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Dad Weed: Cannabis 101

What is Dad Weed?

Have you ever smoked a bowl of some new strain and realized that it is way more potent than what you were looking for? If you have, than you’re not alone. There has recently been a large push in the recreational cannabis market to offer less potent options. The term “Dad weed” is used to describe cannabis that is lower in THC or has a more balanced percentage of CBD and THC.

Why is it called “Dad Weed?”

With the legalization of Cannabis, many of our customers are either new to the culture or are re-visiting the plant after a 20, 30, or 40-year hiatus. For most, they may have smoked in the 70’s or 80’s but once they matured past adolescence had given up cannabis in favor of… oh, we don’t know… a Job!? Now able to indulge once again, these customers are finding that the weed is not what they remember smoking in their VW Bus or in their dorm rooms. Most of the cannabis that is on the market today is much stronger than the bud they remember. Since many of these returning smokers want the experience they remember from their youth, the less potent cannabis has been dubbed “Dad Weed.”

Why is Cannabis so much stronger than it used to be?

During prohibition, when cannabis was still illegal, High THC bud was what everyone wanted. THC gets you high, more THC gets you even higher, so it follows that high quality weed should have as much THC content as possible. This philosophy has influenced growers to select plants that produce buds with as much THC as possible. While this is great for people who want to get out of their gourd high, it’s not right for everyone. Some people react to high THC with anxiety and paranoia, so adding more is not ideal for them. Now that cannabis is legal and is consistently lab tested, we have the ability to purchase weed that will get you exactly as high as you want, something you previously couldn’t do without a wealth of connections and experience.

Is Dad Weed right for me?

You don’t have to be a Dad to enjoy “Dad Weed.” If you’re looking for bud that will just give you a light, relaxing buzz, Dad weed is what you want. It’s also perfect for those who want to enjoy cannabis, but have had issues with anxiety or paranoia when smoking in the past. If you want to experience dad weed for yourself, come in and ask one of our knowledgeable Budtenders or contact us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We’ll set you up with the perfect bud to match your needs.

Toke on, Dreamers!