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At Bud Bar, We’re Here to Help!

Whether someone’s new to cannabis or a seasoned vet, sometimes we can need a little guidance. This is where our Budtenders come in! 

While Budtenders are certainly not all-knowing weedcyclopedias, we sure do try, and our goal is to help direct you to the best bud to suit your needs. Sometimes that’s an ol’ faithful legacy strain, like OG Kush, GSC, or Sour Diesel, and sometimes it’s something newer, like Meat Breath or Pineapple Upside Down Cake. 

Whatever your fancy, we’re here to help set you up. 

So let your Budtender know what you’re looking for if you have any specifics in mind! To make this a little easier for you, we’ve compiled a little list of things a Budtender would love to learn about you when trying to hook you up for your next smoke.

How Our Budtenders Can Help You At Our Calgary Dispensary 

Ask Questions About Cannabis

When talking to us, don’t be shy about the questions! There is no such thing as a stupid question, and if we don’t have the answer for you, one of our peers or resources might. It’s our job to help teach you and to stay informed ourselves. The more you ask about different strains, the easier it can be for us to pinpoint what you do and don’t enjoy in a high. 

Moreover, keeping track of what bud you really like can do wonders for helping us suggest something new that might be up your alley…and if you have a list of what you hate, that’s even better because there’s a chance we may see a link in your dislikes that you may not catch! 


Pay Attention To What Effects You  

Things to pay attention to that can help us identify something you may really love are scents and flavours in the plant you smoke (and how you smoke it!). 

Sometimes a specific terpene can mess with you, and if we can isolate a commonality between bud that really wigs you out, it will save you a lot of time, money, and even some emotional hardship if we can help you figure out what may be doing that! 

Additionally, paying attention to the amount of THC you take in is important as well. Do you smoke a 0.35g J? A bowl? Do you reef on a vape? What sort of THC content do you look for? Do you like edibles or beverages? All of this can aid us in our search. 

Sometimes it isn’t about what your body can tolerate in terms of getting stoned. It’s about what you feel you need or enjoy the most. You may be able to handle a 30% strain, but you may want your high more if you consumed some 16% THC flower. 

Your sensitivity to THC has a huge impact on what you smoke, how you can blend it (after all, you can always cut something with a high CBD strain to mellow it out), and how much you can enjoy.

(You can read more about cannabis concentrates with our guide right here)


No Judgement Zone

Our stores in Calgary are a no-judgment zone, and we don’t mind if you’re looking for the best stuff, but what qualifies as “the best” for you? If you’ve only got $25 to spend, we can work with that and get you something awesome in your price range. 

We may carry a lot of new products, but tried and true bud that we and our regulars know to be good will be on the menu as long as it’s available, and we know the secret great little deals are lurking around…and we check the packing dates, too. We have got a great assortment of bud to suit a wide range of budgets, and there’s bound to be something in the store for you.

It is also worth mentioning that just because you can have a serious sesh with something in the 28%+ range does not mean you can eat a bunch of edibles and come out totally fine. Please tell your Budtender if you have experience with edibles when you are exploring them! 10mg as a limit may not sound like a lot, but if you haven’t had edibles before, let us know! While we can’t promise any effects with any cannabis products, we can certainly try and figure out how much you may need. 

Everyone’s biochemistry varies, so our golden rule is to start low and go slow (read more about what to do if you’ve had too much right here).

One of our staff members puts it very eloquently: “Even tiny differences in our biochemistry can have massive differences in effects. So what may work really well for me may do absolutely nothing for you.” 

These biochemical differences can sometimes vary day by day, like with our body’s sensitivity to CBD, so don’t feel discouraged if something doesn’t cut it for you the first time.

So remember the golden rules with a Budtender: Be honest, ask as many questions as you’d like, and have a real conversation with us! Bud Bar is a chill and non-judgmental environment; we just want to help you have a great time and feel better about the world, especially in these difficult times. We may not be doctors, but we can be a friend with weed. And sometimes that’s all you need.

Bud Bar is your trusted Calgary dispensary. We pride ourselves on creating an open and welcoming environment where you are comfortable and safe access to recreational cannabis. We set ourselves apart with personalized customer service with our budtenders providing one-on-one sessions so that you can learn about our cannabis products and accessories. We offer a selection of high quality yet affordable products, including flower buds, pre-rolls, oils, capsules, as well as accessories like vaporizers, bongs, and pipes. As your trusted Calgary marijuana dispensary, we can make it easy and safe for you to get recreational cannabis. Visit our marijuana stores in Calgary Northwest today, or place an order online!