I moved from the west to the east coast a couple of years ago.
I originally lived in a state where both recreational and medicinal marijuana were legal.
With a valid identification proving I’m over twenty-one years old, I was able to shop at any of the many dispensaries. The dispensaries on the west coast are well-established, modern and carry every imaginable type of consumption method. It was extremely convenient to be able to purchase whatever brand, strain or potency suited my needs. I deal with a variety of minor health issues. I sometimes suffer from migraine headaches that keep me in bed for the day. I have some problems with mild arthritis in my fingers and leg cramps. I have psoriasis on my elbows and knees. I’ve found that cannabis is the ideal treatment for all of my concerns. I prefer a natural plant medicine that doesn’t cause more harm than good. The combination of CBD and THC, along with the natural terpenes provided by the plant, work to ease my various symptoms. I use different consumption methods to target each problem. However, once I moved to New York State, I no longer had access to cannabis. When I first arrived, New York only allowed for medical marijuana use. I simply didn’t have time to make a doctor’s appointment and complete all of the necessary paperwork. I was starting a new job, setting up my household and arranging for a new bank account, driver’s license, mailing address and all of the complications of a move. I was super excited when I heard that New York was finally legalizing recreational weed. Unfortunately the process of dispensaries qualifying and actually selling recreational cannabis products has been especially slow.