Amid all the focus on recreation, dispensary managers say interest is soaring in the medical uses of cannabis — especially CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid that's now being studied for its potential to ease chronic pain and sleep disorders.
In response to a wave of new customers who aren't experienced cannabis users, dispensaries have begun offering edibles in clearly marked packaging, containing lower doses of the drug in each bite.
Vape pens are the fastest-growing way to consume cannabis, according to dispensary managers, especially among those who are new to the drug. These Dosist pens deliver small, precisely-measured amounts of pot vapor, making it easier to avoid overdoing it. Instead of being labeled with plant strains or THC ratios, they are labeled with how the manufacturer says they will make you feel.