Visiting a marijuana dispensary can be daunting — especially if you’ve never been to one before. Maybe you feel uncomfortable or maybe you’re overwhelmed by the large selection of products to choose from. Don’t worry, you’re not alone: a lot of people experience these emotions. Here are four tips for etiquette when visiting a dispensary that will help you feel comfortable.
- Easy tips to follow
Remember, you can’t shop at a dispensary if you are under the age of 21 and if you do not have your government-issued identification with you. Next, remember to bring cash. Most dispensaries in Colorado only take cash, but even if the dispensary does take credit cards, it’s best to have cash in case the terminal is broken.
- Look up the dispensary menu online
Before you visit a dispensary, familiarize yourself with its menu online. Instead of getting to the counter and starting to browse, know what you want to order right away. This will not only make it easier for you to purchase, but it will allow you to have any questions ready surrounding strains and product types, etc. Specific questions will help you find the right product faster and prevent delays to staff and other patrons.
- Don’t overcompensate for your insecurity
If you’re feeling insecure about your knowledge of marijuana or you aren’t sure what to buy, talk to someone instead of acting overly confident or arrogant. This will make the buying process run smoothly. There is a lot of misinformation out there and the budtenders are the experts in this situation who are ready to assist you, so don’t try to appear as if you know more than them.
- Open your products at home
No matter how excited you are to start using your products, wait until you leave the dispensary and get home. This will allow for a better experience and, of course, you won’t be breaking the law.