It’s perfectly normal to feel nervous the first time you search for a dispensary because you don’t know how to buy Dope.

Dope has been illegal for decades and there’s always been a big stigma attached. California residents are now permitted to buy recreational dope on top of the medical strains that were available for over a decade. But, it could take some being employed to.

Don’t worry! We’re here to help make your first time as pleasant as possible. There are a few items you’re required to bring, like cash and a valid ID, but there’s also a shared social manners to understand before visiting a dispensary. In this article, we’ll explain how to buy dope at a dispensary by discussing what you should bring and the way most customers behave once inside.

What is a Dope Dispensary?
If dope is legal now, why can’t acquire it at the drugstore or while grocery shopping? Many states have legalized it over the last five years, but the government still considers dope illegal.

Current federal laws ban dope from being prescribed or filled at pharmacies like CVS or Walgreens. As a result, independent stores called dispensaries were opened to service customers seeking medical or recreational dope.

While most dispensaries can serve both kinds of customers — medical and recreational — generally there are differences between the two operations.

A medical dispensary is usually regulated and taxed differently by the state government. It will also look more like a doctor’s office. They’ll ask customers to keep their cannabis recommendation or medical dope card on file.

The recreational or “adult-use” dispensary is more care-free. Customers get a menu to choose from and can chat about selections with experienced budtenders. State laws may vary but most dispensaries require customers to be 21 years old or older.

Make sure you’re prepared before visiting a dispensary for the first time.

The California Department of Public Health’s Medical Dope Identification Card Program is voluntary but is used by many patients and caregivers.

With this card, you save on the overall cost of your purchase, state taxes, and you have access to more potent forms of dope. If buying medical dope, also bring your physician’s recommendation with you.

Even as stated earlier, most dispensaries require you to be 21 years old. You must bring a current and valid ID to even make it through the entranceway.

Save some time by doing research ahead of time. Ask friends for recommendations on types of dope or read online reviews for the products being sold.

Finally, bring cash with you. Dispensaries can’t process credit or debit cards for cannabis purchases because it’s still considered illegal under federal law.

Since everything is a cash transaction, most dispensaries have extra store security so you don’t have to worry about walking around with a lot of money in your pocket.

Dope dispensaries are not head-shops or fronts. They’re legitimate businesses with large inventory of high-quality products.

Wondering what to buy at a dope dispensary? There are more choices than you ever expected.

Licensed cannabis dispensaries sell dozens of dope strains. Purple Kush, for example, helps treat pain and muscle fits. Sour Diesel increases the user a burst of productive energy.

This is where your physician’s recommendation comes in handy. If they’re indicating a certain strain for anxiety or depression, for example, dispensary staff can help you find it.

Product selections don’t end there.

Next, you’ll decide how you want to consume dope once you get home. You should purchase the original flower and use it as you please, but you also can get vape cartridges, edibles like pot brownies, pre-rolled joints or blunts, and oil tinctures.

Topicals are growing in popularity as well. Many customers are purchasing marijuana-infused creams, lotions, massage oils, and even bath bombs.

The best part of shopping at a dispensary is the peace of mind you get knowing they offer only high-quality, regulated products. It’s much safer than buying dope off the street.