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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owners Should Embrace Legalization


medical Marijuana Dispensary ownerI just read an article about Arizona medical marijuana dispensary owners who were wary to support marijuana legalization efforts in their state. I was saddened to read an article like that, because I personally believe that marijuana legalization should be supported by everyone. The article I read questioned the motives of the dispensary owner’s opinions, suggesting that the medical marijuana dispensary owners didn’t want recreational outlets competing for their customers.

AZCentral.Com stated in it’s article, “some other dispensary operators said they are concerned about their financial investments and question how legalizing recreational use, which could increase the number of dispensaries, would impact their bottom line.” If that is true, it breaks my heart because medical marijuana dispensary owners should believe in compassion first, and profit second. However, a stance suggested by the article would lead one to believe that some medical marijuana dispensary owners believe it should be the other way around.

What leery medical marijuana dispensary owners should realize is that while there would certainly be more outlets for their customers to go to, there would also be a larger customer base. Right now only certain conditions are approved to participate in medical marijuana programs. But if marijuana was legal, people could use marijuana for medical purposes for any ailment they wanted to. I don’t think that just because marijuana becomes legal that people will stop using dispensaries.

Medical marijuana dispensaries are going to continue to have a medical focus, while recreational outlets will put more emphasis on the social aspect of marijuana use. As long as medical marijuana dispensary owners do a good job, provide a quality service to the patient, and have quality meds on their shelves, they should have nothing to worry about. As long as people are getting arrested for marijuana, people should fight to end marijuana prohibition, whether they own a dispensary or not!


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  • painkills2

    Yes, I agree with the Lord, above. Can’t we all just get along?

  • Lord


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  • jontomas

    It’s a problem in this twilight zone stage. We made a big mistake when we passed medical marijuana. We should have capped the price at $50 an ounce. If we had, we would have none of this ‘sellers against legalization’ nonsense.

  • Nigabiauch

    The problem is almost everyone that grows is motivated and greed instead of compassion

  • Dave_K

    Might want to take a look at the Arizona petition: http://saferarizona.com/petitioninitiative/

    This is the voter initiative that would be voted on in 2014, not one proposed by MPP for 2016. It is the Marijuana Policy Project that messed people around with the medical marijuana initiative that came up with the 25 mile rule that limited growing and forced patients to dispensaries. I think this is worthwhile for Arizona to pass. Looks a lot like what is being done in Colorado.