Visiting a Marijuana Dispensary

Visiting a Dispensary for the First Time

Recreational cannabis consumption has been sweeping the nation, with 11 states of the country elected to use recreational with plenty more on their way as they enjoy medical consumption. When you are ready to go out and explore the exciting world of recreational cannabis, it’s definitely good to know a few tips about entering a dispensary. 
Many are inexperienced from when the medical dispensaries were still around, so going into a recreational dispensary may be intimidating to some. There is information and regulations to keep in mind that can give you a pleasant and even faster experience at the local recreational dispensary that you visit.


Age Limits for Adult Consumption
First law to keep in mind when purchasing recreational cannabis is that every clinic can only serve to individuals over the age of 21. This means that everyone who enters will be carded. You must carry your photo ID current and ready for when you enter. Similar to alcohol, this is to limit adolescent misuse.


Bring Cash
Even though cannabis is legal in your state, there is still federal laws hindering the money handling process for many recreational dispensaries. Being illegal on the federal, this makes banking extremely difficult for many cannabis businesses, with most only operating with cash. Most dispensaries have an ATM ready, however to avoid the hassle and fees, its best to bring your own cash. As the laws lighten in due time, eventually we hope to see full credit card safe purchases.


Basic Knowledge of Strains
While you certainly don’t have to be a weed expert knowing the distinct differences between strains such as Blue Dream and OG Kush, it definitely helps to have an understanding of the three categories of strains being Sativa, Hybrid, and Indica. As long as you understand these three basic categories and their purposes, your budtender will happily help you in deciding what’s best for you.


No Smoking on site in the Dispensary
One final important rule is to understand that it is still frowned upon and in certain instances illegal to consume your cannabis on the business premises. Cannabis can only legally be consumed in a private setting such as one’s home, so please don’t ruin it for the rest of the patrons and wait till you get back to your living room. Follow these simple rules and you will have an amazing dispensary experience.