The holiday season is upon us and that means the search for the perfect gift is on. With the first year of recreational cannabis sales in Michigan topping $450 million you can be sure that people will be giving the gift of ganja this year. While many people will love unwrapping the most potent strains from the top shelf there are several factors to consider before purchasing cannabis for someone else as a gift. What is their tolerance like? Do they like indica or sativa? How do they imbibe?
Everyone has their own preferences and limits when it comes to imbibing cannabis. When buying cannabis from a provisioning center you not only know what strain you are getting but you have the THC potency printed on the label. What kind of tolerance does the person you are buying for have? How much do they partake in one sitting? If someone likes to smoke an entire joint at a time they may not want the most potent THC strain available as it may be too euphoric or anxiety inducing.
What sort of experience is the person looking for? If someone is looking for something to help them unwind or even get to sleep at night buying them something sativa or a sativa leaning hybrid would likely do the opposite. Depending on their preferences an indica strain might be too sedating for the daytime. Hybrid strains can be the best of both worlds to certain people but not all hybrids are created equal. For more information, check out our blog on the differences between sativas, indicas and hybrids.
How does the person you’re gifting imbibe? Do they like to smoke or would they rather have an edible? Even though both options involve taking in THC they are processed by the body differently with particular effects to both. When smoking the THC enters through your lungs and travels through your bloodstream to the brain for an almost instant effect. When ingesting THC your stomach has to digest it before the liver can metabolize and convert it into 11-hydroxy-THC which is more potent and longer lasting than THC. This means that it can take anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours for an edible to take effect, and the high can last much longer.
If you are unsure of someone’s preferences the easiest option would be to purchase one of the gift cards that Arbors Wellness now offers. We offer personalized consultations so that you can be certain that special person in your life will get exactly what they want.
For more information on what products are available this holiday season check out our menu or speak with one of our consultants over the phone or in person.