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Cannabis Column | April 21, 2022

How to buy weed: what to know before you go to the dispensary

Do you know how to buy weed from a dispensary or an online shop? If you've been trying to buy cannabis but don't know how, this easy guide will turn you into a confident cannabis consumer in no time. The first time you enter a dispensary, it can be intimidating. With so many product types, insider jargon like dabs and sauce, and obscure cannabis measurements like quarter of weed or dub of weed or zip of weed, it is normal to feel a bit timid. But lots of people visit their first dispensary and find a welcoming, wellness-oriented community waiting with open arms. The Jointly Magazine’s Cannabis 101 section will teach you everything you need to know from cannabis jargon, to weed measurements, to helpful how-tos. This article highlights everything you need to know about how to buy weed legally – online and from a dispensary.

How to Buy Weed from a Dispensary

If you are planning to buy weed from a dispensary, don’t forget to bring your government ID and medical marijuana card, if you have one.

Have an ID card and cash ready

You need a government-issued ID (verifying you're over 21 years old) to get into a cannabis dispensary. While some dispensaries have ATMs, everyone uses it, so you might find it out of order. It is best to bring cash to avoid any issues. Some dispensaries accept credit or debit card payments as well.

Think about what you want

How do you want to feel? Do you want a cannabis product that makes you feel energized or relaxed? Do you want to smoke cannabis flower, or would you prefer something easy and discreet like a tincture? Different cannabis ingestion methods can have different effects.

Ask questions

Ask questions whenever you need assistance. The budtenders there to help you. You can also ask your budtender to explain how to use the products.

Buy your products

Once you have found a product, all you need to do is buy it. Just resist the desire to vape or smoke a joint near the dispensary, as it generally illegal to consume cannabis in public—although you should check your local laws and regulations. Now you know how to buy weed from a dispensary.

How to Buy Weed Online

Buying weed online is very convenient. Of course, you can only buy weed online if you live in a state where you can legally purchase cannabis from a dispensary through an online point-of-sale system.

Buy legal cannabis online

To avoid purchasing through an illegal internet operation, visit your dispensary’s website and navigate to online purchases. If online purchases are not available in your area, you cannot buy cannabis online. Some dispensaries have paired with delivery services, while others require you to come in in-person to pick up your cannabis products. Watch out for websites that request cryptocurrency payments or e-transfer.

Get Started on Your Cannabis Wellness Journey

Have you started your cannabis wellness journey? Jointly is a new cannabis wellness app that helps you discover purposeful cannabis consumption so you can achieve your wellness goals with cannabis and CBD. On the Jointly app, you can find new cannabis products, rate products based on how well they helped you achieve your goals, and track and optimize 15 factors that can impact your cannabis experience. These 15 factors include your dose, the environment in which you consume cannabis, who you are with when you ingest, how hydrated you are, the quality of your diet, how much sleep you got last night, and more. Download the Jointly app on the App Store or the Google Play Store to get started on your cannabis wellness journey.
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