As the hype of recreational marijuana sales swept over Denver many forgot the perks of being a medical marijuana patient. Shorter lines, lower prices and higher dosage edibles are just a few of the benefits that come with the ‘Red Card.’
Many Coloradoans complain that it’s too expensive to get a medical marijuana card but it gets cheaper and cheaper every year. The price to see a doctor has fallen to half what it was in 2008 and even the state fee fell from $90 to $15. For patients that have minor pains it’s continually gotten easier to qualify for a ‘Red Card’ as well.
Dispensaries, like Green Man Cannabis, that only serve medical patients have shorter lines and better prices. Medical sales are taxed separately from recreational making the ‘Red Card’ worth it just for the added savings in taxes. Signing Green Man Cannabis as your caregiver gives you an even better price on all of the award-winning strains in the store.
Medical dispensaries are more likely to have staff that truly understand the product and can suggest what would be good for what kind of problem. The edible choices far outnumber recreational options because they are tailored to help specific aches and pains. Edibles can be bought at a higher dosage for medical patients too.
When January 1st arrived dispensaries were climbing over each other to get recreational sales licenses but those dispensaries that stayed strictly medical are dedicated to giving patients the best deal at the best price.
There are several perks of having a ‘Red Card’ but buying recreational is less paperwork. For some it’s also easier to stroll into the store for a few joints or edibles rather than gather medical histories for doctors. This winter Green Man Cannabis will offer the choice, so whether its medical or recreational that you’re buying the product will be great, but buying recreational might cost you a bit more. “We grow and sell the world’s best cannabis and believe that it’s not enough to source the best genetics, but to serve you an unprecedented customer experience,” said Audra Richmond, VP of Strategic Relations, of Green Man Cannabis. “By winter 2014, we aim to open our downtown location for recreational sales to satisfy all who would like to try our unique blend of product, service and quality.”