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Head Shops vs Dispensaries

Medical marijuana is legal in the State of Mississippi and we will begin seeing patients soon! Make sure you reserve an appointment so you can get your medical card as soon as possible in order to access dispensaries!

You have probably heard of both dispensaries and head shops (or smoke shops), but do you know the difference between the two? In this blog, we will talk about what both of these establishments are and what you can purchase at each them.

What Is a Head Shop?

A head shop is the same thing as a smoke shop. Head shops have been increasing in popularity in recent years, especially because vaping has become so popular.

At head shops, a variety of items are available for purchase including:

  • Vape devices (nicotine products)

  • Lottery tickets

  • Cigarettes

  • Tobacco products

  • Water pipes

  • Incense

  • Dabbing rigs

…and so much more! The key difference between head shops and dispensaries is that you can purchase marijuana at dispensaries but not at head shops. You might find some of the same things at head shops and dispensaries, but cannabis will not be one of those things.

What Can I Buy at a Dispensary?

You can purchase your medicinal marijuana from dispensaries in the State of Mississippi. You will see cannabis in many different forms at your local dispensary, including:

  • Edibles

  • Tinctures

  • Flower

  • Topicals

  • Vapes

…and so much more! Mississippi luckily has legalized almost every form of marijuana for medicinal use, however, some types have THC potency caps.

The Bottom Line

You might see some similarities among the products for sale at dispensaries and head shops, but the most notable difference between the two is that cannabis will only be for sale from state licensed dispensaries.

You will be able to purchase things like pipes and bongs at both types of establishments, but head shops will have more of a selection most likely. Head shops also sell other items such as nicotine and tobacco products.

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in Mississippi

Medical marijuana is legal in the State of Mississippi and the program should be up and running very shortly! Make sure you are prepared by reserving an appointment with us so that you will not have to wait much longer to get your medical card!

Schedule a medical marijuana evaluation online today with one of our compassionate, qualified physicians, and we’ll book an appointment for you just as soon as Mississippi’s medical marijuana market is up and running.

You’ll meet with your new doctor and learn what medical marijuana might do for you. Act soon to find out if you qualify for a Mississippi Marijuana Card.


Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.

Helping you find health and wellness through safe and convenient access to medical marijuana is our primary goal at Mississippi Marijuana Card. We’re working hard to educate advocates and cynics alike about the unique benefits medical cannabis can offer, building an accessible informational library of all things Mississippi and medical marijuana in the process.

If you have any questions, we’re ready to answer them. Call us at (833) 781-6635, or simply reserve a medical marijuana evaluation!

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