- Recreational marijuana remains illegal, and there are severe penalties.
A medical marijuana card does not protect you from arrest, but it has conditions like where you can buy marijuana, how much it can be transported, and how it can be transported.
This is not a universal “get out jail free” card. You can be arrested and prosecuted if you are found to be in violation of the law. You will be considered a criminal regardless of your sentence.
It’s not worth it. You should move to a legal state if you absolutely have to buy black-market marijuana.
- Illicit marijuana sales support criminals
Black market marijuana is illegal. This means that you encourage violent crime by purchasing on the black marketplace. While some products are grown locally, others may be imported from cartels with bloody hands. You could be supporting these criminals by purchasing illegal marijuana.
- Black market marijuana is a threat to the environment
California is the main source of illicit marijuana. Contrary to legal growers who are subject to strict regulations, illegal marijuana growers have little respect for the environment. They often use pesticides or herbicides so harmful that even a teaspoon can kill a bear. Some chemicals end up in groundwater and rivers, causing damage to the environment as well as human health.
- Buy at a dispensary to keep money in the economy
You could be sending money to Central and South American drug lords if you buy marijuana from the black market. This huge sucking sound represents millions of dollars being taken out of the state’s economy. A dispensary purchase can help local businesses and communities thrive.
- The program will succeed if you buy at a dispensary.
Illegally purchasing marijuana weakens the argument for legalizing cannabis and makes it more difficult for activists to influence future cannabis policy reforms. The argument for the program’s benefits is stronger the more patients buy their medication at licensed dispensaries.
- A dispensary is a great way to reduce your health risk.
Illegal growers don’t have any legal incentive to use safe pesticides or herbicides. They also don’t have the incentive to ensure that the product they sell is safe to eat.
However, legal dispensaries require that all products are grown according to the regulations mentioned above. Lab testing is required to ensure that each batch of cannabis products is free from contaminants, toxins, and molds.
- You have more options when you buy at a dispensary
Although your local dealer may have a few varieties of cannabis, as well as some products, it is very rare to find a dealer who stocks a large selection of safe and high-quality strains, edibles, oils, tinctures and vape pens. Even less likely will they know the potency or formulation of these products?
- Expert advice is available when you buy at a dispensary
As dispensary salespeople are known, budtenders must have a solid knowledge of cannabis strains and products. You can ask your dealer to find something that doesn’t make you feel sleepy.
When it comes to giving advice, dispensaries are more vulnerable than dealers. Bad advice, or products that don’t work as promised, can lead to dispensaries losing customers, negative reviews, and even legal trouble.
Are you here with us?
These seven reasons should be enough to give you the motivation to find a reliable dispensary for medical marijuana. Your participation is crucial to ensure its success, protect public safety, reduce crime, and protect the environment.