After the marijuana is grown, it gets dried, cured and packaged before being sent to retailers, where customers can get their hands on the product.
New Jersey has five medical marijuana dispensaries. Should state lawmakers approve recreational weed, that number would spike. Oregon, for example, has 523 licensed marijuana retailers, according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which regulates the state’s cannabis industry.
Dispensaries sell a variety of products, including marijuana buds, concentrates, edibles, lotions and drinks, among others. At Farma, a dispensary in Portland, a budtender — yes, that’s what the dispensary employees are called — sold this reporter a tin of cannabis-infused mints.