If the last time you smoked weed it was while you were listening to Dark Side of the Moon on compact disc while prepping for your Econ 402 final, then you’re going to love the many options the consumption of cannabis in the post-legal era provides.

First, a word of caution: today’s cannabis, in whatever form you partake, is much more potent than the dime bag of skunk weed you smoked back in the day. Today’s flower is two-to-three times what you were smoking 25 years ago.

In fact, research from Charas Scientific, a lab which tested the potency of marijuana, found potency of around 20 percent THC. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive compound in marijuana that acts on the brain to produce the feeling of being high. But you knew that already, right?

What you might not know is why pot has become so strong. It’s due to the cross-breeding of strains by growers who are seeking more bang for your buck. The good news is much of the flower found at Buds & Roses was grown on-site, or if not, in licensed Buds & Roses vendor facilities. Organic products are also available.

The power of the flower is not the only improvement in recent years. The number of formats have exploded as the market has expanded. The old “bong or joint” choice has been replaced by a seemingly endless number of ways to consume cannabis. You might find tinctures or wax to be the most unfamiliar to you. No worries, the trained budtenders at Buds & Roses have heard all the questions before, and they have plenty of answers. So don’t be shy, ask your budtender to tell you about her favorite form of tincture, or why vaping might be the best choice for you.

Of course you can still go the pot-brownie route; but with the number of edibles available, you’ll probably want to sample some other treats. Like Rayne Drops…vegan, gluten-free candies that increase the efficiency of the body’s uptake of cannabis. Or maybe Cheeba Chews will catch your eye (which they will, if you like the idea of strawberry-flavored sativa-strained taffy). Buds & Roses also offers a cooler full of Cannabis Quencher, refreshing drinks contained 100mg of THC that come in flavors like Old Fashioned Lemonade and WIldberry Guava.

One thing that hasn’t changed over the years with marijuana is that it still offers a high unlike any other. Only now, that high comes legally!