Your First Cloud Cannabis Dispensary Visit: What to Expect

If you’re gearing up for your first visit to a Cloud Cannabis dispensary, we couldn’t be more thrilled for you. We’ve put a lot of work into making each of our Michigan dispensaries warm, welcoming, inviting…and fun! 

We’re sure you have a lot of questions, and we’ll do our best to answer them here. So if you’re ready, let’s get started!


Cloud Cannabis Basics: What Is a Dispensary?

It may sound like a basic question, but for some of us, the idea of buying cannabis from a store seems a little…unusual. So, if you’re going to a dispensary for the first time, let’s begin here.

A dispensary is simply a store that sells legal cannabis products. It’s a little like going to a wine store—in that you must be 21 or older—and it’s a little like visiting a high-tech plant nursery! At Cloud Cannabis, you’ll find interactive sample jars of the different cannabis flower strains we carry, along with displays showing the many types of concentrates, edibles, topicals, and other cannabis products. 

Most importantly, you’ll find something very unique at each Cloud Cannabis Michigan dispensary: Our highly knowledgeable and friendly budtenders. Whenever you have a question—anything from “what is a dispensary?” to “what is the cannabinoid ratio of this sativa-dominant phenotype?”—they’ll be happy to help guide your journey.

Cloud Cannabis Basics: Can I Go to a Dispensary Without a Card?

Yes, if you’re 21 or older, you can visit any of our recreational stores without a medical card. However, if you’re visiting a medical-only store, such as Traverse City or Detroit, medical cannabis patients must have a valid Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) card under Michigan’s cannabis law.

Are you registered as a medical cannabis patient in another state? Cloud Cannabis welcomes most out-of-state cardholders. But be sure to bring your physical or digital card (if applicable). Otherwise, there’s no way for us to look up whether or not you’re a valid cardholder.

For both medical and adult-use customers, you’ll need to have a valid state-issued ID. Under Michigan law, you must be 21 or over to purchase cannabis products.


Cloud Cannabis Basics: What You Need to Know Before Visiting

If you’re going to a Michigan dispensary for the first time, it’s natural to feel a little nervous, or even intimidated. After all, for those of us who grew up in the days before Michigan legalized medical and adult-use cannabis, there was a significant stigma around using cannabis. But here’s a little secret we’d like to share with you:

You don’t need to know anything about cannabis before you visit one of our dispensaries.

We mean that sincerely. At Cloud Cannabis, we pride ourselves on treating all our customers as honored friends, no matter their level of experience with cannabis. That’s why we like to give back to our repeat customers: When you join the Cloud Club, you’ll earn one point for every dollar you spend that can then be used to redeem products. And in addition to collecting points, Cloud Club members get exclusive deals on their favorite Cloud Cannabis products.

We look forward to seeing you at any of our Michigan medical and recreational dispensaries. And if you have any questions about Michigan medical marijuana cards, our rewards program, or any other topics, we invite you to reach out anytime. We’re here to help!