I came to learn not so long ago that when I needed to change the address on my driver’s license, the DMV didn’t “renew” my license as they said they were going to do.
Suddenly on my birthday this year my license expired plus I learned from a bar where I was making an attempt to gain entry, plus they said “sorry, but we are not able to serve you” just from having a license that expired 2 days previously.
This was a terrible annoyance plus I had to make sure I got up early enough the following day to visit the DMV before heading into work. It was an additional $35 I wasn’t expecting to spend that actual day, but at least my driver’s license is now active once more. Strangely enough, renewing my medical marijuana card with the state was even more simple this year than renewing my driver’s license. When my medical marijuana program began in 2017, you had to physically mail the Office of Medical Marijuana Use your check plus paper application. Then you waited a good three weeks for the marijuana card to show up in the mail. Now you can renew with their digital portal plus have a temporary digital card sent to your SMS in a matter of moments. This is pretty nice if you want to renew your card on the same day as your appointment with your medical cannabis healthcare worker. Once you are able to see your physician has updated your medical cannabis recommendation with the OMMU, you can submit your application plus payment method to get the temporary card in a short period of time. It’s a relatively convenient process compared to the paper applications from five years back.