If you’ve recently decided to try medical cannabis, you likely have some questions and concerns. It can be intimidating to step inside a medical cannabis dispensary and not know what to do, which questions to ask, and how to find the products you need. We can help guide you on what to expect at a New Jersey medical cannabis dispensary.
Expect to Be Carded
The MPXNJ Atlantic City location is a medical-only cannabis dispensary. That means we only serve medical cannabis patients, and not adult use consumers, at the dispensary. Before you visit our dispensary, you must be a New Jersey resident and register with the state’s Medicinal Cannabis Program as a patient to obtain a medical cannabis card. Without it, you will not be able to enter the dispensary. When you arrive, the front receptionist will check you in with your medical cannabis card and state-issued ID.
Waiting is Normal
At many medical cannabis dispensaries, it can be standard procedure for the staff to attend to patients individually, and you might experience a brief wait. It can depend on the day of the week, or if you are visiting during a busy time frame, your visit may take slightly longer than expected. For example, a medical cannabis dispensary can get busy during the weekend as most people have extra free time to spend at the dispensary. To reduce your waiting time on your first visit, and to make your check-in process even smoother at MPXNJ, you can register as a medical cannabis patient at our dispensary before your visit. Atlantic City Patient Registration – MPX NJ
Security Guards Are Common
At MPXNJ, the safety of our patients and our staff is one of our highest priorities. A common sight in the industry is a uniformed guard at the dispensary. Medical cannabis and recreational dispensaries are still primarily cash-run businesses. This is because cannabis is still a Schedule 1 controlled substance at the federal level, and banks are hesitant to work with cannabis businesses. Most dispensaries still deal with cash, primarily. Additionally, cannabis is a hot commodity, and a security guard serves as a deterrent to criminal activity. Security guards also assist patients in accessing and exiting the dispensary, control the orderly flow of traffic and the parking lot and, generally, help to provide a safe and orderly environment for patients.
Expect to Pay in Cash Although some medical cannabis dispensaries offer cashless systems, as we mentioned before, most dispensaries remain cash-only businesses. At our MPXNJ dispensary, we also accept CanPay as a form of payment. CanPay is a debit payment app that allows you to pay for your purchases at cannabis retailers with a simple debit to your checking account when you make a purchase. To learn how CanPay can save you time and money, click here.
The first time you visit a medical cannabis dispensary, you will probably have questions. For example, if you suffer from chronic pain, PTSD, or anxiety, different product options can potentially help you. When you speak to a dispensary agent about your concerns regarding your medical needs, you can receive recommendations that might be best suited for your condition. Do not be afraid to ask questions – our staff is here to assist you.
Understanding the Products
Did you know there’s more than one way to consume medical cannabis? One of the most vital factors when consuming medical cannabis is understanding the consumption methods. The advances in product innovations have produced different consumption methods for patients to choose from. (Consumption – MPX NJ). With all of the different ways to consume medical cannabis – for instance, by inhaling, ingesting, or even applying it to your skin- each consumption method provides a unique experience. Speak with your healthcare practitioner to see which would be best for you.
Rate Your Experience
After your first experience, reflect on your visit. How did your first visit to a New Jersey medical cannabis dispensary feel? Did you find what you were looking for at the dispensary? Did the dispensary team help you find the best product for you? If you had a great experience, let us know.
Still interested and want to visit our dispensary? You may be eligible for medical cannabis if deemed clinically appropriate by your certifying healthcare provider. Anyone that is interested in becoming a patient must first register with the New Jersey Medicinal Cannabis Program before having access to purchasing medical cannabis products. For more information on obtaining your medical cannabis card in New Jersey (Medical Cannabis Patient – Atlantic City (mpxnj.com), please visit our MPXNJ website for additional information.
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This product contains cannabis. For use only by adults 21 years of age or older. Keep out of the reach of children. There may be health risks associated with the consumption of this product, including for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning on becoming pregnant. Do not drive a motor vehicle or operate heavy machinery while using this product.