Searching for a good cannabis brand can be a chore. Since every product will affect each person uniquely, it’s hard to know which ones will be ideal for you. One cannabis product might be your best friend’s favorite, but it won’t be right for you. Not to mention, some brands produce low-quality products that most people won’t find beneficial.
It’s easy to spot a low-quality brand because the product either won’t look right or it won’t produce the intended effects. However, finding a good brand isn’t always so black-and-white.
How do you find a good cannabis brand? What makes a good cannabis brand? Keep reading to find out.
What makes a good cannabis brand?
A good cannabis brand consists of several objective and subjective factors. At the root, you want a brand that takes pride in how they source their cannabis flower and how their premium products are created.
For example, Verano brands all have excellent product lines that are made with high-quality ingredients. They also cultivate their own proprietary strains in-house within 13 state-of-the-art cultivation and production facilities—sustainably designed to suit the unique seasonality and climate of every region they serve. Verano’s expert growers thoughtfully tend to their nationwide library of signature strains. This way, Verano ensures each plant is locally grown and exceptionally effective—every time.This is a big deal considering many brands hide the fact that they source their cannabis from a generic supplier that sells to multiple brands.
Ideally, you want a brand that uses high-quality flower and additional high-quality ingredients for edibles. From there, it’s all about personal preferences.
When you start with a brand that uses high-quality ingredients, it’s easier to narrow down the products you prefer. What makes an ideal product for you will be specific to your preferences. For example, you might prefer Indica, Sativa, or hybrid strains. Or, you might prefer cannabis extracts over cannabis flower. If you’re into chocolates, you might only like mint chocolate edibles. What you consider “good cannabis” will be entirely dependent on your tastes and perceived effects.
How to find a premium cannabis brand
Finding a premium cannabis brand you can rely on isn’t hard, but you will need to do some experimenting. Here’s an idea of how to start.
1. Taste test your edibles
If you’re into edibles, you have seemingly endless options to choose from. The best thing to do is start taste testing them. Start with the most popular brands because brands that sell well tend to be higher quality. However, don’t hesitate to try something that stands out to you even if it isn’t the most well-known—and be sure to start with low doses, especially if you’re new to edibles.
With edibles, you may want to try different types of products. For instance, if you usually prefer chocolates, try some hard candy, gummies, or even soda pop. You might find something you like outside of your usual go-to delivery method.
2. Read online reviews
Online reviews can be helpful in finding your ideal cannabis products if you read them correctly. The thing about reviews – and this applies to every product – is that most people don’t write objectively. Reviews tend to be subjective, and personal preferences color most. This can make it hard to decipher what some reviews are really saying. For instance, when people say a product is “amazing” or “horrible,” that doesn’t tell you the root of the issue.
When it comes to online cannabis reviews, look for reviews that explain the experiences people had with a product in detail. While you may not have the same exact experience, it will give you a good idea about the strength of the product as well as the taste.
Also, look for reviews that discuss the same reasons you’re looking for cannabis. For instance, if you’re looking to relieve anxiety, look for reviews that describe getting relief. It’s not going to be an exact science, but it will help guide you in your search.
3. Talk to budtenders
Even though every person will have different preferences for cannabis products, it helps to talk to budtenders at your local dispensary. They usually have an idea about which products fulfill certain needs for most people. Budtenders speak with people every day, helping them find what they need, plus they listen to feedback to find out if their suggestions were spot on or not.
Ask the budtenders at your local cannabis dispensary what they would recommend to someone looking for your specific needs. Ask them what types of cannabis products or delivery methods people prefer. This will give you a great starting point for experimenting.
Take your time
When you’re on the hunt for a premium cannabis brand, take your time. Ask friends, family, and budtenders for suggestions and then start experimenting with different cannabis delivery methods to see what works best for you. You might find the most popular brands to be ideal, or you might prefer an obscure brand. Finding your perfect brand is a personal experience; there is no one right way to enjoy cannabis.