My state took about three years before they recognized the ability of marijuana to help in medical situations.
After they recognized marijuana as a medical herb, they put it to a vote.
The general populace agreed to allow the use of medical marijuana as long as people had a medical marijuana card. They are now pushing recreational marijuana. They feel that recreational marijuana needs to be legalized. I feel that a lot of the push to legal marijuana in any capacity has to do with the revenue our state takes in. As with cigarettes, the state takes a sizeable chunk of the cost to purchase cigarettes, as taxes. Medical marijuana was so expensive to purchase in the medical marijuana dispensary that some people were actually still buying from marijuana sellers instead. Although it is illegal for this kind of marijuana deal to be made, the taxes our state imposes on marijuana in the medical marijuana dispensary, has made the cost almost prohibitive. I was trying to purchase gummies, and I couldn’t believe how expensive they were. I couldn’t even afford to buy CBD gummies for my pain. I could go online and purchase gummies, inhalants, and even creams that were infused with CBD. Since I was buying them from another state, I was paying less than half the cost of what I was paying in our state. I wish I could do the same with medical marijuana. It would be so much more effective for me to have THC in the gummies than the CBD, to help with the pain I endure.