7 Things You Should Do Before Visiting A Marijuana Dispensary

By Maria Loreto, The Fresh Toast on

Published in Cannabis Daily

A good dispensary should be a welcoming place for everyone. Here are some things to keep in mind before you patronize one.

Legal marijuana comes with a lot of perks. One of the main ones is its often convenient dispensaries. These spaces can be fun and informative, providing information for newcomers and seasoned consumers alike about every question they could possibly have, from the types of cannabis that work best for them, to new products that can best suit their lifestyle.

No matter a budtender’s level of expertise or how welcome they make their customers feel, it helps a lot to reach your dispensary having some basic knowledge down. Here are seven things you should know before visiting your marijuana dispensary.

Learn the legal status of cannabis in your state

Basic stuff, yet something that has become an increasingly complex topic the more that states in the U.S. earn legal status. As of this writing, recreational marijuana is legal in 18 states, allowing adults over 21 to enter their marijuana dispensaries and purchase products. Here’s a handy list that’s updated regularly to keep you in the loop on our nation’s state-by-state marijuana laws.

Do some research on the type of cannabis you want to consume


Now that you know if your state is legal or not, it’s time to do some research and see which type of marijuana you’re interested in consuming. You can smoke flower, soak in some cannabis-infused bath salts, dab, vape, eat an edible, and more. Know the answer to this question or ask your budtender for more information on each method, learning which one suits your needs best.

Ask yourself about cannabis effects

Most methods have specific strengths and weaknesses. If you’re looking into medical marijuana, you might find better information by contacting a doctor who’s educated in the area versus a budtender who may or may not know your ailment and what you’re looking for. If you need some orientation, here’s a doctor’s general guide to help you find the best method of consuming medical marijuana.

How psychoactive do you want to get?


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