The recreational use of marijuana has been made legal in the District of Columbia and four other states across the United States. However, the state of Washington and Colorado are the two states with licensed marijuana dispensaries where you can actually sell recreational marijuana legally. Since cannabis has been legalized and selling weed has come to these communities, the growing weed industry in these particular states has been integral to shaping the future of marijuana farm tours. As it stands now, Washington and Colorado still has a little ways to go prior to the cannabis tourist making a positive impact on tourism.
If you do not live in any of these states or if you are just visiting, you are considered a cannabis tourist. There are certain rules that you must adhere to and there are guidelines to follow so you can be that model marijuana dispensary customer. Of course, the locals and the dispensary owners will definitely appreciate it from you. When you visit a marijuana dispensary, for one, you must show a government issued identification to prove that you are 21 years and older. Yes, whip out that valid ID to show your age. You have to show your ID once when you walk through the door of the dispensary and then when you make that recreational marijuana purchase. Yes, most marijuana dispensary owners are adamant about seeing an ID since this is the state rules for buying weed. In fact, some dispensaries will actually scan your ID just to make sure it is legit.
Pay With Cash
Don’t rely on your bank debit card to make a marijuana dispensary purchase. Because the federal government still thinks of marijuana as a narcotic and dangerous drug, it is best to bring cash with you to pay for your weed. As a cannabis tourist, this will not only protect you, but also protect the dispensary owner. To make it easier for you, some dispensary owners have installed ATM machines for added convenience. However, be sure to call the dispensary to make sure that this is offered.
Be prepared prior to walking through the dispensary door. You should also have an idea what you want to buy. This means the type of marijuana strains you may be interested in and the breed. That might mean conducting a little research before going in to check the inventory that is available at various dispensaries locally. Yes, as a cannabis tourist, you have to be proactive and plan ahead of time. Check the opening and closing hours as well.
No Phones and Cameras
Never bring your phone or camera into the marijuana dispensary, expecting to take pictures of their inventory. Wait until you get home before sharing your newly bought marijuana stash on social media. You may be ejected or asked to leave the cannabis dispensary, if you are a cannabis tourist who tries to be a photographer. Most marijuana dispensaries have strict rules about taking photographs and you should definitely adhere to their rules or face the consequences.
If you want to obtain help from the budtender, be sure not to make this person impatient or angry with you. You are the cannabis tourist and you need all the help you can get. The budtender is the person who has the knowledge that you seek regarding the best cannabis strains. Show respect and gratitude to your budtender. In addition, it would be nice to tip your budtender once he or she provides the assistance you need.
Never smoke weed in public or you could get arrested. Follow the rules governing marijuana such as the amount of weed you are allowed to purchase. Be a courteous cannabis tourist. Learn more at the Cannabis Training University.
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