4 Medical Marijuana Shopping Errors and How to Avoid Them


Have you just received a prescription for medical marijuana? It’s time to start visiting your local marijuana dispensary! 

For anyone who doesn’t have a lot of experience with marijuana, this might seem scary. Visiting a dispensary for the first time may make you feel too inexperienced or nervous. 

We’re here to talk about a few of the most common medical marijuana shopping errors so you can enter the dispensary with confidence. Read on to learn more.

1. Forgetting Your Documents

Regardless of whether you’re in a legal state or a non-legal state, you always want to make sure that you have all of the necessary documentation on hand when you’re buying medical marijuana. Even if you’re buying marijuana online, you’ll need your documents in order to pick it up later. 

In a non-legal state, you’ll need your legal ID as well as documentation from your doctor (or a medical card). In a legal state, you’ll only need your ID (but it benefits you to have a medical card as well because you can get higher-potency marijuana and you may pay less in taxes). 

Without your documents, expect to be turned away at the door.

2. Not Asking Questions

Many people who use medical marijuana aren’t yet seasoned marijuana users. They may not know how different products and strains affect them. Some types of medical marijuana are far more potent than recreational marijuana, so it’s important that you know what you’re getting yourself into.

Look into potential consumption methods before you visit, but also, don’t be afraid to talk to employees. Employees at dispensaries, like HarvestHouseofCannabis, are happy to help new marijuana users find the perfect products for them.

3. Over-Buying

If this is your first time buying marijuana, it’s in your best interest to not overdo it until you know what works for you. 

It’s tempting to buy marijuana in bulk because the costs tend to be lower. If you don’t know what you like yet, however, this can still be a waste of money. Start with only a few products (though feel free to get a variety) and then go back for the products that you liked.

4. Not Reading Reviews

Reading online customer reviews can be hit-or-miss when it comes to marijuana products, but it’s great for gauging the quality of individual dispensaries. 

Many customers are happy to share their experiences on the web so other potential customers know what they’re getting themselves into. You can figure out whether a dispensary will have products that fit into your medical marijuana budget, whether it has helpful employees, and more. 

Avoid These Medical Marijuana Shopping Errors

Visiting a medical marijuana dispensary for the first time is overwhelming, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll feel more than comfortable picking up your medical marijuana products when you need them.

Avoid these medical marijuana shopping errors and be sure to take advice from the employees. Happy shopping!

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