A Beginner’s Guide to Marijuana Products

If you’re new to marijuana products, you’ve come to the right place.

Recreational cannabis is now legal in 18 states, and medical marijuana is legal across 37. There are countless first-time cannabis consumers out there looking for more information on the best ways to consume cannabis.

As cannabis laws change, more and more manufacturers are coming out with new product lines. It can be overwhelming for an inexperienced marijuana user to figure out what products to try out. Fortunately, we’re here to give you a quick and easy guide to cannabis products.

Don’t let inexperience prevent you from enjoying all that marijuana offers. Keep reading and you’ll have a good idea of what products to try first.


Smoking cannabis flower is probably the most natural way to ingest marijuana. Long-time cannabis users often prefer this method because of the instant effect that it gives. Within about 10 minutes, you’re feeling the drug’s full effects, whether you’re smoking D8 or milder cannabis.


For those who don’t want to smoke marijuana but want the effect of smoking, vaping is the way to go. The most common way to vaporize cannabis is with a vape pen, which is a device that heats up the cannabis concentrate with a battery and an atomizer.

When the concentrate gets to a certain temperature, the user can inhale the vapor from the pen and experience the effects in the same way as smoking. 

Edibles and Capsules

For those who prefer not to inhale smoke or vapor, edibles and capsules are a popular alternative. Edibles can come in various forms, from gummies to chocolate bars and everything in between. The way that your body reacts to edibles and capsules is much different than inhaling concentrate or smoking cannabis flower.

Because your body has to process the cannabis in edibles, they usually take at least an hour to kick in. Numerous people have made the mistake of taking too many edibles because they haven’t waited long enough.

The length of time an edible takes to work mostly depends on your metabolism and what you’ve eaten. It’s also important to take note of how strong an edible is when you take it – the standard amount of THC for an edible is 10mg.


Tinctures are liquid cannabis extracts that you can administer with a dropper, allowing you to infuse your food or drink with marijuana. You can also simply use the dropper to put the tincture under your tongue.

Lots of new and experienced cannabis users like tinctures because you can dial in the perfect cannabis dose. It’s easy to overdo it with tinctures, but the upside is that they absorb into your bloodstream faster than edibles.

Which Marijuana Products Are for You?

These are the 4 most prominent marijuana products that you can purchase if you live in a cannabis-friendly state. There are countless brands and varieties within each product category, so feel free to experiment with different products and find the best one for you. As cannabis laws continue to change, we’re sure to see even more pop up in the future.

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