I prefer being on the west coast where the beach is sunny and the weed is abundant, but there are a couple of reasons to get a medical marijuana card, even if you live in the states where recreational marijuana is legal, but one of the biggest reasons is simply to save money on taxes. The taxes for medical marijuana are much less than the taxes on recreational marijuana. I do not have to pay any neighborhood or local taxes when I present our medical marijuana card to the dispensary. That can save myself and others about 20% total on the entire store purchase. I can also purchase a higher amount of products when I go to the store, however for instance, I can only purchase 1 oz of marijuana flower at a time when I order from the dispensary using the recreational system! Using our medical marijuana card, I can’t legitimately buy up to a half pound of marijuana. I can also grow up to 12 plants with a medical marijuana card, and recreational marijuana users cannot grow plants at all; Just being able to form our own product is reason enough to get a medical marijuana card. It’s also pretty straight-forward. The fees are less than $100 and there are first-time patient discounts all over the locale that will help cover those fees. I visit a unusual locale every time I want to order, so I can take advantage of the first time patient specials, periodically they are 25% or 30% off and other times they supply you demo products for free prefer edibles, pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes, and things prefer that.