We have mostly pre-packed here also. I do patronize my fav dispensary because they do buy bulk from growers that allow it, pack themselves, make their own pre-rolls, and most importantly to me is they are independent and locally owned and didn't sell out to the MJ corps.In WA state everything is pre-packaged. Even a gram of weed! We can’t smell or tell how dried out the weed is. I miss the large jars and see them bag it up. I hope they don’t forget about the medical patients? You are right, one hour definitely isn’t long enough. People in pain and sick waiting in a long line.
The budtenders need to be able to sell everything to everyone over 21. Why separate the customers unless someone doesn’t want to be seen in a cannabis store. In that case make appts for folks.
Oregon had the least disruption to the cannabis customers when they switched over to rec.
We used to have "deli style" where bud was in big jars, they had sniff samples, etc. Eh...COVID did away with that and it really wasn't all that to begin with. Bud just sat there in big bell jars and it typically wasn't the top shelf. Really didn't catch on around here.
I'm now seeing pre-pack from my two fav brands, Curio (MD only thing) and Grassroots. They are putting small Integra Boost packs in the 1/8 jars they sell.
As for why separate lines...well, my understanding is to provide patients with an faster, easier alternative to being in line with the masses.
But they are only requiring edibles and 'trates to be inventoried separately for med patients. Not flower. I don't understand that at all.
Yep...IMO, MD is in for a mess come 1 Jul open of rec on a major holiday weekend. Yippee ki-yay, mofos! haha