As people become more comfortable with cannabis as a medicinal alternative, the number of first time patients steadily rises. Choosing the first collective you will visit is a big step, you should feel safe and satisfied with the service and medicine you are receiving. As a first timer it is important to bring your state ID and original recommendation with you. The rules concerning what form of documents are needed at successive visits vary from shop to shop. Some require the original paperwork every time, others require only a copy.
If it’s your first time at any collective, expect to wait a little longer than usual. You will be asked to fill out paperwork, and the receptionist will set up a patient profile for you as well as verify your recommendation and doctor. If you visit a shop during busy hours, you may find yourself waiting a while, as many shops prioritize their returning patients. Remember to give yourself adequate time. Once you’re in the showroom, the budtender will likely offer a quick tour and rundown of first time patient specials.
Don’t be afraid to tell them where you are in your knowledge of cannabis. Explain the ailments you are looking to ease. The methods of consumption have and continue to expand tremendously, so there are many options available based on your lifestyle and needs. Start slow. If you aren’t sure how you want to medicate, try a few methods based off recommendation or research and see what works best. Many patients take notes on strains or products they do and don’t like so they can be better directed by budtenders at future visits. With today’s extensive market, there’s no need to compromise. The perfect cannabis is out there for you.
Most cannabis collectives carry flowers, concentrates, tinctures, topicals, vaporizers, CBD products, and edibles. Not all products, including THC based products, will get you stoned and many have extremely targeted pain relief. Take a look, you’ll be amazed at what you can find.