Medical cannabis is still relatively new in Pennsylvania, and the program continues to evolve with the addition of new qualifying conditions. What does that mean for those looking for how to buy medical cannabis? Well, one thing that won’t change is that you can easily grab your medication from your local Green Goods cannabis dispensary.
What do you need to buy cannabis at Green Goods?
In order to purchase medical cannabis at Green Goods, you must have a valid PA medical cannabis card. MMJ cards are only given to individuals who have had their qualifying conditions certified by an approved physician. Check out our post on getting your MMJ card to learn more about the process.
One thing to note is that the costs of getting a medical marijuana card in PA (the application fee and the cost of the certification appointment) aren’t yet covered by medical insurance. We look forward to the day when insurance companies recognize the value of covering medical marijuana as a prescription drug. Until then, be prepared to pay for your MMJ card, your certification, and your medication out of pocket.
What is available at Green Goods?
We’re in the process of expanding our stock. In the meanwhile, check out the assortment of Vireo products we carry. Whether you’re looking for high-THC or high-CBD, cartridges or capsules, Vireo has a product that will help you best manage your health.
The best thing about purchasing medical cannabis is that, thanks to regulatory testing, you know exactly what you’re getting. While people have been self-medicating with marijuana for centuries, testing and better dosing are helping revolutionize medical marijuana and making it a better option for individuals dealing with a variety of medical conditions.
What to Bring With You
In addition to your marijuana card, be sure to bring in your state ID. You’ll always want to have both of those when you stop in.
If you have any questions or just want help choosing a suitable product, don’t worry! Our staff is trained to help. They can help you better understand our products, cannabis, and Green Goods. We’re committed to making medical cannabis more accessible.
Choosing a Medical Cannabis Product
We know that shopping at a dispensary for the first time can be intimidating, as can trying a new-to-you medication. Everything we do is about making that process easier for our customers.
There are a few things to consider when it comes to choosing the best product for you. First, what type of symptoms are you trying to alleviate? Certain products are better suited for pain-relief, while others may help ease anxiety or nausea. Let your budtender know the symptoms you’d like to manage and they can help you find the right product for your desired effect.
Second, consider how you’d like to consume your cannabis. Vapes, oils, and capsules have different onset periods. Keep that in mind when considering how you want to take your medical marijuana.
When it comes time to take your product, start slowly and with a low dose. You can always take more until you reach your desired effect, but if you take too much at first, you may be uncomfortable while the effects wear off.
Whatever you choose, be sure to write down or take note of the product so you can purchase more in the future.