What Do I Need to Bring to Shop at a Dispensary in California?

What Do I Need to Bring to Shop at a Dispensary in California?

California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana, setting the stage for a country-wide cannabis revolution. And now, thanks to Prop 64, all adults 21 years of age and older can help themselves to some herb (regardless of medical need). In the State of California, purchasing recreational weed is almost as easy as buying coffee. If you are a California resident or even just a tourist passing through, you’re more than welcome to stop by The Kind Center and shop around. Before you leave your house (or hotel), make sure you come prepared with the following:

A Valid ID

California laws restrict anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing marijuana. In order to enter a marijuana dispensary, you’ll need a valid form of identification to prove that you’re of legal age. This could be a driver’s license, state-issued identification card, or passport. It doesn’t need to be in an in-state form of ID. There are no rules that restrict international or out-of-state customers from shopping at a California dispensary. However, unofficial IDs, such as gym membership cards or student IDs, will not suffice. 

A Medical Marijuana Card

Though medical marijuna cards aren’t required, there are some situations where you will need one. If you are between the ages of 18 and 20, you cannot purchase cannabis without a medical ID card. Laws also restrict the amount of recreational weed an adult can purchase in a day (1 oz of flower or 8 grams of concentrate). Medical marijuana patients, however, are allowed to purchase more. If you do not have an official medical marijuana card, you can acquire a prescription from a licensed California physician. 


Unfortunately, federal cannabis laws make it difficult for marijuana dispensaries to do business with banks and credit processors. For this reason, most California marijuana companies are cash-only. Come prepared with about $60 for a typical purchase or $200 if you’d like to stock up. Call ahead to see if there are any running marijuana deals.

A Good Attitude

When you visit a cannabis dispensary in California, carry yourself in a respectful manner and adhere to proper etiquette. The atmosphere is typically quiet and relaxed, so keep to yourself and be patient. Since marijuana dispensaries also treat sick patients, be mindful of their privacy and refrain from cellphone use. You can expect budtenders to ask you some detailed questions and you’re welcome to ask them plenty of questions in return.  

Prepare to Shop Top-Quality Cannabis at The Kind Center

With more than 75 brands on tap, The Kind Center is your one-stop shop for all the latest and greatest in the cannabis industry. And since we don’t sell shelf space, we guarantee to only provide marijuana products that we use ourselves. If you’re searching for the best recreational and medical marijuana dispensary and delivery service in Hollywood, we’re your guys. We’d love for you to join our community. Follow us on Instagram or visit us online or in-store.

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