You may not realize this, but not all dispensaries are created equal. From different product and accessory options to a wide range of locations, each dispensary offers very different things to their customers. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but every person is different, and every person’s needs are different. So what should you find out before choosing a dispensary in DC? We are going to discuss five questions you should get answered before choosing a dispensary in DC that we hope will help you better narrow down your options and find the right dispensary for you.
- What cannabis products and accessories does the dispensary sell?
One of the most important questions you need to ask a dispensary or find out ahead of time is what products and accessories they sell. Do they have a wide variety of products (i.e. flowers, pre-rolls, medibles, topicals, concentrates) or just a few options? Do they have medical marijuana options for your specific needs? And if they do have all those products, do they have the accessories you need to use them (papers, grinders, vaporizers)? Both questions are important to ensure you can not only get the products you need but use them as well.
- Does the dispensary do a good job keeping their marijuana products in stock?
Selling the products and accessories you need is important and definitely worth noting, but if the dispensary can’t keep their products in stock, it won’t matter what they sell. Personal reviews from friends or online reviews could help you find this out, but you don’t ever want to be put in a position over and over again where you can’t get the medical marijuana you need because it is out of stock for the umpteenth time. Of course there may be times when a product may run out here or there, but if it is a consistent thing, that is probably not the best dispensary to choose for you.
- Does the dispensary have good reviews online and through word of mouth?
While online reviews are not always accurate of the business, if you notice a common denominator with online reviews, that could tell you something. You want to find a dispensary that has more good reviews than bad ones where you can get a feel for what the dispensary is like. Another way to get reviews is to get personal reviews from people you trust. If you have friends or family who use medical marijuana in DC, ask their opinion about the dispensary they go to. They may even have a recommendation for you or may be able to tell you if the dispensary they go to is not a great option.
- Where is the dispensary located in DC?
Once you have found a few dispensaries that keep their products in stock and have a lot of options available, you will want to pay attention to where the dispensaries are located. You will want to choose a dispensary that is convenient and easy to get to. It could be somewhere near work that you can stop by on your way home or somewhere within walking distance from your home to easily walk to on your day off. No matter what your schedule, be sure you have easy access to the dispensary any time because you never know when you will need more cannabis unexpectedly or find out you forgot your medical marijuana at home and will need it to help manage your pain. Another reason the location of the dispensary is important is that in DC, you cannot carry any medical marijuana onto federal land or into federal buildings. Because there are so many of these, you do not want to accidentally carry marijuana somewhere illegally, so noting where the dispensary is is important for multiple reasons.
- Can the employees at the dispensary help you when you have questions?
Once you have narrowed down your options of dispensaries in DC, the final question to have answered is whether or not the staff members can help answer any questions you might have. If the employees have never used medical marijuana or do not have any personal experience with cannabis, they probably will not be able to give you suggestions of something new to try or a better cannabis options for pain. Knowing that you will be helped and given good suggestions and advice is comforting from a place that is supposed to help their customers feel better and minimize pain.
If you have been looking for a dispensary you can trust with a variety of products and accessories in a great location with employees who have personal experiences with medical marijuana, Herbal Alternatives is a great option. Located in Downtown DC and centrally located near a variety of great restaurants, you can easily pick up your medical marijuana and enjoy a bite to eat while you are out. We work hard to keep our products in stock to better service our customers and even offer online ordering so you can ensure the products you need are in stock and being held for you when you pick them up. No matter which DC dispensary you choose, we hope they are able to help you reduce your pain through quality products and helpful advice so you can feel as good as new each and every day.