With Adult Use cannabis now legal in Arizona, it’s important to get newcomers up to speed on weed. Browsing, purchasing and consuming cannabis from Sol Flower might seem intimidating if you’ve never done it before, but there’s no shame in not knowing what you don’t know. We’re here to help! So let’s roll it back to the basics and talk about flower.
Classic, convenient, and effective, flower has long reigned at the top of the list for preferred cannabis consumption methods. The term refers to the smokable, dried out nugget of the cannabis plant that can have a variety of shapes, colors and aromas, creating thousands of unique strains. Unlike most edibles, flower typically goes to work nearly right away, taking effect and providing benefits after as little as one hit.Full onset can be achieved within 20 minutes.
As an Adult Use consumer, you can purchase up to a maximum of 28g (1oz) of product, with 5g of that able to be allocated to edibles, but not required. That means your introduction to cannabis will require you to pick from several methods of flower consumption methods (it should go without saying, but like, don’t eat the nug…that’s not what an edible is – although there are still medicinal benefits to eating raw flower, but that’s another topic!). We recommend trying a few to establish your preference and tolerance, since not all tokes are created equal. That’s especially true when you factor in the potency of your flower, measured by a full flower profile that details out full cannabinoid and terpene content. Ask your SOL Advocate for lab results and keep tabs on strains you like we can recommend others! At Sol Flower we also offer CBD flower options for medicinal benefits without the psychoactive effects.
It all comes down to the golden rule of cannabis: set and setting. If you feel good about where you’re at and who you’re with, then you’ll feel even better after smoking flower using one of these delivery sources:
Joint: Ah, the classics. Rolling a J is like an easy arts and crafts project for adults, requiring nothing more than some rolling paper and your flower. Much like ordering a burrito at a restaurant vs. making one yourself, you can trust the professionals and purchase pre-rolled joints that are expertly packed and dosed to perfection. But there’s nothing quite like the trial and error of rolling them yourself.
Blunt: This is a joint with a little attitude. Blunts are rolled in hollowed out cigar wrappers, meaning that the consumption is virtually the same, except you’re likely to also inhale a bit of tobacco left over on the paper – if you’re into that kind of thing.
Pipe: Now we’re moving into cannabis glassware, which is where you can add some artistry to the science of symptom relief. Pipes are ready-made pieces with a bowl on one end to easily pack your flower, designed to be held in one hand. While glass is most popular, pipes can be made out of any number of materials including produce, because why not. Ask you SOL Advocate for in store glass availability. We’d be happy to show you a few pieces just perfect for starting out!
Bong: Also known as a water pipe, a bong gives you a more pleasant hit by filtering smoke particles by way of a large water chamber. It might take a little practice to get the timing right, but the reward is a cooler, cleaner hit that can work its mellowing magic from the first inhale.
While those are just the flower basics, there’s a whole lot more to explore. Visit Sol Flower in Sun City, Scottsdale, Tempe McClintock or University and we’ll be happy to guide you along your flower journey.