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Sat Mar 31, 2012, 10:36 AM

I'm going to go make my first legal purchase today

Got my card in the mail last night so I should be good to go There are at least five or six dispensaries within a few blocks of me so I figure I'll go check them out this morning and see who has what to offer. There are still some things I'm a bit fuzzy about... There is this whole 'care giver' thing... Seems you can either be your own care giver and grow your own (which, I have a black thumb and kill everything so no way) or assign someone else (like a dispensary) and you "may" get a discount. I say "may" because I hear conflicting things... Some people have told me oh yeah, nice discounts... and others, no way, they are not allowed to do that... So I don't freakin know but I'm sure each place will tell me what they do so I can decide. It should be interesting... While waiting for them to open (a few more hours) I'm checking out some different strains here (though... Who knows what they will have):

http://www.medicalmarijuanastrains.com/

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Reply I'm going to go make my first legal purchase today (Original post)
Ohio Joe Mar 2012 OP
Cirque du So-What Mar 2012 #1
Ohio Joe Mar 2012 #2
Bluenorthwest Mar 2012 #3
Ohio Joe Mar 2012 #4
bitchkitty Mar 2012 #7
CrispyQ Mar 2012 #5
Ohio Joe Mar 2012 #6
frylock Mar 2012 #8
Ohio Joe Apr 2012 #10
Ohio Joe Apr 2012 #9
frylock Apr 2012 #11
Ohio Joe Apr 2012 #12
DreamSmoker Sep 2012 #17
felix_numinous Aug 2012 #13
Ohio Joe Aug 2012 #14
felix_numinous Sep 2012 #15
felix_numinous Sep 2012 #16

Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 10:42 AM

1. Your username in connection with this OP gave me pause

For a millisecond, I wondered whether Ohio had passed a law legalizing MM...but then reality overcame such a silly notion.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 10:53 AM

2. heh, yeah... Bad choice when I joined :)

I'm in Denver now.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 11:07 AM

3. I'm in Oregon and carded for a couple of years now...

Our system is different. No dispensaries. Congratulations and good health to you!

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 11:11 AM

4. Thanks!

What do they do in Oregon... Do you have to grow your own? Ack... I killed an air fern once

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 11:52 AM

7. No dispensaries, but there are private clubs and cafes.

I know of one. You pay an entrance fee and smoke all you want while you're there. You can't take it with you, though, unless it's freely given. No commerce allowed - no trades even, if you interpret the law strictly.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 11:24 AM

5. The dispensaries I've visited offer a one-time deal for signing with them.

Anything from discounted product to free massages. Nice! Shop around. See which dispensaries you like. I had a fave & then it changed ownership & I don't like it anymore. Looking for a new one.

Don't forget the other products, too. I love the medicated balm for my shoulder & back pain & some of the edibles are wonderful. Check it all out & report back.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 11:32 AM

6. Yeah, thats why I decided to wait until today instead of going last night

I don't want to just start at the first place I go to, I want to take my time and see everything thats available to me. I'll update later this afternoon with what I found. Thanks!

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 01:34 PM

8. check this site..

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Response to frylock (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 10:44 AM

10. Nice, thanks!

I'm not sure how it gets outside of Denver but there are shops everywhere here. I have more shops within walking distance of my house then fast food places.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 10:42 AM

9. OK, didn't make it back here yesterday

I went out and visited each of the local shops. Everyone was really nice and had no problem letting me know what they offer for membership. Definitely some nice discounts to be had. After I settled on a shop, I purchased a 1/4 ounce of Banana Kush. It has a really nice, kinda fruity, kinda weed smell to it and hits you like a brick. I also got a 1/4 ounce of Purple Kush. This one has a much more traditional smell to it and is also very potent. The Banana Kush is much more of a "day" use, it has a great effect without putting you to sleep. The Purple Kush, while still very potent will make you sleepy, so much better at "night" when I can't sleep.

Also, since I had a great discount on everything in my first purchase, I got a vaporizer. My doctor strongly recommended using one. I guess it is the heat from smoking rolled, pipe or water pipe that is what can damage your lungs. A lot less (almost none and I'm a smoker) coughing makes it very worth it. The doctor also warned me to only smoke a little at a time when using a vaporizer as it delivers a lot more THC into your system then using other methods.

