What Is a Dispensary?
Dispensaries are retail operations (either non-profit or business) that sell marijuana to customers who need reliable, safe, and high-quality cannabis products. They are operated in a professional manner and are staffed with knowledgeable personnel who know about a wide variety of cannabis products and the latest trends. These “bud tenders” provide advice to customers on which products will offer optimal results for their specific health needs.
Services Offered by Dispensaries
In Canada, marijuana for recreational use is currently illegal under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. To operate legally, dispensaries must be licensed by Health Canada and ensure that they do not sell their product to minors (under 19 years old in BC). Some dispensaries require customers to provide a medical note or membership before purchase.
Dispensaries are prohibited to offer customers product sampling. However, dispensaries are staffed with knowledgeable “bud-tenders” who answer customer questions and provide a personalized consultation so that they recommended which products will deliver the best results.
Dispensaries offer a wide variety of products including dried marijuana, cannabis oil, and topicals (cannabis infused creams). Most dispensaries also sell cannabis accessories including vaporizers, bongs, grinders, roller papers, and others.
To better serve their customers, dispensaries typically operate on extended hours and remain open 7 days a week. The dispensary market is becoming more competitive as new locations open. To entice new customers into their store, dispensaries will offer product promotions and deals of the week on product or cannabis accessories.
Finding the Right Dispensary
There are many new dispensary locations opening across BC, however, currently there is no Kitimat dispensary. If you would like to locate a dispensary near you, there are websites that can assist you.
Before venturing out to find a dispensary, you should find out more information about what each dispensary in your area offers. The level of service and the quality of products varies among each dispensary. To get a sense of what you can expect before your visit, read customer reviews and compare what others have to say about their experience. Factors that you should consider include their product selection, cleanliness, professionalism, and overall atmosphere.
To find out more about the top dispensary destinations nearest you, check out this weed dispensary directory site.