Do you love a deal?  When it comes time to restock your stash, there are many dispensaries to choose from and most of them offer great deals and discounts. Dispensary prices can change from day to day. However, many of you may have heard the phrase “you get what you pay for.” Does that mean cheap cannabis is low quality? Not necessarily. When shopping for your next cannabis deal, there are a few things to keep in mind.

When states began legalizing recreational cannabis, the prices exploded. Many areas didn’t have enough cannabis dispensaries to meet the demand. Also, many states and counties imposed high taxes on cannabis, making it very expensive to buy legally. 


Licensed or Unlicensed

The first question you should ask a dispensary is “Are you licensed?” Licensed dispensaries take their business very seriously and make sure to meet top industry standards and requirements. A licensed dispensary will be able to provide you with their license number and in some areas, it is required to display a QR code that will provide you with the license information for that dispensary. 

After the initial boom of legalized cannabis, the prices usually fall. However, in some areas, licensed dispensaries struggle to keep up with demand.

The lack of supply can make way for unlicensed dispensaries to set up shop. However, buying from an unlicensed dispensary can be cheaper but the quality of the product may not be what you want. Unlicensed and blackmarket dispensaries can undercut the cost of cannabis and drive prices down. Unfortunately, the lower prices make it difficult for licensed dispensaries to stay in business. Becoming a licensed dispensary is very expensive and can take a long time. You also risk buying cannabis contaminated with mold, parasites, mildew, or pesticides when you buy from unlicensed dispensaries. 

Finding Deals

Whether you’re looking to restock your stash or try something new, a simple internet search can help you find the best deals near you. Many dispensaries have websites with an inventory menu and deal codes. Deals can change daily but many dispensaries offer ongoing deals. Some deals to look for when researching dispensaries are:

  • ‌New Customer or First Time Customer
  • Cash Back
  • Student Discounts
  • Military Discounts
  • Senior Discounts
  • Early Bird Discount
  • Refer A Friend
  • Reward Program

If you don’t have time to visit a bunch of websites looking for deals, no problem, some apps and websites have streamlined your deal searching for you.

Find deals at:

  • leafbuyer
  • leafly
  • potguide

Wrap Up

Restocking your stash doesn’t have to break the bank. You can always ask ASCENT Mammoth about any deals or specials they’re doing. Reward programs for being a loyal customer are another way to save on your cannabis. 

If you want to browse around, you can search for local cannabis deals or download a cannabis deal finder app. Keep in mind unlicensed dispensaries might be cheaper but may not be the safest or best quality.