“They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.” — William Cowper
Until recently, buying weed meant calling up “a guy” and deciding how much you wanted to spend. If he (or she) was a pro, they might show up with several strains, each packaged in a ziplock bag and labeled with poetic but perplexing names like Blue Dream, White Widow, or Chocolate Diesel.
Now that it’s legal in California and other states, weed is no longer pot or marijuana—it’s cannabis. You don’t call a guy anymore, you go to a dispensary or you buy online at a reputable site, where your options range from cannabis to CBD-only capsules to THC-spiked edibles. (And you can still get Blue Dream, too.) Here’s what that means, and how to make sense of it all.