How to Act at a Cannabis Store - Cannabis

How to Act at a Cannabis Store

How to Act at a Cannabis Store

A dispensary is definitely not a new term but it is a word that you probably hear more often recently. Living in a world where it is opening up to cannabis use, a dispensary serves the need for medicinal or recreational users of marijuana. Some states in the USA have legalized for recreational use while most are open to medicinal uses (and some are still illegal for both unfortunately).

What is a Cannabis Dispensary?

A marijuana dispensary is a physical brick and mortar store that sells cannabis and related products. Products vary from dry herb flower, THC oils, pre-roll cone joints, CBD hemp flowers, edibles, and much more. You can also use it as one stop shop for anything you want to buy  from a smoke shop. Usually a marijuana store will contain items you will be using for your smoking like stash cans, rolling papers, lighters, hemp wicks, and more.

When you walk into a dispensary, you will generally be greeted by someone at the front. It is usually a security guard. He takes your ID and checks you in. If the main room is full, they will have you wait in the lobby. The turnover of people is really quick. When you are called in, you will be overwhelmed with the amount of products there are. The smell, the products, the visual decor will all make you realize what you’ve been missing.

You will generally be greeted by the budtender once you’re inside. They will help you pick your products and even package them up for you. Once you’ve picked all your products, they will put it in an exit bag. You must leave the premises with the specific bag. One thing to remember is that the marijuana banking laws are still a little behind. Since you cannot use a debit or credit card at a dispensary, you must always have cash on you. They generally do have ATM machines to take out cash but they are out of order at times.

Medical

There are two types of dispensaries you can go to. The first one was medical dispensaries which had the opportunity to open up in 1996 in California. This is to treat medical patients with ailments like insomnia, arthritis, loss of appetite, and even neuropathic pain. With the amount of recreational dispensaries coming underway, the laws are changing. Medical marijuana is generally more stringent with the laws except for age. Medicinal patients are allowed to consume and purchase at age 18.

With the rise in popularity of CBD, more people have been using it for inflammation and joint aches. There are a plethora of new products that mix a CBD and THC ratio within each other. Many elderly patients have been using CBD to feel better.

Recreational

Recreational marijuana has been making a giant leap in progression. Many people are trying it for the first time. The legal age of consumption for marijuana is 21 for adult use.

What to Do

When you walk into a dispensary, there isn’t much to not do. As long as you are polite and use common sense, you don’t need to worry much. However, there are a few things you want to make sure you are doing correctly.

Bring Your I.D.

To make sure you get in, you need your ID and you need to be 21 and over. Although certain products you don’t need to be 21 for like blunt wraps and CBD, the main gist of the store is to buy marijuana. If you are a medicinal user, show your medical marijuana card along with your identifcation.

Ask Questions

Make sure to ask questions if you don’t know something. It’s best to walk away learning something from there then to walk away not knowing at all. Since vapes are fairly new, most people have questions about how vape pens work. Others worry about how much edibles they should take and expect to feel fine. At the end of the day, the budtenders want to do a good enough job to see you coming back.

Give Tips

When you’re done and about to pay, give a tip to the budtenders if you feel like they did a good job. There is usually a tip jar. Just throw some change in there. They are constantly dealing with patients and are always there with a smile on their faces!

What Not to Do

Although there aren’t many things not to do, there are some things to watch out for. Just make sure you’re being logical and not rude.

Don’t Negotiate Prices

One thing people tend to think is that a cannabis dispensary is a bazaar. Unfortunately, you cannot and should not negotiate prices. Medicinal marijuana is usually based off of donations. The donations go to a non-profit store. All the proceeds go back into the store to make sure they are carrying the top line products. Recreational marijuana goes under very strict laws. Not only can they not negotiate on prices but they are required to charge the specific tax the state has set.

One thing you can do for a good deal is either go to a new dispensary or go during happy hour. Most stores will have special deals for people who are coming to that dispensary for the first time. Other stores have happy hour which you can take advantage of. They are often a double of what you buy or they give a free gift.

Talk On your Phone

Try to be polite when you walk in. Keep in mind to keep your phone on silent so it doesn’t bother you. Most of all, don’t talk on the phone. It’s annoying when everyone is trying to mind their own business while you’re talking about personal stuff on the phone.

Consume on Property

The one thing you can do to irritate and piss off everyone is to consume cannabis on the property of the dispensary. Doing this can not only get you a ticket from the local police but you can also get banned out from the store. This is really something you should think about. The store owner is generally the one that will get in the most trouble with a fine and possibly suspension of his business activities.

