More Thoughts on the Medical vs. Recreational Divide in Arizona – Phoenix New Times


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Our Tuesday story about medical marijuana patients not feeling the love from local dispensaries post-legalization stirred a lively debate over on Facebook.

Lots of grumbling about higher prices, increased wait times, product shortages, and a general lack of attention paid to MMJ patients — all of which we covered in the piece. But there were some new perspectives on the issue that didn’t make it into the story as well. Here are some highlights.

Ryan says: “It takes over an hour now for what used to be a 15 min errand so that every pajama-wearing stoner in AZ can get their fix.”

Mike adds: “Long lines, lack of flower, and increased prices … I’m all for it being legal but the dispensaries are showing that it was never about helping people…”

Mechille responds: “Quite a few vendors have increased their wholesale prices due to the new testing regulations forcing dispensaries to meet their margins. Thankfully my company hasn’t increased in prices.

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