You want to know what states have medical marijuana dispensaries? Check it out
The time has come, the walrus said, to speak of many things. Well, maybe not many things. And, if a walrus is talking to you, then you might want to grab a glass of water and try to think straight. This ain’t “Alice in Wonderland” after all. What we will be talking about today is medical marijuana dispensaries and where they are legal in the beautiful U S of A. With so many states changing their stale views about medical marijuana, and others just saying “screw it” and allowing bud for recreational purposes, its high time (pun) to let ya’ll now exactly where you can go for legal weed.
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First, gotta give mad props to both Colorado and Washington. These two gems decided that the time was right to give the people what they want. If you are of legal age, you are free to hit up any of the many shops that sell all sorts of marijuana goodies. Unfortunately, if you live anywhere else, you’ve got to wait to light up for fun. Bummer, but the tides are shifting so hold on tight.
As for medical marijuana dispensaries, well, there are many more states to explore. Currently, 23 of the 50 states that make up America allow medical marijuana to be sold to qualified patients. That’s almost half, and the number is definitely set to rise in the future.
Most recently, in 2014, medical marijuana became legal in Maryland and Minnesota. Before that, however, plenty of states were allowing residents to smoke a bowl when their conditions were acting up. These states include California, Alaska, New Jersey, Oregon, Montana, Michigan and Massachusetts, among others.
Though plenty of states are allowing for medical marijuana, there are still some dumb laws surrounding the legality. For example, Texas has made medical marijuana legal but only for those who suffer from epilepsy. On the flip side of that, you get beautiful spots like California, Maine and Rhode Island. Residents of these states are qualified for medical marijuana if they suffer from cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, seizures, Crohn’s disease and even PTSD.
While the view of the future for medical marijuana looks pretty damn beautiful, there is still a lot of work to be done. All patients deserve the right to their preferred medication, especially when dealing with a serious condition. Until that glorious day, brothers and sisters, we will keep on fighting.