What To Expect for Your First Trip to a Weed Dispensary


Visiting a cannabis dispensary for the first time is a fun but sometimes intimidating experience. However, doing some research beforehand about the products and services offered at the store can help make your visit more enjoyable and productive. Below is a short guide about what to expect during your first trip to a weed dispensary. Many people prefer the convenience of ordering from a weed delivery service, but others still enjoy the experience of browsing and purchasing their cannabis products in person at a local weed dispensary.

You Will Be Asked for ID

Make sure to bring a form of government-issued identification such as a driver’s license or passport. In all states that have legalized recreational dispensaries, you must be at least 21 years of age to purchase anything or even enter the store. Ensure that your ID has not expired to avoid any questions or problems. In addition to your ID, bring along cash since many dispensaries do not take credit cards at this time. 

Use the Guides as a Resource

Most guides are wonderful. A dispensary that stands out for their customer service is Canna Provisions, who have a few recreational dispensaries in MA. While people who work behind the counter at dispensaries may go by a variety of names (budtender, associate, guide, etc.), they are all there to assist you and answer any questions you may have. You won’t be the first or last person to visit a dispensary for the first time, so don’t be intimidated, even if you think you have a simple question. You might consider asking the following questions:

  • What is the difference between sativa, indica, and hybrid, and which one is right for what I want from my cannabis experience?
  • Are vape pens, pre-rolls, oils, or edibles the best form of cannabis for me to consume?
  • How and where are the cannabis flower grown?
  • What is a good amount of product to start with to obtain my desired effects? 

Guides at a shop will know more about their specific products and the experience of their customers than you will find via an internet search. For example, if buying local or sticking to products that were grown in an eco-friendly manner is important to you, the employees will be your best resource to help you find products that you are satisfied with.

Researching Ahead of Time Can Be Useful

Although guides are there to help answer any and all of your questions, doing some research ahead of time can prevent you from feeling overwhelmed and help you make the most of your time at the dispensary. Many weed dispensaries have a website where you can check out their products and read about the different strains of cannabis that are available. Also do some general research about the various ways to consume weed, such as by smoking, ingesting edibles, or applying topically using a cream. 


You may have to wait in line at the door if you did not pre-order your cannabis. Most dispensaries have capacity limits, so allow yourself a 5-minute buffer time beforehand. Most dispensaries allow you to change your order, so even if you ordered something you don’t want online, you can still skip the line and replace any products! You can click here to shop weed dispensaries and weed delivery services across Canada.

Follow these guidelines to ensure that your first trip to a recreational dispensary is a useful and fun one.