More Thoughts About Medical Marijuana Patients Compared to Recreational Arizona Users
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Our Tuesday story of medical marijuana patients failing to feel the love of local pharmacies after legalization sparked a lively debate on Facebook.
Lots of grumbling about higher prices, longer waiting times, product shortages, and a general lack of awareness for MMJ patients – we’ve covered all of these in the article. But there were some new perspectives on the subject that didn’t make it into history. Here are a few highlights.
Ryan says, “It now takes over an hour to complete every 15-minute job for every pajama-wearing stoner in AZ to solve their problems.”
Mike adds: “Long lines, shortages of flowers and increased prices … I’m all for it to be legal, but the pharmacies show that it was never about helping people …”
Mechille replies: “Quite a few vendors have increased their wholesale prices because of the new testing regulations that are forcing pharmacies to adhere to their margins. Fortunately, my company has not increased the prices. In addition, AZDHS doesn’t know what the hell they’re trying to enforce … it was a total zoo for the cannabis industry from AZ. “
Woody agrees, “Testing and labeling requirements cost extra. They are passed on.”
Dave says, “There’s been a rush of recreational customers right now because it just got legal. It should fade in a month or two once the ‘novelty’ wears off.”
Donald agrees, “Once there are as many pharmacies as Starbucks and it happens, things will get less crazy and prices a lot better. I’ve lived in two Rec states, so that’s not just my opinion.”
Cesar has a tip: “I have a buddy who is a cardholder and says that at the pharmacy he goes to, even if there is a line, he can cut off anyone … Only confirmed with him, he goes to that Valley of The Sun Dispensary in Goodyear, just in case you want to know. ”
Parker also has a tip for those who don’t want to fight back against Rec customers: “TruMed is only medical on 56th Street and McDowell.”
Danielle has a prediction and some perhaps not-quite-legal advice: “Pretty soon it’s going to be like Oregon, where there was a literal excess of weeds and grams of $ 5. This was a pre-pandemic, and I heard business was for her boomed during lockdown It takes time for everything to work. For now, only leave your dealer on speed dial.
William doesn’t see what the fuss is about: “I don’t know why people are interested in pastimes, it’s going to help our state like Colorado and most other states have done. People don’t know when to get yours medical cards. ” I’m not paying this 16 percent tax increase in addition to sales tax. “
Finally, Sean has some wise advice for operators: “If pharmacies listen … anyone who really went out of their way to address these issues would likely find some dedicated customers. Just say so.”
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