So. I got kicked out of the place I was living in Tennessee. To come down to Louisiana. Where, after working my ass off about a month prior to all these events unfolding, i get told my family is moving to Colorado. So now im moving to a state where it's legal. Im just curious about how my first experience with entering a shop will be and how I should handle it , things to know, advice, etc. Just need some stoner guidance on this new way of life ill be experiencing.
Just go! The shops are used to people walking in and being complete newbies to every part of the experience, from indica to sativa to edibles to every strain on the shelf.
I’ll break down the dispensary experience so you know what you’re getting into:
You usually walk in to a reception area like a doctor’s office. Expect to rub elbows with about 2-3 armed security guards strapped to the nine with tasers and AK’s. Once you’re checked in, you go through a door usually to a small room. The back walls are usually lined with weed products, and there’s a glass counter that stretch around the back walls of the room filled with jars of weed. You’ll get assigned a budtender, who stands behind the counter and walks you through the entire experience. Some shops even give you a first time patient raffle ticket, so you can give it to the budtender to let them know to hold your hand more (and give you first time freebies).
When you pick your weed out, you can touch anything inside a package, but never touch any nugs or exposed products (open edibles, hash, etc). You can smell jars, the staff might pull nugs out with gloves or chopsticks, but you never grab em until they’re packaged up.
You’ll pay cash, unless you’re in one of the few dispensaries that have credit card (you can tell if they’re verified legal shops, and the prices are usually 2x as much as the underground shops). Shops usually have an ATM on site, but you’ll be dropping a fat fee, so load up at your local bank before swinging by.
Don’t open your package inside the store, or outside – ideally open when you get home. Never smoke outside a dispensary. Unless you took a dab inside, which means they’re illegal anyway. Dispensaries usually have posted rules, just respect ‘em and you’ll be fine.
Hope that helps,
Stay regular super stoner~