If you’ve been trying to buy cannabis but don’t know how, this easy guide will turn you into a confident cannabis consumer in no time.
The first time you enter a dispensary, it can be intimidating. With so many product types, insider jargon like dabs and sauce, and obscure cannabis measurements like quarter of weed or dub of weed or zip of weed, it is normal to feel a bit timid. But lots of people visit their first dispensary and find a welcoming, wellness-oriented community waiting with open arms.
The Jointly Magazine’s Cannabis 101 section will teach you everything you need to know from cannabis jargon, to weed measurements, to helpful how-tos. This article highlights everything you need to know about how to buy weed legally – online and from a dispensary.
How to buy weed from a dispensary
Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind if you or someone you know is planning to visit their first dispensary. If you are planning to buy weed from a dispensary, don’t forget to bring your government ID and medical marijuana card, if you have one.
Have an ID card and cash ready
You need a government-issued ID (verifying you’re over 21 years old) to get into a cannabis dispensary. While some dispensaries have ATMs, everyone uses it, so you might find it out of order. It is best to bring cash to avoid any issues. Some dispensaries accept credit or debit card payments as well.
Think about what you want
How do you want to feel? Do you want a cannabis product that makes you feel energized or relaxed? Do you want to smoke cannabis flower, or would you prefer something easy and discreet like a tincture? Different cannabis ingestion methods can have different effects.
Ask questions whenever you need assistance. The budtenders there to help you. You can also ask your budtender to explain how to use the products.
Buy your products
Once you have found a product, all you need to do is buy it. Just resist the desire to vape or smoke a joint near the dispensary, as it generally illegal to consume cannabis in public—although you should check your local laws and regulations. Now you know how to buy weed from a dispensary.
How to buy weed online
Buying weed online is very convenient. Of course, you can only buy cannabis online if you live in a state where you can legally purchase cannabis from a dispensary through an online point-of-sale system.
Buy legal cannabis online
To avoid purchasing through an illegal internet operation, visit your dispensary’s website and navigate to online purchases. If online purchases are not available in your area, you cannot buy cannabis online. Some dispensaries have paired with delivery services, while others require you to come in in-person to pick up your cannabis products. Watch out for websites that request cryptocurrency payments or e-transfer.
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Sam Anderson is the Content Director at Jointly, a cannabis wellness company powered by a proprietary data platform to help people reach their full potential. The company was created on the premise that purposeful cannabis consumption is the key to unlocking a better you. This article originally appeared on Jointly and has been reposted with permission.