If you are a marijuana user, you are probably pretty excited about visiting a cannabis dispensary. If it’s your first visit, though, you might not really know everything that is involved in visiting a dispensary. You might even be a little bit overwhelmed by the idea. If you know these five things before you go, though, it will help you have a great experience.
1. Not All Dispensaries Offer Recreational Marijuana Products
First of all, you should know that not all marijuana dispensaries are recreational cannabis dispensaries. In some states, the marijuana dispensaries are only allowed to sell their products to those who have a medical marijuana card. Even in states where recreational marijuana is allowed, some dispensaries focus on selling to medical patients. If you aren’t sure, you can check the dispensary’s website or give them a call before you go.
2. It’s Safer Than Buying from an Individual
If you have always bought marijuana products from individuals, then you should know that buying from a dispensary is much safer. By going to a reputable dispensary, you don’t have to worry about being put in a potentially violent situation when buying marijuana, nor do you have to worry about not getting the product that you paid for. You can also avoid breaking the law and potentially getting in trouble by buying from a licensed dispensary instead of buying from an individual.
3. There are Usually a Lot of Options to Choose From
Some people who are used to buying and using marijuana are used to only having a few options. When you walk into a marijuana dispensary for the first time, you might just be surprised by all of the options that are available for you to choose from. In addition to different types of “flower,” you can often choose from edibles, topical creams and more that are infused with marijuana.
4. You’ll Probably Be Required to Follow Certain Rules and Laws
Just because your state has recreational marijuana dispensaries does not mean that there are not certain laws that you have to follow. You may only be able to buy a certain amount of marijuana at a time, and you may have to put your products in an “exit bag” before you leave. You can look online for information about these laws, or you can just ask someone at the dispensary.
5. The Employees are There to Help
When visiting a dispensary for the first time, it is so easy to feel overwhelmed. However, you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. Most dispensaries have “budtenders” who are there to help you through the process. You can ask these individuals questions about the different products that are available, the laws about marijuana in your state and more.
Visiting a marijuana dispensary for the first time doesn’t have to be overly intimidating. If you keep the five things above in mind, it can help a lot. Then, as you visit more and more times, you will become even more comfortable with shopping in a marijuana dispensary.