Five years ago, voters on this day overwhelmingly decided to vote in favor of legalizing medical marijuana.
After medical marijuana was legalized, I went to a specialist so I could obtain a card that would allow me to buy marijuana from a legal dispensary.
Last year, the voters agreed that recreational and medical marijuana should be available to everyone in the state. When recreational marijuana was legalized, a lot of things changed. The number of dispensaries has doubled in a single year. Permits for medical and recreational marijuana suppliers have doubled in one year. Thanks to the addition of recreational weed, medical cannabis is now much cheaper. Since everyone can buy marijuana, there is no reason to have a medical card unless you are a true medical patient. There are some perks to having a medical marijuana card, though. I get first choice in the event of a plant shortage and I don’t have to pay any additional state or local taxes on purchases. This saves about 30% on every single order. Since there are a number of people using marijuana, the selection has also doubled. The medical marijuana dispensary used to carry about 200 different items. Since marijuana was legalized for recreational use, the dispensary easily has twice that amount. It seems like each and every week, there is something new to display. Every company offers new items to showcase their top strains and blends. The amount of cannabis farms in the northern part of the state is equal to the amount of farmers with agricultural crops like grapes, corn, artichokes, or almonds.