Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Near Me: Finding Your Local Dispensaries

If you’re searching around for “medical marijuana dispensaries near me”  or otherwise we’ve got a few tips to help you to find and purchase your prescription for medical marijuana.

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Near Me: Finding Your Local Dispensaries

When you get your prescription for medical marijuana, you will need to find medical marijuana dispensaries near your location. The best way to do this is to talk to your prescribing doctor and ask for referrals to local dispensaries. You can also find a searchable directory of medical marijuana dispensaries here.

Choosing a Dispensary

It’s important to remember that all dispensaries in Florida are licensed and regulated by the state. This means that they all stock licensed and quality products. So, does it matter which dispensary you choose?  Well, when you choose any dispensary, you can be sure that you are getting the product that your doctor prescribes, but like any store or pharmacy, the staff and the layout of the store itself can make a big difference in your comfort level when picking up your prescription.

In addition to talking to your prescribing doctor and looking through local directories for dispensaries near you, another great way to assess your local directories is to hop online and search for customer review websites. Sites like Google Business search offer a wide range of opinions on different prescribing locations. Just keep in mind that there are always going to be one or two dissatisfied customers for most business review websites. What you are looking for is a company that doesn’t have mostly negative reviews. Too many negative reviews is never a good sign and you should discount any distribution point that has this type of reputation.

Lastly – and probably the best way to find a dispensary near to you is to use recommendations, reviews, and referrals to select a few local dispensaries that sound good to you. Take the time to visit each of these locations and ask questions.

If you are new to medical marijuana, ask as many questions as you need to so that you can get answers to your questions but also so that you can gauge the staff members’ knowledge and their interaction with you. By doing this you are going to be able to determine which of the dispensaries you feel most comfortable with. For example, if you feel like the staff at store A answered your questions, but they seemed hurried to get you out of there, and the staff at store B answered your questions and left you feeling welcome, you would obviously choose store B!

What Else Should You Consider When Choosing a Dispensary?

Of course, you want to be comfortable with a dispensary and their staff, but what else should you look for when choosing a dispensary?

One of the most important things to consider is the products that a dispensary carries. You want to find a dispensary that carries a good selection of medical marijuana products. The best way to find out what products they carry is to talk to the staff (again). A good and welcoming dispensary will spend time talking to you about the products that they carry and they will be knowledgeable about those products. If, however, you feel like the staff is unwilling to talk to you about their products or help you to find the right product for your needs, it would be a good idea to look into another dispensary if there is one local to you.

A few other things that you should keep an eye out for when choosing a dispensary – things that can indicate whether a dispensary is a good one or one to avoid include

  • A good dispensary will have no problem working with you and your doctor to find a medical cannabis strain that is right for you.
  • A good dispensary will ALWAYS require you to bring your picture ID (this should include your name and your birthdate) and your medical marijuana card.
  • A questionable dispensary will be willing to make exceptions to the rules – you do NOT want to use one of these dispensaries because there’s a high likelihood that you will wind up suffering negative fallout.

Have Questions About Medical Marijuana?

If you have questions about medical marijuana and would like to talk to a licensed medical marijuana physician in Florida, make an appointment with us here at The Medical Marijuana Dr. by using our easy online appointment tool!