Did you just complete your 420 Evaluations in Moreno Valley? Then it’s only a matter of minutes before you receive your medical card and use it to make your first purchase. But before you reach that level of excitement, you must realize that choosing the right source for your cannabis products is just as important as choosing the right clinic to get a medical card.
Cannabis is used as a medication. You cannot treat yourself with a product that you are not sure of. So avoid starting on the wrong foot and take some time to find a source you are confident about. One that you can rely on for quality and safety. But how do you do that? That’s what we will be discussing here.
So let’s look at the important factors that will help you determine the right source for your cannabis.
The first and most important factor to consider when looking for a reliable source is its license. Every registered dispensary will have a license issued by the government. If it doesn’t, it is illegal. Most cannabis dispensaries will have a QR code that can be scanned for any information related to their license. Or you could check the California government’s website to stay updated on the changes in regulations and verify the license of dispensaries near you.
Buying from a legal source ensures that you buy a product that meets the quality and safety standards set by the government. Illegal sources may offer you a cheaper deal but that’s not worth the risk of a health hazard or a possible arrest.
California is home to more than 1000 medical marijuana dispensaries. You will have many of these dispensaries close to your location. So when choosing a dispensary, use google to find one that is nearest to you. You wouldn’t want to drive miles only to get a restock. It is only going to increase your expenses. And don’t just settle for one. Find different options before making a decision.
Once you have a list of the cannabis dispensaries near you, start the selection process and choose the one that meets your requirements. In case your street or locality doesn’t have a dispensary near you, consider choosing an online store for home deliveries.
Cannabis has hundreds of varieties. Not just in the type of strains but also in terms of different products. And with passing time the number of varieties is rising. A good dispensary will be able to serve you with most of the varieties. This shows that they are focused to satisfy all the customers.
Strain variety is important as cannabis is used by people to achieve different effects. One type may help lower appetite while others may cause munchies. Only a dispensary with a variety can meet such wide requirements of its customer. Similarly, not all delivery methods use the same products. Smoking involves dried buds, vaping involves concentrates and edibles involve a food type infused with cannabis. The dispensary you choose should always be available with the type you need and also others in case you wish to try a different method.
Want the best experience with cannabis? Choose only good quality products. And that you can only find in licensed sources whether online or offline. Illegal sources pose the risk of contamination with harmful substances like sand and silica. These are used to add weight and give a better appearance to the products. These illegal additions not only harm the body but also reduce the effectiveness of cannabis. So as I said before, a license is a first and most important factor.
Along with choosing a licensed seller, you must also learn to differentiate between good and bad cannabis. Observing the smell, color, texture, and taste of cannabis can help you find the right product. Only rely on a source that can meet these standards of quality.
The attitude of a dispensary’s staff speaks volumes about their services. If they are not enthusiastic about their profession, consider giving it a pass. If you are going to be a regular customer, you must be able to develop a bond. It adds to a good overall experience. When observing the staff, pay special attention to the budtender. Ask them questions if you like. They must have at least the basic knowledge of cannabis because not all who enter a store come prepared with the type of cannabis they want. A budtender must be able to guide you through different products and even give suggestions about what to try if you ask for it.
You wouldn’t want to buy cannabis from an unhygienic dispensary, would you? And given the present scenario of COVID-19 pandemic, sanitization is more important than ever. So this is another aspect that you must consider.
In every dispensary, the staff, the delivery executive and even the customers must wear protective gear. There should be frequent sanitization of the counters, seats and other frequently touched places. Most licensed dispensaries across California are only opting for curbside or home deliveries to maintain minimal contact. In addition to this, they also provide slots to customers to go along the lines of social distancing and avoid overcrowding. Can you store pass this aspect?
Social proof is the easiest way to know if you are making the right decision. You can do it in two ways. Either directly contact the people who are the existing customers of the store or check online reviews.
A glance through the comments will give you a better idea of all the aspects we’ve already discussed. You’ll learn if the products actually work, if there are any specialties of the store or if the staff is helpful. With social proof, you’ll have better insights to make comparisons among different stores near you and find the best one for your needs.
So, do you know better now? Can you be sure that the cannabis product you are using is of good quality and safe to use? If not, apply these tips and see if you missed out on anything. And in case it’s your first time buying cannabis, this blog will serve as a guide for you to choose a cannabis source for yourself.
So prioritize your safety and health and choose the right dispensary to always have access to good cannabis.