Before my state legalized cannabis in 2016, I was forced to get all of my weed off the black market.
There was a short span of time that lasted for a year when I had a friend who was getting it directly from a dispensary in California and then shipped it to himself during business trips.
But when that pot connection dried up like the others, I was left to fend for myself again with the various sketchy weed dealers in my city. It wasn’t easy, and I remember trying to spark up conversations with random people at work with the hopes of finding someone else who used marijuana daily and had a good connection that they’d be willing to share. Right when I was about to give up, I became eligible for a medical marijuana card and jumped on the opportunity. When I finally went inside a legal cannabis dispensary for the first time, I couldn’t believe my eyes. When I walked out with that bag full of cannabis products, I was still in shock from the whole ordeal. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was amazed and impressed by their selection. They had everything from cannabis oils and edibles all the way up to cannabis flower products and concentrates like hashish and shatter. I will never have to fend for my life on the drug black market again, and that’s thanks to marijuana legalization in my home state. It was a huge improvement for this state’s stance on cannabis use and the people who use it daily. I’m thrilled we have the opportunity at last to purchase safe cannabis products from a licensed store.