What to Expect When Visiting a Marijuana Dispensary

Mar 9, 2022 | News

What to Expect When Expecting A Stop To The Pot Shop

Welcome to Mountain Annie’s marijuana dispensary!” This is the first thing you will hear when entering our premises in Ridgway, Durango, Silverton, and Cortez.

Visiting a marijuana shop can be intimidating for first-time cannabis buyers. Thankfully, our friendly staff and budtenders will make you feel right at home, guiding you and helping you make choices that fit into your lifestyle and health expectations.

Cannabis consumers have to follow certain rules and regulations when they visit a marijuana shop. These are in place to make sure marijuana is sold legally and safely. For example, you need to be over 21 and can only buy so much cannabis. You should also mention whether you are taking medication, even over-the-counter, as some drugs interact with cannabis.

After your first or second visit to our Mountain Annie’s dispensaries, you will feel more knowledgeable and better informed about how marijuana can work in your life.

When You Visit a Cannabis Shop, You Need to Show Your ID

The legal age for marijuana consumption in Colorado is 21. All marijuana dispensaries will ask for a government-issued means of identification that proves your age. A driver’s license, passport, or active military card are all acceptable forms of ID. You will be asked both when entering the premises and before paying for your purchases.

No matter how many times you have been to a dispensary, you will always be asked to display your ID. That’s because the owner of a marijuana dispensary is liable for observing legal process and could lose their license if there is even a suspicion that they are selling to people under 21.

Are There Limits to the Quantity of Marijuana I Can Buy in Colorado?

There are strict limits to the quantity of marijuana you can buy in Colorado in a single visit. The Colorado law stipulates a daily limit of up to 1 ounce of cannabis flowers (28 grams), or 8 grams of concentrate, or 800 mg of edibles. That’s the maximum you can purchase in a single visit.

If you want to mix and match cannabis flowers, concentrate, and edibles, your Mountain Annie’s budtenders will be happy to help you calculate the overall marijuana quantity so that you remain below the legal threshold.

What Does a Budtender Do?

In most marijuana dispensaries, each customer is served by a budtender. This is a dedicated staff member who can answer all your questions and worries and help you make the perfect choice of marijuana products to match your needs.

Budtenders know all the differences between marijuana strains and cannabis products. They will give you all the necessary information you need to make an informed choice.

Can I Ask My Budtender as Many Questions as I Want?

Our budtenders are here to listen to all of your questions and answer them. You can ask them any question that comes to mind, from “how long does it take for the high?” to “what’s the difference between Sativa and Indica?” and “how do I turn on my vape pen?”

Your budtender also wants to hear what you expect from your marijuana purchase. Are you looking for relaxation or do you need something to keep you active and energetic? Do you want to sleep better? Do you need something that will work with occasional pain?

Depending on what you are looking for, your budtender will steer you towards a cannabis strain that matches your personal needs.

Will I Have to Wait to Be Served at a Marijuana Dispensary?

You may need to wait to be served by a budtender if there are a lot of people queuing. Just be a little patient until a budtender is available to help you and answer your questions.

Can I Touch the Cannabis Flowers?

Marijuana dispensaries do not allow customers to touch marijuana, both for sanitary reasons and because touching the cannabis flowers can degrade their quality. Your budtender will package all your purchases for you using tongs.

Does a Marijuana Dispensary Sell Only Cannabis Flowers?

Cannabis flowers are the most renowned marijuana products, so it’s no surprise that most people focus on them for their purchases. However, a marijuana dispensary has hundreds of other cannabis products as well.

Besides flowers, here at Mountain Annie’s we carry pre-rolls for ease of use, vaporizers, concentrates, edibles, tinctures, topicals, and accessories. Depending on how you want to consume your cannabis and how it fits into your everyday life, your budtender can suggest the matching consumption methods.

Can I Return Products at a Marijuana Dispensary?

You may only return specific products to your marijuana dispensary. For example, you may return the battery of your vape pen if it’s not working, but you can’t return any marijuana products.

How Much Marijuana Should I Buy?

While the legal limits are pretty specific, we suggest you only buy small quantities of marijuana and other cannabis products if you are a first-time buyer. This will let you better evaluate which one works for you. Since you can’t return your marijuana products, it would be a pity to buy large amounts of products and not consume them.

Once you have tried your cannabis and seen how it works for you, you can come back and delve deeper into a particular marijuana strain or a cannabis product that fits your lifestyle.

How Do I Pay for My Purchases at a Marijuana Dispensary?

Most marijuana dispensaries work with cash. Here at Mountain Annie’s, we are cash-only but you will find ATMs nearby.

Mountain Annie’s Marijuana Dispensaries Welcome You

It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned marijuana consumer or a first-time buyer with many questions. Our Mountain Annie’s dispensaries in four locations across western Colorado can help answer all your questions and give you the perfect products for your needs.

You will find a wide variety of cannabis products and marijuana flowers, so you’re sure to find a marijuana strain that works for you. Our staff is always there to guide you and help you find the right product for your needs. Our expert budtenders will inform you on the various ways to consume marijuana concentrates and advise you on which of the more than 700 strains matches your health expectations.

Visit Mountain Annie’s for a great selection of cannabis-infused topicals such as creams, soaks, transdermal patches, and salves. Order your marijuana products online and pick them up whenever it’s convenient for you. Your marijuana selection will await you, carefully packaged and prepared. You can also visit us at Ridgway, Durango, Silverton, and Cortez. We are open Monday to Sunday, 8:00 am-8:00 pm.

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