Best Questions to Ask Your Budtender

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Since the legalization of medical and recreational use of cannabis in several states, many people have discovered the benefits that cannabis in its many forms can provide. As the cannabis industry continues to grow and change, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of products available at their local cannabis dispensary, and they have difficulty picking the best products to suit their wants and needs. 

Fortunately, budtenders at the best marijuana dispensaries are experienced, knowledgeable and happy to help answer any cannabis questions you may have. Dispensaries tend to be welcoming and friendly places, but many beginners and experienced cannabis users alike may not even know what questions they have or what they should be asking.

To help users out, we created a helpful guide regarding the best questions to ask your budtender the next time you visit a dispensary.

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What Products Do You Recommend for Beginners?

Diving into the world of cannabis is an exciting endeavor, though your experience can be hampered by taking on too much when you’re just beginning to experiment with it. Don’t be afraid to ask your budtender what they recommend for beginners or less experienced cannabis users, as they will be happy to point you in the right direction to get you off on the right foot. 

Upon receiving this question, many budtenders will have follow-up questions, such as:

  • What type of experience are you looking for?
  • Do you want to try edibles, vapes, joints, or something else?
  • What kinds of circumstances do you plan on using these cannabis products in? (For example, with friends at a party, while working on projects, or for a relaxing night at home).

It’s helpful for budtenders if you give some thought to these questions before going to the dispensary, as this allows them to work with you to create a customized product list based on your personal desires. Even if you aren’t a beginner to cannabis as a whole, you may still find it helpful to ask this question when trying a new method of ingestion for the first time. 

How Do I Use This Product?

There are several ways to ingest cannabis, whether it’s in the form of joints, edibles, vape cartridges, tinctures, and more. Some cannabis products are simple and straightforward to use, like the PAPA & BARKLEY 3:1 CBD Rich Releaf Balm, but others require more specific equipment and techniques. If you are interested in trying something new, like a concentrate or a bong, just ask! Budtenders can walk you through the dos and don’ts of each method you are interested in, and they can give you expert tips and recommendations no matter which type of product you are looking at. 

Budtenders want you to have the best experience possible with the products they offer and they love helping customers find their new go-to method.

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What Is Your Favorite Product?

Budtenders love getting this question because it allows them to discuss products that may not always get the attention and recommendations they deserve. Asking this question is one of the best ways to find out about hidden gems the dispensary keeps in stock, and it just may help you find your new favorite product, such as Plus Uplift Sour Watermelon Gummies or STIIIZY Birthday Cake Disposable.

Upon finding a product or two cannabis users enjoy, many tend to stick with what they already know instead of venturing out and trying new products regularly. By asking about your budtender’s favorite products, you can broaden your horizons and might even find something you may have otherwise overlooked.

What Do You Have That Is Similar to… [Other Product You Enjoyed]?

If you have had a great experience with a particular brand or strain of cannabis edibles, pre-rolls, etcetera, and you want to find more products like it – feel free to ask the budtender if they carry anything else with similar qualities. If you purchased the other product from a different dispensary, try to be as specific as possible about its characteristics, especially regarding the strain and form, so your budtender can accurately match you with one like it. 

Do You Have Any Deals or Sales Right Now?

Buying cannabis products from quality Orange County recreational dispensaries can be an expensive outing, as it takes lots of materials and labor to produce excellent cannabis products. Fortunately, asking your budtender about current or upcoming deals can help you save a few bucks while still getting quality items. 

Some dispensaries offer discounts for first-time visitors, coupons for email newsletter recipients, or sales on certain products to make room for new inventory. Budtenders understand that quality cannabis can get costly, and they can make excellent recommendations that fit within your budget, especially if the dispensary is currently offering great deals on certain products. You can find great deals at high end dispensaries like this one, which is currently offering 20% off for the Early Bird Special. 

Are These Products Third-Party Tested?

The best dispensaries stock cannabis products that are third-party tested, meaning that an outside agency with no business interest analyzes the products and makes sure that they contain the concentrations and components that the label states they do. Quality dispensaries should be able to produce the results of third-party testing upon request, and it’s actually best to avoid dispensaries that aren’t transparent about these results.

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Your budtender should also be able to provide you with information about where the cannabis in certain products was grown, and where the products themselves were manufactured. 

Got Questions? Ask Our Friendly and Knowledgeable Budtenders Today!

Planet 13 Dispensaries is home to a number of friendly and knowledgeable budtenders that can answer any of the above questions you might have and anything else you may be curious about. Planet 13 Dispensaries offer a wide variety of cannabis products, and we only carry those that are of the highest quality and safely manufactured. 

You can visit us to shop in-store or pick up your online order, or you can even choose to have your cannabis products delivered right to you! If you would like to learn more about the products we carry, or how we can help you get the best cannabis experience possible, please contact us today.