I can finally afford cannabis

The budtender at the dispensary is invaluable to me

My budget each month is relatively tight because of my many expenses. It seems as if the cost of living is steadily rising much faster than average wage increases for people like myself. Rent is more expensive each year, gas prices are gradually going up, and inflation has reduced buying power at the grocery store. Having to live according to a strict budget is how I get buy. For years there was no extra money for any extras or amenities. I lived by myself and only had to worry about the expenses for one person. This made it easier to live very frugally and maintain my careful budget. But those days have come and gone. I have gotten promotions and wage increases at my job. My savings and investments have paid off. I’m able to pamper myself now. I am able to spend money on things like cannabis products. I’ve found that cannabis is the solution for my issues with insomnia, aches and pains as well as the stress from my job. I’ll buy various strains of flower, pre-rolls and tinctures. I like the various types of edibles that are available. Just recently I’ve started trying topicals. I’ve found that cannabis infused lotions, balms, bath bombs and even roll-ons are wonderful for sore muscles. I am amazed by the relief I feel in just a matter of minutes. I have tried vapes and have started experimenting with hybrids and the different terpenes. The budtender at the dispensary is invaluable to me. He now knows my and my tastes and makes recommendations. Because I want good quality cannabis, it’s rather expensive. I am fortunate that I can now afford to indulge and that recreational marijuana is now legal in my state.



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Trying to get qualified for medical cannabis

The process for becoming a legal medical marijuana patient in my state is a bit of a challenge.

The financial cost along with constant delays made the procedure a stressful experience.

Before I could visit the dispensary and fulfill my medical marijuana needs, I had to get proof from my regular physician that I have a pre-existing medical condition that qualifies me for a medical cannabis card. Even though doctors have just about unlimited power in what they decide “worthy” of a medical cannabis recommendation, I still was forced to jump through several hoops before actually seeing a marijuana doctor. Once the paperwork from my general practitioner was all set, I arranged my first appointment with the medical marijuana specialist. This initial appointment cost me $300. The following appointments each year to renew my recommendation cost me $150. When I finally received my recommendation for medical cannabis from the specialist, I then submitted an application to the state’s Department of Health. I needed to include a $70 check. After nearly four weeks of waiting, the state finally approved my application for medical cannabis. I was so relieved when I finally visited the dispensary and had no problems. There were so many options available to me, I wasn’t sure what to buy. My first thought was to stick with loose marijuana flower, but then I saw all of the vape cartridges, concentrates, and oil based tinctures. The dispensary even offers a topical cream with activated THC and bath bombs. It was a rather long and stressful process, but I’m glad I went through with it to get my legal medical cannabis card for my state. I am not happy that I am forced to spend over $200 each year in order to have access to legal medical cannabis. I am hoping the cost eventually comes down a bit. As more and more people take advantage of this natural remedy, the state is making a ton of money. They need to make it affordable for everyone.

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Dispensary now offers cannabis edibles

I have suffered from a sweet tooth my whole life. It started when my Grandmother started babysitting my brother and I while my parents were atto work. Grandma bought us everything from donuts to chocolate candies. One of our favorite spots to visit was the ice cream parlor right down the street from where she lived. They offered all different flavors of ice cream and we could pick up the toppings. There was crushed cookies, fruits, nuts and all sorts of candy to add to the ice cream. Since then I’ve been partial to gummy candies. When the local dispensary announced that they would start offering a selection of cannabis-infused edibles, I was excited. I know that brownies and gummy candies are a common staple when it comes to cannabis edibles. I had been ordering CBD gummies off the internet for the past few years and had pretty good luck with the quality. I was eager to be able to get my edibles fresh from the local dispensary. They were putting in a bakery and making many of the options right there on site. The budtender told me that gummy candies would be the one of the edibles on the product menu. They have opened up a wide selection for sale and even have a cafe where customers can sit and relax. They have an incredible menu of cannabis cookies, brownies, granola, chocolate, gummies and even cannabis infused drinks, such as coffee and smoothies. I’ve just recently tried the cannabis-infused butter and oils to cook with at home. Having these items so readily available has been a game changer for me.

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Cannabis budtenders are helpful

Since I rarely hang out in bars, I find it a challenge to decide what kind of beer I want to order when there are such a long list of choices.

Recently, a buddy from high school invited me to meet up at a bar known for its huge menu of craft beer.

