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It’s no secret that cannabis is becoming increasingly accepted and mainstream in the United States, particularly in places like Massachusetts where the industry has been established for quite some time. 

Friends and friends of friends and mothers of friends are all toying with the idea of trying recreational cannabis for the first time – and maybe you’re one of them. 

There are several brands, forms, and strains of cannabis products – all with different effects. Trust us when we say we understand that it can be overwhelming to step into a Massachusetts recreational, also known as adult-use, dispensary with little idea of what all these options mean. 

To get the most out of your experience, don’t be afraid to ask questions! Consider your desired experience and let your budtender guide you to the perfect product. 

Here are three questions you should ask your budtender when you’re at your local cannabis dispensary:

What effects will I get from your cannabis products?

Different types of cannabis may result in different experiences. Whether you’re looking to unwind after a stressful day or feel energized when you’re spending time with friends, you may have a preference for the type of effect you want.

Knowing what effects you are interested in will help your budtender direct you to the right product for you. But if you’re uncertain, that’s okay too! Dispensary staff will know their adult-use menus inside and out, so they can help you gauge what products to try. 

What products do you recommend for recreational beginners?

From pre-rolls to edibles, there are so many forms of recreational cannabis products, and learning how to use them correctly can come with a learning curve. Depending on your comfort and experience, one product type may be better suited for you than another.

If you know your preferences for product form and communicate your experience level, you are more likely to be able to find a product with your budtender that makes you excited to bring home and consume. 

Additionally, if you are entirely new to adult-use cannabis or selecting a new strain/product, it will be smarter to start low and go slow. This means, you’ll want to seek out menu items that are a bit lower in THC concentration or take smaller doses.

While asking questions like “What is your favorite product?” or “What is most popular right now?” can help you get an idea of what other people prefer, remember that you may have different needs and THC tolerances as a beginner. Be sure you are gearing your questions towards your own personal preferences to have the best experience possible.

Are your cannabis products third-party tested?

When it comes to cannabis products, particularly flower, it may add value to you to know how and where the products are being sourced. For instance, all cannabis products sold in the state of Massachusetts grown, harvested, and processed in the state.

  • You might want to ask your budtender if you canview the third-party lab test results for the products you purchase. This can help give you peace of mind about any given brand’s product quality.

At Mayflower, our strains are grown locally in Holliston, MA. With a state-of-the-art production facility, and dedicated staff, we take pride in our product lines.

As you can see, cannabis is a complicated, yet exciting science. It can take some time to experiment with and find the best products, but, lucky for you, recreational dispensaries in Massachusetts are equipped with highly knowledgeable experts who can help you explore cannabis for the first time. 

Ready to visit a Massachusetts dispensary?

Now that you’re armed with questions to ask the budtender at your local recreational dispensary, visit our Mayflower Medicinals dispensary in Worcester, MA. You can also get in touch if you have questions.



MARIJUANA PRODUCTS ARE 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 CONSUMPTION OF THIS PRODUCT. Neither the contents of this document nor the product referenced therein have been analyzed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There is limited information on the side effects of using this product, and there may be associated health risks. Marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding may pose potential harms. It is against the law to drive or operate machinery when under the influence of this product. KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. The impairment effects of Edibles may be delayed by two hours or more. In case of accidental ingestion, contact poison control hotline 1-800-222-1222 or 9-1-1. This product may be illegal outside of MA.



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