As more people consume cannabis than ever before, trying new strains and new delivery methods, gone are the days of the uneducated stoner. Making cannabis a vital part of your life means doing your homework, not just about new strains, although that is vital information but about the cannabis industry in general and how you fit into it. Are you sharing your knowledge with other stoners? If so that makes you a cannabis connoisseur. Are you experimenting with different delivery methods and strains? Great. Are you a proud member of the cannabis community? Finding your place in a growing global community can be a challenge but it’s an important step to being a cannabis connoisseur.
People Look to You for Advice
Whether its friends, family or a random stranger at your local dispensary, people have a way of gravitating towards those with knowledge. That doesn’t mean you have to spend all your free time offering unsolicited advice about how much you know about weed, that in fact is the opposite of a cannabis connoisseur, that is just someone with a big ego who needs attention and applause, steer clear of those types of cannabis users. Being a good listener is one of the best ways to establish your reputation as someone who can be trusted to give advice about all things cannabis. If you hear a friend talking about how sleepy weed makes them, listen to their whole story, ask the right questions such as what time of the day are you using cannabis and what is the cannabis strain and effect? Using the right language can go a long way from differentiating yourself as a cannabis connoisseur rather than a general know it all. Beginning every sentence with “you should” is not the way to go. Soften your language and people will seek out your advice. Using “when I was in a similar situation” is much more authoritative but in a quiet confident way not a bossy way.
You Expand Your Knowledge Beyond Cannabis Consumption
This does not mean you should learn everything there is to know about cannabis but think about your own interests and how you can expand your cannabis knowledge based on those interests. If you are a political junkie, take the time to learn about how the legalization process is going in your country and even other countries around the world. It is interesting to find out how a country is planning or not planning to legalize cannabis and the reasons why. Are you a pretty decent cook or baker? If so take those skills and apply them to learning about the world of cannabis edibles. Not to say you should quit your job and become a cannabis baker but if you already enjoy and know a fair amount about baking, why not expand that knowledge base. Do you have a green thumb? If so there is a lot of interesting information out there about growing your own cannabis. Whether you plan to start growing or not is secondary to learning about something you already enjoy, in this case two things, cannabis and growing things. It’s a rare person that has ever expressed regret about learning new things and you never know when that knowledge will come in handy as you become even more of a cannabis connoisseur.
Your Cannabis Consumption Skills are On Point
To truly be a cannabis connoisseur, you may need to up your consumption game a little bit. Not the amount you consume necessarily but the methods. Think of it as the best kind of practice in the world. Can you roll a perfect joint or at least a pretty impressive one that has no stems poking through and does not fall apart with the slightest of breezes? No? Consider it research and keep practicing until you get it right, or at least improve your joint rolling skills. Do you dab? Finding the best, for your budget, dab ring and learning how to use it properly takes a little practice but this is the best type of practice ever! Some dab rings are fairly simple and easy to use but others resemble a mad scientist’s laboratory and knowing about the different styles and the benefits is important as a cannabis connoisseur. Layering is very popular right now and you can do that in many different ways, with pipes, bongs, even joints or blunts. Essentially you are combining different types of cannabis in one bowl, or joint. It can be either an effective way to get incredibly baked or it can be an art form or possibly both. Starting off with some flower in a bowl and drizzling some wax on top, then a finish of kief is a beautiful thing and this type of skill improvement is all part of your journey to becoming a cannabis connoisseur.