First Time At A Marijuana Dispensary? Here’s What to Expect

marijuana dispensariesYouGov’s latest research shows that most Americans still support legalization of marijuana, and that support for legalization has increased slightly, from 52% in December 2015 to 55% today. Whether you are looking for recreational marijuana or medical marijuana it is becoming more accepted and available to all. Marijuana dispensaries are popping up all over the United States, and with a little bit of research, you can find the one that fits your budget (they do vary in price) and have the marijuana strains that you’re looking for. Many dispensaries offer a variety of products such as edibles (e.g. brownies or gummies), topicals (e.g. salves and balms), concentrates, and glass accessories (e.g. pipes and bongs). The marijuana dispensary you choose could be your one stop shop for all of your marijuana needs. If you are planning on going for the first time and don’t know what to expect, here are some tips!

  • You Will Get Carded
    If you are going to a marijuana dispensary for medical marijuana be sure to not only have valid I.D. (passport or drivers license) but a medical marijuana card or recommendation that is not expired. If you do not have I.D. you will not be permitted access, it’s that simple.
  • Go In Prepared
    The internet is a wonderful resource when looking for the best marijuana products available. There are various marijuana strains, and you will want to have an idea of what’s best for your personal symptoms, conditions, or mood. Once at the marijuana dispensary don’t be afraid to ask questions though! They have the expertise and experience to make recommendations too!

  • Cash is King
    More marijuana dispensaries are offering cashless ATM systems for purchasing, but many still remain cash-only. According to due to federal law and restrictions against banking for cannabis, dispensaries are mostly forced to only accept cash payment. Some dispensaries have found loopholes around this however, allowing customers to pay with a debit or credit card for an additional fee. Before you visit, check to see whether it accepts cards or has an ATM on site. If you do need to bring cash make sure that you have enough to prevent delays.

Visiting a marijuana dispensary doesn’t have to be intimidating or overwhelming as long as you show up prepared. Once you have researched what’s available and what best suits you, you can take advantage of the knowledgeable staff too. Marijuana dispensaries are there to assist your medical and recreational marijuana needs. We would love to hear about your experiences at a marijuana dispensary. Any other tips to share?

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