How to Buy Good Cannabis Products

When it comes to buying cannabis products, some people opt for a strategy that prioritizes getting it done as quickly as possible. Look, we get it. You’re busy. You’re tired.

What if we told you that buying good cannabis products doesn’t have to be a chore, though?

With a few tips and tricks, we can have you in and out of the dispensary (or checked out online) as quickly as possible without sacrificing your ability to choose the best product for you. We’ll start with the one decision that is common amongst all shoppers – choosing a dispensary – and then we will branch off into product categories like marijuana flowers and concentrates.

Choosing a Dispensary

When you’re deciding whether to trust a dispensary, there are a few key things you can be on the lookout for.


Check out their reviews online. You’re not necessarily looking for a five star dispensary because, let’s be real, most satisfied customers don’t leave reviews. What you’re looking for here is whether or not a dispensary allows space for customers to leave their thoughts. 

Social Media

Look the dispensary up on social media. Do they have an account? Do they put forth an effort to be transparent about their products? You may not see a ton of engagement on their posts and that’s ok. Social media influencers put a lot of time and effort into increasing engagement while hopefully, the dispensary you’re interested in is spending its time focusing on creating quality products.


Does the dispensary have a website Is it user friendly and easy to navigate? Poke around a bit. Do their values seem to align with yours? For example, at Acreage Pharms, we pride ourselves on being environmentally conscious. If this is something that is important to you, we encourage you to look for a company that also believes that investing in environmentally friendly practices is essential.

Contact Info

When deciding whether or not you will buy from a dispensary, it’s worth noting how easy it is to contact them. Is their contact info readily available to you? Do they make contacting them easy?

Now that we have taken a closer look at the universal experience of having to choose a place to buy your weed, let’s get into how to choose a good cannabis product. This will heavily depend on what you are looking for. Do you want some bud? Maybe you’re looking for some concentrates. We’ve got you. 

Marijuana Flower

According to the 2021 Canadian Cannabis Survey, flower is still king. The survey found that smoking marijuana flower is the preferred method of consumption by weed users and by a long shot (74% of respondents). 

A good indication that weed has been expertly cultivated and cured is its strong and satisfying aroma. Cannabis’ unique smells range from sweet to earthy and most of the science exploring the smell of pot focuses on compounds called terpenes. A 2021 study analyzed and identified a new class of compounds called volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) found in weed, though. VSCs are important contributors to the characteristic flavours of many foods and drinks and while researchers say that further investigation is needed, they suspect that the VSCs in cannabis may have similar anti-carcinogenic health benefits to that of the VSCs in garlic.

Ultimately, you want good weed? Find one that’s stinky.

If you’re shopping online, the product descriptions should discuss scent. You can also reach out to experienced staff at your dispensary of choice. Here at Acreage Pharms, you’ll always get a first class customer service experience.

If we’re talking about looks, good weed has a look. When you’re inspecting a bud to decide if it’s right for you, visually search for a variety of really rich greens, oranges, and whites. Vibrant red or flaming orange hairs are a good sign that you’re buying a high-end flower.


Choosing a good concentrate is a bit more complicated but one thing is always true – great cannabis concentrates are sourced from high quality marijuana flower. So if you have found a dispensary you love for buds, your chances of finding top-notch concentrates are much higher.

There’s an old myth that colour and clarity will tell you the quality of the concentrate. In truth though, colour and clarity don’t even come close to telling the complete story when it comes to the quality of concentrate products. For example, our APL Black Curred Badder is rich and dark. It’s also high quality, potent, delicious, and packed with terpenes!

Deciding which concentrate is best for you and your own needs will also depend on a variety of factors like price range, flavour, and consumption method of choice. Your best bet here is to reach out to a knowledgeable client care specialist to help you narrow down your search. 

In Conclusion

Buying good cannabis products should be quite simple if you’ve found a trustworthy dispensary employing a high quality team of experts and high standards. 

At Acreage Pharms we believe that the best things in life are simple. 

Reach out to our staff today and we’ll break it down, helping you find the best product for you. 

Sirona Pharma

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