Strain in the Brain?
Having trouble deciding? Don’t know which way to go? Where to turn? Which strain you’ll choose when you get there?
If you’re new to Washington’s recreational cannabis scene, not knowing where to start can be a problem. All of the shops cropping up, the mind-boggling selections of strains (varieties of cannabis), and new ways to consume them—it’s option-overload.
But sometimes you just have to dive in, and a great place to begin is 2020 Solutions in Bellingham. The air is clean, the budtenders are professional, and the product is outstanding. Also worth mentioning, you won’t find any tie-dyed tapestries, Grateful Dead posters, or other outdated cannabis cliches.
Riley, a budtender at 2020’s Iron Street store, says, “I don't think there is a typical guest that walks through our doors. People of all walks of life come to 2020… I feel like the common ‘stoner’ stereotype is totally invalid nowadays.”
People come and go and have conversations, as you stand there, looking up at the menu Platinum Cookies? Sonic Screwdriver? Wax? Shatter? This is what your budtender is there for—to help you understand the difference between Strawberry Cough and Bubba Kush. As professional connoisseurs, they’re happy to describe the subtle nuances and effects of each strain. Wine has its tannins; cannabis has its terpenes.
Then you’ve got the myriad of ways to consume your cannabis. Of course, you can buy the flower itself and smoke it in a joint or a pipe. But, how about a beverage like Mirth’s Sparkling Ranier Cherry? Or a discrete, refillable vapor pen that you can puff on without inhaling actual smoke? Or you can try dabbing—that’s inhaling vaporized concentrates like wax, shatter, and rosin, through a special bong called a ‘dab rig’.
Go check out the 2020 Solutions Iron St. Store, or their North Bellingham Location on the Guide, and talk to a budtender. They’ll help you pick a place to start. There’s so much to learn, but it’s a journey, and getting there is half the fun!