The legal cannabis market is harsh water to tread. There is more competition than ever but thats not the issue. Competition breeds greatness, right? Well, That doesn’t seem to be the case with cannabis.
With California, the flag ship cannabis state, going recreational brands have taken over. Walk into any dispensary and when you look up at that shelf full of beautiful cannabis products look at the strain names (or brands) and prices. You will see that your favorite strains are 50-60$ an eighth. Now look at the jar right next to it. Yeah, that jar with that strain name that you have probably seen maybe once or twice or not at all. Ask your bud tender to see that jar. Really look at the two strains right next to each other. I bet that jar of ‘no-name weed’ is cheaper and better than that name brand herb.
With the inconsistency in price and quality from the dispensaries. More connoisseurs are moving back to their neighborhood grower or growing themselves.
That does not mean the dispensaries are going anywhere any time soon. If you compare the beer market to the cannabis market. You will see that only about 12% of the beer market is craft beer. We can take this information and say that the cannabis market has a similar percentage of craft consumers. This means that the ‘mids’ that the average smoker buys from the dispensary is not going anywhere any time soon. It’s the bud light of bud.
If you have to buy your bud from a dispensary. Find a honest dispensary and take your time choosing your strain. Ask questions. The bud tender is there to help you. If they do not have the answers that you are looking for ask to speak with a manager. Make sure you get the best quality medicine available.