The new normal is here, and you cannot expect anything to be the same as it was before the pandemic, and it applies to cannabis shopping as well. Just imagine how simple it was to step into your favorite dispensary, explore the shelves, chat with your budtender, and pick your stash after spending a couple of hours there.
But things are completely different today, as safety is your top concern every time you are outside because you are at risk. The pandemic has been around for more than a year. Everyone knows what needs to be done to stay safe. You can simply realign your shopping habits and stock up safely without worrying about the infection. Here are some things you can do.
Avoid the crowds
If you really must go out to buy cannabis from a local dispensary, ensure that you never do it during peak hours. Foot traffic is likely to be low during odd hours, and you can easily avoid the crowds when you are there. Follow the social distancing rules when you are there, keeping a safe distance from the budtender and fellow shoppers. It is best to explore the product range on the store’s website at home so that you already know what you want and can simply pick your stuff and finish shopping quickly. Avoid standing in long queues at the store and wear your mask at all times when you are there.
Opt for doorstep delivery
Even as you go the extra mile with precautions in the dispensary, there is always a risk because you have exposure. Buying marijuana online and having it delivered to your doorstep is a better option on any day. You can be safe at home, and the dispensary will discreetly drop off your package at your place. Most Canadian dispensaries are already doing it because they realize that it is the need of the hour. It keeps both customers and shoppers safe by minimizing human contact. You can also consider the option of curbside pickup if you want.
Prioritize quality experiences
Cannabis shopping has evolved over the years since it became legal in the country. But the pandemic has taken consumer expectations a notch higher. Right now, you must prioritize quality experiences, which cover both products and services. You will want the best strains and products to get value for money. But services are equally crucial when it comes to having the best shopping experiences. Whether you shop in-store or online, ensure that the seller goes the extra mile with safety. Dispensaries are making an extra effort because they want to win the trust and loyalty of buyers during this critical phase.
Cannabis shopping isn’t going to be the same for sure, but it can get better than before, provided that you take the right approach and mindset. Choose the right dispensary that invests in your safety and do your bit to stay safe as well. Never skimp on quality, even if you have to pay a bit more.