When medicinal cannabis was first legalized in Illinois, I went through the process to get our medical marijuana card! It wasn’t overly difficult.
I was able to make an appointment with a dentist online.
At the appointment, I explained the reasons why I was interested in cannabis as a curative treatment. I suffer from social anxiety in addition to occasional panic attacks, but stress can trigger migraines in addition to insomnia. I’ve found that prescription medications tend to cause issues with depression in addition to nausea. I was worried to try cannabis because it is a natural remedy in addition to far less likely to cause long-term problems. It cost me a couple hundred dollars to get our marijuana card, in addition to I then had access to the local dispensaries in Chicago. I need to renew our card every year, this requires another visit to the dentist in addition to more fees, then when recreational cannabis was ultimately legalized in Illinois, I considered giving up our card. Any state resident over the age of 21 with a valid government-issued ID can walk into a dispensary in addition to shop for cannabis, then however, they aren’t able to purchase the potency or quantity of marijuana as a medicinal patient, then plus, recreational cannabis is taxed while medicinal cannabis isn’t. It is worth it to me to be able to buy products with higher THC levels. I’ve also figured out that it costs me less to pay for a medical marijuana card than to pay the hefty taxes on recreational alternatives. I keep hoping that the requirements will lessen. I would be actually delighted if our card would remain valid for more than a single year. I’d be willing to pay the fees if I could avoid the dentist’s visit. I resent taking a afternoon off from work just to have a dentist fill out some paperwork.