What to Expect Your First Time Visiting a Dispensary

If you have never visited a dispensary to buy recreational marijuana or cannabis, it can be a little intimidating. Although recreational marijuana was made legal in California with the passing of Proposition 64, it still can feel like you are breaking some kind of rule when you enter a dispensary. However, with this handy guide on what to expect when you visit a dispensary, you will be prepared to when you make your inaugural visit to a dispensary.

1. Have a Photo ID Ready

In order to purchase recreational cannabis from a dispensary, you must be at least 21. In fact, you will not even be allowed to enter the dispensary unless you have a photo ID for inspection. Make sure you have a valid form of photo identification ready, such as a driver’s license or passport.

2. Have an Idea of What Cannabis Products You Are Interested In

Before you enter a dispensary, try to get an idea of what kind of product you are looking to purchase. The staff at a dispensary are there to help you figure out which cannabis product will work best for you, but if you go in without any notion of what you are interested in, the sheer volume of options can be overwhelming. Try to identify which kind of cannabis product you are interested in, be it cannabis flower, edibles, extracts, topicals, concentrates, or clones.

3. Identify Which Cannabis Strain Might Be Best For You

There are two primary types of cannabis, indica and sativa, along with an option for a hybrid of both. Before you arrive at a dispensary, try to understand the difference between the strains and which is best for you. In general, indica is for when you are looking to “chill,” sativa is a more social experience, and hybrid is a middle ground between the two.

4. Ask the Staff Any and All Questions You May Have

The staff at a dispensary are all cannabis experts, and they are eager and willing to answer any and all questions you may have. There is no such thing as a dumb question, so fire away!

5. Be Respectful of Other Customers

There may be a bit of a line to order at a cannabis dispensary. While you should feel free to take your time looking at all of the available products, don’t loiter unnecessarily long. There are plenty of other people looking to get into the dispensary and make a purchase, so do your best to go about your business swiftly.

SDRC Specializes in First Time Dispensary Customers

San Diego Recreational Cannabis (SDRC) is a cannabis dispensary that caters to first-time visitors. We know that it can be daunting to enter a cannabis dispensary for the first time, so we do everything possible to make the experience as pleasant as possible. The staff at SDRC is eager to help you on your journey, educating you on the benefits of cannabis and guiding you towards the best product for you. If you are interested in learning more or have any questions, give us a call at (619) 332-0240.