Things You Should Look for in a Good Dispensary

Things You Should Look for in a Good Dispensary

Now that recreational cannabis has been legalized here in Nevada you have a much bigger selection of dispensaries to get your cannabis from, so what makes a good dispensary.  Here are some of the things you should look for in a good dispensary.

The atmosphere

Finding the right location to open a dispensary is no easy feat despite legalization, there are zoning laws that forbid these businesses from opening just anywhere.  Despite that dispensary owners are still managing to find decent locations.  Look for one that is in a more upscale neighborhood.  You also want a dispensary that makes you feel comfortable with a well decorated interior.  You can find a dispensary with a sleek and modern design where they focus on the cannabis itself and high end accessories.


When you walk into a dispensary the staff that work behind the counter are referred to as budtenders, these are the people who will help you make a selection and package it up for you.  They are incredibly knowledgeable in all things cannabis, they know their inventory inside and out and can help you select a strain based on medicinal value, taste or the type of high that you want.

If you are new to the world of cannabis they are indispensable in helping you make the right selection.  The can show you the loose forms of cannabis that they have on hand and some dispensaries have pre rolled joints available making the service that much better.


This is as much about you as it is about the staff at a dispensary, there is an unofficial code of behavior that is expected.  Give other customers their space while you are waiting to be served.  Some of them are there to get cannabis to deal with a medical condition and would prefer to be discrete while speaking with the staff.  Waiting can be part of the dispensary experience and you can wander and browse.  There is no smoking of any kind in or around the dispensary or you will be asked to leave.  In some dispensaries you can expect to also see security personnel on hand.


There are rules that surround the cannabis industry that dispensaries must follow.  Just like a nightclub you shouldn’t expect to see minors in a dispensary.  You may get asked for identification to prove you are of age.  Even if you are well past the legal age, take it as a compliment and be grateful they are following the rules.  Be prepared to pay cash as well, the laws keep banks from allowing them to use credit or debit cards.  You can also expect to be on camera since they are required by law to record who buys and sells cannabis.