What to Expect as a First-Time Cannabis Consumer

Have you heard the exciting news?? IndiGrow will host its official grand opening on November 15th! We’re inviting the canna-curious community of Michigan to come to explore the wonders of cannabis science through our line of high-quality products.

We hope you’ll use the below guide as a roadmap regarding what to expect as a first-time cannabis consumer. 


First-Time Cannabis Consumers: What You Should Know

Firstly, especially in a legal cannabis state, any first-time consumer has most likely heard or experienced some reference to cannabis at one point.

While the exploration of the cannabis plant and cannabis science have been influencing society way before the days of legalization, the variety of innovative products and overall experiences is ever-changing.

Here are some helpful tips and insight regarding proper cannabis consumption:


1. Matching with the Right Product

One of the many unique traits about cannabis is the variety of consumption methods! From offerings such as tinctures, edibles, beverages, flower, topicals, or concentrates, there are enough options out there to find the best product for you.

However, cannabis isn’t a one-size-fits-all. Not everyone may feel the same benefits you might feel from a specific cannabis edible, and vice versa.

You can work on matching with the right kind of product by identifying your intent for consuming cannabis, and what effects/benefits you hope to gain from its use.


2. Set & Setting

Furthermore, set and setting are also two important details that any first-time cannabis consumer should consider. Cannabis interacts with our endocannabinoid system, influencing us both physically and mentally when cannabinoids and canna-compounds are consumed.

As a first-time cannabis consumer, surround yourself with a familiar place in which you can feel comfortable enough to cozy up and relax or entertain your stimulated mind. Overall, the set and setting for consumption help in the creation of a desirable cannabis experience.


3. Identifying the Effects

Next, depending on the cannabis product you’ve chosen to consume, the onset and intensity of effects may differ. For instance, a cannabis topical for anti-inflammation will give different effects than an indica pre-roll would, due to the delivery of the cannabinoids and how they are consumed by the body.

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main cannabinoid in cannabis that contains psychoactive properties. This major popular cannabinoid is just one of the many compounds responsible for a symphony of effects felt when cannabis is consumed.

Among these many compounds, it’s important to also consider terpenes. Be sure to pay close attention to at least the top two terpenes of the particular strain/product and what effects they usually have, in order to match this with your ideal consumption intent.


4. Building Up a Relationship with the Cannabis Plant

Finally, after your first cannabis experience, it’s helpful to reflect and record any evoked thoughts, effects, or feelings that came up for you. By keeping track of the products tried and the effects felt, you can further determine the right cannabis product and target any specific therapeutic benefits for your health.


Michigan’s Cannabis Laws & Regulations

There are some crucial details that make the Great Lakes State distinguishable among the sea of “green” states. For instance, in this particular state, marijuana dispensaries (specifically selling medical cannabis products to patients and caregivers) are called “provisioning centers.”

Here are some important rules to consider regarding Michigan’s legal cannabis market:

  • In the state of Michigan, the total purchase limit of cannabis flower or products is 2.5 ounces per transaction.
  • Recreational cannabis users and Michigan residents can grow up to 12 plants per household.
  • Medical patients must be over the age of 18 and have a state-issued medical marijuana license in order to purchase.
  • Recreational patients must be over the age of 21 and present a valid state-issued ID.


Whenever you’re ready to make your next purchase with your favorite seed-to-sale cannabis company, consider these regulations in order to help you achieve a smooth and satisfactory legal cannabis retail experience.


The Grand Opening of our Small Batch Craft Cannabis Facility is Coming Soon!

We hope this blog helped to clear up some important basics regarding proper cannabis consumption. Interested in learning more? As we mentioned above, on November 15th —come check out IndiGrow’s Grand Opening at our Muskegon, Michigan microbusiness location.

Come talk to our friendly and knowledgeable staff for guidance in building up your relationship with the cannabis plant, no matter if you’re a first time consumer or just looking to switch up your natural wellness routine!

Be sure to stay tuned to our Blog page for more cannabis education, news, product updates, and much more.

***Always consult a physician before making any changes to your health or fitness regimen*** 

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