If you are planning a trip to a Chicago marijuana dispensary on your friendly vacation, then your first experience may be a combination of surreal and overwhelming. But, fret not, your first trip to a marijuana dispensary doesn’t have to be mysterious and intimidating. In fact it should be exciting and fun! The universal sign of a marijuana dispensary is a green cross, and if you look around you’ll see quite a few. There are a few basic things to know that can help you feel super relaxed so you can purchase the best weed in the world and fully enjoy your weed vacation.
Research dispensaries in the area
Not all marijuana dispensaries are for both medical and recreational marijuana sales. This means that if you are not a medical cannabis card holder, then you should look for a marijuana dispensary that has a recreational side. Also, not all pot shops are created equal. They all have slightly different pricing, specialties, and marijuana strains. If you have friends in Chicago, you should ask them what their preferred marijuana dispensary is or look at reviews online.
Bring cash, your ID and know the drill about money
All Chicago marijuana dispensary look slightly different when you first walk in, but here are things you can expect at all of them. Sometimes there will be two entrances labeled “medical entrance” and “recreational entrance.” Make sure that if you are not a medical marijuana card holder, that you enter through the recreational side.
As soon as you enter, you’ll notice a person behind a glass window and a waiting room. You’ll need to give the person behind the glass window your ID. You will get your ID back once you enter the room with the budtenders. Most dispensaries are still cash-only. On average, an eighth of marijuana flower will be about $40 and a pre-rolled joint will be about $10. However, if you buy in bulk, it is usually a bit cheaper, but make sure you can responsibly consume the amount you purchase during the time you have on your super heady Chicago weed vacation. Remember to check out the marijuana laws in Illinois to make sure you have a safe and legal Chicago cannabis experience.
Research marijuana strains based on the effect you are seeking
Some dispensaries have very well-labeled display cases that tell you the strain name, whether it is sativa, Indica or a hybrid and so much more. The Green Solution is known for their highly detailed digital displays and their enormous variety of cannabis flower, tinctures, edibles, and more. However, some dispensaries do not have clear descriptions of their products, so you might have to ask.