So I sat back and did a couple of hits of the Banana and fired up the PS3... Made a nice bacon and pepperoni pizza for dinner, then played some more. Every two hours or so, I did another hit. Around 10 or so, I did some of the Purple Kush and about twenty minutes later drifted off to one of the best nights sleep I've had in years.

I'm pretty happy with the situation.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 01:00 PM

11. candy jack and super lemon haze are two of my favorite strains..

blue dream is always a good choice too. what kind of vape did you buy?

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Response to frylock (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 02:59 PM

12. I went for an Easy Vape

I liked the look and it seemed to be about mid range in price(with the discount, it was very reasonable). I'm thinking when I get time to do some research, I'll try to figure out which kind is really the 'best'. For now though it works just fine.

I forget if those strains were available or not... There was really a lot to choose from and they all seem to have these weird ass names that kind of blend together... I'm betting there is a weed name generator somewhere on the web that they use to pick the names I'll ask about those next time I go though and if they have them, give them a try.

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Response to frylock (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 02:51 PM

17. Been there and done that

I recommend Pure Power Plant...
Extreme High with no drowsy hang over....
Great for me as i love to tinker and this stuff gets me going...
Much better that Blue Dream....

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 03:09 PM

13. It's frustrating where I am right now

--I am trying to find dispensaries in AZ and their program is too new. Their caregiver won't return my calls and I want to remain legal. I came here to save my life, I have cancer. If things do not improve I may haul my trailer to another area where I can be closer to a dispensary.
(I usually don't disclose so much but am hoping someone here has some experience.)

Peace to all you good people~ felix

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Response to felix_numinous (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 31, 2012, 06:51 PM

14. I'm really sorry to hear that

I don't know anything about the laws in AZ but here in Colorado, it was a very nice process. I needed something to prove I was a resident (DL, utility bill, like that) and not much more. I went to one of the plentiful doctors in town (They advertise in the local paper) and the visit was short, easy and cheap. I then sent in the check ($35 IIRC), paper work certified/return receipt and was allowed to purchase at any of the many local dispensaries.

At most of the places I've been to now, I've found the staff to be really good at getting you the right stuff depending on your needs. Currently I am taking most of mine through a vaporizer, I get 1oz bags of what is refereed to as 'joint mix' (among other things)... What it is, is that at then end of the day (or when re-filling a jar), they empty the 'shake' at the bottom of the jar into a single container. They then sell it in 1oz bags as well as to do their pre-rolled joints. The cost is $60 I freakin love it. I do on occasion splurge on some nice top shelf stuff at about $30-$40 per 1/8 and I also go now and again to another place that has a weekly special on wax hash at $15 a gram. I'll combine the two and smoke from a bowl... Just wonderful.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 03:23 PM

15. I finally got a phone call!

Thank you Ohio Joe for responding and sharing your experiences, I will be lurking on as many sites as possible--I have SO much to learn.

My fingers are crossed that this turns out well. I hope I can find a reliable and reasonable caregiver.It sounds like here they want us to declare ONE caregiver OR make the choice to grow. Obviously there is still a lot of negotiating that has to happen around here, because these rules make no sense. They want to ban growing within 25 miles of a dispensary (and of course there are very few dispensaries at this time....) Whew! When I came here I was hoping that the program had been in place already, and as it turns out--it is still in it's early stages.

I plan to get in touch with the state cannabis club, and NORML too

For me edibles and tinctures work best, since I am treating my digestive system, so hopefully I can find good cancer fighting strains with the right cannabinoids that shrink tumors.

Peace and a big smile~~felix

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Response to Ohio Joe (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 07:07 PM

16. Thank you Ohio Joe

and everyone for sharing their stories here. I finally got a call from a caregiver. She has a pharmacy background and is making pills with symptom specific oils, and is able to tweak them according to what symptoms need treatment. I got pills, tincture and baked goods and it was expensive--month supply=200 (does that sound reasonable? I have no idea).

This is where I am at right now, and hope to learn more so I can learn how to make better medicine. I have made tinctures and oils but apparently you need a high temp for some cannabinoids. Also I have been reading that much of the medicine is in the leaves and stems--this is what this caregiver's lab results showed. I may decide to juice the leaves in order to get another form of the plant.

It has been an interesting journey so far. Now that I have this well made medicine my stress level is much relieved, along with pain too

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