Any person who is either a cannabis enthusiast or into cannabis culture probably knows that marijuana is available for medical use in 33 U.S. states, and it is legalized in 9 states (plus D.C.) for recreational use.
Even though cannabis is legal in most America, there are some cannabis users who haven’t felt like they’re supposed to get out of the black market and go legal, mostly because they don’t see the point why they are supposed to purchase at dispensaries and ditch their dealer.
And maybe you’re one of these people, there’s no problem with that. However, we are going to tell you some reasons why you are supposed to go legal:
First of all, you don’t need to worry about inflicting any law. Second, you can purchase in a safe place in which you’ll be treated discreetly. Third, there is a wide variety of marijuana products available at marijuana dispensaries. Lastly, these products are lab tested in order to ensure quality standards.
All cannabis sold at marijuana dispensaries is lab tested to control the quality of these products such as the cannabis potency, physical or microbial contamination, terpenes, and residual solvents.
This entire process is conducted by analytical chemists who are specifically trained to do the analysis of these products. The extract technician is responsible for preparing all the materials before extracting cannabis, and the entire extraction process.
Actually, before any medical marijuana program starts operating and the marijuana dispensaries start selling their products, medical marijuana companies must test all the cannabis before it goes to the dispensaries.
Only in 2014, 30 new cannabis testing labs opened in the U.S. And all these laboratories only start operating after receiving the state’s license.
Since medical marijuana is used as a treatment for many patients with serious medical conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, anxiety, and more, lab testing must be restricting, in order to ensure the quality of these products. That’s also how they get to put labels on marijuana products.
If it wasn’t for lab testing, you’d have to worry about finding the right dosage of cannabis for you each time you changed the bud. You also wouldn’t be able to check the terpenes percentage on the marijuana you’re buying.
That’s not just a problem for you. The marijuana companies would lose a lot of money for not having standards to classify marijuana as a high-THC product or low-THC products. The customers would pay the same amount for marijuana that could be really good, but also it could be REALLY bad.
So, if you were worried about your marijuana being just the same as purchasing with your dealer, that is certainly not true. When you purchase cannabis from a dealer you have no idea of what you’re actually buying. You don’t know the THC content, you don’t know the percentage of terpenes on that bud, and you certainly don’t know if this cannabis is for real.
You can be buying good cannabis from your dealer, but you can also be purchasing catnip with ketamine and you have no idea of what’s really in it. Instead of trying your look, get your medical marijuana card in Washington DC and start purchasing safe and high-quality marijuana at licensed marijuana dispensaries.
And if you’re really worried about the taxes, the price of marijuana found in dispensaries are not that distant for what you pay for on the streets, depending on where you live. It is more useful that you buy safe cannabis than saving some money that later on could have a real impact on your health if you bought a bad weed.