News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 24, 2020: To outsiders, marijuana seems like such a mysterious industry. Before legalization efforts, the dried herb might have traveled thousands of miles before reaching end users; it might have been grown in another country or have been laced with who knows what other drugs. While these aren’t the primary reason marijuana was made illegal in the 20th century, they became a source of concern for some would-be stoners.
These days, users can at least be certain that the cannabis products they buy from licensed dispensaries are safe — but the process the dispensaries use to obtain their weed is still not well known. Considering that there remains a black market for marijuana in many states, those curious about cannabis sourcing can read on to learn more about where legal dispensaries go to get weed.
Some Grow Their Own
Some of the oldest, most established dispensaries have long been affiliated with marijuana growing operations. These dispensaries are almost like farm-to-table weed shops or the tasting rooms located on vineyard property; they exclusively sell product grown on their property, but the experience of visiting these spaces is a bit more exciting than buying bud at a typical dispensary.
Usually, dispensaries that manage their own grow operations are a class above. Shop décor tends to be refined, and product lines tend to be cohesive and intensely aesthetic. This could be due to the high costs associated with managing a grow operation; marijuana farmers need more capital to produce quality cannabis products, and that extra capital might also be funneled into a sophisticated and profitable brand store. What’s more, budtenders at these dispensaries will inevitably know more about available products because the company can provide them with details regarding growing conditions, cannabinoid content,