Both recreational and medicinal cannabis are legal in my state.
I suffer some minor issues with sore muscles, headaches, difficulty sleeping and eczema that I prefer to treat with weed rather than synthetic pharmaceuticals.
Whenever possible, I always opt for a natural remedy because I worry over long-term consequences. I wasn’t sure if it was worth the time and money to acquire my medical marijuana card. I had heard that the process isn’t overly difficult. I was reluctant to schedule a doctor’s appointment, make the rather long drive and devote the time. I also learned that I’d have a significant investment in the doctor’s visit as well as the card. The card would then only be valid for a single year, and I’d need to pay the fees all over again. I did some research into the differences between medical and recreational cannabis. From what I found out, having the card would allow me to purchase a larger quantity and higher potency without paying tax. However, I would be shopping from the exact same products. There isn’t a difference between the products on the shelves. There isn’t a strain of smokable flower strictly for medicinal patients. As a recreational consumer, I can still buy curative topicals, therapeutic tinctures and CBD options. I can browse the selection of edibles, concentrates and extracts or purchase packs of pre-rolls. I have access to the dispensary’s loyalty program, weekly deals and vendor days. I can still benefit from online ordering, in-store pickup or even delivery to my home. I have not gotten my MMJ card and I’ve managed to effectively treat my various ailments with cannabis.