The Cannabis Dispensary Revolution is in full swing, but a surprising number of weed-heads cling to an existing dealer relationship or purchase arrangement rather than just popping into the local Weed Shop to get their sweet medicine.
DG appreciates loyalty in any form, but with all due respect to “Jonesy” or “Stinky Sam” or “Sensimilla Bart”, or whoever your “Guy” may be called, if you live in the right area and continue to sample the wares of these shady characters, you need to step up your game and head to a nearby Cannabis Dispensary to get the Real Deal. Prepare to be amazed.
Not convinced? Try our “8 Reasons to Go to a Cannabis Dispensary Today”. You won’t have to sit in Stinky Sam’s Pontiac behind the Shell Station downtown ever again.
Reason #1: The Weed
Do you have that friend that talks you out of hitting up the Dispensary, claiming that the general quality of most Weed is all the same? Follow up question – is this “friend” the one getting you the non-Dispensary Weed? Yeah, figured.
The Weed that you get in the Dispensary will blow your damn mind onto the ground. The textures, the odors, the bright colors, the flavors, the highs, the sheer number of options, sitting out in the shop all pretty and fancy like adult candy – it’s a majestic sight.
Every day, thousands and thousands of very bright minds are working on new ways to refine and perfect your Cannabis Smoking Experience. Phenomenal new strains, modern growing techniques and wild paraphernalia for consumption abound. You’ve never had a Weed Experience like this.
Sensimilla Bart has always offered you the “Dirt Brown” or the “OK Green Stuff”, whereas a good Dispensary might have 40 or 50 varieties to choose from. There’s nothing to stop you from trying them all. Get with it. We know you and Bart go way back, but it might be time to delete Bart’s contact info.
Reason #2: The Edibles
Edible cannabis has always been a thing. But just a little thing. Maybe you sprinkled some in some cookies or brownies once in a while, or had a hippie friend push some weak-ass cannabis tea on you. Edibles were for special occasions, if they were even considered at all. Why chop up some choice buds to mix in with some crap food?
Boy are those days long gone. The Edibles scene is exploding to the point where many folks just put away their bongs, pipes and rolling papers for good once they get into the Edibles scene.
Edibles is Science. You put the Cannabis INSIDE THE FOOD. That’s the whole deal. Variety is the life spice and the number of Cannabis-Infused food options available now is bewildering and overwhelming. Candy, chocolate, pasta, pretzels, mints, empanadas, potato chips, sugar, butter, beverages and much, much more can be enjoyed with accompanying mild or heavy effects, depending on your dosage & tolerance.
There’s only one way to see if Edibles are for you. Get down to the Dispensary and start chompin’. But ease your way into it with a 10mg dose at first. Just trust us on this. If they do work for you, you’ll learn to love the secret, odor-free high that’s always just a candy or cookie away.
Reason #3: The Dispensary Girls
Let’s be serious – this site ain’t called “Dispensary Dudes”.
I’m not all sure what this whole love thing is, that’s certain.
But when I’m chit-chatting about which is the best pre-rolled joint or edible to go with for an upcoming Guns ‘n Roses show in my town with a knowledgeable, comely, pierced, brunette, tattooed rock goddess in high heels & leather pants who’s stuffing all sorts of high-grade weed in my face, and telling me how she’s gonna get all high and play Fortnite tonight after work, and then I get a little dizzy, with a little knot in my stomach – well I’m pretty sure that’s fuckin’ love right there my friend. She’s also wearing a black halter top.
You’ll find fabulous Dispensary Girls on both sides of the counter at every damn Dispensary around. So why aren’t you at a Dispensary right now?
Reason #4: The Positive Vibes
A trip to the Weed Shop is positively the best errand of the day or week. The experience of walking into an actual, legal “Weed Shop”, in the United States is still so fresh & new & awesome that every trip to the store to get your meds is like a mini-holiday.
It’s pretty easy to understand why most customers walk into a Dispensary with at least a fairly positive attitude, if not outright enthusiasm for the task at hand. It’s always fun to pick up some cannabis. But what really takes the Dispensary experience over the top is when the employees at the Dispensary are happy to be there as well.
It happens more often than you think. Sure it’s just another job to many, but you feel that Positive Energy at the right shop, when the Budtenders knows the best stuff coming in, have the right recommendations, give you that good service that can be so meaningful.
The energy bounces around the shop, with new wide-eyed customers mixed in with the cagey veterans, young and old, male and female, everyone snooping about, asking questions & eyeing options, walking out in a steady stream with packed little bags full of Cannabis in every form. Happy people going off to get high & walk the world.
And coming in through the out door – more smiling people, looking the way you did just a few minutes ago, right before you got your Cannabis.
Need to smile today? Head off to the Dispensary. Bring a friend along, maybe that down one that doesn’t get out all the time. And pop a tip in the tip jar to keep the karma right on both sides of the counter.
Reason #5: Sales
For the Dispensary naysayer, the higher prices are a legitimate beef. With legality comes taxation, with associated rising costs, and price hikes across the board. Cannabis can be expensive medicine for those that enjoy heavy volume.
But with legality also comes competition, lots of it, and this leads to loads of sales, discounts and incentives. Shops aren’t shy about moving product by slashing prices on certain items to get you to their counter.
Some Dispensaries will offer discounts on certain products on certain days (e.g. 15% off on flower on Tuesdays) or on certain strains (20% discounts on half ounces of Seatown Lemon Haze this weekend). Some dispensaries even have punch cards, where you get a bonus gram or joint with 8 or 10 store purchases.
In areas with several dispensaries, the customer is king. Try bopping around town to find the best discounts and sales, on every type of product in the store. There’s nothing like locking into a killer grade you like that ends up being discounted often – and yes I’m talking about you AK-47. You rock.
Reason #6: All the Ways to Feel Right
There’s really three parts to a Dispensary these days – there’s the flower section, there’s the edibles section… and then there’s the everything else section.
And this “everything else” can be a hell of a lot. Vape pens and cartrigdges, dabs, BHO, crumble, shatter, wax, oil, hash, tinctures, capsules and much more populate these crowded shelves.
Budtenders really help when getting into this section of the Dispensary. They can help get you up to speed on the dizzying number of cannabis consumption options available to you and try to determine what might be most suitable for your needs and lifestyle. The future of cannabis consumption… is already here. You Budtender will take your hand if you want to see for yourself.
Reason #7: The Hours
Tired of rushing off to meet the “Guy” in a 20-minute window during halftime of the Monday Night Football game? Forget all that noise.
With increased competition, Dispensaries are starting to be open longer. My Dispensary is open from 6AM to 10PM every day.
If I can’t find a way to get there on a given day and replenish my stash – well then I deserve all the misery that comes along with a cannabis-free existence.
Reason #8: It’s Legal
No need to slink about any longer in the shadows. All of this is above board.
I’m holding a bulging bag full of legal marijuana.
Now get out of my way, time to light this thing off and go to the moon.