If you are planning on visiting a marijuana dispensary for the first time, you might be really excited about the experience. Naturally, you'll want to make sure that you are prepared for your visit so that everything will go smoothly. There are a few things that you should probably do before visiting a dispensary for the first time; you can start with this list.
1. Gather Up Your Necessary Documents
First of all, you should make sure that you have all of the necessary documents for your dispensary visit. If you are visiting a dispensary in an area that sells recreational marijuana, then you will typically just need a government form of ID to prove that you are of the legal age to visit and make a purchase. Typically, a driver's license or passport will work. If you aren't sure of which type of ID you should bring, call ahead to ask.
If you are buying marijuana as a medical patient, you will need to have your medical card or recommendation paperwork with you. You may still be required to produce your ID.
2. Do a Little Bit of Research Online
Although the idea of shopping at a dispensary might seem a bit overwhelming right now, you should know that there is a wealth of information out there that can help you prepare. If you have the time, consider getting online to do a little bit of research.
For one thing, you may want to do a little bit of research about the dispensary that you are planning on visiting. Then, you can find out more about the products that they sell and the prices that they charge. You may also want to take the time to learn about your local marijuana laws and about the different types of marijuana products that you can find at dispensaries so that you'll be at least a little bit knowledgeable when you enter a dispensary for the first time.
3. Take Money Out of the ATM
Many marijuana dispensaries do not have debit or credit card machines, so you might be required to pay in cash. Some dispensaries do have ATMs on-site, but you might pay higher fees if you use one of these ATMs to withdraw cash. Plus, if you don't have a plan in mind for how much you are going to spend before you even head to the dispensary, it can be easy to go over your budget. Therefore, you may want to stop at your bank or at a free or cheap ATM to withdraw cash before you arrive.
To learn more about how to prepare, contact a dispensary.