I was upset when I walked into the medical marijuana dispensary.
- I didn’t want medical cannabis; I wanted medical marijuana.
The man behind the counter looked at me oddly and told me they were the same things. I told him my ID card said it was meant for medical marijuana patients. I had read all about medical marijuana in the state’s regulations, and there was nowhere that talked about cannabis. He showed in their directory where cannabis and marijuana were often interchanged. He may not have realized it, but I was almost eighty years old. I didn’t want to be duped by him and talked down to. I told him how I was feeling at the moment, and he apologized. He called another gentleman over who introduced himself as the dispensary pharmacist. The first young man had already told him about my upset over receiving cannabis instead of medical marijuana. He assured me they were the same thing. Cannabis was the scientific name for the plant. Marijuana is a name it received quite awhile ago, and it stuck. I still wasn’t convinced, but I told him why I wanted medical marijuana, and he said he had all the information from the state. He was able to help me get the right products, just by swiping my card. All my information came up on the computer. He showed me the different marijuana products he had in stock and told me how much THC and CBD each had in them. He thought I needed a higher CBD than THC. He knew they lost me with the initials and explained them as simply as he could.
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