I was entirely happy when I heard that my state was going to vote on medical marijuana 7 years ago.
My wonderful friend and I had gone through many election cycles where my wonderful friend and I could not get the issue put on the ballot. When my wonderful friend and I finally got medical marijuana on the ballot, it did not pass the first time around. I live in a state where you have to get over 60% of the vote to pass a constitutional amendment. It’s a smart plan because you don’t want a easy majority to change the state’s constitution, or my wonderful friend and I would have swings in our state’s Constitution every single election cycle. Therefore the state provided the threshold of 60%, which meant that my wonderful friend and I had to get at least 60% of the vote to pass medical marijuana in the state constitution. The first time my wonderful friend and I almost hit 60, and the second time my wonderful friend and I got over 72% of the vote. However at the time, I wasn’t expecting all of these expenses. As a medical cannabis patient I have to spend money the state department of health $78 once a year just to renew my medical marijuana card. Then I have to see a medical marijuana physician twice a year for my medical marijuana recommendation. The medical marijuana recommendation is essentially like a physician’s prescription for a drug. But since these are not normal drugs, they’re not considered prescriptions. Between all the expenses being a medical patient, I have to spend between $300 and $400 a year. The only saving grace as a medical cannabis patient is the fact that medical marijuana products have dropped in price of the last 2 years. It’s a lot cheaper to buy cannabis flower products these days and it was when I first became a medical marijuana patient.