Trying to buy weed on the black market isn’t easy if you don’t have multiple friends with connections to local dealers.
In college I could walk to someone’s dorm room on campus to get a bag of cannabis flower buds. After graduation, all of my friends selling marijuana moved out of the state for jobs or graduate school. It’s unfortunate because it left me with just one single source for buying cannabis in my area. Once that guy quit selling weed, I started networking with various people to find someone who could help me get my sticky green wonder plant. I was saved by the passage of a state constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana. At first I worried if I would qualify for a cannabis card because the lawmakers were trying to restrict access to only people with a small list of severe and life-threatening diseases and disorders. Upon visiting my marijuana doctor for the first time, I was relieved when he told me that he didn’t need any records from my existing physicians to qualify for a medical marijuana card. He simply asked me what medical issues I had that I was looking to treat with marijuana; I explained that I have chronic anxiety and certain strains of cannabis help me feel relieved enough to continue with my workday. In just a few minutes the marijuana doctor was finished and I had my recommendation and could visit a cannabis dispensary the exact same day. It was such an easy experience visiting the cannabis doctor for the first time. Hopefully getting a medical marijuana card is just as easy for others as it was for me.