Savings at Dispensaries in Missouri
Saving Money at the Dispensary
Making purchases at a Missouri cannabis dispensary is one of the most exciting things you can do after you get your Missouri marijuana card, whether you’re just getting started with medical marijuana or you’re a proper cannabis connoisseur. You’ll be welcomed by cheerful, smiling receptionists and budtenders, and the smell when you walk through the second set of doors is delightful.
On your first trip, you’ll probably feel like a kid in a candy store. But you need to be careful not to overdo it if you want to avoid sticker shock when it’s time to pay.
The good news is that cannabis prices are gradually coming down, and there are ways to save money at the dispensary as long as you come prepared. Let’s take a look at factors to consider as you make your medical marijuana purchase decisions, and what you can do to save a little green the next time you’re shopping for your green.
Shop Around for the Best Medical Marijuana Prices
Granted, your savings on individual items may be marginal, but it can add up quickly. Unfortunately, people who live in more rural areas may not have quite as many options. However, major cities like St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield have several dispensaries to choose from.
Shop Online Before Visiting the Dispensary
Missouri dispensaries carry so many different products that it can be a bit intimidating even for the most experienced cannabis shopper. Gummies and beverages of all sorts, dozens of flower strains and vape pens, not to mention all the different concentrates like shatter, crumble and batter.
It’s a good idea to prepare ahead of time, even if you don’t put in an order online. You can visit your chosen dispensary’s website to see what they’ve got, taking your time to find terpene profiles and format descriptions on Leafly before you go in. This helps remove the pressure to make a decision while your budtender waits.
Once you feel confident making decisions without asking questions, you can place your medical marijuana order online and pick it up at the dispensary without delay. Some dispensaries have a drive thru window, and residents of St. Louis County and surrounding areas can now get their products delivered right to their door!
Conserve Your Medical Marijuana by Optimizing Your Use
One of the best ways you can save money at the dispensary is to optimize the effectiveness of your products. Make sure you are properly storing them, away from heat and sunlight, and find ways to maximize the effects.
Remember that your tolerance increases throughout the day so start off with the least amount it takes to be effective. We always say, start low and go slow. This strategy will help prevent uncomfortable levels of impairment in addition to saving you some money.
Keep the setting mellow. Set and setting are a big part of natural medicine. Keeping things calm and comfortable will help you notice your medical marijuana working its magic, and it can prolong the pleasant effects.
Eat complementary foods and avoid ones that counteract cannabis. Mangoes, broccoli, and green and black teas can all help enhance your cannabis experience, reducing the amount you need to take. Black peppercorns and lemons have counteractive effects on cannabis, so avoid consuming them at the same time you have your medical marijuana sessions.
Focus on Flower
Flower is generally less expensive than all the other products that require quite a bit of processing, and the selection at Missouri dispensaries is quite extensive
Grow Your Own Medical Marijuana!
When you add a home cultivation ID onto your Missouri marijuana card, you get the best of both worlds! You can still shop at Missouri dispensaries, but you can also get the benefits of growing your own medical marijuana plants at home. You’ll have the cost of getting started and running grow lights, but the joy of growing your own medicine may be one of the most valuable experiences of your life!