It’s hard trying to deal with the state when you have issues at the DMV.
When my license plate was stolen last year, it took me months to get a new one because all of the state offices were closed at the time during the COVID pandemic.
Even after they slowly reopened some of the offices, you had to make appointments and often you had to show up at 8am if you wanted to visit the DMV in particular. Eventually I got my license plate replacement, but it took six months of waiting in frustration. I was pulled over seven times by the police because I didn’t have a license plate. Each time I had to show them my registration and give them a note that the DMV gave me. It’s frustrating when you’re trying to get to work on time and you’re needlessly pulled over by a cop because you can’t get a new license plate from the DMV. The DMV situation was horrible, but getting a medical marijuana card wasn’t much easier. I knew that I qualified because I have consistent issues with IBS, but I couldn’t find the right information on how to proceed in getting my medical marijuana card. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to see a marijuana doctor first or if I should send an application to the state before I do that. Thankfully, I finally got someone from the Department of Health on the phone and she explained the process to me. I’m glad that I finally found out how to get a medical marijuana card, because I’m sick of feeling like a criminal buying on the black market.