Often times, people do not know what to expect when they hear the words ‘cannabis dispensary”, or when they have to deal with one. A cannabis dispensary is a legalized specially designated location where medical marijuana is sold. If you do proper research it is very possible to find one in your area and understand how it works, as these dispensaries vary in operations based on locations. Some dispensaries only sell for medical uses, while others in the United States are licensed to sell for medical as well as recreational use, as a means of the government regulating the use and dispersion of marijuana.
Cannabis dispensaries operate just like any other business operates. Think about when you enter a liquor store to purchase alcohol, you get carded to show that you are of the legal age. Same thing in a cannabis dispensary, you need to present your ID to show that you are over 21, if you’re entering a recreational dispensary, or for those going to a medical dispensary, you need to show your medical marijuana health card – a form of personal identification from your doctor with the government’s approval to show that you are qualified to use marijuana for medicinal purposes. In the dispensaries, since products and practices vary by location, there are often people in there that assist with the products as well as verify the authenticity of your ID; that is if you are purchasing from a medical dispensary.
In the United States, cannabis dispensaries are becoming more of regularity for recreational purposes, with Washington and Seattle passing voter initiatives fully legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes. You can expect the rest of the states to follow suit soon, and the result will lead to more cannabis dispensaries for recreational uses popping up, not just selling marijuana, but marijuana infused products as well.