Are you in Southern California, canna-curious, and thinking about visiting a dispensary? If you’re like most people, your first trip to a dispensary can seem a little intimidating. But don’t worry, the team at The Cake House are here to help!
In this blog post, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about visiting a dispensary. We’ll talk about what to bring with you, what to expect when you get there, some tips on how to choose the right products, and advice on what dispensary you should visit.
So read on and feel confident that you’re making a responsible and legal decision!
What to Bring with You
First, let’s talk about what you need to bring with you. You’ll need to have a valid government-issued ID. This is because dispensaries are required by law to check your ID before selling you any products.
You should also bring cash with you for you purchase. Some dispensaries, like The Cake House, do not accept credit or debit cards. This is because these types of payment can be risky for dispensaries, as banks can shut down their accounts due to the Schedule 1 status of cannabis federally. While some dispensaries are willing to take this risk, The Cake House is sticking to cash for now.
All of our locations are equipped with ATM’s if you need to get cash when you arrive!
What to Expect When You Get There
When you first arrive at a dispensary, you’ll probably notice that it looks like any other retail store. There will be a reception area where you will check-in with your ID. There are also ATM’s if you need to withdraw cash. Then you will be able to go to the sales floor to browse our wide selection of products.
The staff at dispensaries are called “budtenders,” and their job is to help you find the right products for your needs. Our budtenders are experts on all things related to cannabis, so don’t be afraid to ask them any questions you have. We are proud that our budtenders are very friendly, and they love to share their canna-knowledge! So, take your time and ask as many questions as you would like!
If you have a particular strain of cannabis in mind, you can ask the budtender for help finding it. Or, if you’re not sure what you want, they can help you choose a product based on your preferences and the effects you’re looking for.
Take your time when you’re at the dispensary. Chat with the budtender and learn as much as you can about the products that are available. This is an important decision, and you want to make sure you’re choosing the right product for you!
One last note, legally, we are not allowed to sell any products after 10:00PM. Some of our stores stop admitting customers at 9:45 PM. This is so that we make sure we can get all transactions processed before 10:00PM. So if you are running late, be sure to try to get to the store before 9:45PM.
Choosing the Right Cannabis Products
One of the best ways to narrow down your choices is to think about how you want to feel. For example, do you want something that will make you feel relaxed? Or are you looking for something that will give you a boost of energy? Are you trying to find something that will help you sleep? Are you looking for something to help manage pain? We think the most important part about choosing the right cannabis product is to think about what effect you are looking for.
You should also consider the flavors and smells that you like (and don’t like). Due to terpenes, cannabis products come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors. So, it’s important to find something that you’ll enjoy using. If you are sensitive to taste or smell, make sure you let your budtender know so that you can pick a flavor that you enjoy.
Do you prefer a specific type of delivery method? For example, do you want to smoke cannabis flower? Or would you prefer edibles or using a vape pen?
Think about all of these factors before you make your final decision. And remember, The Cake House Budtenders are always there to help. So don’t hesitate to ask them for recommendations.
What Dispensary Should I Visit?
If you are near San Marcos, Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Escondido then The Cake House Vista location is the best dispensary for you!
If you are traveling on Highway 15 or in the Temecula, Murrieta, or Lake Elsinore area then The Cake House Wildomar is the best dispensary for you!
If you are traveling on Pacific Coast Highway or in Santa Monica, Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, or Westlake Village, The Cake House Malibu is the best dispensary for you!
If you are in the Mojave Desert, traveling Route 66 in the Tri-State area of California, Arizona, or Nevada and are looking for the perfect spot for your first dispensary visit, check out The Healing Center Needles!
Our budtenders are ready to assist you in finding the perfect cannabis product for your needs! We have a wide selection of products to choose from, including flower, edibles, concentrates, vaporizing cartridges, and more. We also carry several popular brands, including Jungle Boys, Fiore, Alien Labs, Clayborne, Dr. Norms, Heavy Hitters, Kingpen, and Kanha.