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Best U.S. States / Cities for Medical Marijuana?


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#1 DRoXiK

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:42 PM

Hi there!

New to this site, new to the forum.
Forgive me if I may be repeating something, but I was wondering what everybody thought the latest, best cities / states to live in for Medical Marijuana.

This could be judged in terms of ease of access ( dispensaries ), Quality of the growers, overall acceptance of patients utilizing their right to that medicine.

I currently reside in a state that does not support medical marijuana and I am highly considering relocating soon to a more supportive state. Cost of living in California might keep me from Cali, any other ideas?


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#2 RaceNeked420

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 10:30 AM

Cali is expensive, and taxed as much as anywhere else in the country.
The cops hassle you here just like they do anywhere else, after all 215 is a DEFENSE, at best. You'll still have to go through a cop turnin' your whole place 7 life upside down and ruinin yer gro until you clear in court.
It still sux, but not as bad as like texas... or vegas - they seem to be pretty anal about giving in to weed. The casinos and alcohol have been in bed there for a long, long time...

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#3 DRoXiK

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 10:37 AM

I am currently working in Vegas, and for a Medical Marijuana state it feels more uptight with leniency than a state that did not support it. I have heard that Seattle or Michigan are pretty understanding. Just have not talked to anyone from there on the topic. I have heard Colorado WAS a good place, but recently I have heard feds are shutting down the dispensaries left and right and the place is a war zone.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:02 AM

I would suggest that there are areas of California that are rural enough to be affordable, but there are few jobs in those locations. I know of several who have retired to far Northern California and they have done okay in dealing with the local police and court system. OTOH, they don't use dispensaries for the most part, and keep their grows to a resonable size.

I think a lot of the decision needs to be based on your skill set and income sources, which will define where you can look.

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#5 p_light420

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 01:12 PM

Colorado is not a 'war zone'. Whoever told you that is full of shit. It's a buyers market, that is for sure. Too many amateurs growing massive amounts of half ass weed (beaster quality or worse) then selling it cheap (cuz it's not grade A, but sort of close to it). There are hundreds of dispensaries in denver, so the street market is trying to undercut the legal market right now. People who paid for the edibles manufacturing license have unlimited plant numbers basically, so they are flooding the shit out of the market, on top of all the California weed that is constantly moving east. (this is mostly just speculation based on conversations with people I know in the business)

I have not heard of any shops being raided or closed down by the Feds recently. Colorado has the best law in terms of patients rights, because the right to obtain, possess, grow, and use according to doctors recommendations is a constitutional amendment. Unfortunately, the commercial aspect of the medical marijuana industry is not mentioned in the language of the amendment, which leaves that open to interpretation. The state put in place new regulations for dispensaries last summer, which include exorbitant application and licensing fees. Most shops have paid the fees in order to stay in business. I have heard that it can cost up to $18,000 in fees to get all three of the permits, the Medical Marijuana Center (dispensary) permit, the Off-Premises Cultivation permit, and the Edibles and Extracts manufacturing permit. Shops that are following these state guidelines have not been targeted by the feds, as far as I know.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 06:10 PM

MY best Place is my House.. You can't buy what i grow in any dispensary with the Potency I get...
Many Patients who have never grown their very own have no clue..
Not very many could afford the amount of medication i require unless you are wealthy.. I mean if you had to go and buy it from most Dispensaries here In So Cal.. The Meds are good at Best. So Many Flavors. All grow and go indoor.. And most of all way over priced whether you have access or not...
But,,,, California is the place to Grow if you can get away with it...

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#7 DRoXiK

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 06:53 AM

As much as growing my own sounds like the way to go, I would assume the power bill would reflect most of that cost back.

In response to p_light,

Thank you so much, it is responses like that - that i was looking for. So many people say so many different things in passing, but I haven't had the chance to talk to somebody who really has an idea first hand. I am assuming you are a Denver local?

In response to Steve, the job market is definitely something to think about as well.

Just to add to the conversation, it sounds like the east coast is transforming a bit- state by state they are pushing for Medicinal Marijuana, however, they are mostly itty bitty states right now ( plus i really do not like east coast weather).

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#8 Sharki

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:42 AM

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Grow your own.
Keep it secret, Keep it Safe....

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#9 DRoXiK

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:29 PM

It sounds like it puts off too much of a smell to hide and the power consumption for the lighting could possibly give it away as well.

Just out of curiosity, how many plants would the average medicator need to maintain for themselves?

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#10 RaceNeked420

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:57 PM

I dunno Tim, its starting to look like Colorado may be the place to be...just IMHO

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#11 DRoXiK

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:15 PM

I dunno Tim, its starting to look like Colorado may be the place to be...just IMHO



yeah no doubt

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#12 DeeJay

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 12:25 PM

I'm from Colorado and it is pretty cool There. I currently reside in a different state right now but my family resides there. I do infact know an old man who grew about 4 big ass sativa plants in his backyard for some time now. I lived right next to him in in a subburb of denver. when i left in 08 they passsed a law you can have up to 1 ounce and it's just a misdemenor

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 12:39 PM

but My dad lives in Minnesota and you can have up to 45 grams i beleive and its just a fine for not buying a tax stamp for it

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 12:40 PM

Check out www.NORML.COM

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