An access point is a designated location where patients can legally purchase medical marijuana. These access points are highly regulated at the moment. However, as cannabis laws loosen, more locations are opening every day. Usually, access points are also called dispensaries. Besides selling medical cannabis, an access point educates and informs clients.
Depending on specific local laws, an access point is often a spot where patients and consumers can meet with cannabis experts to learn about the regional application and certification process in order to gain access to medical marijuana for treating a range of state-specified conditions. Cannabis products containing varying amounts of THC, cannabinoids, and terpenoids are sold to eligible adults at an access point. Access-point technicians, also known as budtenders, inform patients about the different strains of cannabis available and the various products that meet specific medical needs.
An access point often has a separating window where patients can address their private medical concerns openly with a professional budtender when examining the available cannabis products. Both patients and consumers are usually required to register at the access point, and must submit certifications in order to make any type of purchase.
An access point is sometimes called a co-op, compassion club, or clinic. The term access point gives it a somewhat more professional-sounding vibe.
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If you have a green card, there is an access point down the road where you can obtain medical cannabis.