Top Things You Should Know Before Visiting Your First Marijuana Dispensary While You’re On Vacation

If you are traveling to a city that has legalized recreational marijuana, then you might be planning on visiting a dispensary as a part of your trip. If so, there are a few things that you may want to know, so keep this advice in mind so that you can have a great experience.

You'll Need Proper Identification

For one thing, you should know that most dispensaries are very strict about verifying age before allowing anyone into their dispensary. After all, state laws typically require that all patrons at a dispensary are at least 21 years of age. You should be able to use your driver's license, state identification card, military ID, or passport, but you can always call ahead of time to ask about which types of ID are accepted at the dispensary that you are planning on visiting. Make sure that your ID is not overly worn out, since you'll want to ensure that the barcode can be scanned and that the security officer can see your photo, your date of birth, and the expiration date on your ID. Additionally, make sure that your ID is not expired.

You May Want to Visit a Dispensary Off the Beaten Path

If you are traveling to a popular tourist destination, then you should know that you aren't the only tourist who is planning on checking out the dispensaries in the area. There might be dispensaries set up in major tourist areas, but those dispensaries might be crowded. You may find that pricing will be higher, too. If you want to enjoy shorter wait times, a more personalized experience, and lower pricing, then you may want to check out some of the dispensaries that are a bit further away.

You Should Talk to the "Budtender"

Typically, the employees who work inside dispensaries are known as "budtenders," and it is their job to work with customers like you to help you find the products that are right for you. You shouldn't be nervous about asking questions or letting them know that it's your first time visiting a dispensary. After all, these professionals work with newbies all the time and might have great advice for you about the best types of products for you to buy. Additionally, when talking to the budtender, you might want to ask about things like the laws that go along with marijuana possession and use in the state that you are visiting.