I’m New Here
The overwhelming feeling I had when I walked into my first legal pot shop was, “How do I do this?”
Of course, I was excited, arguably even giddy, to see just shelves and shelves of cannabis just sitting there in front of me. But like most people, my experience prior to legal weed involved buying an amount of weed from a guy or gal. No one ever asked me what terpenes I preferred or whether I was a Sativa or Indica guy. I mostly thought strains were just things made up on the spot by dealers to sell their product. Maybe there might be a few strains to choose from, but for the most part, you just bought what they had.
Now if you walk into a bar and say, “Hey make me a cool shot!” What you’re actually going to get is the one drink that particular bartender makes for people who don’t know what to drink. On the other hand, if you walk in and say, “I like botanical gins.” That same bartender (I suppose depending on where you are) is going to be able to aptly guide you to a gin that is going to be perfect for your palate. But if you feel like experimenting, on the same tack, you can say, “Hey, I like fruity cocktails and Tequila.” That bartender will then be able to guide you to something that perhaps you haven’t had before. Because they know what you like. A scotch drinker probably isn’t going to be into a Vodka Martini, any more than a Martini drinker wants a Scotch. Neither is wrong, but palate is everything.