Kids. This is why I think medical marijuana should be dispensed through pharmacies or government establishments resembling liquor stores.
Does this sound crazy?
Well, let’s think about it.
- If medical marijuana was sold through these establishments, we would stop wasting resources and tax dollars busting medical marijuana growers and clubs who break the laws.
- We could more closely regulate it.
- Several companies could produce brand and/or generic medical marijuana. This could produce jobs for farmers and necessary pharmaceutical personnel so that the drug could be manufactured, tested, and distributed efficiently, legally, and safely.
- We could tax the hell out of it.
- It would be much, much, much easier for patients to get their drugs and thus get relief. They could go to a pharmacy inside their favorite grocery store and get all their drugs and food in one place. Alternatively, they could go into a liquor-store-esque establishment and not have to rely on a grower who may or may not be dependable.
Our economy isn’t doing so great so we need to find ways to spend less and use our government more wisely. I don’t think I need to continue this line of reasoning, even Donald Trump agrees that the economy is crappy right now.
Conceptually, I don’t really understand why we trust individuals to dispense this particular drug when we definitely don’t trust them with other prescription drugs. I mean, there’s a reason why we don’t let people distribute vicodin, right? Or beta blockers or SSRIs or antibiotics or steroidal creams such as those used for eczema. Think about it.
P.S. I purposely will not touch the “legalize marijuana” issue because that’s entirely different from this. Entirely.