Submitted by: Francesco Nati, General Manager: Pakalolo, A Southeast Portland Dispensary 

1) It’s okay to ask questions. Our industry is ever evolving and new discoveries are always being made. Ask away and we can all learn together!

2) THC percentage isn’t the end all be all. Do people only drink ever-clear because it’s the highest alcohol percentage? Not quite. Who the product came from is what determines quality and potency, not just the number.

3) Look into the practices of the product your purchasing. Is sustainability is their business model or an afterthought? Does the company give back to the community? Support those who go beyond just reaping the capital benefits of cannabis!