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With hundreds of strains to choose from, finding the right one for your first time can be like scrolling through Netflix without any of the title cards. That choice could also determine whether you’ll become a cannabis enthusiast or if your first time will be your last. Perhaps the most important thing is that you’re in a chill spot with some good friends, but when it comes to choosing the right strain at the right time, we’ve got you covered.
This CBG strain is perfect for anyone who has never smoked before or has been a long time without smoking. First time smoking usually means more potent highs, which is why this CBG is ideal for beginners. It does not have any psychoactive sensations since it has virtually no THC, besides, it does not have any CBD which won’t get you excessively foggy or sleepy. CBG will still get you into a chill mood, relaxing your body, and soothing your mind. It’s a moderate-high that will get you ready for stronger strains and highs.
This potent indica will not only act as an example of how an indica high feel, but it will also show you how a premium bud should look and smell like. This strain features sticky, dense buds filled with astringent berry smells and pink stigmas, and a subtle berry sweetness that leaves you calm and relaxed. Try this high CBD indica and experience for yourself the non-psychoactive side of cannabis.
If you want to try a sativa, go with this high CBD strain that brings together the best of both worlds. It will deliver that classic sativa uplifting sensation without any psychoactive side effects, giving you enough energy and vitality to be creative, focused, and engaged throughout your day. Meanwhile, the CBD present in it will let you relax your mind and body without getting tired or sleepy. All-in-all, this premium sativa has everything you would want out of your first weed experience.
Jack Herer is one of the most well-known strains and the perfect place to start for first-time cannabis users. Its mid-level THC content of 17 percent means that first-timers are less likely to be overwhelmed by the heavy cerebral highs conducive to more potent strains. Instead, this strain is known to have extremely mellow and calming attributes which make it a go-to strain for those seeking relief from depression and anxiety.
It might be wise for first-timers to start slow with this strain, but the mere mention of Blue Dream is enough to put a smile on the faces of those who have tried it. Blue Dream is an absolute favorite in legal states and is, therefore, a great strain to start with. Its uplifting experience makes this strain great for first-time users who want to be social and alert. With a potent TCH content of up to 25 percent, only a couple of puffs will get you there—where you’re wanting to go.
When looking for a first-time strain, it’s probably best to aim for a low THC, high CBD option, which is Harlequin has the right balance for beginners. Strains that are high in CBD—the main non-psychoactive compound in cannabis—are used most commonly as medicinal strains, but are also a great place to start for recreational smokers. Those who choose Harlequin are likely to experience all the stress-relieving medicinal qualities of cannabis, without the paranoia that first-time users often fear.
If you’re a first-time cannabis consumer, then you’ve probably heard of the munchies. Well, White Widow is a strain that’s known to have you raiding the fridge, so make sure you’re stocked. White Widow is an ideal relaxing hybrid that is used by medical patients to relieve anxiety and to help with conditions like PTSD. This strain is perfect for beginners who are cautious about an overwhelming head-high.
A classic 60s strain, Maui Wowie is a great choice for those who want to try cannabis for the first time. Bred in the free-loving era of low-THC weed, Maui Wowie offers a much mellower head-high than the super strains of today. At 13 percent THC, this strain will offer an energetic experience and may even boost your creativity and make for a memorable first time.
These strains are perfect for when you’re craving weed in the morning to clear mental fog alongside your coffee.
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