As dispensaries continue opening up and cannabis entering into the mainstream mindset, actually visiting a dispensary could be a confusing and scary thing. It shouldn’t be though! There are things that you can prepare and do before visiting a dispensary.
Here are three things you need to know before visiting a dispensary.
Bring Everything You Need and Understand the Process
Dispensaries differ from one another. Their look and feel, the strains they offer, and the products. However, the documents that are required of you stay the same throughout all dispensaries. These are your ID and the cash you will be needing.
Most dispensaries will have two separate entrances: one for medical users and one for recreational users. If you do not have the necessary requirements for medical marijuana, be sure to enter the recreational entrance.
Once there, you need to surrender your ID. Don’t worry, it will be returned to you afterwards.
Then, it is time to purchase what you want and need. Commonly, dispensaries these days only take cash so far. Keep that in mind.
Research Strains and Effects Best for You
Depending on which dispensary you go to, it could have clear labels for their strains or they couldn’t. If you experience the latter, it could be a confusing time for you. Don’t worry, you can ask anyway.
Research is really your best bet. You should understand if you would like the sativa or indica strain. Each of these have different effects on people. It all depends on what you want to experience.
Researching strains is also important if you are searching for a specific effect like pain reduction or the like.
If you have favorites in mind, it is worth understanding the genetics of this strain. As newer strains get created, it may contain a certain strain you might like. This might provide a clue as to what strain you could get and like.
Enjoy the Experience and Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
Above everything, the most important thing for you to do is to just enjoy the experience. Dispensaries are there for you to relax. So, relax and take it all in.
If you are feeling confused about how anything works or how the products effect will be, don’t be afraid to ask any questions from the staff. These budtenders know a lot about their product and will happily educate you on whatever you may need.