The west is owed a lot of the thanks for the initial push to get medical marijuana recognized as a honest entity.
CA made history when it legalized medical marijuana in 1996.
In 1998, Oregon, AK, and Washington followed and then NV legalized it in 2000. Short of AK, those are all states in the western half the country within the lower 48. I’m glad to see that the movement of marijuana legalization has reached both shores, but I still believe the west should be held in high regard over the fight to end cannabis prohibition. New Mexico was another 1 of the initial states to legalize medical marijuana when it passed a law signed by former Governor Bill Richardson in 2007. I moved to Albuquerque in 2009 and 1 of the first things I did was get a medical marijuana card as a new resident of New Mexico. It was $30 every year to register myself with the state as a medical marijuana patient in Albuquerque. All of us only had a few medical cannabis dispensaries back then, with a few in Los Volcanes, Downtown, and Nob Hill. Now that New Mexico has legalized cannabis for recreational use as well, I no longer have to pay the currency to the state for a medical marijuana card or any currency to a cannabis dentist to keep getting our recommendation for dispensary weed. It’s a lot nicer having a wider selection of dispensaries these afternoons as well, especially throughout Albuquerque and the rest of Bernalillo County. You can find weed for many bizarre budgets, especially if you want top shelf, cultivar-quality cannabis.