NY Times Frugal Traveler finds that legal cannabis is of higher quality, more consistent, and provided in a concierge environment which resembles an Apple Store. This particular store has a 1 to 1 ratio of staff to customers, which allows an undivided communication and guidance. Bring cash, too.
The don't consume in public part of the rule means you need to find a hotel / living arrangement which allows you to consume, as many hotels don't permit use on their property.
A couple of pointers if you’re planning to partake in one of the eight states that has legalized recreational marijuana in this country. If you’re headed to a dispensary, bring your I.D. as well as cash. Don’t call it weed — the preferred terminology is cannabis. What you may know as a joint is now referred to as a preroll. Don’t say bud, say flower. Most importantly, understand that once you step from the head shop back out onto the street, you’re not supposed to consume in public (This applies to other states as well — you can’t just light up on the sidewalk).