The Beginners Guide to Finding the Perfect Cannabis Dispensary
Just like when you purchase anything else, clothes, cars, or groceries, where you buy your weed matters. For example, when you buy clothes or shoes, there is a big difference between a product purchased at a big box store versus something that is a designer brand. When finding the right cannabis dispensary for you, there are a few key things to keep in mind, especially if you’re a beginner. Check this criterion against your local cannabis shop and see how it stacks up!
Quality vs. Quantity
‘Quality vs. Quantity’: this is an old adage that has stuck around through the ages, especially in regards to purchasing something of value. In an ideal situation, our average cannabis dispensary would not only feature a massive laundry list of in-stock, available products but also every single item would be of the highest possible quality. Unfortunately, however, this just isn’t the case.
Oftentimes, smaller or medium-sized dispensaries will feature a shorter list of products. However, the employees can often vouch for these products, and are quite knowledgeable on various characteristics, such as potency and flavor. Plus, they take customer reviews seriously and seek to only keep the best-rated items in stock.
Origin of the Bud
Just like when grabbing produce from your local market, you want to know where your bud is coming from. Any dispensary worth their merit will know this information. Some may even grow on-site (if so, this is the freshest option!). If they don’t, the bud will likely come from a local farm. This information should be listed with the product, or you can ask a staff member for more info.
Since the dawn of the pandemic, we have been able to order almost anything online and have it delivered directly to our homes. From pizza to prescriptions to groceries, nothing has topped the convenience or safety of having our favorite products delivered to our doorstep. And now, weed is no different!
At From the Earth, we offer free, same-day delivery at all of our locations, including Santa Ana, for all of our products in stock! If you’re already out and about running errands but you don’t have time to browse, opt for our curb-side pick-up for added convenience.
Your favorite store is usually your favorite store for a reason. Selection and location all matter, but if you’re someone who loves to go inside, shop around, and chat with employees and other customers, the dispensary has to have the right atmosphere. You want the dispensary to be a warm place where you feel welcomed each time you enter, and where you feel comfortable asking questions without fear of judgment.
Read the Reviews
If there is one thing for sure, customers won’t lie. Read through reviews about not just the products, but about the cannabis dispensary itself. What do other patrons have to say about the shop? Is it a friendly place to visit? Was the staff knowledgeable and helpful? Was the store clean? Were the products properly labeled and fairly priced? It’s important to check out these comments beforehand to get a feel of the place before you get there.