Working at a marijuana dispensary, I often hear that customers were not prepared for everything you had to go through, even before getting into the dispensary.
One customer was just complaining to me about how it took him months to get a medical marijuana card.
First off, his local doctors were not in the loop, so they could not give me any information. Once he finally found a doctor who specializes in pain management that could examine him for a medical ID card, he had to make the appointment. Once he made the appointment, he gave them $250, and the doctor told him that he would send the report into the state. Shortly after the appointment, the state had the information from the doctor, so they had sent him an SMS telling him to go to the website to pay $50 for a medical marijuana ID card. Once he finally had his medical marijuana ID card in hand, he went to the closest marijuana dispensary in our area, which is the one I work at. He walked up to the door, medical marijuana ID card in hand, and flashed it at their camera. I told him to go back and wait in his car for the pharmacist to call him. I informed him that the pharmacist would ask why he had a medical marijuana ID card and provide product suggestions. Twenty minutes later, he went back to the door and flashed the ID card at the camera again. I buzzed him in through the door and asked to see his card. That’s when he told me how he couldn’t believe how many hoops you have to go through to enter the actual marijuana dispensary. He said he was so exhausted and overwhelmed by that point that he didn’t even feel like looking for the marijuana products today.