Reader: All Marijuana Is Medical Marijuana

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William Breathes's post about state health officials calling for new Medical Marijuana Registry rules spurred suggestions aplenty. But to this reader, the distinction Colorado makes between recreational cannabis and medical marijuana creates more problems than it solves.

See also: State Health Officials Want New Rules for the Medical Marijuana Registry

Che Weller writes:

We need to stop the medical v. recreational debate. It's all therapeutic cannabis whether it is for having fun, or easing an ailment. The taxes need to come way, way down. No black market dealer charges tax , and if they do charge a "street tax," it is allways included in the price .40 bucks: Why would anyone go to a shop that charges 40 for an eighth + a 10 dollar tax. Yer letting them turn this into a nasty little monster.

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Andy Maroney
Andy Maroney

Kind Love, The Clinic and CAM are three of the most legit operations on town with some of the highest quality flower. Of the three, KL is the only strictly medical shop BTW. The same product is available on both sides at the others, but the taxes are what is keeping the black market in business. An out of town friend paid $70 for a rec 8th last week at one of the above. Not cool, no matter how good the product is.

Idiocy
Idiocy

She's right of course.

Peace Will Win
Peace Will Win

If it relaxes you, and you are less of an asshole, it is all medicibne

Micki Yankton
Micki Yankton

The grove in Denver has med like rec and you could become a member for lower prices

Justin Vonesh
Justin Vonesh

I honestly don't see a difference between medical and recreational other than price. I have been to quite a few just medical and just recreational shops and to me it all does the same thing.

Daron Fritz
Daron Fritz

If only it was as easy as just spreading seeds! Haha

MattandKayla Yeaman
MattandKayla Yeaman

And FYI, there are places that use the same weed on either side (like for example medical man), but you just learn to avoid those ones.

Lawrence Sena
Lawrence Sena

Terrapin station! I haven't heard that name in 30 years. Does anybody remember the chicken River emporiums?

MattandKayla Yeaman
MattandKayla Yeaman

Everyone thay is saying there is no difference should go to Kind Love and then talk to me. You guys are crazy for thinking it's the same....imo only "noobs" would think there wasn't a difference.

Evan Rude
Evan Rude

Whether it's aspirin, Tylenol, alcohol, cannabis or, Prozac, one takes a substance because they would like to alter the way they feel. Usually, from a state that's less comfortable, to a state that is more comfortable. As long as this is done responsibly, without the excesses of addiction and, the associated health risks, all use is medical. To feel good, has health benefits. In fact, that's what medicine is all about, feeling better.

Kendall Young
Kendall Young

I call bullshit ^. Tho I don't know where you're shopping there is always a difference in rec & med unless you're at the most magical dispensary in all the land.I do agree that most dispensaries in all have crappy, uncured, rushed weed. There are a few rare cards. The clinic. Gaia on colfax. A few others but honestly I haven't bought from a store in over 6 months because I know growers who crush the top shelf at every dispensary I've ever been too. Why would I waste my money & time at a shop?

Jo Se Ph
Jo Se Ph

With the exception of the high CBD strains such as Charlottes Web. Those strains are strictly for severe medical conditions and don't have the THC levels desirable of someone attempting to get high

DougHubka
DougHubka

Sounds more like this guy is just bitching about the tax . Too bad , that's the price you pay to make it legal.

Jo Se Ph
Jo Se Ph

Smh...pot* it's only been "medical" for the last decade or so... Noobs don't understand (probably never will) that THE only differences between recreational and medical is the price tag, how it's labeled and how one uses it. Every shop in Denver sells the same exact strains on both sides. Rec isn't less potent just more expensive and aimed at out of town smokers.

Dawn Baker
Dawn Baker

No I don't agree!! Med Mj is organic and usually better quality too. Also you have trained professionals to help you!!!

Jaci Davis
Jaci Davis

Omg. No. Only a non pit smoker would say some thing so ignorant... its like compairing tacobell to Chipotle

Sunset Sam
Sunset Sam

If you think like Cheech & Chong - Boredoms A Disease Man ...! Rec pot isn't working - fucks can't hang - suppose to be for being mellow & insight - not to become some thug .... They're fuckin' it up ......and it's gonna get taken away if we're not careful !!!

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson

I'm a grower at a dispensary I know for a fact the only difference is a blue or a yellow tag. So I'm gonna have to squash that one.

Rob Jennings
Rob Jennings

Yes it should be treated as such. Most people are self medicating and don't realize it.

Toby Hartman
Toby Hartman

Not where I go, prices are cheap & product is comparable to medical quality

MattandKayla Yeaman
MattandKayla Yeaman

Medical grade seems to be better (at least where we buy from). Recreational crap is all rushed products because of high demand; it always comes out unflushed and not cured properly and then they try and turn around and tell you it's premium and charge you over $45 for an eighth. That's why I went back to the red card. I can get green that smells and tastes like weed and not fertilizer...and best of all, it actually gets you high, unlike the countless bowls you have to smoke of the uncured recreational crap.

Darren Lyman
Darren Lyman

Is there different basil than cooking basil? Grow your own & Spread seeds everywhere.

Charles Buckley
Charles Buckley

Is prison hooch the same as the stuff you buy in the stores?

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