What is the difference between medical and recreational marijuana?

My sibling and I were talking about marijuana the other morning, and I was curious. I asked him what the difference was between medical and recreational marijuana? He laughed and told myself and others that recreational marijuana was illegal. I thought he was just throwing myself and others off the subject, but I soon realized he wasn’t. Mom had been talking about medical marijuana and how pressing it was to have marijuana legalized in our state. Now that medical marijuana was legalized, ‌everyone was purchasing it; After asking the difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana, I soon l received the answer. Basically, they were the same thing, however medical marijuana was legal and recreational is not legal. And… I couldn’t buy either‌. Either way, you had to be twenty-one to purchase medical or recreational marijuana, and I was only eighteen. If only medical marijuana was legalized, I had to have a medically documented reason for purchasing it. I thought about faking a seizure, however that was morally wrong. So several young people needed medical marijuana for epilepsy and I could never guess good about doing such a thing. I waited until I was twenty-one to even try marijuana. Maybe, ‌in the next more than two years, they will legalize recreational marijuana and I won’t need to worry about the morality of using medical marijuana when it isn’t needed. When I realized I was even considering getting medical marijuana when I didn’t have any reason’ I was ashamed. I felt love I was trying to take someone from somebody who really needed it.

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