They also offer free home delivery while the recreational dispensaries are mostly in-person shopping stores only
Becoming a medical cannabis patient was an expensive ordeal. I had to file an application with the state with a $75 fee, as well as an additional charge when they were issuing my card. The initial doctor’s visit was $300, and every subsequent visit costs $150. So assuming it’s your second or third year of being a patient, you’re looking at paying the doctor fee every eight months and the charge for the card once each year. Even if you’re wealthy, it’s a costly endeavor to be a medical cannabis patient in my state. I hate that I have to spend as much money as I do to keep my marijuana card, but it’s worth it. I use cannabis medicinally, and the sketchy stuff you’d find on the street is a far cry from the clean and lab tested marijuana that is sold by the premiere cannabis stores in my state. I was surprised when the state voted to expand into recreational cannabis after just two years of having medical cannabis dispensaries. Some would wonder why you’d continue to pay the outrageous fees to be a medical cannabis patient if you could buy it recreationally. The issue is that you for one don’t have to pay the huge taxes on your cannabis products at each point of sale. The other reason is that sometimes the medical dispensaries have a better stock of whole flower and high THC concentrates. They also offer free home delivery while the recreational dispensaries are mostly in-person shopping stores only. The few recreational marijuana stores that offer home delivery charge outrageous fees. You can expect to pay $25 to get a single order delivered, which is almost as much as a single jar of whole flower cannabis.