Medical marijuana dispensaries are popping up all over in Michigan. They are starting by selling equipment for those people who have their “growing card”, but they will clearly tell you their plans; to grow and sell marijuana.
Many people however say that these stores are testing the newly set Marijuana laws, because the law doesn’t exactly state its legal to sell medical marijuana from a store. It states that a caregiver can grow up to 12 plants for someone certified to use medical marijuana. The store just has their customers sign a form stating they are appointing them as their caregiver. Then BAM- the “certified user” now has a hookup.
I see nothing wrong with medical marijuana. I am not a user, or a grower but I don’t by any means look down upon those who smoke. I work in the medical field and see marijuana bring relief to many different symptoms caused by many different diseases.
I have never seen nor heard of a case where anyone has overdosed or in some way died from marijuana. Alcohol on the other hand has been factored into many deaths, and yet it is very legal. Marijuana is a natural substance too. Unlike cigarettes, who the heck knows whats in there. So as far as I’m concerned there is nothing wrong with some dope smoking. It can also be a great economy booster.
Now let me put something into perspective here. I live in the smallest town in Michigan. At the time of the last census my town’s population was 337 people. Not many. A month ago there was only a tiny market and a even tinier post office.
Then out of no where a store opened and tons of advertising has begun. The store sells hydroponic equipment and everything a person could possibly need to grow a jungle. I see traffic in and out of this store all day long and it makes me smile.
Not only are the store owners making money, the community is making money off the taxes paid, the employees are making money, the advertising company is making money, the post office is making money, the water company has to be making a ton of money, not to mention the money it will cost to keep the building up (sewer, roof, parking lot). Could it be?
A once highly frowned upon habit, may just be the thing a small town needs to pull ahead. I sure as heck don’t see it hurting anything.