• Ashley Slimak

Stretch Your Stash By Following These 4 Tips


Medical marijuana patients in Pennsylvania often ask themselves ‘how can I make my cannabis last longer?’, or ‘how can I cut costs at the dispensary?’ Look no further, listed below you will find 4 tips to help you stretch your stash, all while maintaining the same results needed to help treat your medical condition!


Follow Dosing Instructions

Each product purchased from the dispensary has different dosing instructions. The general rule of thumb for new patients is to ‘start low and go slow’ no matter which product you intend on using. Our physicians recommend this method because it is easier to increase your dose incrementally, rather than taking too much when first medicating.


If you are using a concentrate or vape, start off with a single hit (for flower, one or two hits). If after 15-20 minutes you do not feel any effects, increase to a second dose. Most edibles tend to take around 45 minutes to reach the full effect. We recommend waiting around 45 minutes to an hour before consuming more edibles.


By following proper dosing instructions, you may surprise yourself on how much cannabis you really need to feel the desired effects and end up stretching your stash further than you once anticipated!


Consider Using Edibles

As most cannabis consumers know, edibles tend to have a much stronger effect on patients than other methods. Due to the way cannabis is consumed in the body, edibles are known to create an overall ‘body high’ for patients. Next time you visit the dispensary, you might consider purchasing edibles to reduce costs normally spent on flower or concentrates.


Switch Strains

Consider trying a different strain option on your next visit to the dispensary. Some strains are clearly more potent than others, which means you could find yourself stretching your stash even further since you can consume a smaller amount and achieve the same results as using more of a less-potent strain.


Proper Storage is Key

Did you know that cannabis loses its potency over time if not stored correctly? Be sure to utilize proper storage for your medication to avoid your stash getting too dry or too moist. Cannabis that is either too dry or too moist will quickly deteriorate and lose the important terpenes and cannabinoids needed to treat your medical condition. Remember to keep your cannabis fresh to achieve the best results!


No matter which way you intend on consuming your cannabis, we can all agree that making it last is half the battle. Be sure to take notes of the tips listed above in order to stretch your stash even further than before!

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