Whenever I order a beer, I always choose a craft option. To me the taste is better than conventional varieties of alcohol. But without fail, the decision is difficult. I rarely recognize any of the strange names of the beers they offer. I’ve managed to determine that I prefer IPAs over stout beers. When my buddy and I arrived at the bar and I checked out their extensive menu, I knew I was in over my head. They even listed the alcohol percentage associated with each variety. I decided to rely on the bartender to recommend an IPA beer, and I’m thankful she did. The beer she chose for me featured a rich flavor. I encounter the same issues when I’m shopping for cannabis at the local dispensary. Even if I just stick to loose flower, the medical cannabis strains are as endless as craft beers. I usually defer to the budtenders, asking them for a recommendation. Or I try products that are featured for the month as the dispensary receives new shipments. The cannabis budtenders are super knowledgeable regarding anything related to the strains and consumption methods. For anyone who asks about cannabis to treat a specific symptom, an experienced budtender can be extremely helpful. Their advice is based on familiarity with the products. They can recommend strains and dosages. They can explain the effects and terpenes. It’s a good idea to ask for assistance when browning at the medical cannabis dispensary.
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Growing research supports the therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana

It provides so many beneficial medical treatments

I enjoy reading scientific journals for innovations in psychology and sociology. Those were my two main academic strengths in undergraduate college. I had debated over going into the research field for clinical psychology. My career took a different path before I ended up in research. In an attempt to get a decent job, I handed out resumes as a college senior to businesses all over the local area and managed to land a gig working as an executive assistant for a fairly prestigious law firm. After appreciating the ins and outs of legal work so much, I decided to apply to law college. SIx years later and I’m a licensed and practicing family and estate law attorney. Although I became a lawyer, psychology and sociology are still interests of mine. Through reading scientific journals, I try to remain updated and knowledgeable in both research fields. In the last couple of years the literature on the therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana has been impressive and far reaching. There is a flood of positive data proving that cannabis has unrealized potential medical benefits. When medical marijuana was limited to use in only a handful of states, the peer reviewed research was insufficient because the DEA was slow and reluctant in studying cannabis for medical uses. Now that cannabis is available not only medically but recreationally in many states, marijuana’s scientific research is finally getting priority status. I tell people all the time that they should consider cannabis as a legitimate medicine. It provides so many beneficial medical treatments. The research is ongoing and still insufficient but so promising. It’s exciting to learn how this natural remedy helps with so many severe problems with the human body.

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Cannabis dispensary has a new digital menu

I prefer it when a restaurant includes a digital menu displayed on the wall.

It was a relief when all of the larger fast food restaurants began switching to LED screen digital menus at their various locations.

Not only can I read the words on the menu easier, but there seems to be more information available. The images and words on the screen are able to change and transform to list changing items on the menu. This goes beyond the limitations of paper menus that are always sticky and damaged. The more information included on a physical menu, the smaller the font needs to be. This might not be a problem for people who have perfect eyesight, but I often forget to bring along my prescription glasses. I can’t read the majority of menus. That’s why digital menus are a welcome improvement, even if most people don’t see the advantages. When my local medical cannabis dispensary switched to an LED display screen and offered digital menus at their location, I was excited. Before I needed to wait until I had access to the backroom with the registers before I could get a glimpse of a menu. I hated standing in the lobby with no clue what medical marijuana products and strains were available or on special on any given day. These modern digital menus are easy to read and include vibrant colors that explain everything clearly. I mentioned to the budtender how much I preferred their new menus, and he said that this was also more sanitary. No one needs to physically touch a piece of paper. The medical cannabis dispensary has also started offering curbside pickup and delivery services to help with social distancing.



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CBD dispensaries opening up all over my area

Business is thriving in my state for the first time in many months.

Like the whole country, we suffered a big hit to our economy due to the outbreak of COVID.

