Tips for first-time users as recreational marijuana goes on sale in MO – News-Leader

With recreational, adult-use marijuana expected to go on sale as early as Feb. 6, a new clientele will be visiting Missouri dispensaries, eager to try products that were formerly only legal for medical marijuana patients.

Perhaps you’ve been around marijuana before — a family member has a medical card or friends buy from dealers —and now you’re interested in trying products yourself. Walking into a dispensary, learning what products are best for you and enjoying your experience using marijuana may feel daunting, initially.

Fortunately, budtenders at area dispensaries are eager to help direct new users in the right direction. Ashley Virden, an assistant store manager for the The Farmer’s Wife chain of dispensaries in southern Missouri, is one of them.