Selection: “Dabs hurt my lungs so I prefer to smoke flower. It doesn’t feel as harsh and it keeps it natural. I like that it’s not got chemicals like propane or butane that needs to be purged.” Cory, a client of my favorite dispensary Central Organics said before heading out with some of the Friday $5 special.
If you get overexcited on dabs, buying flower or edibles may be an alternative for you. If a dispensary doesn’t have a decent selection of flower to choose from, you may have to purchase product that doesn’t provide the right effects. How many are enough strains to pick from is a personal choice but I like to at least have options. That means cheap weed for a few dollars a gram and top-shelf flower. I may not always purchase top shelf buds, but their presence pulls me often enough that I routinely buy single grams with my normal flower purchases.
Without a few options in each category, I find myself struggling with feelings of restricted access. I recognize that having a hundred strains available is out of most dispensaries realm of feasibility but having less than a dozen strains is disappointing. My magic number is somewhere between 15 and 30 strains with an even disbursement of sativa, indica and hybrid.