REGIONAL – Recreational marijuana shops have been open for three years now, but a cloud of confusion lingers for some who still don’t know how to buy cannabis or if they should try gummies over a slab of wax.
The Daily News went to Apotho Therapeutics in Plainville, CommCan in Millis and Garden Remedies in Marlborough and asked shop owners some of the most commonly asked questions customers have today and how to feel more comfortable walking through the door.
What’s the check-in process like at the dispensary?
You only need two things to get into a recreational marijuana shop: a government-issued ID proving you’re over 21 years old (like a driver’s license) and cash or a debit card to buy anything inside. No appointment is needed. When you walk up to the dispensary, have your ID ready because you won’t be able to enter without it.
After someone at the front desk inside checks your ID, you’ll head inside to a brightly lit main lobby – reminiscent of a sleek Apple store – with registers lined up and arrows or signs directing customers where to go or stand. When called up to the register, customers can order and ask the “budtender” any questions they have.
If that budtender can’t answer your question, another one probably does, said CommCan CEO Marc Rosenfeld. They’re trained to know about the products,