Of all the places in Massachusetts, Cape Cod is the one known for two things above all: lobster rolls and the purest, most easygoing forms of fun.
It’s only common sense that recreational dispensaries on the Cape are equally good at providing such an easy and laidback experience. After the state legalized adult-use cannabis in 2018, retailers have cropped up all over the Commonwealth.
For beginners and experts alike, there can be a lot of questions about what makes one dispensary different from another or how to find the right product where there are so many to choose from.
To ease your worries, we’ve rounded up what your Cape Cod budtender wants you to know about buying cannabis:
It’s not always a quick in-and-out.
If you’re in a hurry to entertain some friends on a Saturday night, you can run into the liquor store ten minutes before closing and grab your favorites without much of a problem. However, with a dispensary, you won’t be able to do the same.
A trip to the dispensary is rarely a quick in-and-out. You will get asked for your ID multiple times and oftentimes, you will have to wait in line at check-in or check-out.
Due to many state and federal laws, banking and cannabis do not have a great relationship. (A bit toxic, if you ask us). Since you can only use cash or debit to purchase cannabis products, budtenders have to use a rather unintuitive software required by law to print legally compliant receipts.
If you’re looking to buy cannabis at a dispensary in Massachusetts, come prepared and with generous patience for our teams.
Why are you buying cannabis?
The beauty of cannabis is that you can explore it in so many different ways. Identifying a few different characteristics of the experience you are looking for will help our Hennep budtenders find you the perfect, high-quality cannabis product.
Here are some questions you can ask yourself to figure out what to ask your Cape Cod dispensary staff:
- How do you want to ingest cannabis? There are a variety of options, such as flower, concentrates, edibles, topicals, and sublinguals.
- Why are you buying cannabis: Do you want to smoke in your backyard, sleep better at night, or enjoy a nice dinner with friends?
- What effect are you interested in: relaxed or uplifted? Energetic to be out and about and active or just energetic enough to focus on an assignment? Relaxed to hang out with friends and still feel clear or a bit heavier relaxed to help you wind down for the night?
The more you know about what scenarios you want to be using cannabis for, the more your budtender can provide you with an accurate recommendation. If you are just exploring, that’s okay too!
Talk to our team in-store at Provincetown and let their insights guide you to the right beginner products.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Consider this: dispensaries are like dating apps for cannabis and your budtender is swiping for you. Our staff learns more about what you are looking for by listening to your questions and with that information, they can help find your perfect match.
Budtenders are the only ones who have probably sampled every single product in inventory and they listen to customer feedback every day. In other words, they are the most equipped to answer any questions you might have.
For instance, they can understand whether or not you have had previous experiences with cannabis – good or bad – and tailor a product recommendation with that in mind. Maybe you have zero prior knowledge and are looking to try something new for the first time; that will help too.
Long story short: don’t hold back! There are no stupid questions when it comes to buying cannabis. Ask our budtenders anything and they will do their best to find that soulmate product.
When in doubt, you can always ask for the team’s favorites. Although everyone has a unique experience (even with the same products), it can be helpful to know what products are popular and which ones are personal favorites of the budtender helping you shop.
Here are some of our Hennep Cape Cod team’s favorite products:
- HAVN Lemon Gummies
- Hi-5 Seltzer
- Nature’s Heritage Boo Berry Cookies Flower
- Theory Wellness White Fire OG Flower
- Coast Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Bar
You can explore these on our online menu or shop them in-store.
Take your time.
Whether it is your first or fiftieth time, shopping at a dispensary is hardly low-stakes. You are dropping cash on highly regulated products.
Maybe you know there’s a line of people behind you, maybe you feel like you’re asking too many questions, maybe you have somewhere to be in 5 minutes.
Whatever the case is, take as much time as you need.
You may be hearing words you don’t know or measurements that don’t really mean much to you. And you can’t return anything you don’t end up liking.
Know the rules.
Purchasing cannabis can be a wonderful experience. However, as a highly regulated industry, budtenders and dispensaries take on a large burden of liability to help you find quality cannabis products.
Know the local and federal laws in place to help protect yourself and your favorite budtenders. Here are some friendly reminders from our team that is helpful to keep in mind:
For more information on local Massachusetts state laws around cannabis possession and purchase limits, visit the government website.
When it comes to our Provincetown location, here are some additional rules we like to share with our customers:
- All dogs are welcome at Hennep! This includes working service animals as well as pets.
- Show us your smile! We ask that you not wear your sunglasses inside as we will check your ID multiple times for security purposes.
- Splurge on yourself! Remember that when shopping from cannabis dispensaries, you are purchasing products only for yourself.
Ready to explore Cape Cod’s premier dispensary? Visit Hennep.
At Hennep, we don’t just focus on providing good products. We understand that you are using cannabis to enhance your life and live it louder. From changing lives through our community-focused initiatives to creating moments for you at our Cape Cod dispensary, we are committed to giving you the space to be curious and explore endlessly.
Whether you are new to cannabis or a seasoned connoisseur, we invite you with open arms to be inquisitive and stop by Hennep. Browse our online menu today or else – we’ll see you in-store.