Sometimes, buying cannabis feels like a high-pressure situation. Everyone’s eyes are on you as you scan a seemingly never-ending menu of options and you don’t want to run the risk of looking silly, so you stick to what you know or randomly select something and hope for the best. But there is a better way—just talk to your friendly budtender.
Budtenders are here to help you, especially at JARS. They go through continuous training to have a deep understanding of every product in-store and know exactly how to guide you in the right direction. Whether you want to try a new strain or are curious about tinctures and topicals, these questions to ask your budtender will open new doors for you and your cannabis journey.
I recently smoked [XXXX] and I loved it. Can you recommend anything similar?
Instead of asking your budtender what their favorite product is, give them a little direction as to what you actually like. Everyone has different tastes and needs so their favorites might not be your cup of tea.
For example, let’s say you like to relax at the end of the day with a few bong rips of a heavy Indica-dominant strain. Your budtender, on the other hand, wakes and bakes every day with a strong Sativa-leaning flower. So give them an idea of what you’re looking for and chances are, you’ll discover something right up your alley.
I’ve been curious about [XXXX]. Where should I start?
Whether it’s edibles, vapes, tinctures, or anything in between, this question lets your budtender know you want to try something new but may need a beginner-friendly intro. They’ll be able to show you the best matches to dip your toes into a new pond, like a low-THC flower or a micro-dosed edible.
What kind of product would say is best for [XXXX]?
Both recreational and medical marijuana can be used for an endless number of reasons. Maybe you’re looking to deal with insomnia or stress, boost focus, or just want something chill to kick back with friends—no matter what it is, there is a cannabis product out there specifically targeted to give you the relief you’ve been searching for.
Are there any new products you’re excited about?
JARS gets new products all the time and our budtenders get to check them out before anyone else. They also get to try a ton of cannabis products so when they say there’s a new must-have in town, you trust them. If you’re in the mood to try some of the dopest, cutting-edge cannabis goodies, budtenders are the people you want to ask.
Do you have any good deals going on right now?
We all love a good deal. Our budtenders get it, so it doesn’t hurt to ask if there are any sales or deals going on that particular day. It might encourage you to try an amazing product you’ve never had before or find a good price on something you’ve had your eye on for a long time. Plus, all the money you save can go towards ordering yourself a pizza once the weed starts to kick in.
How do I use this product? Anything I need to know?
Now is the time to clear up any lingering questions you may have, especially if you’re new to cannabis. You might feel silly asking this question, but you never know. Your budtender may have some of the tricks of the trade to help you get the most out of your cannabis experience. Once again, these people are the experts and are here to help. Don’t ever feel like your questions are too big or too small.
Above all, budtenders are here to help you and JARS has some of the best this side of the Mississippi (well, anywhere really, but this sounded cooler). Think of them like a friend, not like a scary gatekeeper. No matter what questions you or requests you might have, they want to see you get exactly what you’re looking for. Ask the right questions, like any of our top five above, and our budtenders will take good care of you.