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Training Manager at Ontario-based retail chain, Session Cannabis, Taylor grew up in Niagara Falls, and moved to Hamilton to start her career in cannabis. “I have been consuming for over 10 years now and within the last two years of legalization, I’ve gained a well of knowledge about cannabis, the industry and it has changed my view and appreciation for the plant,” she says in an email.
In today’s section, Ask A Budtender, she talks about last year’s best-sellers, what new products to look forward to and how to take care of yourself using weed.
What new products are you excited to try out this year?
There have been some great releases leading up to 2021 starting with flower (which happens to be my favourite form of cannabis) such as the French Macaron by Jonny Chronic or the Salty God Pre-rolls by Good Buds and the newer addition to Edison’s line up Slurricane.
What were the best-selling products in 2020?
Last year was huge for cannabis especially with legalization 2.0. Some of the top sellers are the newly infused beverages, especially the CBD only drinks such as the Everie mango passionfruit. Coming in at 10 mg per can, it’s a tasty way to introduce CBD into your daily routine.
With the release of concentrates, especially the rosins and live resins the highly anticipated OG Chemdog live resin by San Rafael ’71 was a game-changer with their hard-to-beat price, and delicious taste, texture, and consistency.
I was personally excited for the Craft Collective line by 7ACRES that was released for a limited time. The Pink Kush and Ice Cream Cake stole the show once they arrived. With dense trichome covered buds and delicious terpene profiles, they influenced a lot of customers to branch out and try craft for the first time and then continue to purchase and indulge in craft cannabis.
What products usually see a spike in demand during the start of the year?
The most sought out product after the holidays is the CBD dominant products like the teas, and the newly released bath bombs from Eve and Co that help promote self-care after the holiday rush.