Cannabis Dispensary Etiquette: A Beginner’s Guide

Did you know that one 1 out of 5 Americans uses marijuana in one way or another?

And surprisingly, not all of these Americans have been to a legal dispensary before. Therefore, they may not know what to say or do when they step foot in one for the first time.

But once they figure out the basics, their weed buying process will be a breeze.

So if you’re planning on visiting your first cannabis dispensary, keep reading to learn all about the proper etiquette.

Bring Cash & Your ID

First off, any legal marijuana dispensary will not let you step foot inside without your government-issued ID. Each dispensary requires this to ensure you are of buying age.

And most places run off cash only. While a few do take cards, it’s still important to bring cash for tips or in case their systems are down.

Tip Your Budtender

Like any bartender or waiter, your budtender is there to provide you with a great service. They are there to answer your questions, help you find what you’re looking for, and even offer appropriate suggestions for you.

Don’t forget, they take time to know each and every product so that they can serve you to the best of their ability. That’s why it’s so important to tip your budtender.

Ask Questions

No one expects you to be an expert on marijuana, so you don’t have to act like one when you walk in.

Ask any questions you might have about cultivation, dosage, or effects.

The staff at your chosen dispensary is educated in all of their products and can help you find what’s right for you. So, don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Don’t Touch

Some people may not think about this rule when inside a dispensary. And touching the bud is a huge no-no for everyone.

That’s because when too many people touch marijuana it destroys the flower – aside from the obvious fact that in today’s world, spreading germs is not acceptable.

Wait to Consume

While we know you are excited about the products you just bought, don’t consume in-store. Wait until you’re home to enjoy what you purchased.

Recreational marijuana still has public consumption laws, similar to alcohol. So, unless you want a ticket, wait to do it in private.

No Phones

Many places will have rules in place regarding phones and photos. So just to be safe, keep your phone in your purse or pocket during your visit.

That includes waiting to reply to text messages, social media, or emails. All of those can wait to be answered until you’re out of the shop.

Or if you’re really wanting a photo, ask politely to see if the staff is okay with it.

Next time you visit a cannabis dispensary, use these helpful tips to make sure you don’t look like a newbie. Plus, your experience will be quick and easy once you master these dos and don’ts.

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