When medicinal cannabis was first legalized in IL, I went through the process to get my medical marijuana card, however 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 as well as occasional panic attacks, stress can trigger migraines as well as insomnia. I’ve found that prescription medications tend to cause troubles with depression as well as nausea. I was distraught to try cannabis because it is a natural remedy as well as far less likely to cause long-term troubles. It cost me a couple hundred dollars to get my marijuana card, as well as I then had access to the local dispensaries in Chicago. I need to renew my card every year, however this requires another visit to the dentist as well as more fees, and when recreational cannabis was ultimately legalized in IL, I considered giving up my card. Any state resident over the age of 21 with a valid government-issued ID can walk into a dispensary as well as shop for cannabis; However, they aren’t able to purchase the potency or quantity of marijuana as a medicinal patient! 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 spend money for a medical marijuana card than to spend money the hefty taxes on recreational alternatives. I keep hoping that the requirements will lessen. I would be very ecstatic if my card would remain valid for more than a single year. I’d be willing to spend money the fees if I could avoid the dentist’s visit. I resent taking a day off from labor just to have a dentist fill out some paperwork.