[Free Markets work wherever they’re given an opportunity. Here, guest writer Sara Ochs looks briefly at the medicinal vs the recreational markets for marijuana – a little different than our usual fare. BTW, many years ago, I was surprised to learn that marijuana was the 2nd biggest cash crop in Florida, where it was grown between the rows of corn to lend a little privacy from above. – Bob]
By Sara Ochs
Since 1996, California has been the top supplier of medicinal marijuana in the United States of America. However, legalizing recreational marijuana for anyone 21 and older creates an upcoming problem for the Medical Cannabis industry. The moment sales for recreational-marijuana begins, the need to head to the doctor to fill that prescription will no longer be a go-to for those that have used it for the last 20 years. It also cuts out the physician referrals time and costs that are needed. There is a possibility that the now growing recreational-pot industry will swallow up the medical dispensaries and medical-cannabis industry.