Choosing a Dispensary

Choosing the right dispensary is an intensely personal decision based on a variety of factors important to you as an individual. These factors (we have check marked those applicable to Herbal Alternatives) may include:

  • safety of the dispensary location;
  • privacy (including anonymity of entry);
  • ADA compliant (entrance and counter heights);
  • dispensary filled with natural light;
  • large open dispensing area;
  • private consult rooms;
  • proximity to public transportation (metro and bus);
  • proximity to parking (street and garage);
  • knowledgeable staff (over 30 years combined cannabis industry experience);
  • variety of cannabis stock and accessories;
  • cannabis inventory properly stored (Herbal Alternatives is the only dispensary in DC that properly stores its inventory in a temperature and humidity controlled environment);
  • competitive pricing;
  • product weighed in front of patient (except pre-orders);
  • pre-ordering capabilities;
  • locally owned and operated;
  • child-resistant packaging;
  • veteran discounts;
  • library of educational materials;
  • educational workshops;
  • member benefit programs; and
  • whether or not non-regulatory procedures are flexible enough to accommodate individual patient needs and/or preferences.

Consider what is important to you and make your choice. We hope you choose Herbal Alternatives but in the end the primary goal of each of the District’s dispensaries is to see to your safety and well-being—and we believe each of the five dispensaries in DC are uniquely qualified to do just that.