Choosing the Right Cannabis Dispensary in Denver
With the broadening legalization of cannabis in recent years, demand for cannabis products has increased significantly. But where do you go to buy these cannabis products? You head to a dispensary.
What is a Cannabis Dispensary?
A cannabis dispensary is just another name for a shop that legally sells cannabis products and related accessories. There are two different kinds of cannabis dispensaries- recreational cannabis dispensaries and medical dispensaries.
You won’t find both kinds of dispensaries in every state, however, since local laws regarding cannabis still vary. Thirty-three states in the US have legalized some form of medical cannabis use but only 11 have legalized recreational use. Colorado is one of the states where both uses are legal and Alaska, California, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington are the other ten. In other countries, cannabis use may be completely illegal.
Be advised that you need to be 21 to enter a retail dispensary and buy products. The Colorado cannabis laws that govern Denver state that you must present a government-issued ID to prove you are above the age of 21 before purchasing retail cannabis. Reputable dispensaries will not sell to anyone who doesn’t meet this age requirement.
How to Pick the Right Cannabis Dispensary
Depending on where you live, there may be a lot of dispensaries near you. In Denver, potential cannabis customers have plenty of cannabis dispensaries to choose from. With so many options, it can be difficult to know where the best place to shop is. Here are some factors to consider before choosing a dispensary in Denver.
It can be difficult to determine and quantify exactly what makes a cannabis product high-quality. Doing so is not as simple as just looking at the most potent strains or other metrics. If you ask the average cannabis user why their favorite product is their favorite, they may have a hard time describing what qualities exactly make it so great.
All that said, quality is essential when it comes to picking a dispensary. Not only does shopping at a dispensary with quality products ensure a better user experience, but it also helps protect your safety.
Since it’s hard to define great quality, it’s easier just to look out for bad products. You want to avoid dispensaries that are selling dry flowers with overly low THC or CBD levels. Also, anything with visible mold or a bad smell is something you want to avoid. Reputable dispensaries will make the source of the cannabis and its components clear so those are other details you can look out for.
If it comes to a choice between price and quality, always lean toward quality. You shouldn’t have to compromise on quality even for affordable prices, though, it’s just a matter of finding the dispensary that delivers on both fronts.
There are a surprising number of different cannabis strains and products including concentrates, edibles, flowers, and more. If you have something specific in mind, you may need to shop around a little before you find a dispensary that carries that product.
Some dispensaries have very diverse product selections that will suit almost anyone’s needs. Others have much smaller, specific product selections. Knowing what you want (even if that’s just plenty of different product options) will help you decide which cannabis dispensary is right for you.
Just like with any other product, customers are always looking for the most competitive prices for their cannabis products. Some dispensaries, in Denver especially, can charge overly inflated prices for basic products. Don’t assume that more expensive products are of higher quality, either. There are some fantastic, quality cannabis products that you can get at relatively low prices. You just must know where to look.
The best way to make sure that you go to a dispensary that charges competitive prices is to do some research. Go online and take a look at the average prices for the products you’re interested in. That way, when you go to the dispensary, you have a good idea of what you can expect to pay and you won’t get ripped off. As a bonus, many dispensaries list their prices online and you can find one in your price range without ever even entering a dispensary.
The dispensary environment encompasses a few different elements that may help you pick the right dispensary.
First, it’s important that you feel welcome and comfortable in any dispensary you shop at. New cannabis users can worry that they’ll be judged or treated poorly when initially shopping for cannabis products. You won’t feel that way at the right cannabis dispensary. Maybe a small mom-and-pop dispensary will suit your tastes or maybe something like a bigger store is more your style. Either way, the feel of the dispensary can make a difference in your customer experience.
Another crucial part of the dispensary environment is the budtenders (people who work in the dispensary) and their level of customer service. Some budtenders will be friendly and helpful while others may not be so pleasant. The right dispensary for you is the one where you’re treated as a valued customer. Don’t settle for less.
Finally, the last element of the dispensary environment is its physical location. Obviously, the ideal scenario is to find a dispensary that is close to where you live or work so it’s more convenient.
Shop with Confidence!
If you follow these tips, you’ll have no trouble finding a great dispensary near you in Denver.
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