Medical Cannabis Life Style

What To Consider Before Visiting a Dispensary

So you’ve finally decided to check out a dispensary. Good for you! Legalization continues to sweep the nation, and we’re happy to help introduce more people to this awesome plant. Before visiting a Bremerton dispensary, make sure you know what you want to achieve and what you need to bring with you. Also, take a moment to consider what you want from a dispensary.

To help you make your next visit a success, we’ve gathered some wisdom for you below.

What Do You Want From Your Cannabis Experience?

Before stopping by a Bremerton dispensary, think about why you want to go. What is it that you’re trying to achieve?

If you’re looking to use cannabis recreationally, your main goal may be to try new-to-you products, find a relaxing/energizing/soothing (etc.) strain, or to otherwise work cannabis into your routine via topicals, oils, or another product.

Your budtender will recommend different products based on your goal and history with cannabis, so really think about what desired effect you want. It’s also a good idea to think about consumption method. Are you looking for flower? Want to try vaping? Interested in delicious edibles? Knowing a bit about what you want will help you have a more positive dispensary visit.

If you’re a medical marijuana patient, you’ll want to share the symptoms you’d like to address with your budtender. When it comes to consumption method, think about what method you’re comfortable with. Different methods have varying onset times. If you need quick relief, smoking and vaping may be best. Sublingual tinctures are also great for this. If you need more lasting relief (and if a slower onset is acceptable), you may prefer capsules. Ultimately, some people just don’t want to smoke—and that’s ok! There are plenty of other ways to use medical marijuana. Just be sure to share that info with your budtender.

What Should You Bring to a Dispensary?

Before stopping by a Bremerton, WA marijuana dispensary, make sure you have either a state-issued ID or a passport. You’ll need to show that you’re of age to even enter. If you’re a medical marijuana patient, be sure to bring your medical card with you too. It can help save you some money!

If you’re considering self-medicating for a condition so you don’t have to go through the trouble of getting certified for a medical card, give the idea another thought. Right now, recreational adult-users pay a 37% excise tax on their cannabis purchases. Medical patients are exempt from this tax. 

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

Bremerton, WA marijuana dispensary budtenders are trained to help dispensary visitors. If you have a questions (or several), don’t be afraid to ask! Not asking could lead to a bad cannabis experience. Make sure you share any concerns with your budtender. Their goal is to help you find the best products for your desired effect—they can’t do that without your input and questions.

Buying cannabis—especially for the first time—can be confusing. There are so many amazing products available now as well as other herbal medications like mushrooms (click here for more) so it can be difficult to know what would be best for your needs. Even if you smoked marijuana decades ago, the stuff on the shelf is not the same. Cannabis breeding has brought a slew of tempting strains to Bremerton dispensaries. Plus, there are so many formats available. Yes, you can buy cured flower, but you can also get the same strains in a convenient vape cartridge, in concentrate form, and more. Asking questions will help you better identify items you want to try and perhaps introduce you to new ones you hadn’t heard of before.

Do Your Research Before Visiting a Bremerton Dispensary

Make sure your experience is a great one—only visit licensed dispensaries. Check out the dispensary website to see if it feels good to you. Most dispensaries have an online menu that you can browse (and even place an online order from) so that you can have a better idea of the products they offer. 
The cannabis industry is growing quickly and there are a lot of amazing products to discover. Whether you’re interested in adult-use cannabis or medical marijuana, there’s plenty to learn, explore, and enjoy. We hope this article helps make your first dispensary visit a success.

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