Last updated: November 18, 2021

What Does Dispensary Mean?

A dispensary is a storefront that sells cannabis for medicinal or recreational uses to patients or consumers in a legal setting.

The dispensary is regulated by the state to dispense and sell cannabis flower, extracts and concentrates, cannabis-containing products such as edibles, and equipment needed to utilize cannabis.

Consumers visiting the dispensary also have access to trained professionals, frequently referred to as budtenders, to gain assistance in their selection and knowledge about the various cannabis strains that are available for purchase. Typically, consumers entering the premises must be 18 years of age or older.


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In a cannabis dispensary, consumers are sometimes allowed to smell and examine the various bud strains and products prior to purchase. Dispensaries usually sell a variety of cannabis products such as topicals, edibles, oils, etc., that possess various percentages of THC, CBD, other cannabinoids, and terpenes.

Depending on the legalization status of cannabis where the dispensary is located, the shop may be strictly medicinal-focused and a medical marijuana card will be required.

Within a medicinal-focused marijuana dispensary, consumers can procure cannabis grown for medicinal purposes for a variety of ailments. These medical-focused dispensaries are sometimes set up like a doctor’s office and feature a waiting room or a dividing wall that affords patients with privacy while discussing their medical needs with the establishment’s trained cannabis personnel and deciding on what to purchase.

In a recreationally legal area, the budtenders will be able to advise you on more than the medicinal uses of each strain and can make recommendations based on enjoyment and experience.



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