Connie isn’t here to get high, she is here because cannabis is medicine, so she should not have to wait for a pair of college kids trying to decide what kind of shatter to buy.
I will admit that the vast majority of my customers here at the dispensary are just potheads. A lot of young people and college kids who want to have fun and get high. This is the backbone of my business, and I am happy to serve them! But my favorite customers are the ones who actually come here for medical reasons. Cannabis is good clean fun, but it is also medicine, and can help people with physical and mental health issues. One of my regulars is an old man still suffering from PTSD from his experiences in Vietnam. That man smokes two ounces of cannabis a week, and never once has he seemed stoned! Connie is a young woman dealing with a prolonged illness, and uses various strains of cannabis to help with her appetite, her pain levels, and her sleep patterns. It is important to me that Connie gets top priority whenever she comes into the cannabis dispensary, to the point that I will walk away from another customer to help her. Connie isn’t here to get high, she is here because cannabis is medicine, so she should not have to wait for a pair of college kids trying to decide what kind of shatter to buy. Although it gives me a sense of pride to help people with cannabis, I am glad it doesn’t come up more often. It can be sad and demoralizing to see people struggling so much, desperately using cannabis to achieve some kind of peace. It’s easier to just make small talk with the potheads.