Get Your Valentine's Rollin' with These Amazing Cannabis Themed Gifts

Get Your Valentine’s Rollin’ with These Amazing Cannabis Themed Gifts

Pun Intended!

Valentine’s Day. The brewery of love. Let’s get high with the love in the air. Here comes the day where you get to pamper your partner with gifts. These gifts should be creative, fancy and personal. Believe me, this is very important.

When you with all the love buy your girlfriend a treadmill on valentine because she has gained a little extra weight around 20 pounds, you expect a big hug. You expect to hear how caring you are and how thoughtful the gift was. But I just don’t get it, she just stormed off!

Well, Valentine’s Day is coming and you are planning to surprise your partner with something unique I might just have the right answer for you.

See, there are three things you should know about me:

First: I am writing this article so I can say anything about myself and you have to believe me.

Second: I am great at gifting things but don’t go on my track record.

Third; Sorry, I miscounted there were just two. So just read the second one again.

Does your Valentine smoke?

Does he/she follow Bob Marley?

Then,

Stop! Don’t go anywhere near that bouquet store.

Roses are for Dummies!.

Gift your Valentine their favorite flower.

Medical Marijuana is legal in 33 states and you can easily get good quality strains from your nearest dispensaries. There are so many cannabis things you can give to your loved one. Excited Much!

I have this amazing idea for you. These are some gifts you can give to your Valentine or club all of them to make one big hamper. You might have studied in school that a human body is capable of five senses.

  • Sight
  • Touch
  • Smell
  • Hear, and
  • Taste

Tell your emotions to your loved one through these senses. Give gifts to her that capture each of her senses in the most beautiful way. Love is an emotion that cannot be just told by one sense but it requires all your senses working together to woo all his/her senses. Let those feelings pour.

Sight

Just the sight of you makes my heart skip a beat.

There are couple of things you can do here. But first, ask yourself a question. Are you a creative monger?

Yes? Then, you can write small letters for your love to add that personal touch to your evening. Look over the internet, you’ll find various designs to find inspiration. These personalized messages will not only make your loved one happy but show her/him that you did put efforts rather than just buying material things.

No? Then, you can arrange for an intimate evening with a good classic movie that your partner loves paired with a vape to get the best out of the evening. Also, add some led and decorative lights in the house to enjoy a great high.

Touch

The hugs, the snuggles, the kisses that is all I need.

For a boyfriend, getting gifts is quite a struggle. What to get your girlfriend so that she doesn’t have to go back to the store and get it replaced. Oh! It is hard.

Cannabis beauty products are your lifesaver. They are the next big thing in the industry. Go online and buy the product that your girlfriend uses. Surprise her with something she never expected. The products provide various uses like moisturizing, anti-aging, heals irritation etc.

Smell

I love the fragrance of you on me.

The power of a good fragrance is often underestimated. A good aroma can turn up your mood like nothing else. Light up cannabis candles in your home to get the aroma and the vibe going. This won’t just make her olefins go crazy but that romantic sight of candles will surely give you a wonderful evening.

Power up the romance on Valentine’s day with cannabis gift candles for your partner’s house. Tell her how much her/his scent gets your neurons to go crazy in your brain.

Hear

The sound of your voice makes me live a little more

Valentine’s Day is all so special. Yes, making a mix-tape for your loved one is a cliche but it is always a great gift. If you and your partner have been together for long a mix-tape is a great gift. If your partner loves cannabis, this just got easier.

Gather Miles Davis and Bob Marley’s classic songs and make a mix-tape and surprise your valentine. The songs are psychedelic, aggressive and those beautiful tune is a perfect recipe for a great high.

Taste

There is nothing more delicious than your smile

Get cannabis edibles. Oh, you have a wide range of products you can choose from. Chocolates, candies, brownies, you name it and you will get it. Get your taste buds high with CBD edible products. Also, you can find those romantically packed cannabis edibles that will just add that cute touch to your gift.

As we already know visual appeal also matters a lot. Make sure your gifts are packed beautifully. Get your partner a great Instagram picture. Combine these to make a big beautiful gift for your loved one. Love is a feeling that is difficult to express and more difficult to hide.

Pack your parachute and other paraphernalia and get ready to jump into the high of the drug called love. Celebrate this Valentine with cannabis and your Valentine.

Let the smoke fly higher with your love and desire.

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