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How to Choose Medical Cannabis in a Dispensary as a First-Timer

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Body and Mind March 16, 2022

Visiting a marijuana dispensary can seem like an overwhelming experience if you’re a first-time visitor. If you’re interested in trying medical cannabis, don’t fret. Cannabis dispensaries are particularly suited for guiding guests through the purchasing process. Dispensaries understand that if you’re new to the world of cannabis, you’ll likely have plenty of questions before you decide on the right product. Similarly, first-timers should consider a few details when selecting their medical dispensary of choice.

For Arkansas residents, medical marijuana is now legally available in the state. Since legalization, dispensaries like BaM Body and Mind in West Memphis are open to aid in a patient’s wellness journey. Before you commit to any specific location, it may be wise to consider the following so you can ensure that you’ll have the best possible experience.

Decide What Your Ideal Experience Looks Like

Ask yourself these key questions:

  • Location: Is this dispensary near me?
  • Options: Rather than going into the dispensary, are they capable of delivering or ordering ahead for pickup?
  • Environment: Does the dispensary have a welcoming, safe, and clean environment?
  • Variety of Products: Are there enough options for me so I can get the best possible product for my preferences?

It’s important to ask yourself what kind of experience you’re looking for when you shop for your medical marijuana. A welcoming environment with knowledgeable staff will make asking questions easy and will help guide you towards the ideal product for your needs.

Nobody wants to drive long distances to access their medications. Especially for patients with limited mobility, a nearby location or a location that offers delivery options is important.  Also, being able to place an order online – ahead of time – for easy pickup can be equally important.  

A dispensary that carries a wide range of products is necessary for patients just beginning their cannabis treatment plan. Without having prior knowledge of the vast array of cannabis products out there, it’s best to start by sampling what appeals to you most. A great tip is to keep a journal so there’s a record of what you liked and disliked about certain products and how they made you feel.  Try to be as detailed as possible and bring it with you to the dispensary.  

Be Open to Trying New Products

Other factors that might be important to your shopping experience include: 

  • What has my physician recommended for me?
  • How much am I looking to spend? 
  • How long do I want what I buy to last?
  • Do I have the right equipment to consume this? 

Cannabis products can be expensive. If you’re working within a budget, be sure to make that clear to the dispensary’s associates so they can suggest products that will work for you, without breaking the bank. Also, consider which products will last the longest and whether or not you already have some of the equipment necessary to use these products. For example, if you’re buying cannabis flower or concentrate, you’ll need a vaporizer. If you’re buying an oil cartridge, you’ll need a battery.

It’s important to note that cannabis affects everyone in different ways. These differences are sometimes inconsistent, making it challenging for studies to discern medical cannabis’ impact on patients. Therefore, it’s important for every patient to document their experiences and try various products to find what’s best for them. This sampling method provides a way for patients to gauge exactly what they’re looking to get out of medical cannabis. Pay attention to how your body reacts as you search for the products that work right for you. 

For instance, if you’re interested in medical cannabis products but want to avoid vaporizing, edibles like gummies, chocolates, or tinctures might be a great alternative.  Also, topicals, fast-acting balms, gels, and lotions that are rubbed on the skin for muscle or joint pain, or skin-related ailments can be equally effective. There are so many options available, it’s best to work with a reputable dispensary that has the capacity to make educated suggestions.

Visit Body and Mind’s Dispensary in West Memphis Arkansas

At Body and Mind West Memphis, our staff is always available to help medical patients select the best products for their needs. Whether a patient is looking for suggestions or wants to discuss ways to consume cannabis safely and effectively, as a legal, state licensed facility, we’re here to help.

Body and Mind
Body and Mind March 16, 2022

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