As of January 1, 2018, Californians over the age of 21 are allowed to use marijuana for recreational purposes. If you are a first time consumer, you have probably already searched “retail weed near me” on the Internet but still have questions about recreational pot. Read on to find some answers!

Retail weed near me: Where can I buy recreational marijuana?

California has legalized recreational cannabis and recreational dispensaries are now wide open! If you are 21 or older and have a valid state ID, you can walk into any dispensary that has necessary local permits and state licenses to sell recreational marijuana.

How can I consume recreational cannabis?

Smoking is not the only way you can consume retail weed. Feel free to try vaporizers (vapes) that can be used with marijuana cartridges or oils and edibles such as brownies, macaroons and other food with measured amounts of THC and CBD.

If you are not a newbie, you can also try a big pipe called a dab rig, which is used for inhaling extremely strong heated cannabis oil or smoking extract (the process of heating the oil is called dabbing).

Experiment until you find the products that will match your needs and offer you the most enjoyable experience. Personnel at the dispensary selling retail weed will happily offer advice and help you in your search.

What marijuana strains can I use?

There is a wide range of cannabis strains available on the market. They are typically labeled as indica, sativa and hybrid.

Indica strains are well known for their relaxing, couch-lock effect, while sativas are more adequate for daytime use because they will put you in a more stimulating mood and produce a happy feeling.

Hybrids, on the other hand, are a cross of sativa and indica made to produce a specific effect depending on the traits they inherit from their parents. There are indica-dominant hybrids, sativa-dominant hybrids, and even hybrids (50% sativa, 50 % indica).

What do I need to know about CBD and THC?

THC and CBD are one of more than a hundred cannabinoids found in marijuana. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that attach themselves to certain receptors (CB1 and CB2) spreaded all around the body.

Cannabinoids affect the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for coordination, mood, appetite, pain, memory, sleep, pleasure and reward, immune function, etc. Their impact on the human body has been of interest to scientists for years.

While THC is the main psychoactive compound, CBD exerts its effects in a more subtle way. THC stimulates the immune and nervous systems and has an uplifting effect on the body and mind. On the other hand, CBD provides pain relief, has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect and helps the body achieve homeostasis.

Therefore, CBD can be very useful in treating different medical conditions while producing none or very little psychoactive effect. The two cannabinoids are best when working together because one enhances the effects of the other.

Is there top-quality retail weed near me?

Yes, there is! If you want to purchase high quality cannabis products and gear, stop by People’s OC, the biggest dispensary in California that boasts a wide selection of the finest cannabis strains, extracts, edibles, topicals, and more. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is more than happy to recommend you some of the industry’s best products and answer all your questions.