How To Purchase Marijuana in California

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Recreational marijuana sales are right around the corner but if you can’t wait until January 1, 2018, you’ll have to settle for medical marijuana, here are some tips to help you navigate the California medicinal marijuana market. When we first started purchasing marijuana it was a very different world, now you can find a medical marijuana dispensary just by getting on the internet. So let’s start off simple, what is a medical marijuana dispensary?


Medical marijuana dispensaries create a secure location where patients can procure information and useable cannabis to help any ailments of a patient. But make sure you come prepared with the correct documents to help expedite the process. Here are some items that you may need:


A doctor’s recommendation or the proper documents that your state requires when entering a marijuana dispensary. A government issued ID will also be necessary.

You must be 18 or older to qualify for a doctor’s recommendation.

Fill out paperwork accepting you as a member of that medicinal dispensary, this is required by law for regulatory purposes.

The waiting room can feel like a traditional doctor’s office but this gives you plenty of time to think about what kind of medicine will work best for you.

Once you are in front of the display cases, remember to ask the right questions and you can usually look and smell the products.

Don’t be in a rush. Everyone gets their turn.


Make sure you bring cash.

As great as the medical marijuana industry is they still aren’t able to process card payments due to federal banking regulations.


Have a valid, government issued ID or passport.

This is going to prove that you are who you say you are and prevents others from using your recommendation if you ever lose it.


Be courteous, patient and polite.

These people see hundreds if not thousands of patients a day, they will be much more helpful if they don’t feel rushed or agitated.

Ask the right questions.

This is the most important piece of advice we could give you, ask questions about what you’re interested in but don’t forget to ask for their advice, remember that more likely than not, they are also patients and deal with the products/vendors everyday.

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