You may already know the location of every dispensary in your area, but If you’ve never been inside one before caution is advised. Beautifully decorated buildings and tempting, tasty looking displays don’t always mean you’re going to get your money’s worth. Let’s face it, good Cannabis isn’t cheap and it would be a real shame to pay top shelf price for something that barely qualifies for the basement.
Aroma Isn’t Always An Indication of Quality
You may not be allowed to touch the product itself, but many recreational cannabis dispensaries will at least allow you to get a good nose full of the smell before you buy. Looks, aroma, and texture can be deceiving though. It may smell like a gift straight from Cannabis heaven, but that doesn’t mean it won’t taste like lawn clippings, and make you cough like your worst allergy.
Everyone Has An Opinion, How Do You Know Which One To Trust?
Always trust experience. Yes, you can ask the budtender their opinion, but unless they have years of experience smoking several different strains it’s bound to be a little one-sided. Generally, appearance counts for a lot in bud quality (especially when it’s covered with shiny little crystals), and if it looks as good as it smells you’ve probably got a winner.
Be Wary of Prepackaged Products
This is hard advice to follow when buying some edibles. You can’t really expect the budtender to open a package of your favorite treats just to check quality and quantity, but when it’s bud you have a little more control. The best you can do is when you’ve made your choice watch to make sure it comes from the jar you inspected, and no one should complain if you ask to watch it being weighed. If they do, walk away.
It’s far too easy for dishonest people to show you one thing and then send you home with something else of less quality. This would be a worst case scenario, and once you’ve left the dispensary with your purchase there is nothing you can do about it other than take your business elsewhere next time. Making the following your weed shopping mantra helps you stay on the safe side of the deal. Never trust a “mystery bag” you’re not allowed to look at before buying no matter how tempting the price may be.
Cleanliness Counts As Much In A Cannabis Dispensary As Anywhere Else
If you walked into a grocery store or restaurant that didn’t look or smell clean, would you shop or eat there? You may not be able to make a trip to your dispensary’s supplier and see that they follow clean growing practices, but you can check out how they handle their business before you spend any money there. If you find yourself in a dispensary that doesn’t appear to be following all the rules set down by the government then move on, who knows what else they may be taking short cuts on.