As of October 1, 2015, registered medical marijuana dispensaries may now sell limited recreational marijuana products (dried leaves and flowers, immature marijuana plants and seeds) to adults age 21 and older. With that being said, marijuana dispensaries around the United States are now selling recreational and medical marijuana products to the public.
Before you even decide to head over to your local marijuana dispensaries, here are some information you would need to know (to avoid being hunted down by the authorities):
As of 1st July 2015 (if you are 21 years old or older), your household can have up to:
- 4 marijuana plants
- 8 ounces of usable marijuana
- 16 ounces of homemade marijuana products in solid form
- 72 ounces of homemade marijuana products in liquid form
Therefore, at any point of time, it is important to make sure that you adhere the rules given by the local authorities.
Also, it is important to note that since the usage of marijuana is legalized, anyone can purchase limited amounts of recreational marijuana as long as they are above 21 years old. Plus, the purchase need to be legal which is from the various marijuana dispensaries in the United States.
But there are still others who wonder why marijuana is legalized in the United States. Here are some information on the advantages of smoking (or using) marijuana for medical:
- Smoking marijuana helps to reverse the effects of tobacco and improve lost lung functions
- According to the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, marijuana is said to be able to prevent epileptic seizures
- If used correctly, marijuana can stop cancer from spreading
- Marijuana stimulates appetite for people who undergo chemotherapy
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should purchase marijuana from your local marijuana dispensaries for fun. Ensure that you are purchase it just for the right cause.
Before you head over to marijuana dispensaries, here are some quick favourite ask questions that you need to know.
Question #1: How to purchase these products from marijuana dispensaries?
There are several requirements that you need to achieve before you are able to purchase recreational marijuana products from marijuana dispensaries. For example, you need to be an adult of 21 years or older before you are able to proceed with the purchase. Government-issued identification need to be provided to the staffs working in the marijuana dispensaries to verify your identity.
Question #2: How much marijuana can you purchase from these marijuana dispensaries?
At this moment, you are allowed to purchase only one quarter ounce of dried leaves and flowers per day. However, there is absolutely no limit when it comes to selling seeds. Also, medical marijuana dispensaries could only sell (up to) four immature marijuana plant to the same person from 1st October 2015 to 31st December 2016.
Question #3: Are we allowed to purchase other marijuana products from the marijuana dispensaries?
Sadly, no. There is a strict restriction for the types of marijuana that can be sold in the marijuana dispensaries. For example, concentrates, extracts, edibles, topicals and other forms of marijuana products are only sold to patients and caregivers.
Question #4: Can we get free samples of marijuana products such as concentrates, extracts, edibles or topicals from our local marijuana dispensaries?
The answer is no. Marijuana dispensaries are not allowed to provide free samples to the public regardless of the situation.
Question #5: Am I subject to taxes when I purchase recreational marijuana from marijuana dispensaries?
Yes, marijuana dispensaries have the rights (and will do so) to collect a tax of 25% on all limited recreational marijuana products.
Question #6: What information will the staffs in the marijuana dispensaries require from us?
All transactions of marijuana must be captured in the Point Of Sale (POS) system as well as the information below:
- The type of marijuana product sold
- The amount of marijuana product sold
- The birth date of the individual who bought the product
- The sale price
- The date of the sale