FAQs from Union Square Travel Agency
Cannabis Dispensary located in New York, NY
The Union Square Travel Agency (USQTA) is an adult-use cannabis dispensary located in Union Square on the corner of Broadway & 13th in Manhattan.
Hmmm… not in the traditional sense if you’re looking to purchase a flight, vacation, hotel, or cruise. But we are here to be your personal guide to cannabis and to the places & experiences it may take you.
The USQTA dispensary is open Sunday through Thursday from 9am to 11pm and Friday through Saturday from 9am to 12am. Keep checking back as our opening hours will extend over time.
YES, we are one of the first legal adult-use dispensaries to operate in New York.
There are several benefits from buying from a legal dispensary, including:
- TESTING – all the products we sell have been tested for impurities – such as germs, toxins and metals by a NYS licensed laboratory. The results of those tests are clearly visible on every package;
- BETTER INFORMATION – so you know exactly what you’re consuming including the THC percentage, and what other cannabinoids and terpenes are in the product;
- BETTER EXPERIENCE – by consuming safe, high quality tested products where you know exactly what cannabinoids and terpenes are present, you increase the likelihood of having a great cannabis experience.
Anyone who is aged 21 and over with a valid form of identification can enter the USQTA dispensary.
A state driver’s license, state identification card, or passport can work as a valid form of identification.
For anyone 21 years or older, you can possess up to 3 ounces of flower, or 24 grams of cannabis concentrate, including edibles and oil, at one time.
No need to worry, please enjoy the experience, have fun, ask lots of questions and let our budtenders guide you based on your personal needs. You have a few options when shopping at the USQTA from in-store purchasing, to pre-ordering on line, and delivery (launching soon). But as a newbie, you probably want to speak to a budtender and let them guide you
We take cash, debit cards, credit cards*, or Dutchie Pay (ACH) for payment. If you prefer to pay in cash, we have ATM machines in the store.
USQTA is the first dispensary in New York State to introduce a compliant credit card solution in store and through its delivery service. We’ve partnered with Ledger Green, a company that has developed a credit card offering built to address compliance, safety, and anti-money laundering (AML). Customers who choose to use credit cards will be charged a $3.75 compliance fee which is used to pay for enhanced AML and compliance at Ledger Green, banks, and credit card brands.
Pre-ordering is great when you want to skip the line and you know what you want. Simply place your order through our website www.unionsquaretravelagency.com
You can pay online using Dutchie Pay, pay via cash, or with a debit card when you pick up in the store.
Nope! When you come to the store we will check your ID and use that to verify it’s you picking up your pre-order.
People 21 years or older can consume cannabis in a private home or in most places tobacco can be consumed, with the exception of consumption in a motor vehicle, a private business (such as a restaurant patio), a hookah or “cigar bar,” or on federal property. Never drive under the influence of cannabis. When transporting cannabis, it must be in a sealed container.
People 21 years or older can “share” cannabis without compensation, to a person 21 years or older under the legal possession limit, but the sale of a service or commodity associated with the sharing is prohibited, including so-called “gifting.”
You can’t smoke on federal lands (that means don’t bring your cannabis to a federal park). Although cannabis is legal in New York, it’s still federally classified as a Schedule 1 Drug, making it not okay to be anywhere that’s federally controlled. Cannabis also cannot be transported across state lines.
All of our cannabis and CBD products are grown and processed in New York State. We endeavor to support and purchase products and accessories from BIPOC and women-owned businesses.
There are many ways to consume cannabis and if it’s your first time visiting, it can be overwhelming. So let your budtender guide you, but here’s a primer:
- Flower – you grind, you roll it, you smoke it! But there’s lots of different strains now which all give you a different high and feeling. You can purchase flower in different amounts (typically by the gram, by the ⅛ or by the ¼ ounce) or in pre-rolled joints.
- Edibles – cannabis that you “eat/drink”. There’s lot of types of edibles these days including gummies, pills, chocolates, caramels, and even drinks. It can take a while for the edible to affect you, and it varies person by person, so take your time and don’t digest too much too soon.
- Tinctures – tinctures are an effective way to deliver a precise dose of THC. Tinctures are made using a solvent like alcohol to extract important terpenes and cannabinoids like THC and CBD. Tinctures are often used for use cases that require consistent and repeated dosing.
- Concentrates – Cannabis plants are covered by microscopic, mushroom-shaped, hair-like compounds called trichomes which surround the budding flower and produce the plant’s cannabinoids. Trichomes can be collected and made into concentrates, including extracts and dabs. Concentrates can contain very high levels of THC. Concentrates can be vaporized and inhaled using a vape pen or by dabbing (smoking highly concentrated cannabis oil). Concentrates and extracts are quite similar. Concentrates come in varying textures such as shatter, badder, budder, and crumble.
- Topicals – Externally applied to the body, topicals are great for the consumer seeking help with pain management, anxiety and stress. Topicals are made with CBD or THC extracts and used for a variety of benefits; pain management, anxiety and stress.
We recommend starting with a small amount the first time, get to know your personal limits and how it makes you feel. Edibles can take a few hours to fully metabolize, which means the effects are delayed. Start with 5 mgs (or one serving) first, wait 2 hours and see how you feel. Smoking flower is quite similar, however the effects are felt more immediately.
There are many terms for cannabis including, weed, marijuana, pot, but the word cannabis stands true to the plant’s scientific name.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in cannabis that interact with the receptors in the brain and body to create various effects. More than 100 cannabinoids have been identified, with the most common being THC and CBD.
- THC: When people think of cannabis, they generally are referring to THC which is the cannabinoid that makes you feel euphoric or ‘high’. The THC percentage shown on a cannabis testing label is the percentage of THC compared to other terpenes and cannabinoids, and not the total THC amount in that strain.
- THCA is a naturally occurring acid that has no intoxicating effects until it’s heated (and then it turns until THC). The percentage value of THCA on a label represents the amount of THCA present. THCA has many potential healing benefits for arthritis, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and other ailments. While raw cannabis won’t leave you intoxicated, many people juice raw cannabis leaves for the many benefits found in THCA.
- CBD is yet another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, and is the second most abundant after THC. CBD is non-intoxicating and has many potential therapeutic benefits such as anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, analgesic, and pain management. You will also find a CBD percentage on cannabis labels. If you want a CBD dominant product, look for products with low THC or ask one of our budtenders for help!
Yes, we are hiring! We’re always on the lookout for people with an interest in cannabis and retail, and who are kind, considerate and enjoy working with other people. Please send your resume and an overview of what you’re looking for in a role to firstname.lastname@example.org