I debated over whether or not I wanted to get my medical marijuana card.
I looked into the process and was reluctant to spend the time and money.
I wasn’t happy with the idea of scheduling an appointment with a doctor, taking a day off from work and sitting in a waiting room for however long. I’d then need to explain my various symptoms and convince the doctor to give me approval. After that, the application process seems quite simple but costs several hundred dollars. I might be convinced to go through all that if the card was valid for more than a year. I procrastinated long enough that recreational weed was legalized in my state. I no longer need anything more than a government-issued identification to prove I’m a United States citizen and over 21 years of age. Although medical marijuana cardholders are exempt from the task and allowed greater potency and quantity, I’m happy with having access to a wide selection of cannabis. My initial visit to the dispensary was a little overwhelming. I had no idea where to start. I had no experience with the wide variety of brands, strains and consumption methods. I wasn’t knowledgeable in THC, CBD and the many cannabinoids and terpenes. I am very thankful that the budtenders are both knowlegeable and helpful. They are always happy to answer questions, share insight and make recommendations. I’ve also had good luck with shopping the weekly deals, vendor days and specials. I signed up for the dispensary’s loyalty program so that I earn points for every dollar I spend. Those points add up to savings on products. I also get notified when there are new sales and new products available.