a significant role in the therapeutic and medicinal use of cannabis. For example, sativa terpenes typically smell bright and have strong citrus notes. The citrus smell comes from the terpene called limonene, which can be found in lemons. Limonene is responsible for the uplifted feeling that is often found in sativa-dominant strains. In addition, limonene can also help stimulate the immune system and may have a beneficial effect on the GI tract.

Terpenes associated with Indica strains are alpha and beta-pinene, which are found in pine trees. Pinene has great anti-inflammatory properties, which helps with the pain-managing aspects of cannabis. Linalool is also predominant in Indica strains. This floral terpene is to thank for the sedative effect in lavender.

Here are some common terpenes and some of the potential benefits which research suggests they may provide:

  • Linalool: commonly found in lavender. Linalool may help provide anxiety relief and sedation, 
  • Myrcene: commonly found in mango, lemongrass, thyme, and hops. Myrcene may help provide muscle tension relief, anti-inflammation, and produces a soothing effect.
  • Limonene: commonly found in fruit rinds and peppermint. Limonene has properties that may be beneficial in treating the symptoms of gastrointestinal complications, heartburn, and depression. 
  • Pinene: commonly found in pine needles, rosemary, basil, parsley, and dill. Pinene is useful for alertness, memory retention, potential antiseptic properties, and counteracts some THC effects.
  • Caryophyllene: commonly found in black pepper, cloves, and cotton. Caryophyllene may function as a gastroprotective and may have anti-inflammatory properties.

Desired Effects

Another thing to consider when you are choosing cannabis products is to contemplate the effects you desire from cannabis. The specific effects are often overlooked when understanding how to have the best experience with cannabis. As mentioned before, cannabis strains can have different effects depending on the cannabinoid and terpene content. So, consider how you want to feel when you use cannabis as well as the therapeutic aspects you prefer. 

Are you looking to feel more energetic throughout the day? Do you want to feel less discomfort? How do you want to feel after a long workday?

Consumption Methods
There are different types of cannabis products you can consume. Each of them provides potential benefits that can fit your medical regimen. At MPXNJ we have options that include flower, cartridges, concentrates, certain edible products, tinctures, and topicals. Some patients like to consume edibles in the evenings to help them feel at ease in order to have a restful sleep. Those that suffer from chronic pain or discomfort might use higher potency THC products such as topicals or concentrates to potentially help manage their pain. Consumers that are parents often enjoy cartridges to use discreetly. Whatever your preference, there’s a wide range of options available for your regimen. You can explore our guide [ Learn More ] to learn even more about the different types of cannabis products to see which methods are the best solutions for you.

MPXNJ: Your Trusted New Jersey Dispensary
One of the most important things to keep in mind when shopping for cannabis products is the quality and reputation of your retailer. For example, can you trust what they’re providing you with? At MPXNJ, we are dedicated to providing our customers and medical patients with the best care, knowledge, and products, making it easy for you to shop confidently for high-quality cannabis products.

Instead of choosing a random result from your internet search for “cannabis near me” stick with a licensed dispensary name you know and can trust: MPXNJ. To help answer more of your questions when selecting cannabis products and how to choose the right products for your lifestyle, contact MPXNJ [Get in Touch] or visit our dispensaries today. If you have additional questions before you visit one of our locations, start by heading to our FAQ section [View Now] to help you get started.

License holder: MPX New Jersey, LLC (MPX NJ)

This product contains cannabis. For use only by adults 21 years of age or older. Keep out of the reach of children. There may be health risks associated with the consumption of this product, including for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning on becoming pregnant. Do not drive a motor vehicle or operate heavy machinery while using this product. MPX NJ is licensed by the State of New Jersey.


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