Are you planning to visit a cannabis dispensary for the first time but feeling unsure about what to expect? Fret not, because we’ve got you covered! Navigating the world of cannabis can be exciting but knowledge is your best tool for making your first experience a pleasurable one. In this post, we’ll walk you through some tips on what to expect before heading to a dispensary.
1. Check the Dispensary’s Rules and Regulations
Before you head out, take a moment to check the dispensary’s website or call ahead to familiarize yourself with their policies. Some dispensaries may have specific rules regarding identification, payment methods, or appointment requirements. Knowing these in advance will help your visit go smoothly.
2. Bring Proper Identification
You will need a valid, government-issued ID to enter a dispensary. Most dispensaries have a minimum age requirement, typically 21 years old (18 years old in some states). Ensure you have your ID with you to avoid any disappointment.
3. Do Some Research
If you’re new to cannabis or haven’t kept up with the latest developments, a little research can go a long way. Consider what you’re looking to achieve with your cannabis experience—whether it’s relaxation, pain relief, or a creative spark. Understanding the different strains and product types available can help you make informed decisions. You can also explore online resources, but remember, our knowledgeable staff is always happy to assist you.
4. Be Open to Guidance
When you arrive at the dispensary, don’t be shy about seeking advice from the budtenders if needed. They’re there to help and are usually well-versed in the products they offer. Be open about your experience level, your preferences, and what you hope to achieve with your cannabis. They can recommend products tailored to your needs.
5. Consider Your Consumption Method
Cannabis comes in various forms, including flower, edibles, tinctures, concentrates, and more. Think about how you want to consume it. If you’re new, you might want to start with a method that’s easy to control, like a pre-rolled joint or a low-dose edible.
6. Have a Payment Plan
Not all dispensaries accept credit or debit cards, so it’s a good idea to have cash on hand. Some may have ATMs available, but it’s better to be prepared.
7. Be Mindful of Consumption
In most places, public consumption of cannabis is prohibited. Ensure you understand the local laws and regulations and consume your cannabis in a responsible and legal manner.
8. Enjoy the Experience
Visiting a dispensary should be an enjoyable and educational experience. And remember, if you’re curious and have questions about products, effects, or anything else, our friendly staff at The Apothecarium Dispensary locations are here to help!
Want to take a virtual tour first? Check out our Phillipsburg dispensary in our interactive tour below
Top 5 Products Sold in NJ in 2023 Hey, Garden State! The Apothecarium is back with the inside scoop on the hottest green gems that have been leaving our New Jersey dispensaries faster than you...View Post
Top Selling Strains at The Apothecarium New Jersey Dispensaries We talked about the Top Selling Products for NJ in 2023, but now, we will share the crème de la crème - the 2023 Top Selling ...View Post
Rolling Up: Unraveling the Differences Between Joints, Spliffs, and Blunts When it comes to consuming cannabis, the method of delivery can be as diverse as the strains themselves. Rolling up so...View Post