Many businesses were forced to close overnight for long periods of time. Even after the initial restrictions were lifted, many of the local restaurants and bars failed to survive. There was initial stimulus money provided by the government, but this wasn’t enough to sustain those businesses who are limited in capacity and hours. I was worried that the entire country’s economy would collapse, but fortunately we’re still rolling along. Despite the growing new wave of coronavirus infections, my local economy is gradually seeing the light on the other side. Non-essential corporations have had a few months of being open for business again and people are slowly reclaiming their normal lives. Surprisingly, I’m noticing new businesses open their doors in this area. The biggest surprise has been the number of CBD dispensaries that suddenly started up in my county. I find them on every corner when I’m out for my delivery runs. It’s strange to realize that CBD was illegal just a few years ago, and now everyone has access. You can buy it legally on nearly every street in every sized town throughout the country. I have l read up on the subject, checking out medical literature on CBD products. They are not all of equal quality. Some companies have minimum safety standards in place for extraction of CBD and its formulation as a medical remedy. I make certain to purchase all of my cannabis CBD products from a legal medical marijuana dispensary. They source their own products and the CBD provides lab testing paperwork to ensure its purity.


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Trying medical marijuana rather than conventional medicine

I’ll admit, I wasn’t satisfied with my medication.

I began visiting a psychiatrist a few years ago, following the death of two family members.

The doctor first recommended that I try personal therapy once a week, and group therapy every other week. She set up an appointment for me with a psychologist who works in the same building as she does. I was seeing some progress, but it became obvious that I require interventionary medicine. The psychiatrist prescribed a SSRI antidepressant, but it caused the opposite of the planned effects. Instead of equalizing my intense psychological state, it had an unfortunately stimulating effect on my mind. The irrational thoughts became stronger and more frequent, and I knew I needed to try something else to calm myself during this time of intense grief. That’s when I came across medical cannabis. I had smoked marijuana a couple of times while I was in college, but it was very weak and I never felt anything beyond a faint buzz. I researched and discovered a website that provided a wealth of information about medical cannabis and how it can provide beneficial treatment for multiple medical ailments. The website included tabs pertaining to each state since laws differ widely on what is available, what is legal, or if it’s permitted for medical or recreational use. I decided to schedule an appointment with a medical cannabis physician as soon as possible. He explained the difference between stimulating sativa strains and the more calming effects of indica strains. For my specific mental issues, it seemed that indica strains were the right choice to start.



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A new job to try out

After I got out of the military, I had to find a task in the civilian world, however I thought about being a police officer, in addition to I even took the entrance exam. Unfortunately, I did not pass the psychological part of the test, the psychologist thought I was better suited for a job that didn’t need a weapon. I thought that was severely funny since I was previously in the military for eleven long years! Luckily, a neighbor of mine told me and others about an odd kind of task, however she worked for a marijuana dispensary in town. She told myself and others that the place was hiring full time security staff for afternoon in addition to night shifts. I got all the information in addition to the place I called the next afternoon. They told myself and others to head over to the store for an interview. The next day I sat in the marijuana dispensary in addition to being interviewed with the store manager. She liked my friend, so she barely asked multiple or fourquestions. She more or less just tried to get more information about Karen. I guess she might even have a little crush on my friend. She provided myself and others the security task separate from a criminal background check or a drug test. I started the task a few days ago and I met a lot of cool people, but many of my coworkers are interesting in addition to fun, so it’s never going to be a boring afternoon at work. I get to hang out in the dispensary in addition to carrying a gun in addition to pepper spray. I don’t receive a large salary, however actually working at the dispensary has other benefits. I even get discounts on edibles, tinctures, in addition to THC capsules.


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A possible new job

After I got out of the military, I had to find a job in the civilian world, however i thought about being a police officer, plus I even took the entrance exam; Unfortunately, I didn’t pass the psychological section of the test… The psychologist thought I was better suited for a job without a weapon.

  • I thought that was severely funny due to the fact that I was previously in the military for 12 years.

Luckily, a friend of mine told me about a weird kind of job, she worked for a marijuana dispensary in town. She told me that the arena was hiring full time security staff for day plus night shifts. I got all the information plus I called the arena the next day. They let me know to come down to the store for an interview. The next day I sat in the marijuana dispensary plus interviewed with the store manager. She liked our friend, so she barely asked 3 or fourquestions. She mostly tried to get more information about Karen. I know she might even have a little crush on our friend. She gave me the full time job without a criminal background check or a drug test. I started the job the other day and I met a lot of cool people. Many of our coworkers are interesting plus fun, so it’s never going to be a boring day at work. I get to hang out in the dispensary plus I can carry a gun plus pepper spray. I don’t gain a huge salary, but finally working at the dispensary has other benefits. I even get discounts on edibles, tinctures, plus THC capsules.
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