With medical marijuana and recreational marijuana both legal and considered essential in California, you may be thinking about trying it for a variety of reasons—to relieve stress, help with sleep, reduce aches and pains, or simply to “get away” for a while.
Here’s how to plan for a successful visit to Herbarium, LA’s No. 1 cannabis dispensary.
Hours of Operation – Herbarium is open every day except major holidays, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 979 N La Brea Ave. Because you’ll likely have questions about products, plan to visit early in the day or midweek so you can have the undivided attention of a ‘budtender’ (our cannabis clerks) who are more than happy to share their knowledge and help you navigate all of the options.
Age and Identification – All dispensaries are legally required to ensure you are eligible to buy cannabis products. You must be 21 years or older to enter the store unless you are a medical patient with proper paperwork from a California licensed practitioner, which allows admission at 18 years. Be sure to bring both your photo ID and medical card. Keep your photo ID in your possession while you are in the store.
Range of Products – You may feel a little overwhelmed at the range of products you’ll find at Herbarium. Discuss your desired effect with the budtender and they will define products for you, explain the names, and go over all the options, including the effects of THC and CBD, the difference between Indicas, Sativas, and Hybrids, as well as topicals, edibles, and concentrates. Using this website before your visit will give you a head start on understanding the variety you’ll find. The live chat option will answer all of your questions.
Payment – Herbarium accepts all major credit cards. However, many people prefer to pay cash and there is an ATM on the premises. Tipping your budtender in cash is allowed and customary, just like a great bartender or server.
Samples and Tastes are absolutely not allowed.
Doses and Limits – You will want to take it slow at first to understand how a product affects you. In California, you may purchase up to 28.5 grams of marijuana (one ounce is 28 grams) as well as 8 grams of cannabis concentrate. You may only visit the store once a day. With a medical marijuana license, adults 18-20 may purchase up to 8 ounces.
Purchase Procedures – Once you’ve made your selection, your budtender will bag your purchase in a clear bag and seal it with a sticker, staple, or childproof zipper. You may travel with marijuana in your vehicle as long as the product is in its sealed bag or in the trunk of your car. Consumption should be limited to the privacy of your own home and not in public.
Buying is not Required – If you want to visit the store and become educated, we’re delighted you chose Herbarium. Take all the time you need and get all of your questions answered. There is no pressure to buy anything. Regulations allow two visits per day. Herbarium is considered a must-see destination for visitors. Many people come into the store to buy Herbarium-branded merchandise.
Where to Smoke – Even though cannabis is legal in California, it is illegal to use it in public. You may use it on private property where smoking is not prohibited.
Once you have experienced various products and you are familiar with the options, why not order online and have it delivered? Herbarium will deliver up to 25 miles from our store, normally within one hour, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.