Choosing a dispensary

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mudslide
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Choosing a dispensary

Postby mudslide » Thu May 24, 2018 5:18 am

I'll bet somewhere in the 29-page thread on medical marijuana my question is answered, but to save myself some time: Does anyone have suggestions on how to choose a reputable dispensary where the staff can advise knowledgeably on the best strains and delivery systems to treat RLS? I'm in Oregon, where medical and recreational MJ are legal, so I'm presuming I don't need to get an MMJ card or anything.

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Re: Choosing a dispensary

Postby Rustsmith » Thu May 24, 2018 1:14 pm

Finding a dispensary is sort of like finding a good doctor. You simply have to visit one to find out if you like them. The staff at each one that I have visited here in Colorado have been knowledgeable and friendly, but I have to admit that I like one of them better than the others. This is due to the individuals at the dispensary since I have visited 3 that are different branches of the same company.

As for the card, the regulations will vary from state to state, but here in Colorado the card allows you to buy more at one time and exempts you from a lot of the taxes. If you decide to grow your own, it also makes it legal to posses more plants. The problem is that it requires you to pay to visit a doctor just to get the card. I had one the past 2 yrs and decided not to renew it this year because the price of the doctor visit exceeded my tax savings. However, my wife is going to renew her card because the tax savings on the CBD tincture that she uses for her MS does justify the price of the visit to the marijuana doctor.
Steve

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mudslide
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Re: Choosing a dispensary

Postby mudslide » Thu May 24, 2018 10:53 pm

Oh sigh. How I wish it were simpler. But thanks, Steve. For some reason I am reminded of T.S. Eliot:

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

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Re: Choosing a dispensary

Postby legsbestill » Fri May 25, 2018 8:11 am

Excellent apposite quote, mudslide. Thanks :wink:

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Re: Choosing a dispensary

Postby mudslide » Fri May 25, 2018 9:03 pm

My pleasure, legsbestill! And thank *you* for adding "apposite" to my vocabulary.

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Re: Choosing a dispensary

Postby legsbestill » Fri May 25, 2018 10:18 pm

I have added ‘hellacious’ to mine courtesy of a post of yours on another thread!

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Re: Choosing a dispensary

Postby mudslide » Sat May 26, 2018 11:32 pm

:D

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Re: Choosing a dispensary

Postby NatWest » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:45 am

Hi Mudslide,

I'm not sure where you are in Oregon, a friend forwarded your post to me. I live in Eugene, and can give you some info about my favorite dispensaries here. If you are in another city in Oregon, have you tried going to one of the websites that lists dispensaries in other places? Leafly.com is one, but I think there are others that do the same thing. I haven't yet visited any dispensaries outside of Eugene.

If you are in Eugene, let me know, and I'll send you info on my favorite dispensaries and what I like about them.

Peggy (Natwest)


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