I was 45 years old when I tasted marijuana for the first time. The doctor recommended using medical marijuana after a back surgery. I was allergic to most of the pain meds, but I needed the surgery. After the doctor put me back together, he gave me a prescription for medical marijuana. Medical marijuana helps with a lot of the pain and it also helps to ease the anxiety that some people feel after surgery. Marijuana is abundant in this state, because it is legal recreationally and medically. There is no difference between a dispensary that carries recreational and medical products, but some of them only carry medical marijuana and service medical marijuana patients. Down the street from my apartment there is a recreational marijuana dispensary. I went to that place first, because it is close in proximity to my apartment. The friendly and knowledgeable budtender recommended a couple of different products. One was a candy coin That was supposed to taste like root beer. I was impressed by the flavor, but I didn’t like the high as much as smoking a joint. I smoked a joint by myself and I didn’t even get through half of it. I was ready to eat every snack in the house after smoking the medical marijuana joint. There was some watermelon in their fridge and I ate a big bowl. The watermelon tasted like sweet sugar and cotton candy. Clearly cannabis has some effect on our taste buds as well as our mental faculties. I’ve had watermelon 100 times in my life, but it never tasted as good as that day.