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Know before you go

Know Before You Go

  • Ways to Consume Cannabis


    Onset: 1–5 Minutes
    Peak Effect: 5–15 Minutes
    Duration: 1–4 Hours

    This is recommended for first-time cannabis consumers because the effects will onset immediately after exhaling. Smoking or vaporizing cannabis has the fastest onset time compared to other ways to consume cannabis, such as ingestion or sublingual methods. Start by taking one hit from a vaporizer or from a pipe if using combustion. Slowly inhale, taking a somewhat deep breath in, then exhale.

    Inhalation can be done using either combustion or vaporization of raw cannabis. Combustion refers to cannabis that is smoked using an open flame to burn the cannabis and activate the THCa by converting it to THC, like smoking from a bowl or glass pipe. Vaporization refers to cannabis that is heated to the necessary temperature to decarboxylate the THCa and convert it to THC, like smoking from a “weed pen” (usually a 510 vape cartridge).

    Each time you inhale, approximately 2–5mg of THC is consumed per inhalation, but this will vary based on the strain, potency, and the device that’s being used to consume which can also make it hard to precisely dose. Start by taking a puff or two and waiting 10-15 minutes before consuming more. Remember – start low and go slow!


    Onset: 30-120 Minutes
    Peak Effect: 1-5 Hours

  • Consuming Cannabis – Methods And Dosage:

    You may have heard the phrase, “Start low and go slow” referring to cannabis use. This catchy phrase is around for a reason – it’s good advice! Especially for new consumers or someone trying a new way to consume cannabis. Depending on the consumption method, it can be hard to calculate the exact cannabis dosage to achieve your desired effect, which is why it’s always smart to ease into it.

    Each user has different tolerances and experiences, and with so many new products on the market, it’s important to know how each way to consume cannabis will alter your outcome so you can experience the best high possible. In this blog, you’ll learn:

    • Your options for consuming cannabis
    • How different consumption methods make you feel
    • How to find your proper dose of cannabis
  • Remember that we’re here to help, even after you’ve left our dispensary

    No matter what, Leaf Joy is here to guide you through the best cannabis experience possible. If you have any questions about your purchase, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. One of our employees will respond quickly to ensure you have an unparalleled experience. If there’s ever anything we can do to make your in-store experience better, please make sure to let us know.

  • Placing your order

    Once you decide which cannabis products you’ll be taking home, your Budtender will pick your order and complete the transaction with you. If you’d prefer not to work with a Budtender, you can place your order online ahead of time. If you’ve placed an online order, it will be ready and waiting for you, but you can also still ask questions and make changes to your order if needed. Unfortunately, dispensaries are unable to accept credit cards, so don’t forget your debit card (we have an ATM on site) or cash.

  • What To Expect At Your First Visit
    One of the most common comments we receive from visitors is that they had no idea what to expect when going to a dispensary for the first time. Here are some tips to make your first visit an enjoyable one.
  • Checking In
    Simply entering a dispensary for the first time can be an intimidating experience. At Leaf Joy, we strive to make you feel welcome as soon as you pull into our parking lot. Once you step inside our reception area, you’ll need to show us a valid state or government-issued photo ID – AKA a driver’s license, identification card, or passport. There are no exceptions as this is not just a dispensary rule, but a requirement given by the government. One of our friendly staff members will verify your ID(s) and buzz you into the sales floor to either pick up your online order, or place an order with a Budtender.
  • Working with a Budtender
    If you’re new to cannabis, figuring out which products are right for you can be overwhelming – especially if you’re going to a dispensary for the first time. Our highly-trained and friendly Budtenders are here to help you navigate our extensive menu and find the best products to give you your perfect cannabis experience. When you enter the dispensary, you’ll be directed to the next available Budtender. This is your time to ask questions, explain what you’re looking to achieve with cannabis, and get recommendations from our team. We want you to feel happy with your purchase and leave confidence in how to consume your products when you get home. We LOVE helping our customers navigate their own cannabis experience – so never be afraid to ask as many questions as you want.
  • Our FAQs

  • I've never been to a dispensary before...will someone be able to help me and answer questions?

    Of course! Our Staff is here to help you have the best dispensary experience possible – which means they’re ready to answer all your questions and recommend the best products to fit your needs. Our staff is friendly, approachable, and can’t wait to get your started on your cannabis journey!

  • Can I order online?

    Yes! You can check out our menu and order online ahead of your visit to the dispensary.

  • Where do your products come from?

    We take great pride in the products that we choose – so we partner with only the best cannabis growers, processors, and suppliers in the state to consistently offer our customers the highest quality cannabis products and are always on the lookout for new and exciting products. You can check out our menus to see all the brands we’re currently stocking.

  • I'm from out-of-state...can I still visit the dispensary?

    Yes! As long as you have a valid government-issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) you can visit the dispensary and make a purchase.

  • Is Leaf Joy a medical dispensary?

    At this time, Leaf Joy dispensary is recreational (AKA “adult use”), not medical. However, anyone over 21 years of age is welcome to visit our dispensary and make a purchase, regardless of their medical marijuana patient status.

  • What is THC?

    THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is just one of many cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, etc.) found in the cannabis plant. THC is most widely known for being the primary cannabinoid in marijuana products that produces a psychoactive effect. In other words, THC is the cannabinoid that gets you high.

  • Who can purchase products at Leaf Joy?

    Leaf Joy is a recreational (also known as “adult use”) dispensary. Anyone over 21+ years old with a valid ID can purchase cannabis from Leaf Joy.

  • How Cannabis Can Enhance Your Life

  • Recreational Alternative

    Adult use of cannabis can serve as a recreational alternative for those who prefer it over other substances like alcohol or tobacco. It offers an alternative option for relaxation and enjoyment, potentially reducing the risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption or smoking.

    It's important to note that responsible and informed consumption is key. Understanding legal regulations, using cannabis in moderation, and being aware of individual tolerance levels are essential for ensuring a safe and positive experience with adult use cannabis.

  • Creativity and Inspiration

    Some individuals find that cannabis can stimulate creativity and provide new perspectives. It may help unlock novel ideas, boost imagination, and encourage out-of-the-box thinking, making it valuable for artists, writers, and individuals seeking creative inspiration.

  • Enhanced Mood and Enjoyment

    Cannabis has the potential to elevate mood and enhance enjoyment. It can heighten sensory experiences, making activities such as listening to music, watching movies, or engaging in creative pursuits more pleasurable and engaging.

  • Socialization and Bonding

    Cannabis can be enjoyed in social settings, bringing people together and fostering connections. It can serve as a recreational activity that promotes social bonding, shared experiences, and a sense of community among adults.