Cannabis dispensaries are new additions to many areas, as states gradually decriminalize marijuana. Individuals who are new to this industry may find themselves slightly overwhelmed with the numerous options available to them, including vaporizers, edibles, a wide variety of cannabis strains, and more. There are a few things you should know before your first trip to a dispensary, including the following:
Be Prepared to Answer Questions
When you visit a cannabis dispensary, the staff will do their best to help you find the strain that's right for you. Different strains of marijuana produce different effects. Some can help the user feel calm and mellow, others fight chronic pain, others fight anxiety, and others help provide a gentle wakeful effect. The staff will ask you questions about your goals so that they can help you find the strain that's right for you. They may also ask you about the consumption method that's right for you so that you can be as happy as possible with your purchase.
Bring the Correct Payment Method
Some cannabis dispensaries only take cash. If you don't typically keep cash on hand, you may want to call ahead to determine what payment methods are accepted, so that you have the right form of payment on hand when you visit. Otherwise, you could find yourself in a tricky spot after realizing that the dispensary doesn't accept credit cards.
Bring the Correct ID
Cannabis dispensaries have to follow specific state regulations, much like stores that sell alcohol and cigarettes. Before stopping into a cannabis dispensary, be sure that you have your ID on hand. If you live in a state that allows medical marijuana sales but not recreational marijuana sales, you may also need to bring your medical card with you.
Know About Health Issues
Before you make a purchase, you'll also need to be aware of any health issues that you have that could potentially be exacerbated by cannabis use. If you have asthma, for example, you may not want to smoke but may be fine with edibles.
Cannabis can actually help with the symptoms of numerous health issues, but it's still important to be aware of any side effects or potential drug interactions. The staff at the dispensary will do their best to help you find exactly what you need and what will work best for your lifestyle. If you have any questions, be sure to ask them, so that you are as satisfied with your purchase as possible.
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