How to Get Ready for Your First Dispensary Visit

This article is brought to you by The+Source, a leading Nevada dispensary with locations in Las Vegas and Henderson. 

Whether you’re living in a state where cannabis is legal or just visiting, the first visit to a dispensary can be a little intimidating. To help you have a good first experience, we partnered with our friends at The+Source, who service hundreds of customers every day at their two stores in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada.

The awesome team members at The+Source—you can call them Sourcerors—are pros when it comes to shepherding people through their first cannabis purchase. Keep reading to find out how to make your first trip to the dispensary fast and easy.

What do you tell people who are nervous about their first time in a dispensary?

Kristen Baligian, Teller Manager

Something we like to tell folks is that while this may be their first time, it’s not our first time. We’ve helped a lot of different patients and customers from a lot of different backgrounds and walks of life, and when you walk in that door, whatever help you need or questions you have, our number one priority is making sure you have a good experience.

Walk us through the shopping experience at The+Source. Are people browsing shelves on their own, or is there some hand-holding from employees as well?

Allyssa Farnham, Reception Manager:

We try and keep the experience customizable, so that every customer can get what they want, the way they want it. If you need a helping hand or a little guidance, we have lots of great employees on the floor who are more than happy to help out with a guided tour. But if you know what you want already and you’re an experienced shopper, you can go your own way and be in and out in just a few minutes. And if you need something in between, we’ve got you there, too. We want to be flexible and help our customers experience the shop in the way that works best for them.


What are some key things every shopper should know before their first dispensary visit?

Brian Kollenbroich, Floor Advisor

You don’t need to know anything about cannabis before you come in. Every patient and customer is a new chance for our team to show someone the ropes, and that’s why we’re here.

With that in mind, there are a couple things we need to make sure we can give you that great experience. First, make sure you have valid, up-to-date identification, or we won’t be able to take you through our showroom and introduce you to our inventory. And remember that like most dispensaries, we are a cash-only business, but we do have an ATM on hand.

Other than those two things, the only thing visitors need to bring is an open mind and a willingness to try something new!


What product would you suggest for cannabis first timers, or people coming back after a long break?

Kristen Baligian, Teller Manager

The Prismatic disposable vape pen from 8|fold is a great product that lets you ease into cannabis at your own pace. They are simple to use, discreet, and make it easy to control the dose you take.

They’re also a great way to try different strains if you’re still learning what’s right for you. For someone who’s not very experienced, I’d suggest a hybrid like Hells OG or a maybe Connor’s Comfort, which has a nicely balanced THC to CBD ratio.

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