6 Tips for Buying Weed

May 21, 2021 | Tips

Buying weed can be a little bit overwhelming. The decision on what to buy is even more daunting for first-time buyers. Shopping by effects is a great place to start.

The Benefits of Buying Weed by Effects

With so many different types of weed products and strains available, it’s hard to know what to purchase for your first time. But if you need help deciding on which kind of cannabis products to buy, you’ve come to the right place!

Some first-time or infrequent buyers are looking for a particular effect or feeling. Each effect depends on how the Cannabis product is consumed and the concentration of the psychoactive ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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Cannabis’ effects differ depending on usage. The most common routes of administration are: smoking, vaping, and eating.

Different cannabis product formats are used for different types of results. Our blog about cannabis products explains the differences between our oils, capsules, and vaporizers.


Grandaddy Purple by 48North which is an indica-dominant strain grown indoors under LED lighting. This machined-trimmed, hand-groomed flower has a strong THC potency potential and minimal CBD levels. This flower’s grape and berry terpene profile is mainly composed of beta-caryophyllene (scents of peppery spice and wood), beta-pinene (scents of dill, parsley, basil) and alpha-pinene (scents of pine, rosemary).

Pink Kush from BC’s Vancouver Island. This special strain is beloved across Canada for its strong aromas, colourful flowers, and high THC potential.  Pink Kush showcases gassy aromas of white pepper, orange, butterscotch, coffee, earth, and grapefruit, the result of a rich combination of terpenes that includes caryophyllene, myrcene, humulene, bisabolol, and limonene.

Sensi Star which has a sweet, sour, piney, and fruity aroma when the sun goes down. If strains were like stars in the sky, Sensi Star would outshine most. 

2. Calm

Enjoy the calming effects of high CBD hybrids & indica dominant strains (broadleaf Cannabis). Research suggests the terpenes Limonene and Carophyllene contribute to the calming effect of these strains. Some of our products available in this category are:

CALI-O from Kiwi Cannabis, a hybrid that’s grown, hand-trimmed and hand-sorted in a hybrid greenhouse, and its terpene profile features linalool, alpha-pinene and myrcene for a floral, spicy and piney taste. It’s available pre-rolled and in various dried flower weights.

Dancehall Strain by Spinach where you don’t have to be on the A-List to get into this dancehall. Stay on your toes with this spicy melon tasting 1:1 strain.

Japanese Citrus Yuzu  2:1 sour soft chews with hints of distinct acidity and unique sweetness inspired by this rare Asian fruit. Handcrafted with all-natural ingredients, the soft chews are infused with 20 mg of CBD and 10 mg of THC terpene-enhanced distillate creating a 2:1 ratio.


Enjoy the energetic effects of high THC sativa dominant strains (narrow-leaf Cannabis). Research suggests the terpene Terpinolene may enhance this effect.

Mint Sour strain for its sweet, sticky, sour, and zesty sativa-dominant hybrid flavours. It has a very strong THC potency potential and lineage tracing back to the legendary Sour Diesel. Its flavour and aroma come from a unique terpene profile of terpinolene, limonene and caryophyllene, and its stickiness comes from the twinkling trichomes on its dense, dark green buds.

Sage N’Sour Pre-Roll for its sativa dominant hybrid (75% sativa/25% indica) potency. A potent cross between the hugely popular Sour Diesel X SAGE. Sage and Sour has a sweet herby sage taste with a hint of sour earth upon exhale and an aroma of sour herby sage. 

Redecan Trainwreck vape cartridges containing a total of 0.45 g of distillate, extracted using state-of-the-art CO2 technology then combined with terpenes.  Trainwreck has a sativa-dominant profile, with earthy, piney, pungent characteristics, with high floral notes. Humulene (hop), alpha-pinene (pines, conifers), beta-caryophyllene (black pepper, cloves), myrcene (mangos, lemon grass). 

Grapefruit Sparkling Water which is flavoured with is grapefruit and infused with a sativa-dominant THC distillate.

4. Focused

Stay focused with high CBD hybrid & sativa dominant strains (narrow leaf). Research suggests the terpene Pinene may enhance this effect.

Shop now for our Mango Hazea Sativa strain, crossed with Northern Lights #5, Skunk, and Haze to create this fruity variety. This specific strain has also been cross-bred with an unknown CBD strain. Mango Haze exhibits a distinctive mango aroma coupled with spicy, sour undertones. The flowers are dark green, resinous and dense with bright orange pistils. 

Shop now for our Strawberry Lemonade with notes of bright citrus balanced with lush strawberry undertones. Handcrafted with all-natural ingredients, the soft chews are infused with 10 mg of CBD and 10 mg of THC terpene-enhanced distillate.

Shop now for our Reign Oil Drops formulated in Niagara, Ont. The oil is made with a greenhouse-grown blend of cannabis, put through a state-of-the-art CO2 extraction process and diluted to the optimal concentration. It’s available in a 30 ml bottle and has a THC potency balanced with an even amount of CBD. 

5. Uplifted

Headband single-strain pre-rolls made with the best parts of the plant – the whole bud. Born in California, but raised in BC, this gassy cultivar offers flavours of sweet and savoury spices including allspice and nutmeg (caryophyllene), lavender (linalool), and lemon (humulene). Featuring hemp paper and a bamboo filter, the sleek and tapered pre-roll design offers a twisted end, sealing the joint and acting as a convenient wick.

Green Crush dried flower which is just like your morning coffee… minus the caffeine rush. Green Crush will perk up your taste buds with its tangy, fruity taste and hint of vanilla. This frosty, deep green flower is 100% sativa.

Pedro’s Sweet Sativa which is  a proudly Canadian sativa-dominant hybrid with fluffy, trichome covered buds with very strong THC potential. Pedro’s Sweet Sativa is rich in beta-caryophyllene and pinene giving it a sweet smell with undertones of spice.

6. Comfort

Combat discomfort with high CBD strains that have THC in them. Research suggests the terpenes Caryophyllene and Humulene may enhance this effect.

Ebb & Flow strain for a more balanced level of cannabinoids than many cultivars, with CBD coming in slightly higher than THC. Typical of indica strains, Ebb & Flow features dense, tight buds. Its terpene profile includes ocimene, limonene, caryophyllene, guaiol and pinene which come together to produce a sweet and floral aroma and citrusy-earthy flavour. Ebb & Flow is grown in organic, living soil with no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.

Balanced strain which we’ve got this balancing act all figured out, so hold steady and get Balanced! Keep it simple with the right balance of THC and CBD. No need to teeter, just reach for these fine trees that are sure to please. Balanced! is on a lighter note and hits the spot. 

Shop now for our Sparkling Blood Orange to enjoy the little wins with this naturally sweetened, fruit-forward sparkling beverage. Each bottle has 2.5 mg CBD + 2.5 mg THC. Best served over ice and garnished with a slice of orange.

We know buying weed can be complicated especially in a very competitive market space. By focusing on Cannabis effects we hope the six tips will help you next time you shop for weed products.

From dried flowers and chocolate edibles to CBD oil and accessories, GreenPort Cannabis makes buying weed easy for our customers.

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