Cannabis Strain Recommendations for Beginners and Low-Tolerance Consumers

In many instances, a bad first experience may be enough for someone to tragically banish cannabis from his or her life forever. Typically the reason for doing so has to do with the anxious, paranoid side effects associated with THC, but what first-timers might not realize is there are a few ways to minimize those unpleasant feelings. For those beginners and lightweights, we’ve compiled three basic tips, tricks, and recommendations for finding that perfect first-time experience.

Start Slow with High-THC Cannabis Strains

Let’s start with the first and most obvious piece of advice: slowly ease into high-THC cannabis, as they’re more likely to cause anxiety and paranoia. Settle yourself in to a comfortable place and start with a low dose, maybe even just a single small hit if it’s your first time.

You may even want to start out by picking strains with lower amounts of THC. While many strains today tend to stretch toward a THC ceiling of almost 30 percent, those with less than 15 percent THC are more likely to provide a less overwhelming experience. Keep in mind you’ll need lab-tested cannabis to know how much THC a flower contains as amounts can vary between strains and even individual harvests.

Below are a few “beginner’s favorites,” or strains that tend to provide a balanced, mellow experience despite their high THC contents.

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