Visiting a dispensary for the first time? Here’s What You Should Know

We know that whether you’re visiting Silver Therapeutics from out of state or if you live here in Massachusetts, making your first trip to the dispensary can be intimidating. We feel that we are the best dispensary for first time patients because our staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and we truly look forward to answering questions. Here a few things to keep in mind for your first dispensary visit:

How many dispensaries can you visit in one day?

This question comes up often. You can visit a dispensary or multiple dispensaries as many times as you’d like each day. However, the dispensaries will know how much cannabis you have purchased in the day and they will not dispense more than the state allows. In Massachusetts, dispensaries can only sell up to an ounce of flower or 5.3 grams of concentrate per individual per day.

Have Your ID Ready!

Even if you’re well above the legal age, and whether you are a medical patient or a recreational consumer of cannabis, you should always have your state-issued ID with you during your trip to the dispensary.

Make sure you have enough cash to cover your purchase.

It’s no secret that cannabis can be expensive. Especially if you want to try every form and every strain available on the dispensary menu! Most dispensaries will have an ATM for you to use, but those usually come with a fee. Make sure you bring enough cash to cover what you plan on purchasing in store.

Don’t be surprised if you have to wait in line.

Typically, there are only a certain number of patrons allowed in the store at a time. So depending on how busy the dispensary is, it may take a bit before you are actually in the store. This is normal and expected when customers are having their IDs checked, browsing products, asking questions, etc. Just be kind and respectful and you will be served as soon as possible!

Come prepared with questions!

Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have! This may be your first time, but for your friendly budtenders, it definitely is not. And they have heard it all, so don’t be afraid to ask the simplest of questions or something more complex – if a budtender can’t answer your question right away, they can always do their research and get back to you! Check out our frequently asked questions page or read up on our blog posts to see if we can answer some Q’s before you come in to the store.