A common question from first-time shoppers at the recreational dispensary is what is the best cannabis consumption method for beginners? Because cannabis is a unique experience for each individual, there is no one right answer. There are those who recommend starting out with the old-school method of smoking flower. Some people suggest the simplicity of vaping. There are advantages to choosing products that provide clear dosages, such as edibles, beverages or tinctures. Pre-rolls are always a good consideration for the newcomer as well as the long-time enthusiast. Sold at nearly every dispensary, they are smokables that have been properly rolled, prepared and are ready to be enjoyed. They eliminate the need for special skills and accessories yet offer affordability, convenience and portability. Pre-rolls are available in joints, blunts and cannagars and can usually be purchased in singles or packs. There are varieties infused with kief for extra flavor and potency. Because pre-rolls are inexpensive, they are an ideal opportunity to try out new strains. Whether hand- or machine-rolled, premade joints and blunts can be counted on for a very smooth and consistent burn. For the ultimate in simplicity, there are cannabis capsules. They are most often made from a concentrated oil or tincture and created for specific medical treatment. They might contain a single cannabinoid or the whole spectrum. The package will clearly indicate the percentages of THC, CBD and other cannabinoids and provide recommended dosage. Consumption couldn’t be any more simple. For anyone looking for strictly curative effects, the selection of cannabis-topicals is an ever-growing market. Cannabis-infused lotions, ointments, balms, sprays, roll-ons and even bath bombs provide soothing relief for everything from burns, cuts and acne to chronic pain and inflammation. Topicals are often infused with essential oils such as lavender or eucalyptus and tend to smell nice and absorb quickly. They don’t cause any psychoactive effects and can be applied multiple times per day.