After the medical marijuana laws were passed, I thought it was going to be easy to obtain a card.
Unfortunately, only a handful of doctors were allowed to prescribe the medication, and it was impossible to see one of the doctors unless you were willing to pay a fortune.
I looked into the prices about six months after the laws were passed, and the doctor wanted $250 for each one of several visits. The doctor required three visits before he would sign the paperwork for medical marijuana. It really seemed like a racket. The doctor was basically charging for his signature. Three years after medical marijuana was legalized, the state United mously voted to legalize recreational marijuana as well, a lot of things changed when recreational marijuana was legalized. The cost to see a doctor suddenly went from $250 to $50, then since it was no longer required to have a medical marijuana card in order to buy the product, a doctor was no longer necessary in the equation. Since medical marijuana cards are much more reasonable now, I decided to go ahead and apply for one of the cards. It saves me a ton of money when I go to the dispensary. There are no excess taxes to pay when you have a medical card. I save at least 30 or $40 every time I go to the dispensary, just because I have the medical marijuana card. The doctors made a killing in the start by overcharging and underbooking, however now it is easy for anyone to access herbal pain relief and cannabis medicine.