How To Choose A Dispensary

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Nature’s Medicines believes in the value of educating all Michigan medical marijuana patients about the choices they’ll need to make — especially when it comes to choosing a dispensary.

Of course we hope that you’ll select us as your personal dispensary. But we also believe that the best way to lead you to our door is to give you the most important information to consider as you make your decision.

Please read our suggestions below. By doing the research Nature’s Medicines recommends, and comparing reviews from other medical marijuna patients, we feel confident you’ll make us your first choice.

Talk To Your Friends

Chances are you have a friend or two with a Michigan medical marijuana card. Since they’ve already scoped the dispensaries in your area, find out their preferences. Do they have a favorite dispensary? If so, what made that dispensary gain their trust?

You’ll find It can be fun and informative to go shopping with other medical marijuana patients. So why not ask a medical marijuana pal to accompany you when you start exploring?

Ask Your Doctor

Since you’ve already seen a doctor who gave you a diagnosis for your medical marijuana qualifying condition, find out if he or she has some suggestions regarding medical marijuana dispensaries in the area. Physicians often have medical resources and feedback from other medical marijuana patients that could be helpful to you.

Check Out Michigan’s Department Of Licensing And Regulatory Affairs Website

The medical marijuana program in Michigan is overseen by The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, known as LARA. On the LARA website you’ll discover valuable information about all licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. The site is updated regularly so you’ll have access to the latest comparative information to help you find the dispensary that’s right for you.

Look Around For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries When You’re Out And About

As you’re on your daily commute to and from work, or running errands in your community, look for medical marijuana dispensaries along your route. Keep track of the ones that catch your eye. If there are lots of cars in their parking lot, that can be an encouraging sign!

Hop Online To Search For Recommended Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Fortunately, the internet can be one of your best friends when you’re seeking a reputable medical marijuana dispensary. Start with a Google search that can quickly show you the dispensaries nearby. From there you can dig further to read online dispensary reviews from other medical marijuana patients.

Pay Attention To Customer Reviews

There are a number of medical marijuana review sites, like Yelp and Leafly, that you’ll find useful when researching medical marijuana dispensaries near you. Start by looking for reviews of the dispensaries you’ve noted when commuting or running errands around town. By checking them out, you’ll gain a good sense of a medical marijuana dispensary’s strengths and weaknesses. You can never have too much information at hand to sort out the yeses, no’s and maybes on your list.

Keep Informed With Social Media

Don’t forget that social media can also be a good source for medical marijuana insights. Look up medical marijuana dispensaries and brands that you’ve heard of or seen elsewhere. Does their messaging draw you in? Do you get a positive impression from their medical marijuana followers? Keep track of the dispensaries and products that attract you. You’ll find that medical marijuana dispensaries, like Nature’s Medicines, often use social media for posting photos of their cultivation and the brands they carry. Visuals like these can influence your decisions, too!

Remember that Nature’s Medicines is here to educate you and help you make the best decisions. We have a medical marijuana dispensary in Bay City, a medical marijuana dispensary in Wayne, and coming soon, a medical marijuana dispensary in District 7.