Maybe you’ve been curious about visiting a dispensary for some time but haven’t made the leap yet. If you’re on your way to becoming an aficionado, you’ll have to make that first step into our store. Still nervous? Let us quell your fears about your first visit to a marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles with these tips and tricks for making it a truly wonderful experience.
What to Do Before you Go to a Marijuana Dispensary in Los Angeles?
The great news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of time or effort to be ready to visit us for the first time. You should know why you want to try weed. Maybe it’s to treat pain or perhaps you have trouble sleeping and you need help getting your shut eye. Or maybe you want to alleviate anxiety or bond with friends. This information can help us guide you to the right product so come in with some idea of what you want out of the weed experience. You should also have an idea how you want to consume it – smoke, concentrate, edibles, etc. It’s also a good idea to be able to identify what you don’t want – paranoia, the munchies, etc.
What To Bring With You
Don’t arrive at the dispensary empty handed. That will get your turned away pretty quickly, as there are legal requirements for all visitors to our store and we’ll follow all regulations regarding who we let in and who we can’t. You will need to have a valid government identification with you, such as a driver’s license, military ID card or passport. This will verify to use that you are 21 years of age or older and are legally allowed to buy weed. For a medical marijuana card, you must be at least 18 years of age. You’ll also need to have cash. Dispensaries are cash only and you cannot pay with any other method.
Why the Security Guard?
If you are buying marijuana legally, you will have nothing to worry about. The security guard that you see at dispensaries is there because the Department of Cannabis Control requires them to be there. This protects you and the staff and you should be more worried if there isn’t a security guard than if there is.
Tracking Your Purchase
For audit reasons, your purchase is tracked because dispensaries are required to keep records of who buys what. This ensures that stores aren’t selling to underage customers and staying within daily quotas for sales to an individual.
A few other things to keep in mind:
- You can smell the product, but won’t be allowed to taste or touch it before buying
- Don’t be afraid to ask the budtender your questions
- Tip your budtender before leaving
- Keep your product closed until you get home
We would love to have your first visit to a marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles be with us. Come to Roots LA today and learn how to choose weed and discover what the experience can do for you. We can’t wait to meet you.