I was really spoiled with my local cannabis dispensary when I was one of the first legal medical patients in the state’s medical marijuana registry.
At the time it was just myself and 10,000 other patients who had been accepted into the program. It was nascent and only four companies had been awarded licenses from the state to grow, process, and sell marijuana. We were also restricted to only vaporizer cartridges, capsules, and distillate syringes. Still, it was nice to take a peaceful drive to the local dispensary, get checked in immediately, and then have no one to wait on once you’re in the back behind the secured door separating the waiting room from the storeroom. I could browse whatever strains they had available at the time in their selection of vaporizer cartridges. You get a small pen sized battery that powers the cartridges and allows you to vaporize the cannabis in oil form. The dispensaries would take the distillate oil that was sold in the syringes and then cut it with something food grade to dilute it and make it less viscous and capable of vaporization. The difference now is that a massive plethora of different cannabis products are available at the local dispensaries, but I always face huge lines if I don’t make an online order off their website before leaving the house. If I’m smart about when I check the menu and place orders, I can often find exactly what I need before it sells out. And when I get to the dispensary I can go through the fast express line to pick up my online order and exchange currency.