Walking into your first Seattle pot shop is a lot like going to a bar for the first time. It’s exciting and scary all at the same time. Are you perhaps wondering what you’ll need, where you can actually smoke, or if you can use your credit card? Here are 6 tips for purchasing legal, recreational weed in the state of Washington.

1.What you need:

A government-issued ID from anywhere in the world, that states you are 21 years of age or older. Some shops cannot take vertical IDs but most will accept valid passports. It’s best to bring cash – not only because most shops won’t accept debit or credit cards – but because it will also make the transaction move along quickly and give you a more convenient opportunity to tip your budtender.

2. Where you can smoke:

Just as you’re not allowed to consume alcohol in public places, neither are you allowed to smoke pot. To avoid any trouble with the law, enjoy your legal weed in a residency in which smoking has been permitted.

3. How to choose:

Seattle budtenders, especially those at Trees Pot Shop, are highly educated on the various methods of consumption and most (if not all) Washington State cannabis producers and processors. Your budtender should be able to help you when it comes to deciding which strains or products suit your lifestyle.

4. Quality assurance:

One of the best things about buying from a legal pot shop is that you’ll know what to expect from each individual strain. The weed in Washington State will be pre-packaged after they have passed through a laboratory for quality assurance testing. Each strain’s THC (the psychoactive component) level will be tested in the lab. The packages of cured cannabis flower and other pot products will often display percentages of other cannabinoids as well, including CBD, CBN and THCA.  State-approved testing facilities will be screening for mold, pesticides, and other contaminants.

5. How much to carry:

It’s important to note the legal amount you can purchase and possess at any one time. In Seattle these are the amounts you are allowed to legally have on your person:

Flower – 1 ounce (28 Grams)

Extracts and Concentrates – 7 grams of extract for inhalation

Edibles – 16 ounces of infused product in edible form or 72 oz. in beverage form

Topicals – 16 ounces of infused topical product in solid form or 72 oz. in liquid form

Come into Trees Pot Shop and we will make your first time buying recreational weed in Seattle an educational and positive experience.