Before shopping at the dispensary for the first time in my life, I did some reading online.
I didn’t have the desire to be clueless when I spoke with a budtender.
I didn’t want to waste my currency purchasing the wrong product. I researched the difference between indicas, sativas and hybrids and learned all about the endocannabinoid system and how cannabinoids actually work. I felt prepared and expertiseable until I unquestionably stepped inside the cannabis store. It hadn’t occurred to me to learn about the variety of delivery methods. I hadn’t realized there were so many options available. I was expecting a few kinds of cannabis buds, some pre-rolls and gummies, but the selection of loose flower was immense and showcased all weird colors, strains and terpenes. I discovered an abundance of pre-rolls available in singles or packs with all the crazy different THC levels. There is a bakery inside the dispensary where they create a variety of cannabis-infused edibles. The menu includes all sorts of brownies, cookies, chocolates, granola and candies. There’s even oils for baking my own edibles at home. I can order a coffee, root beer or soda infused with cannabis and appreciate drinking it in their cannabis cafe. I was amazed by the options of topicals available, but along with creams and oils, the dispensary sells bath bombs and transdermal patches. The list of concentrates is absolutely incredible. I’m not sure I’ll ever manage to try all of the weird wax, shatter, bubble hash, rosin, budder and pull-and-snap. At the dispensary, there’s an actual dedicated dab bar and also a vape lounge. I have found that I especially appreciate vaping. The vape pens are easily portable, straightforward to use and discreet.