5 Qualities to Look for in Local Dispensaries

There are over 239 million people with registered medicinal cannabis cards in the United States and its associated territories.

Additionally, recreational marijuana is now legal in nineteen states. Recreational marijuana is also legal in Washington, D.C., and the American territory of Guam.

If you need to use local dispensaries for marijuana, you’re far from alone. With widespread legalization, more dispensaries are popping up all over the country. So how can you choose the best one?

Continue reading to learn five qualities to look for in local dispensaries.


  1. Cleanliness

The first thing you want to look at when you walk inside a cannabis dispensary is whether it’s clean or not. If it’s dirty, you’ll want to avoid it at all costs. Imagine how dirty the back might be if the front end is filthy.


  1. Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff

The budtenders at your local dispensaries should be friendly and greet you when you walk in. It’s essential you feel comfortable so you can have the best possible experience.

Additionally, the staff needs to be knowledgeable. Ask them what types of cannabis your prescription allows for or what strains best suit your needs. The staff should know what is or isn’t allowed in your specific location, including how much you’re allowed to purchase at a single time.


  1. Diverse Inventory

There will always be a variety of cannabis strains that suit your specific needs. There are also various ways you could purchase each strain. A few common examples include buds, pre-rolled blunts, and edibles.

You want to find a local dispensary that has a variety of selections. This ensures you won’t be stuck consuming the same thing, in the same format, for the conceivable future.


  1. Quality Products

The products being sold should be of the highest quality. There are two ways to ensure this.

First and foremost, you should ask if the dispensary (or the manufacturers) offers quality assurance. Secondly, check that all products are safely stored and sealed. If you find issues with either of these two things, choose a different dispensary to be on the safe side.


  1. Affordable Costs

Cannabis isn’t covered by medical insurance, so people have to pay for it out of pocket. For this reason, affordable costs are essential. Additionally, ask if there are loyalty or reward programs available that could further cut costs.

Remember, the idea of “affordable” varies from one location to another. Therefore, it may be helpful to call several dispensaries in your area to get an idea of the average price point.


More Questions on Choosing Local Dispensaries?

Choosing local dispensaries can feel overwhelming, especially since more are popping up all over the country. However, the five qualities above can help you narrow down your search.

Do you have more questions about choosing local dispensaries?

Check out our other posts. You’ll find articles on cannabis, natural health, and other related topics to help you learn more on the subject.


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