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Never Bought Marijuana Flower Before? Here’s What You Need To Know!

West Virginia medical marijuana dispensaries are set to be open by the end of this year. This means that if you have your medical marijuana card (which we can help you with) you can access any dispensary in the state once they are up and running!

Raw marijuana flower will be available for purchase at West Virginia dispensaries. While this seems like a no brainer, it surprisingly is not. There are plenty of medical marijuana programs in the country that do not allow marijuana flower so West Virginia is in luck!

With the dispensaries opening up any day now, there are a lot of questions that people still have about flower. Keep reading for everything you need to know about purchasing marijuana flower for the first time!

Choosing the Right Strain is Important to Your Wellness Plan

So how do you know which strain is best for you and your medical condition? Good question! Since dispensaries are not open yet in West Virginia, know that you are not alone in asking this question.

When the topic of marijuana strains comes up, many people only think of indica, sativa or hybrids. Sorry to break it to you but these three categories are actually very inaccurate. There are only marginal differences between these three “strains.” In fact, these categories were originally used to describe the look of the plant, not the kind of effects they have.

Even though these strain categories are correct, many people in the marijuana community still use them. Indica is used to describe sedative strains, sativa to describe stimulating stains and hybrid for a mix of both. Yet, most strains that you are going to have access to will be hybrids. Finding a pure sativa or indica strain is actually very rare.

Instead of looking at these three board categories, there are two other important factors you can consider when choosing a medical marijuana flower strain.

One, you can look at the terpene profile. Terpenes are chemical compounds that are found in the marijuana plant. They give marijuana the color, texture, flavor and smell that they have. They are super integral to the effects a marijuana strain gives off!

Two, you can look at the cannabinoid ratio of the strain you are interested in. THC and CBD are the two most well known cannabinoids in marijuana. THC is known for the psychoactive effects it has and CBD is known for having no psychoactive effects at all. Depending on which condition you are looking to treat, different ratios can be better for you!

The Right Flower Product Also Matters

Since dispensaries are not open yet in West Virginia, we aren’t 100% certain what kind of flower products will be available for purchase. But do know that the industry is growing quickly so there are now many different product types that you can choose from!

Usually when people buy marijuana flower they are first concerned with the quality of the product they are getting. This may sound a little backwards, but try not to be overly concerned about this. Since medical marijuana is not legal on a federal level yet, the program is still extremely regulated. This means that as long as you are purchasing your marijuana flower from a licensed dispensary in West Virginia, you are getting top of the line products!

Instead, try to shift your focus to how you want to consume your flower. If you want to roll joints at home then raw marijuana flower is right for you. If that is a little too much work then buying pre-rolls is the way to go. Thinking about vaping or using a pipe? These are the kinds of questions you should be asking yourself in order to find the perfect flower product for you!

Takeaways. . .

Even though you are using medical marijuana to treat your condition, remember that you are still allowed to enjoy it! There is absolutely no reason why you can’t treat your medical condition while also having a pleasant experience.

Keep in mind that you deserve relief and happiness! You can get both of those things here at West Virginia Marijuana Card. Schedule a medical marijuana evaluation with us today!


Doctors Who Care. Relief You Can Trust.

West Virginia Marijuana Card’s mission is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

Check out West Virginia Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the medical marijuana conversation in West Virginia.


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